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3.5
639 Reviews (639)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
341
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
51
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
74.1%
Recommend this course
528 out of 639 reviews
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3.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.3%
Recommend this course
18 out of 23 reviews
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3.6
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
75.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6531 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.0
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The Vineyard at Escondido Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Rainville

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Nike Golf Learning Center"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

3.5
639 Reviews (639)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 51
Watching the Game 18
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 85
Bunkers 76
Elevation Changes 69
This course/club is great for:
Locals 88
Advanced Golfers 50
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 67
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 41

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Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Steadily improving

Fairways are thin in spots but are improving each week. The greens are in great shape and are rolling true. No bunker play as of yet, but hopefully they will be back in the coming weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course condition is abominable

I live locally and have played this course since it first opened. I played yesterday; the course had been closed most of the past 2 months and it seems like they abandoned it for most of that period of time. The fairways over this past year have been spotty at best - really quite poor compared to prior years. Now, large sections simply need to be closed and reseeded. Areas around the green are ratty, overgrown and inconsistent. The traps are no longer traps: they're weed pits and have had zero maintenance. The water in the lakes seems to be stagnant. The greens are terribly soft and slow. All in all it was a terrible sight to see, particularly for someone who has played this course a lot.
In comparison, I've played three other local SD courses in the past couple of weeks all of which were in immaculate condition - obviously having taken advantage of the lack of play to do repairs and course maintenance...Escondido: time to change course management...the course is an embarrassment now.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course conditions. Bunkers are terrible

The overall course is in decent shape. Greens were a bit fluffy and slow but that can be chalked up to the craziness of the world these days. The bunkers on the other hand.... so terrible. Most hard as a rock with no sand. Some with large crevasses in them. Most with grass growing inside and not maintained.

Surprisingly the pace of play was great. Played in under 4:30 which is fast for this course.

Staff did a great job with everything they had control over.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The rough was rough

I play here a lot. Most courses haven’t cut the rough, but they need too. Front nine greens were great, back was slow and spongy. Again, I understand the circumstances right now. Great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A good walk

Glad to have Vineyard back open. Arrived at 4 in afternoon without a reservation and was able to walk on as a single. It was pretty quiet since no carts are being used. Course was in much better condition than when I played a couple of months ago. Fairways were mostly healthy. Rough, however, has not been mowed in a while, so I lost a couple of balls just off fairway. Kind of a bummer but otherwise it was a nice outing. Bunkers are in terrible condition because they have not been taken care of in a while. Hope that changes soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No golf carts

When I arrived at the golf course I was informed that golf carts were not available. Golfnow was asked by the course to change this in their online booking. I played the front nine but neglected to play the back because of the severity of hillieness and the heat of the day.. I was told that all courses in the SD area are not renting carts except for handicapped golfers. Thanks Golfnow!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens great; fairways so-so

We could tell it wasn’t going to be a smooth start when we paid our green fees and there was a traffic jam at the first tee. We were sent off 20 minutes late and when I inquired about the backup, the explanation was, “We’re busy today.” Lame. I noted that it was unusual to get backed up on a nice weather day, and some apparent regulars said, “Not at the Vineyard.” Round ended up being 5 hours, though that was better than we were looking at for the first few holes.
As for conditions, this is not the lush Vineyard of old. Fairways were dry, thin and hard, and yet they were still mowing them! We had a few well-struck drives find the junk because of that. Of course, a straight drive rolled forever, so that was nice.
Greens were in their usual good condition and it was nice to see the lakes full with water. But it’s obvious that water is being saved by not using ebook on the fairways.
Value remains decent. Just wish it were as good as it used to be, when for me it ranked as one of the best experiences in the county.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is generally in fair shape. The greens are above average, but the fairways, rough , and traps are average to below average. Some holes had two foursomes waiting on the tee box.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways and tee boxes need help

Greens were in decent shape but the fairways were not very different from the rough. Fairways: A lot of hard dead pan lies, dirt and bare areas. Tee boxes, not level and look like they haven't been maintained. Patchy grass at different lengths. Won't play this course again unless it becomes better maintained. Course layout was ok. For the money there are better options out there.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Really enjoyed playing this course. Well kept and beautiful course. Also really enjoyed the people I played with. Will definitely recommend this course to others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value fun layout needs grass

Fun layout with lakes, elevated greens, smooth poa Anna. Fairways need grass...good bunkers. Pace of play excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tee time was delayed 45 minutes due to a tournament. The course should inform us in advance about the tournament and delay. Poor management.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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