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3.0
820 Reviews (820)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
291
3 Stars
171
2 Stars
98
1 Stars
106
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
57.9%
Recommend this course
576 out of 820 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.0
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
61.7%
Recommend this course
37 out of 60 reviews
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Avg Rating
2.8
131 Reviews (131)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
34
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.0
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
54.2%
Recommend this course
71 out of 131 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

3.0
820 Reviews (820)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Cool course good times but…

They recently changed the layout of the course and the golf app I used didn’t have the updates so I had to play old school going by the markers which I couldn’t always find

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid course

Not a bad place to come enjoy a round of golf. I come here often and I always enjoy playing Boulder oaks. Challenging course that requires your driver to be on point otherwise you’re in for a rough second shot. Greens are always nice, staff/ bar has super cool people.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

CONDITIONS IMPROVING

Great layout, fun design. Yes like the other reviews show the course has seen better days, I appreciate that they’re spending money to improve what impacts the game most immediately. Greens, fringe and relevant portions of fairway. Hit a bad tee shot, shank something short left or right and you’ll be playing out a “desert” scape.

$50 for a Sunday morning time, I’ll be going back when I need a last second tee time!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Awesome Fun Golf.

This course is great, a lot of the reviews are kind of nitpicky on the conditions, I think of all the courses that I’ve played out in San Diego area this one is one that is getting better and better! Super great layout and was a fun round! I would go back and play this coarse again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Need to mow

The grass was thick. The clubhouse was in construction. No indication that the kitchen was not open when we booked. Markers missing on several holes. In future this should be ok course. Hope they finish repairs and do course mowing maintenance. Also a lot of thorny weed bushes which are not so pretty. Would love to come back under better conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Round at Boulder Oak Golf Course

I played this course years ago and came back because I remembered the fantastic vistas. The course was in horrible shape from the very dried out first hole to the eight-inch-long grass around the greens. Maintenance is obviously a problem there. Either they don't have the help or can't afford to pay to get it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good round for a good price in Escondido

Challenging course, friendly staff, fast pace of play and good course conditions. Best value for the $ in Escondido!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained, ODD layout & Great Value for $30!

For $30 you cannot go wrong here!

Cons:
- Grass is good for summer months, But TOO TALL there are many parts of the FAIRWAY that the grass was so tall you’d lose your ball after a pure drive down the middle. Absolutely bonkers!
-Layout is odd with random extra par 3 hole in the front 9, some may enjoy but it caused us not a chaos with our group using GPS apps
-Don’t bother with GPS apps as they changed the order of the holes here and the extra hole throws it off.

Pros:
-Course conditions: were better than average for end of summer, grass was LUSH - Too lush…
- Pace of play good for Labor Day even for newbies
-Very nice views
- Awesome budget course if you book through the App for <$30

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving conditions but still needs work

The course has improved a lot in the past two months, the tee boxes, fairways and greens are in nice condition.
The negative is the fairways are very uneven and the rough needs to be better maintained, balls hit down the middle tend to roll off the fairway and can be difficult to find. Overall better but still room for improvement.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Has potential

This course has insane potential but is lacking the financial side to make it happen. Even when talking to one of the employees I was saddened to hear that they extended everybody’s shifts hours and cut the number of employees working. The person even went as far to say the course owner “penny pinches”. All the staff were friendly and helpful, but the course lay out and design is atrocious. I feel like every hole I finished I had no idea where the next hole even was and even other golfers were asking us where holes were located. Some cart paths were blocked off with string leading you to go off roading which I’m not a stranger to doing but I felt it just made it more confusing. The greens were in fabulous shape but the fairways are thick and not very firm. A majority of the holes in this course are blind shots and the yardages listed on the score card are completely different than the signs on the tee box. This is such an easy fix and I know it’s not been fixed due to a lack of funds. It was fun and I always enjoy getting out for a round (better than working) but I had a chip on my shoulder about the things I discussed.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in horrendous shape. Sad to see it go downhill like that.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great things happening at Boulder Oaks

I first played Boulder Oaks 4 years ago and WOW what a change in the conditions! Greens are now consistent with very few small bad spots. Fairways are starting to fill in nicely. Most tee boxes need help, grass is very inconsistent and crabgrass is prevalent. Like the rerouting of the holes as well. Another bonus is the new carts! Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace

They let groups of 6 on the course. No Marshall was around to push pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not Happy

I played a good round; however, they have changed the course layout and my GPS scoring app did not know which hole I was on. The reason the pace of play was excellent was because there were very few golfers on the course. My main complaint is that the cart rental was more than the price of the green fees. $25,00 is way out of line to rent a cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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