Rancho Bernardo Inn GC
Course was in good shape but 3 holes were shortened (a lot) while bunkers were being rebuilt. Range was closed for hotel parking, large convention going on. Half way house was backed up, 20 min wait due to conventioneers trying to find food when they ran out at hotel. No one answered the 9th tee order phone. So what could have been a great experience, was only an OK one. Would play again, but would check course maintenance first.
February 27, 2014
Very nice atmosphere. Parking is an issue but golf and bar are above average. Customer really enjoyed the outing.
February 6, 2014
You will need every shot in the bag this is a thinking man's course.
February 6, 2014
Not worth the money
Course under construction and still full price, very slow, etc.
February 2, 2014
Disappointed to play two temporary holes without advanced notice. would not recommend with temporary holes
February 1, 2014
Expensive for what you get
I've played Rancho Bernardo Inn a few dozen times. We used to pay $45/round until a couple of years ago. But they have since bumped it up to $100/round and we don't play here very often because we have many other options!
Honestly, at $100/round, this course is not worth the money. If you are a better player, you will enjoy Carmel Mtn Ranch a lot more for less than $50/round. There are a few interesting holes, but many holes are poorly designed. #14 is very narrow all the way and has a water hazard along the entire side. #15 has a hazard running across the middle of the fairway less than 200 yards from the tee box AND it has a hazard running along the entire side. Same for #13 and #16. And I have never shot par on #18. In fact, I have never witnessed anyone ever shoot a par on 18. And what's with the 20 yard wide hazard running across the fairway on #1. You also can't take the cart on several fairways (cart path only).
There are also a lot of hackers on this course. I suspect they market this Inn as a weekend getaway to customers in Los Angeles and they come in by the droves and make play really slow. Overall, very annoying and expensive.
January 21, 2014
Good luck finding this place
Almost missed my tee time trying to find this place and I used a GPS. Almost constant work being done on the course as we played,very distracting.I had seen this course on golf now often and wanted to play it as it is close to my home but price was too high. Found it at a decent price and booked it but was very disappointed. Not the quality of course I had hoped for. Not sure what they think they have here but have played nicer courses in the area for much less.
December 18, 2013
Great alternative to Torrey
Good looking golf course, greens were in excellent shape although the fairways were a little rough. Crews were working on the bunkers, most of them seemed hard, a little rocky, and needed sand. Plenty of reachable par fours, as a senior I like that. Frost delay of two hours, I called them early in the morning and they told me my tee time would only be delayed a half hour, but when we got there it was obvious it would be an hour and a half or more, which wouldn't allow us to finish the round. To their credit, they plugged us into a gap on the back nine and we just finished before dark. This is an older parkland course, a style I happen to like. We had played Torrey Pines the two days previously and the greens compared favorably. Will play this one again when I'm out here. It's a $100/round course, at $67 on Golfnow we got a great value.
December 10, 2013