California Oaks Golf Course in Murrieta, California, USA | GolfPass
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2.9
437 Reviews (437)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
67
1 Stars
80
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.1
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
52.9%
Recommend this course
267 out of 437 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.8
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
60.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 35 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.6
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.9
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
46.2%
Recommend this course
36 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5199 yards
Slope 121
Rating 66.3

Formerly known as The Colony Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Rainville (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2020 #10)

Reviews

2.9
437 Reviews (437)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 39
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 36
Seniors 25
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 27
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice local course

I've enjoyed playing with my son on this course. Awesome summer rates. Hot but still fun. The course is in great shape considering the heat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Average Course

Overall the course was average. Challenging with narrow fairways and good course layout. The greens were very soft, spongey and slow. The fairways were in ok condition and the rough was very very thick. The course surroundings were not taken care of very well, so the views were not that pleasing but that didn’t effect the actual play. Houses are very close to the fairways which adds a little pressure but it was a nice challenge. The course was not busy so pace was perfect, no waiting and no pressure from behind.

I usually don’t have a problem with green fees but I do think that $50 was a little steep for this particular course. I’ve played courses with similar conditions and they are usually around $30-$40.

Overall I would play here again but it wouldn’t be at the top of my list.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf can be a challenge

I love the attitude of my grandson, just starting golf, 10 years old, but had the greatest time of his life. Course has a ton of trouble if you slice and several obstacles to hit over, (water and barrancas). These things don't brother a 10 year. The greens are in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot and windy

California Oaks is a short, par 70 and 4800 yard, relatively flat course. Greens were mostly in good shape, fairways and tee boxes less so. We started at 2pm, 97 degrees, sunny and windy. This course is good for beginners and would be walkable in cooler weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love it

This course takes a bit of knowledge and practice but is always a great course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a great time at cal oaks

Course could definetly use work, and lots of it.. there’s no denying that.. but sometimes it’s about the other factors like your crew . And the overall experience leaving the rough conditions as they play.. there are birdies and eagles to be made out here.. I understand people’s gripes to an extent.. but go shoot par, then I feel like you might have a tiny bit of room to talk crap. Instead of on a review board online. Staff is always friendly and helpful to everyone. Thanks Scott, and crew ! It’s always a pleasure !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst Course in the IE

Made a goal to play new courses this year and this course is definitely not worth the money. Paid $40 for a course that isn’t even worth $20. I should’ve known when I checked in and the guy in the office apologized for it being my first time there. Tee boxes are practically non-existent, fairways are rougher than rough, and the greens are beat to crap with fungus growing everywhere and mushy. Needless to say, I’ll never be golfing here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

HOA Where's the love?

Its been a year since I last played this course and it's obvious that nobody cares or has the cash to keep this gated community course alive. It's on life support and I'd be shocked if golf is still being played here 12 month from now.

SAD!!!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun with friends

Had a 2pm tee time and course was pretty wide open. This short course is very challenging with skinny fairways on some holes. Love playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible Course

This course looked like it hasn’t been taken care of for a very long time. You would think that because it’s in a gated community, it would be exceptional. Not. Dry patches everywhere followed by long grass. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to come play here, especially for the price.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sad because this course looks like it has potential

I don’t like leaving negative reviews but have to with this course. Worst bunkers I’ve witnessed since I started playing golf, weeds and gofer holes/mounds every hole, greens were like carpet and others had dirt spots on them and the worst tee boxes I’ve ever seen. Just look at an aerial view on google maps and you’ll understand. It really is a shame as the course layout has potential. Can’t believe it’s a part of a gated community and accepted by the hoa!?. We played on a hot deal and still was in disbelief even for a cheap round. I would be furious if I had to pay regular prices!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty good for the cost

Golf staff was friendly and helpful, pace of play was okay. First 9 was a little slow, but last 9 went fairly quick. Lots of water and sand traps, greens were rough. Overall worth the cost.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Won’t come back

No course maintenance. No food. Only one staff member for everything… carts, check in and everything. She didn’t even know what a putting green was. When asked, she directed me to the driving mat. All around poor experience

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Lay Out

This course has a ton of potential and a great layout. The score has a perfect length for finishing up within 3 hours And the obstacles were nicely set. On the day of our play the greens were not cut. Very slow and bumpy. Certain holes were like rolling a ball across a Chinese checker's board. We played at a discounted rate so I was not too disappointed. I would definitely play here again at a discounted rate that is comparable to a couple of buckets of balls.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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