The Golf Club of California
Great course with its many roughs and doglegs!
Nothing really to complain about at all. A few too many two-somes around us but it looked like it was being addressed. Greens and fairways were well groomed. Will be back!
April 4, 2013
The course is excellent
This course is very challenging and in great condition
April 3, 2013
A serious challenge for us high handicapers. Lots of trouble for us to find.
March 29, 2013
One of the best in SoCal
A private course that is now open to the public. A great conditioned, very challenging but fair layout. Every staff member we interacted with was very friendly and spoke highly if the course and the staff/members. The clubhouse is beautiful and the 19th hole libations very reasonable. A must play for those in the San Diego area and worth the drive for the LA/Riverside crowd.
March 25, 2013
Have played this course a handful of times, and have never seen this course in such immaculate shape! Staff was super friendly let us add a 4th friend to our 3 . Can't wait to play it again
March 24, 2013
Great course! Excellent staff!
Very welcoming staff.The young man in the pro shop very helpful as was the starter.Course is in very nice shape.
March 20, 2013
I love this place...
In my opinion it in the top five for the money in San Diego county- I just hope it doesn't get too popular :). Great design, always in better than average conditions and has recently become my go to place during the weekdays.
March 15, 2013
love this course
Of the 25 or so courses I've played in San Diego County, including some "exclusive" ones, this is my favorite.The greens are a little slower than last year but the conditioning is top notch. Maintenance workers are running all over the place to the point of annoyance. This is an extremely challenging course as indicated by the slope ratings. Hitting the fairways is paramount because of the way the fairways run out. Beware the red stakes. They line both sides of virtually every fairway.
March 15, 2013
Good value for a well-conditioned championship course!
A challenging, but very fair golf course. I liked the "user-friendly" advanced tees for the ladies with us, and good, varied tee choices for all. Interesting holes and excellent course condition throughout. The scenery was very nice, with any housing being very unobtrusive to the natural setting. Nothing to dislike about this course!
March 15, 2013
Great place to play, I am localy located and let me tell you its worth every penny
Wow the fairways were excellent they have a great crew and the greens were great. We enjoyed watching a wedding after a great game of golf, cant beat that. Thank you very much!!!!!!
March 5, 2013
not a country club course. fairways were hardpan.pace of play was okay.way overpriced.
February 19, 2013
Very challenging but very nice facilities . Couse is very well kept. I will be returning again and again
February 18, 2013
The course was in great shape
Great experience from the minute we got there. Best course in area.
February 17, 2013
Best Course we played in the area
Too bad it was the 2nd last course we played while in the area or we would have played it again.
February 16, 2013
Golf Course is well designed.
Greens were excellent. Fairways good to great. If I lived in southern CA I would play here a lot...
February 11, 2013
Great course, one of my favorites
Great course, requires lots of shots. Generous fairways, always in good shape. One of my top 10 in San Diego County in terms of value for the money. Always appreciate a grass driving range that's included in the cost of the round. Let's you get there early and really work on your game.
January 30, 2013
A wonderful golf experience. The course was in excellent shape.
The best place we played on this golfing trip. Not only the staff, but the "regulars" were extremely friendly. The course was interesting and challenging with beautiful vistas. This is #1 on our return trip.
January 23, 2013
Starter was sending out 5 or 6 member groups and bumping back booked tee times to accommodate members. A slow round waiting at every shot with no marshalls.
January 19, 2013
Green rolling fairways and beautiful greens.
The Golf Club of California delivers a challenging and fun experience. Each hole offers a different type of challenge with water in play on two par 3's and some uphill and downhill lies that require skill. Playing the course several times will unlock the secrets to a low score. Greens are manicured and putting off the green in the early season is rewarding. The course is very green for mid January. Enjoy the roll of a desert course with gorgeous mountain views. Busier on weekends. Course enjoys enthusiastic membership.
January 19, 2013
Great course in great shape
The course was in great shape and offered a great round. The clubhouse and course staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. This is a course I definitely look forward to returning to in the future.
January 16, 2013
Interesting course, good challenge
First time playing the Golf Club of California and I was very impressed. Upon arrival, the staff in the clubhouse was very welcoming. Range balls are provided just a short drive from the large putting green. Each hole had an interesting feature such that no two holes were too similar. Several holes provided risk/reward options for hitting driver versus 3 wood/hybrid/long iron. Good mix of yardage on Par 4's, from short (about 310) to long (440). Significant elevations changes prove an extra challenge. Course was in very good shape, especially considering recent cold weather (frost delay). Would highly recommend this course to anyone in the San Diego area. Definitely need to play it more than once to figure out best way to approach the course.
January 16, 2013
one of my favories
One of my favorite course in San Diego county, challenging enough that makes you play strategically. Greens are in pretty good conditions, except for one or two. Fairways are in decent shape, but could use some cleaning of dead leaves around the greens, which make it impossible to find the ball even if it's just off the green. In the winter time there are frost delays until about 9 a.m. (which is much better than rost delays at Rancho Bernardo Inn, where they keep you waiting until 10 a.m. even while it's 55 outside), but it's kind of stupid that they don't have their restaurant open at this time with about 60-80 golfers waiting for a hour with absolutely nothing to do, lost revenues, poor management.
January 5, 2013
The course was in excellent condition. The greens were fast and true. Fairways were groomed with fair roughs.
My first time played experience was excellent! This course provided fast and true greens, along with groomed fairways and fair roughs. I enjoyed the challenging holes which makes me want to play again and again !
I am not a member (yet), however I have family that lives in Fallbrook. The green fees are currently priced fair ( thru Golfnow.com) which I appreciate. Thanks for the experience and I look forward in playing this course in the future.
January 4, 2013
Top course in North San Diego.
Great value and super course. Better than Aviara but with similar feel. Need to ride a cart because of the green to tee distances. Incredible architecture! Fair yet challenging. Teed off at 7:50 am and done by 11:40 am. Bring your camera. New course but felt like it was mature. I will definitely return.
December 29, 2012
Great golf course
Needs a little bit of attention with the drainage. there were several wet spots, should have really played cart path only to preserve the fairways.
the greens were a little bumpy, the speed was inconsistent from one green to another. might be related to extremely cold temperature in the recent days.
the pin placement was plain unfair. Overall a great course.
December 29, 2012
Great value for public play on a semi-private course
Course and facilities are well maintained. Several tee box selections offering different looks on almost every hole. White tees leave "funky" yardages to the pin for lower handicap players. Outstanding views, value and conditions. I think one of the best in SD County.
December 28, 2012
They were just coming out of overseeding, along with California trying to wash away with all the rain so it was WET. I can say I love the layout, not to hard for me but the average golfer will find it tough as the fairways are tight, the green complexes are vast. They have a lot of different pin locations so you must be in the correct area on the green or it will get interesting. The greens were very wet and stupid slow tho. For 55 dollars it was a great price. I will be back out there again as long as it is not soaked again.
December 22, 2012
Great course in all aspects
Great layout, beautifully maintained, challenging but fair, a wonderful round of golf regardless of how one scores.
December 14, 2012
Fun, challenging, and a good value.
This once private course is now open to the public but has all the great features of a private course. Great clubhouse, nice staff, and that country club feel. The holes are all different and challenging but the layout is very fair with very few extremely tight fairways. A cart is definitely required as many holes are quite a distance apart. Fairways were a bit wet but this was due to recent over-seeding. True and not overly fast greens and good bunkers. I will always go back when the cost is reasonable ( I paid $64 on a weekend)
December 10, 2012
Terrific design, strong challenge, good shape, great value.
Having just played this course for the first time a week ago, I was pleasantly surprised. Course is very challenging (136 slope from the blues - and there are blacks too!), real good shape, terrific design with a variety of holes and great value. You are treated like a member by the staff. And the 19th hole with views of a few holes is as good as it gets.
December 10, 2012