9200 Inwood Drive, Santee, California 92071, US
(619) 448-4242
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About Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection

Carlton Oaks has a long history of tournament golf. Curtis Strange won the 1974 NCAA Championships on the course before Perry Dye redesigned the layout and stretched it to 7,400 yards in the 1980s. The Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection, offers 51 modernized, Asian-inspired rooms just steps from the clubhouse, its Oaks Bar & Grill and the outdoor pool and jacuzzi. 

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres168
Year Opened1958
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection

Reviews

3.4
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Needs a lot of work

Love this course, facilities, and staff.

The fairways and tee boxes need a lot of work. Greens are average at best.

I won’t play here again until I hear things have gotten better

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/24/2020

Hello, George. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

add a drop of water

This is a fantastic golf course. If the fairways weren't so dry I'd play it every week. As is good shots get punished and there are a lot of bad lies in the middle of fairways. That's not right.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/23/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible experience

The fairways are full of weeds and empty spots. The greens were mixed some ok and some terrible. It took us 3hrs to play 9 holes. We waited between 10 - 20 minutes per hole. After 9 holes we requested our money back because we could not play all 18. The pro shop was willing to refund our full amount but could not since we booked thru golfnow.. He did refund our $30 cart fee. I think golfnow needs to refund my $118 because according to pro shop golfnow double booked tee times and created the problem. Please credit my credit card the $118 . Thanks BB

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course layout was fun, had to hit fairways or loose ball easily

Driving range not taken care of, sand traps were more dirt than sand , if you are a little off fairway no grass just dirt very dry , but a fun layout had to manage some holes

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/23/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Glad to be back

I have played Carlton Oaks many times over the years. The basic layout and green complexes make it a challenging and interesting experience. The lower green fees make it an attractive alternative for playing in San Diego.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Hello Chuck. Thank you for reviewing the course! We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. We appreciate your review and rating and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the price

For the price the course should be in better shape

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/14/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 11/14/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not the worst course, not the best.

Group of 4, tee time at 11:45. Seemingly moving along nicely, was able to tee off at 11:30 due to the group before us missing.

Took us 4 holes to catch the 2-some in front playing from the tips. Unfortunately it slowed down from that point forward. Round took 4.5 hours to complete.

Tee boxes were overgrown. Fairways and greens in decent shape. Was told they're going to be doing a redesign soon so I'm sure they're just in maintenance mode until then.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hello, njsdca. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hello, u000007302551. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course.

A little better than the average San Diego course. Large greens were in great shape but fairways were touch and go and turf was thin in most areas. Tee boxes were level but grass was very long so it felr like you were hitting from the rough. I'd still play again as I liked the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/28/2020

Hi, stevo121! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good difficult course

Challenging course
Nice to play, you will need all type of shots

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

The fairway on the front 9 need some work

Overall pace of play was good. Fairways need some work. Greens were OK

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hi, mike0324! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great for the semi-pro

This course is not for beginners. It's for those that can handle par 4's with ease. But it will challenge you and make you play your best every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Hi Hellovinnie. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is great for challenging your game

The greens are in great condition
Do to the extreme heat we have had the fairways are a little rough but you expect that this time of year
But this is a great golf course with all the facility has to offer I play it when I can I really enjoy the challenge

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, wdammo. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very disappointed

Course in very rough shape, sprinklers in use on most holes during round, no water coolers available on any holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/14/2020

Hi, u000003437467. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout- needs a facelift

Great layout! Long and challenging. Tee boxes not well kept (like rough) spotty fairways, slow greens. Plus 5 1/2 hours to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Hi, jcrossle! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

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