Oceanside Golf Course
Worst Golf Course Ever
This is a terrible course. The staff was friendly, which was the only saving grace, but the course is awful. First off, we made the tee time through Golf Now which was a mistake, and I probably won't do that again. Golf Now is a good place to screen the courses to see what's available and who has tee times, etc., but I recommend calling the course directly. You find out valuable things that Golf Now either doesn't know or knows but doesn't report. In this case, the back 9 was closed so we had to play the front 9 twice - not in Golf Now's information. The course had just been plugged and the greens were heavily sanded - not in Golf Now's information. You couldn't even see the grass on the greens - assuming there was some under the sand. The sand was so thick it left footprints and slowed the ball to a crawl. There were gopher holes everywhere. The fairway grass was terrible - very uneven, and missing in many places. Forget about approaching your ball on the fairway to find out if you have a good lie or a bad lie - there were no good lies. They were running a Men's Club the day we played and because the back 9 was closed, they had to integrate the players coming off 9 with those just starting out. The players in the men's club assumed they had preference over everyone else, and terrible (none) management lead to arguments between the players as to who's turn was next. Even though we were told by the pro shop that we were next on the first tee, a men's club group came off the 9th tee and tried to cut in front of us. When I told them we were next, one of the rude players told me "no your not, we're in a tournament." I went looking for the pro shop guy to get it clarified (he was no where to be found - the pro shop was completely empty) and the course manager had to come out and argue with the Men's Club group that we were next, not them. It was ugly and set our round off in a very bad mood with tension between us and the group who was (now) behind us. To be fair to the management, who I think were nice folks trying to do a good job, they had a ton of things to deal with that day. The back 9 was closed because of maintenance and the clubhouse was being painted, so management had their hands full dealing with all the contractors, and unfortunately the players were left to fend for themselves for the most part. They did give us $5 off each on the greens fees as a consolation.
But I would pass this one up. Weekday greens fees were $39, which isn't a lot in Southern California, but not worth it in my opinion. I won't be back.
October 9, 2014
the golf has good challenging holes I love....
Good course ...would love to play it every weekend
September 22, 2014
they were punchimg fairways and didnt tell us before we started/booked it. Also, tee boxes were like hitting out of a sand trap. And sand traps were straight packed dirt or had puddles. Only good thing was greens in decent shape and the $4.50 hotsog soda chips combo. Much rather play torrey pines for $5 more (with resident card)
September 17, 2014
Good Greens and Fairways
Good muni course. Somewhat narrow fairways. Lots of doglegs so you need to play with someone that knows the course.
Has a First Tee facility next door and looked like it had a good Juniors program going on while we were there.
August 16, 2014
Greens were very well kept. Fairways very beat up. Very dried out from drought I think.
August 3, 2014
The Price is Right
I really liked this course considering the fact that my wallet was only $27 lighter. You get what you pay for. The greens are fine, the ball rolls fairly true, not a lot of ball marks, or damaged greens. The fairways are mostly nice, the holes are entertaining (up, down, left right), and the bunkers...well the bunkers are awful (i used harsher terms but GolfNow won't let me submit it). Zero sand basically, just play it like a chip shot and you'll be fine. Overall, I will play here again.
July 28, 2014
Wide fairways and good value
Interesting layout and the greens were in good condition. Lots of ground under repair on the fairways but overall not too bad.
July 24, 2014
It was my first time playing there and you couldn't pay me to play there again. It was like playing in a dust bowl. The guy in the pro shop was unfriendly.
July 15, 2014