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3.6
380 Reviews (380)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
74.2%
Recommend this course
335 out of 380 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
71.4%
Recommend this course
20 out of 28 reviews
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3.9
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
72.4%
Recommend this course
21 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6633 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.5
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San Vicente Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "San Vicente Golf School"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2021 #9)

Reviews

3.6
380 Reviews (380)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 35
Patio Dining 18
Dinner 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 44
Water Hazards 43
Forced Carries 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 44
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Seniors 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
At a Resort 28
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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Previously Played

No grass

I was excited about the recent renewal of the greens and bunkers. But the tee boxes and fairways are basically dirt. The ground was so hard that you couldn’t even take a divot to get under the ball. They are cleanly saving money on water because what is the point in watering if there is no grass anyways. For a 75$ peak hour tee time I would expect to be hitting off of grass. Back to the new greens, they are very tough. Some of the hole locations are nearly impossible.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Green changes are awesome. You better hit it to the right spot or 2 putts will be very difficult. Looks like they're getting ready to overseed the fairways so they're a little crunchy and tight lies. All around its in good shape and I will definitely play again and will recommend it to others.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Ramona Hideaway

I foresee some great opportunities for San Vincente Golf Club, though the course on the day I played was challenging the conditions of the course are promising, the fairways appeared to be dry and the greens were sprayed green, it will be awesome in wet conditions, and promising for dry conditions, the ball rolls out, the greens are very hilly, very few flat lays which could equate to a frustrating round, but if played as few times will change you as a golfer and how to play the course. All in all the course is promising.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth playing

The course was a fun layout and well maintained. It can get really windy around there, so watch the forecast when booking. The greens were pretty challenging - very fast and lots of slope.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Value in SD

Great greens. Very challenging with the new renovation. Sand oh God is there sand! In fact it reminded me how much work I need on my sand shots since nearly almost all SD courses suck with providing healthy sand traps! Friendly atmosphere and tee boxes were acceptable. Will most definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout.

The greens are great, and everyone is different and challenging. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor fairways conditions this round

Fairways were dry and barren. Very difficult to hit the ball. Difficult course as it is made it twice as difficult.
Wish I would have had a heads up on course conditions. It was much nicer last time I played here (back in Aug)

I will have to check with the pro shop next time
Glad I got a discounted rate or it would have been a waste of money

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Too expensive

Course renovation not worth the more expensive greens fees.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Potential to become a better course

After renovation in 2021 the greens are in perfect condition. Pretty fast and demanding. New bunkers with deep and pretty soft sand are also difficult to play if you are not used to it. Unfortunately the fairways and areas around the greens need to be optimised. The ground is very dry and hard. The grass is brown. Speed of Play was ok. Stuff very kind and helpful. The course has potential to be developed to a better one.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Frost alert

I had a tee time at 12 and I went there at 11:30. And I was told that there’s 2hour delay due to the frost early in the morning. I wish I had been notified before I left since I had to drive for an hour to go to the resort. It’s been a nice course as I remember but the layout was changed and the fairways are not good.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The tee boxes were too hard and dry and took a long time to find a spot the tee would sink into on almost every tee box. Sand was way deep and difficult to escape. Most balls that got dropped on green would roll right off. Difficult pin positions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

No Range Balls for You...

... but we'll still take your $4! Never played this track before. Showed up 30 min early figured hit a few balls. Give the proshop $4 for a small bucket. Get to range area and the token will not work. Turn around and see about half a dozen guys walking around the range picking up balls to hit. They tell me the dispenser is broke and the golf course sold it's ball picker? Whaaat? Go out and pick up about 18 balls as well and hit a few. Run back to the 1st tee in time to get off with my group. Then find they are having a tournament for members and the pace is sloooooow. Wait on every shot etc. Ok, we all know it's the weekend, but really? This needs to be managed more effectively. Ok layout, interesting greens, fairways a little sketch, but it's Nov so will cut some slack there. Pretty sure these guys owe me $4 though...

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some TLC

I have not played this course since the re-design and was really looking forward to playing until I saw and experienced the conditions. The whole course was dry. The tee boxes were so dry that they were hard and it was difficult to even get a tee into the ground. Fairways were also dry and hard. The course is playing more of a parched links style layout. I wonder if this course like others in So Cal are hurting for water? I liked the re-design of the greens, which are very challenging, but they were also very dry and extremely fast. I really hope they can get water on this course, as it needs. I am not sure if I would play it again until it is in better condition.

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

First time playing since the remodel

I have always loved the layout of San Vicente. Since the big remodel, what was once a very good layout has become even better. The improvements to some of the fairways, the removal of some trees, and much better bunkers is only the beginning. The new greens have transformed the corse into a true challenge - undulating, fast, firm, but true rolling. If you get caught on the wrong section of a green, 3-putt is always a possibility. There are collection areas around the greens where an overly aggressive pitch or chip shot will funnel off the green and leave you with another pitch from ten feet off the green. This is a course that will definitely challenge anyone’s short game. I’m happy with the changes, and plan to come back soon. Because of the difficulty on and around the greens the pace of play can be a bit slow, but it’s understandable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mini golf lovers dream

This review is based purely off someone who had never played the previous design or layout. If i make the hike out to Ramona, it will typically be for Mt. Woodson. In my opinion these are two COMPLETELY different golf courses and the differences are actually insane given they're just a few miles apart.
Mt. Woodson definitely provided the more scenic course and in my opinion is a much greener golf course with manageable greens.
SVGC is definitely a challenge, but simply due to the undulating greens, or how the old guy we played with put it....the mickey mouse greens. While the greens are certainly pure and provide a very true roll, some of the pin placements and slopes created make some putts next to impossible. Our entire foursome were single digit handicappers and a few greens left us walking away laughing! The fun part about this is the shot selections and shots you need to hit around the greens. Fairways are all burnt out grass, but still provide the ability to get down after it. Bunkers are soft loose sand for the most part. Will definitely come back here again now to play it after having some knowledge of what certain holes do, as the course definitely seems to have some low scores out there, but you HAVE to be on the right portion of the green to score, it's that simple.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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