Candlewood Country Club

3.6794000000 3.7 stars from 5 (57)
  • 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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 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 57 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

41 out of 57 reviews


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Reviews


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"Fun Track"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Candlewood over 10 times and most of the time it’s been good, but this last time I ran into a 6 some on the 4th, so decided to skip some holes than ran into another 6 some, which is absolutely ridiculous! I thought about becoming a member, but after seeing 2 groups of 6 somes it’s not going to happen. Most of the time I play here the play is pretty slow. I really enjoy playing Candlewood. It’s a pretty tight course and hitting fairways and greens are a must! I like a course that has that challenge of having to be spot on to score well! I’ll definitely be back, hopefully no 6 somes out that day!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really fun course with challenging greens. Great value and a lot fun. I recommend it highly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great fee for an interesting course"


Jay4302347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed my round at Candlewood. A buddy and I got to go out as a twosome at 11:30 a.m. and we had zero issues with pace of play; finishing in approx 3hrs & 45mins w/ zero rushing. Granted, the openness of the course was probably down to it being Super Bowl Sunday but we finished our round in time for kickoff so it was all good.

Overall, pretty interesting track with just enough elevation changes and slopes to keep it fun but not be absurd. Not anywhere near as narrow or tree-lined as some other reviewers have stated. The greens were in GREAT shape and had some tricky subtlety to them.

Bottom line, it’s priced very reasonably and will provide an entertaining round. Course itself isn’t spectacular or even particularly visually attractive. However, it’s far more interesting than nearby muni courses and kept in waaaaaay better condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u024304535's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


Michael3784813's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have driven by Candlewood for years, never played it. Finally got on the course and was totally impressed. Very nice course, the staff is awesome, and the pace was phenomenal. Loved this place and looking forward to another round there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Candlewood"


u629810204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, yet they need to show you lay out of course shooting blind on some fairways. Fun time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



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