Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
We played super twilight. The fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. The greens were a little slow and made it hard to get the putts to the whole. They were doing some construction on the course. Although we were not told that one of the holes was shortened it was still a great day and worth the money. I love playing this course.
August 12, 2014
Dry grass, hard bunkers but overall pretty good.
A pretty interesting course loocated in a community.
So be careful with your tee shots as you are responsible for any damage to houses or people.
don't walk as there is some long distances between holes.
some challenging holes with narrow fairways and decent carry distances to fairways.
Good price for replay 25$
one of the most challenging par 3 Ive ever played with 220 yard uphill.
August 10, 2014
DROVE IN FROM PALM SPRINGS TO CATCH A CHARGERS GAME. CHECKED MANY COURSES IN THE AREA AND ON THE WAY TO PLAY BEFORE THE GAME AND PICKED CARMEL MTN. NICE SURPRISE. THIS TRACK MAY NOT BE IMMACULATE OR THE GRAND DEL MAR BUT FOR THE PRICE AND WITH THE WATER SHORTAGE I THOUGHT THE GREENS WERE VERY GOOD AND MOST OF THE FAIRWAYS WERE OK. CANT GO WRONG IF YOUR IN THE SD AREA.
August 9, 2014
If You Can't say Anything Nice....
The greens were in good condition. Boring, monotonous course with terrible routing through old neighborhood. Needs a general fixing up. Old course, old cart paths, old houses, old landscaping. Would not play again.
August 8, 2014
Landscaping Gone Wild
I have never had an experience like this before. Hole 12- landscapers on the green and around the green. We waved at them, and waited for them to move off the green. They saw us and ignored us. We then hit away(despite my better judgment) and missed them by a fair amount. They were unconcerned. I then tried to chip the short distance onto the green when one of the guys walked 10 feet right in front of me during the chip (same guy did it to my friend on hole 16). They continued to run weed-eaters and blowers as we putted. Then for 4 more holes, we would tee off and by the time we made it to the green, they were there. I had called on hole 12 to the pro shop and complained to Evan, he was willfully barely interested. I demanded a call from the manager. The head green keeper called me and was pleasant and appalled. He said he would educate the temporary staff on golf etiquette. I explained that half my game was ruined and they should give back part of my green fees. He said he would call Evan and have him call me. It never happened.
Also, hole 16(I think it was) is under construction and the tee boxes are moved forward about 200 yards. That was not on their website and not disclosed to us prior to starting. What a waste to play the course, only to find that I can't keep an accurate score based off that (for my handicap). I was thoroughly unimpressed with their service and professionalism and would advice others to stay away.
August 1, 2014
Carmel Mountain Ranch
Carmel Mountain Ranch is not a course where you just tee it up and mash driver every hole. You need to consider placement and laying up frequently. The greens were in excellent condition. The sand was good quality. The fairways in good shape but there's some difficult, wiry green side rough. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. They do not have a driving range, just a netted area with swing analyzers. It would be nearly impossible to walk; there are some very long distances between some of the holes.
July 30, 2014
Fun Course-Bunkers need attention-fairways need some attention-Greens are great!
Always a fun course. The Bunkers really need some sand in them and the fairways seem to be in need of some seeding, a lot of barren spots. Greens are in great condition.
July 28, 2014
The course is a gem, almost!
The course has a fun layout. I would recommend for first timers to play with someone who is familiar with the course layout. Most of the the holes have a 'risk, reward' quotient with bailout areas in most of the landing areas and around the greens. If you know where to 'miss' on this course you can really post a good score. Staff was great also, the only negative would be the lack of a driving range which would make this a 5 star course.
July 28, 2014