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3.2
721 Reviews (721)
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
264
3 Stars
152
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
76
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
62.2%
Recommend this course
527 out of 721 reviews
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3.1
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
63.2%
Recommend this course
36 out of 57 reviews
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3.1
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
27
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
61.3%
Recommend this course
98 out of 160 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6167 yards
Slope 118
Rating 68.3

Formerly known as Meadow Lake Golf Club.

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Boulder Oaks Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #6)

Reviews

3.2
721 Reviews (721)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 20
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Seniors 17
Beginners 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 7

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Reviews 16
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Probably one of the roughest courses I’ve played

I shot a good game but had some major concerns about this course. The greens were very rough. I lost a pro v1 after a solid drive into THE FAIRWAY. The tall clover made it impossible to find my ball. The greens were full of divots and small weeds which made putting very erratic. The golf carts had torn seats and the group in front of us had theirs die on them on the 12th hole. The 16th hole is under construction which wasn’t disclosed prior to the round, I’ve played at 5 star courses in Mexico that will disclose and discount you before the round of something is being done to the course. Overall not a great experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Enjoyable round. Don’t expect country club conditions.

Boulder is not in my normal rotation but we wanted to get a round in before the rain storm. We were greeted by the cart guy who gave us a cart to go check in. This is great because it’s a little walk between the cart barn and the pro shop. The couple in the pro shop were very pleasant. Checked us in with no issues. Yes the carts are old but they still serve the purpose. The course is in fair condition for the price. It was as good as RedHawk or better for half the price. That said, there are some rough spots but you can improve you lie without cheating. Greens are in great shape. Enjoyed the round and will play again. No, it’s not a country club! But it’s playable. I seen worst. Keeping a golf course open is extremely expensive. Happy the rates are still reasonable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Horrible pro shop personnel!! Received an awful treatment this morning.

I booked this course for this morning at 6:16 AM through GolfNow. I arrived at the course at 6 AM, and went up to the pro shop by 6:10 AM. It was still dark, so I wasn't too surprised that it was not open yet. By my tee time at 6:16 AM no one came to open the pro shop even though it was getting lighter. At around 6:20 I saw a person in the shop, and he saw me waiting outside. It was misty outside, and I thought he would open the door and let me in. But, it wasn't the case. He proceeded to prep the office, turning the computer on, and etc. Then he prepared the bar. Then he organized the register. Meanwhile, I'm outside in the mist, and it's way past the tee time I reserved. At 6:30-ish, he finally let me in. He offered no apologies, not even an excuse for being late. As he was ringing me up, I told him that perhaps he should check with GolfNow because the tee times are available from 6 AM on the site. And I told him that my tee time was at 6:16 AM. His reply was, "you want to play in the dark?". So I replied that they shouldn't list the tee times before they opened. His response? "the Vinyards GC has tee times at 5 AM". How was that even relevant to what we were discussing? I was disappointed by this course once before and I thought I would give it another try since it's fairly close to where I live, but never again....

Friendliness Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 70
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Watch Out

. I had a negative experience and need some sort of resolution. I arrived at the golf course approximately 1 hour prior to my 11:52 am Tee Time. The parking lot is near the Tee Box, carts and starter. The Pro Shop is a long walk. Generally you check in with the starter, sign for the cart and then you get a cart to drive over to the pro shop. I did all of that. When I got to the Pro Shop and tried to check in and pay the cart fee, the person (I was later told he is the owner of the course) started yelling at me that there were not enough carts and I should come back 10 minutes prior to my Tee Time. I told him the starter let me sign for the cart, the starter said there were plenty of carts, and open Tee Times. The owner called the starter on his walkie-talkie to verify my story, which the starter did. The owner then yelled at the starter and then me some more. I said that I would not walk back and forth more times and if he wanted to yell at someone, yell at the starter for giving me the cart. I was so agitated at that point. Anyway, the owner walked out from behind the counter, went outside and drove my cart to the starter to yell at him, then at me after I walked back to the starter. ended up riding with someone in their cart, as I told the starter that I wasn't going back up to the Pro Shop for obvious reasons. I should never have been treated that way. You need to contact the owner and have a talk about etiquette and politeness towards customers. As for me? I don't know. I've was pretty upset throughout the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not Worth the Money or Extra Time

In this post-covid world for some reason Golf courses have found it necessary to overcharge for everything. Boulder Oaks is no different. I would stay away from the Hot Deals for this course. Not Worth it. They will charge you $25 on top of your green fee for a cart. The carts are 25 years old, calling apart, have no brakes, and no gps.

The greens are decent, the fairways a hodgepodge of different types of grass and weeds and there is no marshall so the pace of play is horrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t do it!

To start, the cart barn and pro shop are about 200 yards apart. The starter could have easily allowed us to jump in a cart to go check in but didn’t, and instead had us walk round trip. The carts are in terrible shape, most of them heavily tapped up with torn seats and loose parts. It could have been the result of a morning tournament, but by 8:30 they were already running 25-30 minutes behind. The guy in the pro shop could have told us to not expect cart beverage service on the course, but no such luck. The greens were in decent shape which is really the only positive to this round. We passed five broken down and deserted carts throughout the round. We called the pro shop on 15 tee box to let them know our cart also ran out of battery. The gentleman told us someone was on the way; however, no one ever showed up and we were essentially left thinking someone would come any time. It wouldn’t have taken much to make this round worth $55. Unfortunately this course is being poorly managed and maintained and I could never recommend playing it for more than $40

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Friday Fun

Played at 10:15 am. On a Friday. Pace was excellent. Greens rolling nice. Great layout. Lots of target golf challenges a golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

POOR REC

Other golf plans for this day fell through, so I followed someone's recommendation to play nearby at Boulder Oaks for the first time. I should have looked at the scorecard before booking my reservation. The course is bizarre. The front nine is loaded with par 3s and totals to par 32. The back nine begins with three consecutive par 5s and totals par 38. It hasn't rained in months, yet the tee boxes, greens, and approach corridors were completely saturated. Many pin placements were on the edge of ridges or crowns and the greens were slick. It was a multiple shot penalty and almost impossible to keep the ball on some greens if you were above the hole. Multiple tee shots were completely blind, many of the holes were convoluted and squeezed into narrow plots on the property. There are some interesting perspectives, some challenging shots. But it feels like the holes are out of order and the routing should be given a mulligan.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Boulder Oaks

Nice greens, views, and pace of play.
Greens were good
Carts are sad
Only real problem was lack of distance info. I can’t pull up that info on my watch - every other course nearby synchs up with my watch. Some fairway distances haven’t been changed since Meadow Lake days.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst staff and worst course in San Diego

Good lord where do I begin ? Starters letting groups of 6 play together in front of 2somes , course in terrible condition , staff doesn’t care at all when you voice your concerns. course has gone downhill super fast. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anybody and will never come back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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