Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
I had some family in town and had different skill levels in the group. We had a great time as the blue and white tees really make a difference on the level of difficulty. We all will back soon! We didn't have to exchange any of the carts on this long separated hole course either! Clean bathrroms
February 17, 2014
Wow! Gorgeous and sporting!
For a temporary (two-month) visitor from MN, playing this course was trip into scenic golf heaven!
The golf became secondary to drinking in the beauty of the holes and their settings.
The difficulty and challenge may bring those who worry about score to their knees in tears, but it's well worth the experience. I managed to stay out of the sand all day, but there's plenty of other trouble.
An amazing value, given the quality of the course! I shall return -- again and again! What a treasure!
February 15, 2014
I use to enjoy coming to this facility, but now it is more work to have to deal with the impatient and rude staff. I was one of the first times to go out and I was told 2 different things as to the cart rule for the day. The marshal proceed to yell at me even after I told him what the pro shop and the starter told me. Also it is not enjoyable to have to take into account the course workers while trying to configure your approach shot.
February 11, 2014
After reading other reviews of this course I was a little worried about playing here, but I'm glad I did. The course does have a couple of "tricky" holes, but the starter gave us some good advice how to play the course and it worked our well.
The course was challenging, fun and well maintained. There is a bit of a drive between holes but nothing too ridiculous.
February 10, 2014
Really nice course
Nice challenging course. Not for the 100 plus crowd.Fairway sand traps, some water and a lot of blind shots due to the elevation of the fairways. Fairways were in good condition for the time of year. Greens in good shape and can be frustrating.Not too fast but nothing is flat at this course. Over all I really enjoyed it and will return.
February 9, 2014
A must play for me in San Diego
Lots of elevation changes. Shot placement is critical. Bunkers very difficult. Lots of carry holes. Poor shots will punish you. Both 9's equally good. Course has lots of character.
February 9, 2014
Fun to Play
This course is in good shape. The greens run good but they are a little slow ( 9 ) there is a GPS look at it closely, some holes you have layup off the tee.
February 7, 2014
Great Design, Sloooow Greens
CMR is a wonderful, challenging design I've been playing for 25+ years. Greens are challenging with tiering and not-so-subtle breaks. Unfortunately for me (single-digit hcp), in the last 18 months the greens are the SLOWest I've ever seen them. Mgmt probably wants to speed up play and reduce 3-putting but stimpmeter readings around 7-8 are like putting on your home carpet. C'mon CMR, cut the greens!
January 31, 2014