Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Course had 4 very outstanding and interesting holes
We enjoyed the course very much Pro shop was excellent
December 1, 2013
Very Nice course, but LONG cart rides between each hole
This was a very nice course, mostly set-up for the club members as the signage for first timers is very poor. The course is constructed in the mist of a nice, mostly upscale residential community with fairly wide fairways, lots of blind spots and many hills and gullies. I played with a guy who knew the course well and that was a huge help, as I would have been lost without his help. Tees, fairways and greens were in very good condition and seemed well maintained. My only criticism would be that the course is laid-out with very long drives between each hole. Most cart rides are 2 - 3 minutes, some a little longer. That lengthens to time-of-play by at least a half hour over most other comparable golf courses.
November 28, 2013
Beautiful but can be exasperating the first time.
Never played this course before so every hole was a discovery ' sometimes too late. There are several blind holes, only one of which is marked with a stake to indicate the best line to hit your drive. Besides that there are hazards that aren't apparent from the tee. On hole 3 a good drive over the first, apparent obstacle will find the hidden ravine behind. As for plain difficult, the fifth hole, a 450 yd dogleg par 4 requires a drive down the left side to have any chance of reaching but the fairway runs steeply from right to left into a ravine so you have maybe 20 yds to land your drive. The next hole is a 200 yd par 3 uphill to a green sloped steeply back to front. Go past the flag and you're looking at a three put. Getting past those two holes near par is something to brag about. If you usually shoot in the low to mid eighties you can add 5 shots to that the first time you play. Still the course is in very good shape, plus a couple severely downhill holes allows you to claim a three hundred yd drive if you really pure it.
November 26, 2013
LOTS OF GREAT HOLES WITH CHALLENGING GREENS
GREAT COURSE LONG FAIRWAYS WITH SOME DOGLEGS,AND SOME GREAT WATER HOLES,I LIKE THE ONE ON THE 17TH HOLE WITH A DOUBLE POND AND A BIG BOULDER IN IT THAT IS IN FRONT OF THE GREEN .AND THE 18TH HOLE IS STRAIGHT UP A HILL.THIS IS A GREAT GOLF COURSE.I HOPE TO BE PLAYING HERE AGAIN REAL SOON.
November 15, 2013
Course is in the best shape I have seen it in for several years. The only exception is that some tee boxes have yet to grow back in due to conditioning--hard to find a level lie or grass on these.
Fairways are green and the greens were absolutely in great shape. Traps need additional sand but they were maintained and correct club selection made them okay to navigate. Cart path only on several holes reduced pace of play but not significantly.
November 15, 2013
What a Great track!!!
This is a must play! I have played this course twice in the last 8 years. I cannot believe I waited so long to get back there. It is very challenging as well as it is beautifully laid out!!
November 15, 2013
Great course and maintained well. I played an early morning weekday and it was fairly busy. I was paired up with another single and another twosome joined us.
The rate of play was on par and there were some good challenges throughout the course. I would recommend it to anyone and would definitely play it again.
November 14, 2013
A fun change
It is a target golf course. Don't expect to just blast away at this course you have to hit your spots to scores well. It is a fun change from a traditional course. It is well kept and fun.
November 9, 2013