8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, California 92026, US
(760) 749-3000
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About Welk Resorts San Diego

The Welks San Diego sprawls across 450 acres with dozens of one-bedroom suites to three-bedroom luxury villas, each near one of the five recreation centers. The 6,000-square-foot fitness center features spin and yoga rooms, workout machines and a two-story climbing wall. The village consists of shopping, dining, theatre and a Starbucks. The par-3 Oaks course and executive Fountains course are available for golfers. Get your game on at the Sport Yard with basketball, sand volleyball, tennis, pickleball, archery, horseshoes, giant checkers and shuffleboard. 

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$
Property Class★★★★
Acres450
Year Opened1964
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesSuite
PoolAdults Only
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Welk Resorts San Diego

Reviews

3.7
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Welk Fountains Course... Fun

Such a great executive course. Hit every iron in the bag at least once. Think I only pulled the same club off the tee once or twice on the par 3s. One the par 4s you can hit 3w or just about any iron from 4-7 off the tee and still have a perfect wedge in. Staff was phenomenal. Course layout and conditions were 4.5-5 out of 5.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Valentines Day Golf

Staff was extremely friendly.. I was thanked for booking my tee time and paying online. That’s never happened before!! Starter was very friendly and had us start before our scheduled tee time.

Course was a good shape, especially the greens. Even though this is an executive course don’t be fooled - it is challenging. Even my husband, who has golfed first 55 years, had difficulties on some holes. The greens were really fast and had our four some baffled at times on properly reading the greens. We had a great time though and will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Impressed with starter

T-time for 2 at 7:03, arrived at 6:45. Starter started a foursome with three carts, who had the same t-time followed by a threesome. We were eventually started at 7:20. A little communication and general politeness would have gone a long way. Groups were nice enough to let us play through, but it could have been managed better. Other than the start golf was great and the course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful par 4 course

Being a less than average player, this is an exceptional course for me and my friend. The course is so beautifully groomed that even poor shots lay in great places. We played quickly and waited only a while for the people in front. It’s so pleasant on the course that a small wait is nothing! I’m looking forward to playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pristine

I haven't played at Welk's for several years, I forgot how perfect it is maintained. The fairways, the greens all in top shape. Best in SD County.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course. Excellent shape.

This is a hidden gem. Always in great shape and a mix of challenging and rewarding layouts. Sits somewhere between and executive and a long and large course. Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf for a Low Price

This is a great course to work on your short game. Challenging and fun. Beautiful scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t play here

I didn’t get to play because they didn’t have a tee time.... but you still charged me to book the tee time. This has happened to me before.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Short but lots of fun!

Just spent a week at the resort and played the course 3 times with my fiancee. I was a little skeptical at first being an "executive" course but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
We had been given free golf for the week based on listening to a resort presentation on time share opportunities upon check in. We went out twice after 3 pm and found that we were one a only a few people playing the course then, open to play at our pace. The third time was earlier in the day and it was very slow. We both had a lot of fun each time and my fiancee found it to be a great length course for her play. The layout, while shorter is very well done and the greens were in perfect condition. Being California and dry, don't expect a lush fairway, but they are fair.
I would recommend and we will be back for another visit.
Play on!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great hidden gem of a course.

Upon arriving at the course nested within the mountains East of the I-15 I found myself happy to see this course was set up for mainly iron play with the longest par four being just over three hundred yards. We both were us to long courses, so this was awesome to challenge our short game! We'll be playing this course again, soon>>>>>>.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really nice, enjoyable course

Get out and play the Fountain Course, you will enjoy it !

Sincerely,
Craig

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good day

Fountains course is a bit shorter than some but a great layout, elevation changes and beautiful green fairways.
Great people inside the shop and in the field. Never fails to be a fun time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Drains well

Played in the rain, nothing hard, but misty all day. Course held up very nice. Green were excellent and no one on the course except four other people who were too stupid, like us, to come in out of the rain.
For being rainy, course held up very nice. As for executive courses, this is one of the best in and around North County.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Short but fun

This course is very well maintained. Only 'bad' thing is if you tend to hit the ball offline, there are a lot of condos you can smack. But the green are good, the holes are different and fun and the surroundings are beautiful. Don't much care for the first hole since you're not really warmed up and there is no driving range, but hit it to the right and you won't wash your ball on the very first shot. Good bunkers if you're unlucky enough to find one. Played behind a slow two-some, but still got done in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ripped off

Please don't advertise the small course. There is two golf courses at the Welk Resort. The walking only and the regular course where you can walk or ride. I got deceived online thinking they were the same. I had to cancel cause no regular golfer would play at the second small course. On top of that you have the wrong Google address for the small walking course. I got ripped off, I probably not going back to golf now for me.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding time on a beautiful day. We'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course in good condition

Great time out on a Sunday
Little slow but not terribly slow.
Staff very helpful and friendly

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a Great Place to Play

Two choices. I go with the Fountain since it has plenty of par 4's. Par 62 Course, A couple of the par 4's can be reached with a good drive, so if you can belt them, wait until people are off the greens. I nailed a 3-wood off the tee on #16 and almost made the green. There were people still on the green. Oops.

Greens and traps are in excellent shape. Most tee boxes are too. Some fairways are a little beat up especially #2, so may want to allow for winter rules on the fairway.

Personnel are great and helpful. Well stocked club house. Nice little snack bar on the turn always staffed by very nice people.

Easy to access off I15. Welk Resort also has other amenities that may be of interest to the non0=-golfing types (we have seen a couple of plays there).

$32 for the round with cart is a pretty darn good deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Not bad, a little overpriced though!

Grass was exceptional, tee boxes fairways and greens! The course is challenging and very fun, you get to use most clubs in your bag, not much driver action however. Greens a challenge as well, very well well maintained! 35 dollar hot deal almost worth it, not quite!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Champagne Play at a Beer rate

For the money, it was good. The greens were in ok shape, could use some work. If your looking to have a low score, this is the place to play. Lots of par 3's and 4's. a par 5 would have been nice. I would play it again and would recommend it to others.

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