Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Very rolling golf course, with narrows fairways. This is not a golf course for the high handicap golfer. Value is good. The Crossings at Carlsbad is much nicer and their conditions are better. This course has a few holes that the greens are almost impossible to putt on due to the slope. I am a player in the 70's but my wife is in the high 20's and had difficult with the uneven lies. The price was good as we came to the area for a golf vacation from Manitoba snow, so anything was better than the snow at home. Other courses in the are worth playing Riverwalk, Torrey Pines.
April 6, 2013
They are getting the course back in good shape something I will go back and play.
Getting it back in good shape one thing I don't like is no driving range just a net.
April 6, 2013
Greens are beautiful .the fairways coming back to life
A lot of deep bunkers ,tough but fair they need real sand to be first rate.
The holes need to be rolled flat, they are mounding.
April 4, 2013
course was well maintained.
course was great. greens perfect except where crews were still mowing. they softened the greens up and putting was great. not to fast as in the past.
April 3, 2013
Very Nice Course. Makes you hit it straight! Bring extra balls!
My buddy and I just went down to San Diego last week (3/22/13) from Seattle. This course was about 20-25 mins away from our hotel in Mission Valley. Beautiful course, well maintained. Very challenging for me being a rookie but my friend says it was a challenge for him and he shoots in the 70s.You wont need your driver for more than 3-4 holes unless you are very straight. If you are then eagles can happen...lol. Friendly staff. Great deal for Saturday golf through golf now. It was $30 for us each with a cart. Bring lots of balls because narrow fairways will cause you to lose some in a beautiful setting....J
March 25, 2013
Excellent course and in great shape.
Course is in immaculate condition! I loved playing there. The only downside was all the driving between holes but not a big deal. Great value!
March 25, 2013
Very hilly, with lots of blind shots
Course flows thru the canyons, so no back to back holes. Lots of blind shots. It was very playable for me, but the back nine was very difficult for my wife. She just had to pick up on the 17th, because she could not hit over the hazard.
March 21, 2013
Best runned time course ever.
They controlled the times all day long and it was the best managed tee time course ever. I played there over 1 year ago and it took so long and under manged that I would not play again. I tried it yesterday and it is a 100% turn around. Looking forward to playing again.
March 19, 2013
The greens were very good.
I last played this course over ten years ago. The layout is the same (they did switch the front to the back) but the condition is not what I remembered. The greens are still very good but the rest of the course is not as pristine as it once was.
The driving range is gone and the so called practice area is now a net. The beverage cart was unavailable because the attendant called in sick. One would think they could find someone to operate it on a Sunday.
March 5, 2013
It's getting worse
Used to be a decent course, but it seems like it's getting worse every year. The greens were awful, full of sand and little rocks, the ball wouldn't roll at all. Fairways not much better. Even teeing boxes were in bad shape and uneven. They never had a driving range, put up a warm-up cage a couple of years ago, but even that one was closed, so you start playing cold here. No cart service. Starter with no clue how to manage tee times. Overall, even for a cheap course, not a good impression.
February 27, 2013
Beautiful Clubhouse. No REAL driving range
Course greens were awesome. Great layout! Love verticle challenges. Had a good time!
February 21, 2013
Fairly good fairways with decent fast greens. Staff need customer service training.
No marshall on the grounds. Play delayed by foursome leading the pace who hit on the blue tee and spraying everywhere. They spent more time looking for their balls. The short cart attendant was rude, refused to let us use air blower to clean shoes.
February 14, 2013
The course is moderately difficult with some challenging holes.
Carmel Mtn Ranch golf course plays like two different courses in one. The front nine, plays like a normal golf course with moderately difficult holes, rolling fairways and numerous sand traps. The back nine plays like a links course with two holes with water hazards, greens surrounded with sand traps and longer distances. The winter playing conditions were rough with the grass dormant, dirt plentiful and some greens being re-sodded. Also entire course was being fertilized during play. Challenging and fun.
February 8, 2013
Great pace of play on weekend!
We had an early tee time for Saturday and there was no one out there! It was great.
February 3, 2013
Greens were great and fast. the rest of the course was needing attention.
January 23, 2013
The greens were in superb condition
Tough course, undulating greens, must stay in fairway or you will regret your poor shots
January 22, 2013
Fun and challenging
Long course, no hole next to each other. Ride through homes
January 13, 2013
Fairways were severely damaged
Need to seed some grasses in the fairways. Fairways of most holes were severely damaged, no grass at all. This course is one of two closest courses to my home and once was one of my favorites. Better fairway condition can make this course a lot more appealing to golfers and bring in more revenue. I don't know why the course management leave fairways in such a poor condition.
December 30, 2012
Pro shop manager in duty on 12/28 is bad
Two of our friends got rainchecks previously with promise from one of the pro shop managers to play in any future time-slot as long as it is available. We even called in to confirmed before we went there to play. But the pro shop manager in duty that day refused raincheck committment and insisted to charge a difference of $17. These guys can not be trusted and have no credibility and do not care at all.
Do not play there!
December 29, 2012
Where 6 hours goes to die.
Never again. I like the course, it's close to home, but I've spent my last dollar there. The fairways are very thin and sparse. The greens are inconsistent. The pace of play is horrendous. Never again!
December 28, 2012
A good course, well maintained even with all the rain we had recently. Not particularly difficult but a very nice round of golf. Free range balls but no range as you hit into a net, but still great for warming up. The prices after noon are fantastic, ours was $28 w/cart!! Staff was friendly, pace was leisurely, not crowded. All in all a great round and a great bargain.
December 27, 2012
This course was challenging.
The course was challenging. Many holes were blind holes. Several of the fairways were in rough shape. The fairways were narrow on many holes and sloped. However, the GPS on the carts were a nice feature. If you didn't hit it straight from the teebox, you were usually out of bounds. Greens were average.
December 1, 2012
Great course for the price
Just enough of a challenge for several skill levels and well maintained. We played for $28 each!!!
November 28, 2012
Good for the money.
They were aerating the bank 9, so we played the front twice for $20. Decent condition but nothing special. They tried to cram a lot of people on the front 9. Lots of obstacles in the middle of the fairway, was kind of annoying. In addition the houses were really really close to the green. The first hole, the green is 10 yards from someones back yard so if you hit slightly over you lose your ball. there were several like this. But for twenty bucks with a cart it was a good deal. Had I payed fifty i would be really upset.
November 2, 2012
Best I have seen this course.
Great value, worth the time and money thanks Golfnow.
November 1, 2012
Nice golf course with relief and fast green
We like to play this golf course. Differents fairways, greens fast, personnel polite.
October 30, 2012
Challenging and fun course
We teed off at 7:45 on a Sunday morning during their aerification special for $25. That in itself made it worth the money even though the greens were still healing from being punched the previous Monday. Two 200+ yard par 3 coupled with several uneven lies from the fairways make this course challenging. Number 14 is rated one of the toughest par 4 holes in San Diego. No holes are back to back so if you miss too far left or right you will be OB. Greens were recently punched so I can't comment on the how true the ball roles, however several greens are multiple tiered.
I will still be willing to pay $50 during the weekend if the we didn't have the aerification special.
October 30, 2012
This course is well kept and challenging.
We had a great deal through golfnow because the course was recently aerated. The greens wasn't bad. The course is a little challenging because water, ravines, and narrow fairways come into play. It was fun
October 18, 2012
Great golfcourse with some pretty challenging fairways. Course is well maintained and in good shape. Beatiful clubhouse.
Only negative is somewhat complicated commuting between the fairways: crossing busy streets and going through number of tunnels.
October 18, 2012
great value for challenging and decently maintained course.
October 16, 2012