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3.0
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
91
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.4
73.4%
Recommend this course
152 out of 225 reviews
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3.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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3.2
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
81.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6764 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.6
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Cottonwood Golf Club - Ivanhoe
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Course Details

Year Built 1953
Golf Season Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.0
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Walkers 14
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 6

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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Do not play here

The course itself is a nice setup, but all in all it is very poorly managed. The range is joke. That is if there are balls for you to utilize the range. There is no one monitoring the starting times, nor the pace of play. We passed 4 carts in our round that the battery had died and were left in the middle of the hole. I personally will never play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/15/2019

Do not play here if you like spending top dollar for average courses. How, play here if you like playing real golf courses for a great value. Cant believe TrevorUSN is trying to ruin Cottonwood. It states he lives local. He must be new and totally disconnected to the history of Cottonwood in SD golf.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is better than most in San Diego!

I really enjoyed this golf course. I like the fact that the owner is putting money back into the golf course as far as maintenance. I don't care about amenities. I just want to show up and play golf and this golf course is perfect for that. I have played Bonita golf course and both of the Sycuan golf courses and I can say that I like Cottonwood golf course better. Bonita GC costs about $46.00 with cart and Sycuan about $100.00 with cart. Cottonwood costs $33.00 with cart. I hope that Cottonwood GC has found a sweet spot for revenue and sticks around for the long haul.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Totally agree. This course has a ton of tradition and remains in great shape. No not the amenities, I mean the course. Rarely crowded and is gorgeous in the early morning and afternoon. Greens are unbelievable for the price.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Eagle 3 on 17th hole

did not have the best day overall. But to highlight the last Par 5 (17th) hole, got an eagle 3 from 238yards out. Makes me want to play even more.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Sad

Once a beautiful east county land mark . The ownership with exception of the Ivanhoe course.,has closed the the Lakes course.No more food except hot dogs,no pro shop or real driving range. Just because it is old there is no excuse for chipped paint, gutters that are so full of leaves that almost falling off the building.Ball washers that don't work and usually no starter. I understand the current owner wants to build houses on the property so does just the minimum. Maintenance crew are working very hard and I admire them ,so thank you.
It sad that the once mighty Cottonwood is now just a place just play golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course shape was very good

The course and pace of play was very good. My only disappointment was the restrooms which needed attention!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid all around ...

This was a great place to test the whole bag. Had lots of fun and will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very sad

First the good news. Only the Ivanhoe course remains.But thanks to the hard working grounds crew, it is as good as been in the ten years i have played here off and on.The greens rolled true and the fairways and rough are very green and well kept.Thank you. The bad news, no pro shop,no starter, no cart girl, no restaurant, slowest carts in the world. The building is run down,needs repairs and paint.The Lake course is gone to weeds and is now closed. Cottonwood has been here many years and it a shame what has happened.The food was as good as anywhere, and just a fun place.
Just some paint and clean up would give this old horse some of it's dignity back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s good

It’s a nice flat course and green. That was nice but no difficulty and playing the course with nothing really to challenge you but yourself is ok I guess. Overall worth the price per round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Improvement

Good greens and looks like they are doing the upmost to keep fairways in great playing conditions. Added bonus with having a starter back in place.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Please keep it up owners

WOW what a surprise Cottonwood has become. This used to be known as one of the worst courses in SD, but after playing it yesterday I am blown away my the green (yes) green fairways. I play golf twice a week, and Ivanhoe easily has some of the greenest in SD at this time. There are even a couple of holes where you can see over to the highly rated Steel Canyon, and see that Cottonwood is in far better shape for how green the fairways are.

The clubhouse is a more than a little run down, but hey you are only checking in there. Carts a little dated and slow, but did the trick. If you hit the ball off the fairways right or left be careful getting to your ball could be a little bumpy. A lot of potholes out there.

Cart girl comes around often and has the best attitude i have seen in a cart girl in the past 8 years of playing golf. Look for hot deals and underpars where you can get a good deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long course

Course is great for beginners. Very redeeming fairways and no crazy OB areas. Front desk staff was not the friendliest but the cart girl was phenomenal. There’s also not many hazards which made it a plus for me(less lost balls). There weren’t many whiz bang features about the course but it’s great if you want a cheap course for a very fair price. Conveniently located for Rancho/Jamul/El Cajon residents.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Fairway and Green Condition

This course was ragged when I played last summer, and I thought $25 would be reasonable as a play fee then. But due to the recent rain, the fairway is surprisingly lush green now and it made every shot easier and comfortable on the fairway today, I hope the course will maintain the current condition through the summer. One thing I was dispirited was that it started to rain heavily before the noon, but the course refused to give me a rain check.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great bang for your buck

I paid $20 for 18 with cart. Greens are in good shape and are good speed. Even at the reg $35 rate it’s still a great deal. Solid course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Weekday Day

Somee of the womens tee Boxes (i.e. 10, 16, 18) need to be graded flat. There is very little space to stand in a flat area when addressing the ball. Wouldn't take much to grade flat. Fairway 2 has large areas of dirt... would be nice to repair.
A recommendation to avoid and rid course of wet areas, deep track on the dirt cart paths...............use bark spread out. Another course I used to play every week, use bark . It absords wet and moisture, a very good maintenance fix to dirt cart paths.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could use some work, but for the money.....

The course is in OK shape. The greens were very slow and in only moderately good conditions. The price is very reasonable and you get what you pay for.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very sad

Have this played this over the last ten years.What was old but decent Club has fallen on bad times.The Lakes course closed a few years ago nothing but weeds.Th pro shop is just a counter in the once very good restaurant,which is now gone.No starter,slowest carts in the world.The Ivanhoe course is playable and trying to make a come back.But what I understand is the ownership does just enough to keep operating.To me it is almost disrespectful to the game to have a place that once offered a fun golf experience. With a little TLC ie ball washers,yardage markers sand in the bunkers without rocks and paint could bring some pride back to this historic place.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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