The Vineyard at Escondido
|Forward/Silver (W)||70||5073 yards||70.3||117|
|Back M: 71.2/127 W: 72.8/125||420||351||125||404||401||152||295||419||503||3070||389||457||154||477||412||551||453||157||411||3461||6531|
|Middle M: 69.4/122 W: 70.2/122||397||334||109||388||386||134||281||401||484||2914||374||436||124||455||381||523||425||136||392||3246||6160|
|Forward M: 70.3/117 W: 68.5/120||336||263||79||332||304||110||245||326||420||2415||301||348||96||393||312||453||332||102||321||2658||5073|
Photo submitted by dclholeinone on 10/29/2018
The Vineyard @ Escondido, Hole 1, Par 4, 420 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
The Vineyard @ Escondido, Hole 2, Par 4, 351 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
The Vineyard Escondido, Hole 3, Par 3, 125 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
The Vineyard @ Escondido, Hole 12, Par 3, 154 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
The Vineyard @ Escondido, Hole 14, Par 4, 412 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
The Vineyard @ Escondido, Hole 18, Par 4, 411 yds Photo submitted by David1684852 on 03/10/2018
Photo submitted by Sm00veCr1m1nal on 11/18/2013
not summer playing conditions Photo submitted by fletchergolf on 09/08/2013
Photo submitted by sanchez on 12/03/2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good value fun layout needs grass
Fun layout with lakes, elevated greens, smooth poa Anna. Fairways need grass...good bunkers. Pace of play excellent.
Tee time was delayed 45 minutes due to a tournament. The course should inform us in advance about the tournament and delay. Poor management.