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3.4
868 Reviews (868)
5 Stars
123
4 Stars
353
3 Stars
210
2 Stars
119
1 Stars
63
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
68.7%
Recommend this course
616 out of 868 reviews
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3.3
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
66.7%
Recommend this course
76 out of 114 reviews
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3.3
209 Reviews (209)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
65.6%
Recommend this course
137 out of 209 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 72
Length 7304 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.1
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Carlton Oaks Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect William W. Mast (1958) Perry Dye (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.4
868 Reviews (868)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Watching the Game 20
Patio Dining 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 52
Water Hazards 51
Undulating Greens 40
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Locals 34
Walkers 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
In the 'Burbs 34
Worth the Drive 25

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
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 Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/11/2021

Hi, We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Hello, Marc1218. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth it

Weekend twilight rate not worth course conditions and slow pace of play. Front 9 needs some help.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Hello, louisod. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hi, u000002295107. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs work

This course has a lot of potential and in the past they have held tour qualifiers here. However, despite the course having huge potential they need to spend a lot of money on the course. The greens are good, but they rest sucks. It is apparent they don't have the money to invest into making this a class resort. It is old and an OK course , but at best this is a $40 golf course for the weekends and week days $30. It is a solid $25 course to be honest. The hotel is outdated like motel 6. The pool sucks. They had a golf pro shop in the past but decided to find ways to cut there budget and now the cart barn is attached to a small golf shop.

They have young kids working in both the cart barn and make shift golf shop to save money. The staff does not wear uniforms and they . There is no PGA residential golf professional in the golf shop

In closing, I would play it but I would not out of my way to travel to Santee. There are far to many other courses that are much nicer for their high green fee.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

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

Golfpass

Your pricing was miss leading pricing says $65.00. $80 with cart. Staff was apologetic course was in great shape.

Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand traps

Course is looking and playing good at the moment the only problem are the sand traps there is no sand it’s like playing of concrete

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Thank you for the awesome review! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Vey challenging layout.

Pad of play was ridiculously slow.
I quit after 3 hours only finished 9 hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Poorly Maintained

This course is in horrible shape. It is too bad because the course layout is decent. The other issue is that they packed players on without considering pace of play which was incredibly slow. Keep in mind that most of their rates are walking only and they'll hit you with another $15 to $25 if you want a cart. The rates are also way too high for a course this poorly maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/27/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Better But Not There Yet

The fairways, Tee Boxes and Greens were better than the last time I played there. Bunkers, etc., were in poor condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/26/2021

Hello and thank you for visiting us at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/26/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

carlton oaks

Course is in the best condition that I have seen, greens great, tee boxes very nice. Also, great french fries.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/26/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/17/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Don’t waste your money

I’ve been playing this course for 40 years, used to be a member of the men’s club, but had moved away several years ago, this was my first time playing in a couple years.
$80 for this?
Weeds throughout the fairways, not a flat tee box on the course, almost got run over by one of the guys in the pro shop in the parking lot, as he appeared to be late. There was a 5 foot cactus growing in the middle of a bunker on 9.
The greens were in good shape.
VERY disappointing overall.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Need Bunkers

Greens were best I’ve seen. Course slowly getting back in shape. Bunkers are horrid. Hard as rocks.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course layout to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Should have played elsewhere

Paying $65 plus cart fee was over priced with this course. Maintenance on greens was going on at 11 am on a Sunday (cutting, fringe cuts, etc.). Had manual sprinklers watering the cart paths we had to drive on to the next tee box.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/27/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
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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Commented on 04/26/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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