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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Ace

Love this course. Great conditions and friendly staff and played my best being my 3 some. I will be back.

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

Nice family outing

We had a great day walking the Oaks Course.

Conditions were perfect if a little hot but we're used to it.

The foot golfers can be a bit of a distraction as their game doesn't demand the quietness and courtesy of golf. However, I'm happy the facility can find other ways to provide revenue in these times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent executive layout.......

Have played here many times over many years...always in great condition....and it's always a challenge.....greens are fast and being on the side of a mountain, they're challenging to putt.....great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but good course

Not a single par 5 on this short course. No need to bring along the driver. Even though some holes are 300+ yards, you rarely have a shot at the green from the tee box. Greens run a little slow. It is a great little course to get the irons working for you though. Expect most holes to play 130-160 yards from Tournament tees to the pin. Course was in great shape for both of my rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Saturday morning

There really is nothing like walking onto a course with fog still hanging in the deeper valleys and swales. Like always, the Fountain course was perfectly maintained, and just challenging enough to make birdies a thrill and bogeys just waiting for you. After an hour on the course the fog fully cleared and the sun warmed just enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Welks Fountsins

Good first time experience using golf now. Course in good condition. Pace of play very slow. Many novice players taking too much time. Did not see a marshal during our 3 1/2 hr. round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worse round ever

We were paired with a first time player and novice teacher who was unfamiliar with rules or etiquette of golf. The pace of play was maddening due to "try overs" , on course instructions and 4 & 5 put greens. This was on a busy Saturday morning.
We allowed 3 groups to pass us and another group skipped a hole to pass us. A ranger should have showed up and advised the couple to speed up. The starter may have been aware of a beginning player as he made a comment that we would enjoying playing with the named individual.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Welk Resort

Great course to work on your short and mid irons. Only par 3s and 4s but I think that's what makes it fun. My only issue was the pace of play. My dad and I got stuck behind a very slow foursome that would not let us pass. We were waiting 5-10 minutes on almost every tee box. On top of that, the threesome behind us kept catching up to us and yapping at us for being slow when clearly it was not our fault. Other than that, I love playing here. Just watch your misses off the fairways and greens. It's a tight course surrounded by residential buildings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Like Playing Golf on a Playground @ Recess Time:

I've played the small Oaks Course many times. Typically, a great little course to brush up on the "short-game". Booked a tee-time online per usual ... but, upon arrival, there was no record of it.
I was then advised that they had just check-in over 125 "Foot-Golfers", and they would need to "squeeze me in", etc. Shortly thereafter, I discovered what all of that truly meant:
The entire course was in complete disarray, swarming with people.
Long story, short: .. it was 1 full hour after our reserved tee-time before we could swing off the first tee ... and, even then, it couldn't be done comfortably, because each hole was so closely crowded by all the surrounding "foot-golfers" (essentially, a mass of people, kicking soccer balls all over the course).

I'm all for businesses creating innovative ways of generating additional revenue ... but, not at the expense of its other paying customers.
This "special event" was clearly given "priority" ... and the actual golfers with legitimate tee-times were disregarded.

In general, the on-hand staff tried to be as accommodating as possible (given this particular set of circumstances); which, was appreciated.
Unfortunately - this whole scenario lacked the proper orchestration from an upper-management perspective.

Welk (Escondido): you have 2 enjoyable courses.
If occurrences of this sort become a regular trend, it's going to quickly drive away frequenting golfers. Please don't let that happen (beggin' ya).

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

this course needs marshals!

I have played this course many times, we own at the resort and we spend two weeks a year here in March and May. The nice afternoon weather brings out a crowd of people to enjoy the course -- enjoy meaning yack, take pictures, take ten strokes to hit the green followed by eight putts -- each of which has to be lined up first and generally keep ten or more parties waiting behind them: you know who you are. There is no reason his course at 400 yards needs to be played in five hours. Watching them makes me tired and they won't let people through either. The course needs someone to get them moving, but that's probably not going to happen. All that aside its a nice course -- just get out early as a twosome and you can play it in 2 1/2 hours, take a few extra putts and still really enjoy yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aerating greens

The course is an excellent executive course layout the recent rains in San Diego has the course in great shape. The annual green aeration is happening on most JC Player courses in the area right now.
Overall great value and very nice executive course.
Great snack bar and service by the staff very reasonable prices on concessions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a jewel!!!

Our first time and won't be the last. Short course, well maintained, beautiful scenery, nothing bad to say about this course. We had a great time, perfect way to improve your short game!!
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed in course condition of fairways, greens good but always on a hill.

Last time I will play there, there are other courses with better conditions for money I paid.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

FUN TIME

We played after over a week of rain - The course had drained amazingly well. Greens were GREAT - This course is a very fun layout - great to work on your irons, and rescue clubs. There were very few people playing as everyone was thinking it would be too wet - NOT THE CASE - We had a very fun morning - it took a little less than 3 hrs to play 18 holes....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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