Candlewood Country Club

3.7544000000 3.8 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6177 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6177 yards 70.5 128
White 70 5894 yards 69.4 124
White (W) 70 5894 yards 75.6 138
Red 70 5708 yards 68.2 120
Red (W) 70 5708 yards 74.5 136
Gold 70 5313 yards 66.9 118
Gold (W) 70 5313 yards 72.0 131

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

34 out of 49 reviews


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"Not a bargain"


u000002102037's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you are looking to play a 'private' course for $60, look elsewhere. This course, while it is 'private' is no better than a mediocre muni in the area. There are numerous bare spots in the fairways and rough, greens are quite fast but rather bumpy and the fairways are lined by creeks or heavy underbrush so that any ball leaving the fairway is lost. The very narrow fairways mean - bring lots of balls.

If this isn't bad enough, POP was awful. I played on a Tuesday afternoon with a 12:00 tee time as a single ($62). I arrive at 11:00 and asked if I could go out earlier since the first tee was open. The Pro Shop guy admonished me saying that since I had bought the tee time at Golfnow, I couldn't go out early even if nobody else was teeing off. So I waited and 45 minutes later three foursomes arrived - 10 walkers. The net result was that at 4:45 with darkness settling in I picked up on hole 15. Had I played 18 holes I was headed for a 5 1/2 hour round - PRIVATE COURSE?????


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ephriamt's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hard to find yardage"


uERHU2366ER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yardage markers hard to find and crossing other holes on cart paths. Hole layout none existence on tee boxes and for a private course fairways were chewed up as well as some tee boxes. Worth the GolfNow price but not for membership.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


snrk007's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

great pace of play - checked in and was immediately told that despite my collared shirt, I need to have it "tucked" in all time otherwise I can get kick out.... come on this is a nice course but who;s kidding who, not private country club level... otherwise short course but well manicured. a lot of back and forth long fairways without dog leg


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Total disappointment~"


u7543925's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all, greens been punched and sanded... GolfNow didnt mention about that so did candlewood. I don't think Candlewood course is ready for public clients.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very deceiving"


u000007333382's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a lot tougher than it looks. It’s not long, but you need to be very careful with your tee shot. Fairways are narrow. The greens are real quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gotta Play It!"


Anthony1231648's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This great golf course invites you to go for it off several tee boxes. The risk vs reward is great with the course layout. I played as a single and rarely had to wait to tee off on the weekend. I am very appreciative the management/ ownership has allowed non members to enjoy this course as well!

Thank you team Candlewood!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u351360893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Martin1755808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"best bang for your buck in LA or Orange county"


Tom3281218's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have to say as a real golfer I give this course high ratings, you cant beat the price. forget how the clubhouse is, forget how the tuna sandwich is, as a golf course its great. greens are above average, layout is challenging (if you can score here you can score anywhere) and for the price its a must play. staff was nice, carts were a little old but its got me around the course like a cart is supposed to. I play oak creek, tustin ranch, tijeras creek and other south OC courses and this one is my favorite.

Where else can you play at 2:00 on a sunday and finish in 3.5 hours? well at candlewood you can. I never write reviews but this deserved one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uuuutee's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Country Club"


u000008116634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's always great when your able to play a private course for a public rate. The layout st Candlewood is challenging. It's not very long but you have to be in the fairway or you won't be to score here. Will always play here it's a good test for all the clubs in your bag.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"YUCK! Stuck with old glory days attitude."


sean02's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I get it. The course is a private country club with its heydays in 70-80s. Now it's trying to gather new members so it opened partially to Golfnow. Probably some newbies came in and did thing that was cringe-worthy. I'm a minority, so I often am on receiving side of bad attitude. but when a pro-shop guy threatens me with "If you don't finish your round in 4h 15min, we will come out and remove you." it's a whole new level of rudeness.

Course is narrow and short with alot of overlapping greens/tee boxes. Green was ok but conditions are no better than Skylinks.

Keep dreaming about your glory days with that kind of attitude. There are so many better alternatives out here.

*Luckily we finished round in less than 4hrs. Thank GOD!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Stay away"


dlentined's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a joke! For a Country Club it's disappointing how bad this course is! I never saw a maintenance person or crew working around the course the whole round! The rough is not maintained, for instance deep rough on one side and cut rough on the other side! Overgrown trees! Club house looks junkie, paint pealing around the club house, golf cart are in terrible condition! After the round the starter asked if I would be interested joining Candle Wood! I really had to hold back from laughing! I said, definitely not! Sorry, but this is terrible! Sad! Definitely won't play here again $59 for green fees is a ripoff!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Ricardo9250527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OLD FLAME"


andygarms22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Candlewood is the old-school, tree-lined, form-fitting golf course I used to dislike, but its narrow tee chutes and fairways force discipline and creativity not often found on LA-area courses. The layout is a bit awkward and perhaps dangerous as it zig-zags in front of hitting areas, but the course is well marked and tee boxes are guarded. The greens roll true and fair, and areas around the green force a variety of creative chips, flops, and pitches. It is a short course that plays longer than its distance because driver is not always the play off the tee. It is a fair test that requires almost every club in the bag. The par four stretch that closes the back nine will make or break your day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Darekb222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Payed Candlewood for first time with my son on a perfect California spring day.

Nice course and good value for the money.

Course is relatively short, but trouble on the right on nearly every hole and fast, small greens it is plenty challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"LOST BALLS FEET FROM FAIRWAY"


eaxsom92606's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

For the same money I'd rather play Industry Hills (Ike or Babe). The rough off the fairway makes it hard to spot the ball. I lost 3 balls near the fairway. Had to drive in circles to find my ball which was usually less than 10 feet from the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/01/2017

Welcome to playing a course with real rough. Cali golfers are used to burnt out rough.



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