California Oaks Golf Course
Nice cource had a great time.
alright club pretty easy course to golf but had a great time, nice scenery.
April 7, 2013
course was okay
My one complaint is the fine print did not show up until I made the booking. It said that I was going to have to pay a $12/person cart rate. I wanted to walk the course and they don't allow walkers.
April 4, 2013
Greens slow, fairway skimpy
fairways, greens and sand traps all need attention
April 3, 2013
Short tight course, needs better maintenance.
My take on this course is they took minimal amount of land available and tried to fit 18 holes in. Most of the Par 4's are around 300 yards. They try to compensate the shorter holes with narrow and hidden fairways. So you can't see the fairways on many holes and there's very little room for error. If you like to drive the ball then this is not the place for you. I am also guessing that because this course is in a retirement community it initial intention was for the older player. It looks like the course was originally called Colony after the retirement community. Now its Cal Oaks which is funny because upon arriving I thought I was in the wrong place! Its also gated. I asked the security guard if that was Cal Oaks and she replied that she didn't know. Then on the course the greens were aerated, cart had faulty brakes, general state of the course was poor. So on that particular day it was not a good experience at all. Unfortunately felt like a waste of a day. But in saying that this course looks like a lot of fun if it were in better shape and I am not sure if there are times in the year when its in its prime.
March 25, 2013
Very short course. Fairways and rough in bad condition. Greens were sanded . Carts were dirty, broken body and brakes.
We were very disappointed in this course. First, there was minimal parking at club. Parked on street which can be dangerous from near tees. Then no one was in pro shop to help us until 15 mins passed. Course grass was worse than a cow pasture. We were never told the greens were sanded. We will never return or recommend this course.
March 24, 2013
This course has good features, slow greens and tricky creek!
The overall experience was good, but the greens where very dry, slow and very bumpy. There was a lot of pot hole's and rough terrain to navigate if you were in the rough. I think for the money you could do a lot worse and watch out for the creek that runs through the hole course! Good luck!
March 24, 2013
Greens Need Help
Not a bad course layout, but it was too short and easy for my taste. Also, putting on the greens was a nightmare. There was no way you could read greens because they were covered in sand and the green grass was cut as high as I have ever seen it. The balls would bounce and roll off line for not reason at all. It was almost comical. If you buy a hot deal make sure it has a cart! If it doesn't you will be paying $12 a person extra for the cart.
March 23, 2013
This course is a cow pasture
I am a local, and have played this course many of times. I bought the hot deal at only $6 per golfer, the walking rate, but I was told that they don't allow walking on the course. They needed $24 additional for the cart fee. Why have a walking rate if you can't walk. The course was in horrible shape, and wasn't even worth the six bucks. This is a short course, 5200 yards or so, and is easily walkable. Bad business practice, Golf Now should drop this course to save face.
March 23, 2013
Staff is OK. They are not very polite.
I have played here 3 times and it keeps getting better. The grounds are nice and green. The fairway was good. The greens are a little slow but still very nice.
March 20, 2013
Front nine being aerated so can not comment on entire coarse
From what we saw on the back nine(played twice) coarse is tight and you must be long and straight to have any type of success on this coarse. Can only assume front nine is just as difficult. No driving range made warm up almost impossible, practice putting green small.
March 20, 2013
You get what you pay for
$19 to play 18 holes with a cart on a Saturday is a great deal. The course is fairly challenging for a shorter layout. Grounds need some TLC and could use some improvement.
March 18, 2013
A very disappointing experience.
For the time of year, the course was in poor condition --- especially the fairways. If you every played an average course in Arizona -- in the "Valley" in mid-summer, this would be similar. After ten holes, my wife and I both stopped playing. It was a very disappointing experience.
March 15, 2013
A unique challenge that most golf courses won't have!
Very short course, but extreme target golf. Put away your driver. Not needed! Not the best condition fairways or greens, but if you want a unique challenge with a ton of hazards and extremely narrow fairways, this is your course! Watch out for hole #10 from the blue. Street on the left and water on the right!
March 5, 2013
Good course to have day fun
Beautiful scenery with lake and stream. Up and down hill with mountain background. What a day for fun in such picture taken course. My wife pick this course for our annuversary golf retreat. Green are very smooth. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is very yummy too.
February 21, 2013
Lots of water
Needs work on Fairways and Greens. Great overall pace of play.
February 19, 2013
interesting layout with tight fairways and lots of hazards
Fairways were not in very good condition - greens were the best part of the course, although a few of them had damaged areas. The par five on the front nine can only be described as goofy. A good tee shot rolls left to right into the creek-bed. The second shot basically gives the golfer no option to go for the green because there is a grove of trees in the way, including one large tree in the middle of the fairway. A low shot is about the only way to get through the trees, if you get lucky. Overall, the course is somewhat fun to play, but I would never pay full price for it.
February 19, 2013
The course is short and tight. The driver could stay in the bag. Fairways are in winter condition, but most greens are pretty good. Carts need maintenance badly, and course presentation needs some work. That being said the course is still pretty good value.
February 15, 2013
Fun track to play
Dont know if my previous review worked or not. Course was fun, definitely some neat holes (hole #6 eagled!, hole #7 reachable par 5), etc.. Will come back for sure. Very fun track to play people!
February 11, 2013
Pace of play was great!
Short course about 5500 yards or so from the blues. Had an amazonlocal coupon, got a lesson with the pro, was very good. Came with food, golf, cart, all in all was a great value! Played on a tuesday, and got done in about 3.5hours! Very fast round. Would definitely reccomend this course and the Amazon local voucher to anyone. Course plays longer than it looks
February 9, 2013
Great place for short day retreat
California Oaks Golf Club is excellent golf course in the city of Murrieta. Cntrally located just off freeway I-15 exit at California Oaks.
It is a very peaceful, beautiful scenery surrounded by green grass, tall trees, turtle, birds, white cran and bunny rabbits ( We actually saw them at the course).
Since there are 6-7 lakes and 2-3 creeks running across the course, the scenery are very pleasant like resort retreat.
The Green condition is one of the best in the Valley. For the best part is the famous house hamburger. I just simply fall in love with it.
February 1, 2013
overall good for the money, $4 green fee +1 $12 golf cart rental. I paid for 2 green fees though, didn't have the option for one. Also if purchasing for 2, was told I would have to buy 2 golfcart fees. go figure!
December 13, 2012
Short course yet challenging
There's trouble on most of the holes if the ball in not kept straight. Most holes are short but there's a lot of water that comes into play on a lot of the holes. Overall it was a great experience.
November 26, 2012
the coarse is short and narrow.
overall we had a blast. The greens were in nice shape.
November 25, 2012
Good golf course, greens good condition fair way also
Kind of course you need to manage ,tight and challenging.
November 24, 2012
Staff and golf course can use attitude correction.
We had a 0615 tee time. The staff finally showed up and opened the Pro shop @ 0630 - he seemed to have been forced out of bed and did not want to be there. He quietly went about his business getting his shop ready and finally collected our payment. We teed off at about 0645 and swiftly finished the first 9 holes. At the 10th we were dismayed to find out there was tournament - 15 groups of senior players. We ended up waiting at every hole on the back 9 since there were only two of us and everyone ahead of us were foursome. The golf course needs a lot of maintenance.
November 17, 2012
The rude pro shop manager tried to double charge us.
The day started with the pro shop manager telling us that Golfnow was responsible for falsely charging us too little.
November 2, 2012
GOLFED HERE BECAUSE I AM VISITING A OLDER FRIEND WHO LIVE NEXT TO THE COURSE. I AM FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE COURSE HERE IS A LITTLE ROUGH. SOME SOME GREENS NOT IN THE BEST SHAPE. CREEK ONHOLE 10 SMELLS LIKE SEWER. GRASS A NEWW HIGH...LOST A FEW BALLS BECAUSE OF IT..BUT IT IS CLOSE TO WHERE I AM VISITING.
October 22, 2012
I play this coarse a lot. It is not crowded so you do not have a lot of pressure if you are not a top notch golfer to keep up.
There is a couple things they could do to make it a lot better though and they are easy to fix:
* not advertise the walking rate and then make you rent a cart
* Stop over watering - there are spots where your ball disappears like it is in quicksand
* Put some sand in the bunker
* Clean up lose tree limbs and such
THis is a fun little coarse and I will keep playing it but a really focused maintenance crew could make a huge difference to make the coarse more enjoyable.
October 21, 2012
The greens were patchy with no grass at all in certain areas. The cart died on the 10th hole.
October 6, 2012