1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, California 92078, US
(760) 744-0120
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About Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

The idyllic shoreline of Lake San Marcos is the draw for the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort outside San Diego. The property is home to a championship and executive golf course, multiple restaurants, a marina with electric and non-motor boat rentals, two saltwater pools and oversized hot tubs. The 1960s-era hotel holds onto its retro charms with hula hoop contests, board games, roasting S'mores and a lobby library. The semiprivate St. Mark Golf Club (6,400 yards) and par-58 executive course will please every level of player. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres250
Year Opened1960
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

Reviews

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great, affordable course. Strange cart rules.

Love this course. Very nice, affordable and well kept. Only thing that was strange is they make carts come in at 7:45pm. We were forced to return our cart mid round, on the 14th hole all the way to the clubhouse. A little disappointing but would still play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Friendly Place to Play

Was welcome when arriving and made me feel that they were happy to see me and that I was supporting their course. Was hooked up with three local golfers who said that they play there twice a week. I can see why, the course was in good condition except the bunkers which needed some work. A fun and all around good experience. will be back there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Walked

Nice course, well maintained. The greens especially were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best San Diego executive course

Always perfect condition and excellent pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun time

The executive course was fabulous. I could not rate the Amenities higher than one because . Due to the Virus, they had none.,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Carts $20 ?

This golf course is definitely a well taking care of and fun to play. Well manicured. Greens are very fast and in excellent condition. Most fairways are in very good condition along with roughs. "HIT 'EM STRAIGHT" Though most fairways are fairly wide they are lined with houses on both sides, some have glass or plexiglas fences and enclosed patios with glass windows... "BRING YOUR A GAME" Back 9 a bit more challenging with some awesome views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Always a Good Time

Best executive course in the county. Great layout, excellent greens, and the new clubhouse is the cherry on top. Best way for an avid golfer to spend three hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

The course was in the best shape ever! Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great, but carts are not worth 20 dlls.

Not sure if paying 20 dlls for a cart is a fair price, but overall a great course to play in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

great day

course , fairways and greens in excellent condition,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good solid track

I booked on golfnow which stated that cart is included but the guy in the proshop disagreed. I don't mind ponying up an extra 10 bucks but, make sure the golf now app and the course are speaking to each other. That kind of stuff is infuriating.
Course was a very fun layout with some open holes, some tight holes, and some very technically challenging holes. There are some water hazard that come into play. Bunkers were wet but well raked and well maintained. Tee boxes for the most part were pretty well kept. Greens were softer but rolled relatively fast. Pace of play was quick at ~4 hours.
It's just a good, solid, decent course. I'll go back sometime, I'm sure.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Decent amidst the pandemic

They have a fairly good check in process as other courses I’ve been to have shown. Course is in good shape and driving range and putting green open ahead of others.
My only con to mention is the very steep charge for cart rental. I feel as a disabled senior it’s an <extra> charge I’m not willing to pay($20). Makes the round a whopping $80, which I’d rather pay and play elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything is green!

Classic golf course that’s in great condition. Greens a tad slow, but nice.
Staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun Little Course

This executive course was bit bit on the short side but was really fun and forgiving to poor players and shots. Easily walkable and decently maintained. I will be coming back again with my 11 year old son and friends that don't play a lot of golf

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

COVID-19 Reopening

Greens excellent. Fairways best I have seen them. Rough in places too thick and long due to rain and course closure. No carts walking only. Great time and good pace of play got Sat 10:20 am reopening.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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