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

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3.7
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Bang For Your Buck

In all seriousness, this is a really well maintained course. Small, but not par 3. Great for your med to short game and getting more accurate on your long game. Great Greens. Everything about this place is relaxed, the only problem was on the last 4 holes, it got a little backed up. But before that it was smooth sailing. I can’t talk enough about how well maintained the course is. The restaurant nearby doesn’t have a lot to choose from, but I had some wings and they were actually really good. Pro Shop was very polite and accommodating. Every once in a while you actually have a Spectator or 3 watching you from the rooms but I think it’s aweosme for giving a little pressure. Don’t let it be a negative because the only way you know they are there is if you look. All guests were quiet. Not the place to let your driver fly on most homes, and get a lot of range in, but it’s very good for your woods and irons. If you’re on the fence, definitely give it a go. It was nice to play a full challenging round with out it taking all day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent day in paradise

Great staff, well managed by starter and challenging course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun Coarse

I like playing Fountains at Welk resort because of the well kept conditions or the coarse and, me living in Murrieta, the neutral location of having friends from San Diego meet me there to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Incident

I’ve been golfing at at Welk for years.
Unfortunately we had a bad experience my friend almost got hit by a golfer. We were walking around for the green. The golfer tee’d off and did it on purpose. We complained and found out that he was an employee. Yet know one knew his name to get a formal complaint. I don’t think I will be coming back to Welk for a long time as a JC Member.

Nothing was done about the incident and I don’t feel safe coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Second Time, Same Great Experience!

I'm a higher handicapper and first played the Fountains Course on a Thursday in March earlier this year. This executive style course provided me with a nice mix of challenge and fun. I was surprised how much better the course conditions were here than at my local courses, especially in the Fall after a hot, dry Summer. The hospitality of everyone from the starter "Jim" to the folks in the Pro Shop was top drawer. Saturday play, as expected, was slower than the Thursday we played before-- but we still finished 18 holes in a little over 3 hours and 15 minutes. I look forward to playing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Had a great time. Course is in great condition. The greens are slow but nice... Will definitely be back...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always pleasent

Nice walk, pleasant holes, good greens, beautiful atmosphere.........great place to practice your short game

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love the layout/ Not too long for me/ love the dry heat

The layout is perfect for men and women, all ages, but specially for seniors. I thought for a moment I was in Palm Desert or Palm Springs while playing this course !
We drive 100 miles to the resort, but it's worth the drive!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This is an excellent course. I’ve played this course many times over the years. It’s always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Welk's course is beautiful.

I have played at Welk's many times, however it had been about 6 months since I last golfed there. The course is very well maintained and in great condition. I can certainly tell the difference with JC Golf taking over the course. We were paired with another couple and that made for good conversation. We really enjoyed our round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short game practice course

Welk Resort Oaks Course is a fun short par 3, 18-hole course. Approximately 1837 yards with most holes under 100 yards and 8 holes over 100 yards....none over 126 yards. With two clubs (putter and pitching wedge) it took me just under 2 hours to complete the course. Greens were well maintained. Good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Par 3 course

I have played quite a few par 3 courses in San Diego County and this is one of the top 5. It is fun, challenging and nestled in the right location. Not to much wind and when the sun comes out it is gorgeous. Greens played fairly fast for being a little damp (not an issue here) they where very well maintained as was the course on the whole. I highly recommend any amateur to semi-pro to try it out. It will definitely help your short game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fountains Course April 5th

Took two friends who played for the first time. They totally enjoyed it. It was a perfect day for golf and being with friends at a very nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Executive Course

Lawrence Welk's Fountain course is the perfect mix of par 3s and intermediate par 4s to produce an enjoyable round. We were pleasantly surprised that the course was wide open on Easter Sunday so we breezed through in 2-hours. The course was in excellent condition and over all it was great fun. I even birdied #9 which made my day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course,great short game workout.

If you like to use your driver this is not the course for you..lol.. but if you enjoy giving your irons both big and small a good solid workout and also appreciate challenging deep roughs amongst beautiful scenery.. then I highly recommend this pretty little course off the avocado Highway in North County San Diego. Greens were heavy but still nicely playable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rambo

A fun course to start the season with a great variety of par 3's and 4's. Considering it's an executive course the layout is top notch. We had a great day, and would recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Executive means short course

As visitors from the UK we didn’t recognise the term Executive course, so we were disappointed when we arrived to find it is a short course of mainly par 3 holes. However the course is in good shape & we really enjoyed the company of our playing partners. Pace of play was slow. If you want to practice your short game & have plenty of time, then this is the course for you.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good for short game practice

Had an 11:30a tee time and hardly anyone on the course so pace of play was dependent only on us. Starter was super friendly and explained the tricky tee boxes on the course (5,6,&8) where you must cross over a waterway to find them. Tee boxes were in average condition; I suspect a lot of hackers and families with kids from the resort on the course taking chunks out of them. Greens were in great condition; read them carefully because some of the greens on the slope break counterintuitive. To it’s namesake, the course is littered with oak trees but they rarely affect play. However, if you happen to flub your ball into the blanket of oak leaves on the ground, good luck finding it. Overall, I recommend this course for a quick, 2-hour warmup round for the neighboring, tournament-length, Fountains Course or for practicing your short game.
Take note that the resort also runs foot golf here - a soccer/golf hybrid game - that runs along this course and shares the same tee boxes and has soccer ball sized holes (left or right of the golf greens) marked with white flags; golf pins are all yellow flags here.

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