Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Still pretty intersting
I played this course in the 80's when it was just opened up without any houses or streets around. The original layout and setup was wonderful, however, after 30 years later, the course became a kind of strange, front and back 9 was flipped over, from hole to hole seems so far away to get to and circling around from houses to houses, tunnels to tunnels and passing around streets over streets. Most holes were still very good, but few were altered (as I remembered) and shorter with strange tee ground sitting. I would play there again once a while, but is not my favorite any more.
April 21, 2015
The remodel of the course to cut down on the extra grass is nearly complete but the fairways, rough and greens were in great shape. Very fun and well paced round. Will definitely be playing here more in the future.
April 15, 2015
Nice course, better when renovation complete
Played 1st time yesterday. Fairway grass so-so, greens very good, but a little slow (they were punched a month ago). Not long, but lots of elevation changes. Would be a tough course to walk. Front nine easier than back. Many multi-tiered greens, some tough pin locations. No yardage markers in fairways. GPS on carts,; yardage seemed off on a couple of holes, especially 17. Shot 79, but a triple and double did me in.
April 13, 2015
CMR is back!
Course is shaping up EXTREMELY well after renovations. Tees are firm, and greens roll true 5 weeks after being sanded. Well worth it if you haven't played CMR in a while. Enjoy!
April 13, 2015
Once they are finished with the remodeling it should be great again
April 7, 2015
Advertised as fast play. When did 5 hours 20 minutes become fast pace of play? Very disappointing as this was main reason for booking this course.
April 4, 2015
What you see is what you get
The redesign to a desert layout has made this course much more pleasing to the eye, however the character of the course has not changed. Hit a good shot and get a good score, hit a bad sht and get punished. Some holes are target golf, but overall this is a fair course with no tricked up holes. After playing it a couple of times you will learn the correct clubs to hit and then it becomes an even more fair course. Will play again real soon.
April 3, 2015
Course in VERY poor condition & many Unfair golf holes and/or "waste areas"
This course needs a lot of work. Tees were so hard you needed a hammer to put your tee in the ground. Fairways & Greens were in so-so condition. The worst aspect of the course were the "sloping away from the fairway waste areas" which lined the tight fairways. If your ball got into these areas it usually rolled out of bounds since they were like concrete. Trying to hit off these areas is hazardous to your golf club & your wrists. In summary this is a nice housing development, with a "supposed golf course" added as an after thought? Staff was very friendly, but the course was not.
April 3, 2015