Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
First time playing this course. Heard it was beautiful and it was. Short but the elevation changes add to the challenge. Greens were in very good condition. Fairways had a little winter burn. Still a great round.
December 4, 2013
Greens were great and the course well maintained. They keep the pace of play great. Beautiful ocean views while you play.
November 19, 2013
I play a lot of great courses when I travel and I was tempted to play Aviara just up the road. However, I tried this course instead and had a great day (and paid a lot less). The weather was perfect. I thought the course seemed moderate to even a bit on the easy side, which was fine with me; overall the course was in really good shape, especially the greens. The interplay of canyon with the course design and the views were really great--even awesome. It's not an ocean course, but close enough to see the ocean. Its only about ten years old, so the trees are not mature, but this was a nice course!
November 17, 2013
Nice track that offers excellent risk/reward opportunities. Some fairways need some work as to grass evenness. Not real long for 10> handicap......requires good accuracy and smart play/course management..
November 13, 2013
A very enjoyable place to play golf.
Enjoyed the course very much. The greens are a little beat up, but looks like more a symptom of frequent play as opposed to poor maintenance. I really enjoy the layout though there are quite a few very short holes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course and plan to play it again when the opportunity presents itself.
November 5, 2013
Greens punched and nobody said anything
Love this course. Love the layout. It's fun, challenging, but not that tough.
However, the greens were punched and sanded, and nobody told us. Not when I booked it on GolfNow, and not when we paid at the front. It's not worth the $81 per round we paid to play it.
If the greens were normal, like they were the last time I played there, then it's worth whatever they want to charge. Love the course, they just need to charge less when the greens are punched.
October 4, 2013
Not worth the $68-$100
Well I booked on Golfnow and when I showed up they let me know that the entire back nine was closed for aeration, but there was no aeration alert on Golfnow when I booked.
Anyway, I NEVER play Encinitas Ranch because it's a very easy, average course and the cheapest deal is $68, and on weekends they want over $100. Fairways are WIDE. Par 5's are reachable for low handicappers. Greens were nice. The front nine winds through some canyons which creates some interesting elevation changes.
Lots of better courses for $40.
October 3, 2013
Player friendly and interesting lay out.
We played late in the day on a Sunday - 3:00. We hoped to get in 18 but pace of play slowed way down after 4 or 5 holes. We jumped from 9 back to 1 so never got to see the back nine. Greens were in good shape and receptive. Sand traps were excellent and very playable. I would suggest an earlier tee time and don't be in a hurry.
September 18, 2013