Welk Resort San Diego - Oaks Course

3.5678705882 3.6 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 1837 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men must have a shirt with collar. Ladies must have a shirt with either a collar or sleeves
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 54 1837 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 54 1652 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

53 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners walkers  

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"Short game practice course"


u765963657's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Welk Resort Oaks Course is a fun short par 3, 18-hole course. Approximately 1837 yards with most holes under 100 yards and 8 holes over 100 yards....none over 126 yards. With two clubs (putter and pitching wedge) it took me just under 2 hours to complete the course. Greens were well maintained. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good for short game practice"


audiemarzo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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Had an 11:30a tee time and hardly anyone on the course so pace of play was dependent only on us. Starter was super friendly and explained the tricky tee boxes on the course (5,6,&8) where you must cross over a waterway to find them. Tee boxes were in average condition; I suspect a lot of hackers and families with kids from the resort on the course taking chunks out of them. Greens were in great condition; read them carefully because some of the greens on the slope break counterintuitive. To it’s namesake, the course is littered with oak trees but they rarely affect play. However, if you happen to flub your ball into the blanket of oak leaves on the ground, good luck finding it. Overall, I recommend this course for a quick, 2-hour warmup round for the neighboring, tournament-length, Fountains Course or for practicing your short game.

Take note that the resort also runs foot golf here - a soccer/golf hybrid game - that runs along this course and shares the same tee boxes and has soccer ball sized holes (left or right of the golf greens) marked with white flags; golf pins are all yellow flags here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice family outing"


Weezyrider's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day walking the Oaks Course.

Conditions were perfect if a little hot but we're used to it.

The foot golfers can be a bit of a distraction as their game doesn't demand the quietness and courtesy of golf. However, I'm happy the facility can find other ways to provide revenue in these times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



johnnyperdue's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Like Playing Golf on a Playground @ Recess Time:"


Matthew5245089's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the small Oaks Course many times. Typically, a great little course to brush up on the "short-game". Booked a tee-time online per usual ... but, upon arrival, there was no record of it.

I was then advised that they had just check-in over 125 "Foot-Golfers", and they would need to "squeeze me in", etc. Shortly thereafter, I discovered what all of that truly meant:

The entire course was in complete disarray, swarming with people.

Long story, short: .. it was 1 full hour after our reserved tee-time before we could swing off the first tee ... and, even then, it couldn't be done comfortably, because each hole was so closely crowded by all the surrounding "foot-golfers" (essentially, a mass of people, kicking soccer balls all over the course).

I'm all for businesses creating innovative ways of generating additional revenue ... but, not at the expense of its other paying customers.

This "special event" was clearly given "priority" ... and the actual golfers with legitimate tee-times were disregarded.

In general, the on-hand staff tried to be as accommodating as possible (given this particular set of circumstances); which, was appreciated.

Unfortunately - this whole scenario lacked the proper orchestration from an upper-management perspective.

Welk (Escondido): you have 2 enjoyable courses.

If occurrences of this sort become a regular trend, it's going to quickly drive away frequenting golfers. Please don't let that happen (beggin' ya).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


funmyers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
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Nice course on good condition. I forgot my putter at home but the staff was quick to get one for me use for the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"3 par course"


valleyprincess's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have golfed there more than 100 days. When we golfed, we discovered that SDGE was working on the electric lines. We were fearful of hitting the guys working, so we didn't get to play on 3 holes. The thing that bothered me the most was when we got to our second shot. My friend was waiting to hit because a man was mowing at the hole. I know that he saw us, but he continued to mow and went around another time while she was waiting to hit. I told her I thought he was very rude. She said if we were a man or if her husband was there he wouldn't have done that. There were 3 mowers going around so it was very noisy. When we were finished we told the starter about SDGE and he apologized. He was supposed to tell us beforehand. He was very kind, so we didn't go in and complain. I have golfed there so many times and this was by far my worst experience. I won't be going back any time soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course for kids"


joeken27's avatar
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Took my little brother here for his 14th birthday and first time golfing. We had a great time, but the course was extremely small and easy. I never used anything but my pitching wedge and he never went higher than a 9 iron. Great course for perfecting short game and great beginner course for kids to build confidence.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"short but fun"


lpeters's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
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It's all good. Very friendly staff. The course is in excellent shape. We had fun. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice resort"


Carlo4089985's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
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Reviewed on

Good place to practice your approach shots ranging 80-120yds. Also practice your short game, chipping, pitching, lobing and putting. Greens were in good condition. Just a little downside where on about 3 holes the power line gets in the line of flight of your tee shot


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf with football"


vics's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The condition was ok for a resort par 3, but the also have several hole that power lines are in play, which again is ok, but when you mix in the football families kicking and not knowing rules, it may not be worth the regular price they charge, buy acceptable with a golf now hot deals price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Par 3 fun."


CaliAce's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2015
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Good little track and done in about 2hrs. Going again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It was a course of pretty trees"


Mtt5621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2014
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Greens were fast but very soft<br/> Tees were being over seeded:(


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oaks"


Pjantz's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2014
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Reviewed on

Overall great par 3 course. Unfortunately tee boxes were under repair and had to tee forward. A warning before booking would be nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Welk Resort Review"


MWaddy's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2014
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Reviewed on

First time playing golf at this resort and I am impressed with the staff, very friendly. The course is nice but 12th hole was hard to find, they should have a sign of where the next hole will be. Great price though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course was aggravating"


2RobertH's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were undergoing restoration, should be good when done.<br/> There is "soccer golf" on the course at the same time, this causes to much activity interfering with a steady game. Large groups kicking soccer balls al over the place, one group puching a baby around in a stroller as they played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"perfect for a quick round"


dglover777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

my wife and I always stop here on the way to San Diego. Perfect for some exercise after sitting in the car for 2 hours. Nice executive course always in good condition and can play 18 holes in about 2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Par-3"


4daveb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went with my 78-year dad who plays once or twice a week & my son who is learning the game. We played a little bingo, bango, bongo and finished in 2-hrs or less. Long hole is 127 yards so bring a wedge & a putter. Great tree cover and an easy & enjoyable walk.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course"


marefpceo's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice par 3 course. Got a chance to work on approach and putting. Of the 3 par 3 courses I've played so far, this is my favorite.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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