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3.4
781 Reviews (781)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
319
3 Stars
195
2 Stars
110
1 Stars
52
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
68.5%
Recommend this course
554 out of 781 reviews
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3.2
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
58.4%
Recommend this course
59 out of 101 reviews
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3.3
184 Reviews (184)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.7%
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119 out of 184 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
781 Reviews (781)

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 1
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/19/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Eh

Could be one of the better courses around but it doesn’t get the necessary care. There were some fairways with no grass. Bunkers were thin layers of dirt with hard ground beneath. Seems like nobody that plays there knows how to fix a ball mark.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/18/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course- Challenging but fair

This golf course has a good variety of holes with challenging layouts requiring some strategy. Sometimes the piece is a bit slow and the course is a bit dry but always enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2021

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 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

The fairways were painted, but thin or no grass. Bunkers are worthless.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/15/2021

Hello, Paul. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope you give us another try soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Greta day at the golf course

this is my 2nd time playing Carlton Oaks and I don't know why this course its fun to play you will use very much all the clubs on you bag

love it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/19/2021

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 1
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible

I played this course several times and it's definitely challenging and it has never been in the greatest of conditions but has been fair. Yesterday I have never seen the course in worse condition than it is now and the person I was playing with played it two months ago and said it was in the same exact condition. The fairways have not been watered and I don't know how long they are the majority of dirt or dead grass The bunkers are rock hard and the greens have patchy spots all over them! I don't think I have played a course this bad in a long time. Executive courses are better maintained than this place. Don't waste your money here play somewhere else!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/15/2021

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 and we hope you will give us another try again soon.

Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor quality & Priced too high

This place has potential, but they’re taking advantage of golfers with high rates and awful upkeep. Everything looks dead. Fairways might as well be hazards as thin as the layer of grass is. Feels like hitting off of compact dirt. Only decent lawn can be found on the tee box. I understand golf is in demand but this course is not worth $65 walking. Keep expectations low.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the conditions are important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comments for guidance. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced!

Not worth playing. The tee box, fairways, and greens were in horrible condition.
The staff are very friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. 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 and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

This course almost doubled their prices and now charge fir carts. I wouldn’t mind paying the money if the course was in great shape but it’s not at all. The tee boxes and putting greens were green but the fairways need help. A couple of them were spray painted green.

Why would a fair golf course take advantage of golfers during a pandemic? I used to like playing here but they just lost my business.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hi, Angela. 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 and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early morning 3.5 hr round

Booked hot deal via golf now. Got there early and was able to tee off early, alone. Finished the round walking in 3.5 hrs with zero wait times. Overall conditions were ok. Fairways need grass, bunkers need sand, tee boxes need to be mowed. But for $33, I’ll take it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/08/2021

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 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Horrible Condition for the Value

Almost the entire course is dead grass or dirt. There is no differentiation from the fairway and rough, except some fairways have longer patches of grass than the "rough." Not worth the $65 I paid to play this course it is in the worst condition possible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/08/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

The Thrill is Back at Carlton Oaks (Santee) 122920

Not having played a leisurely round of golf in months due to COVID, I walked the back 9 of the course at 7 AM. As the fog lifted slowly off the fairways during the first 2 to 3 holes, I began to recall why I fell in love with the course. The attention to details in the design have you wrestling with club and shot selections but remain both challenging and enjoyable to play. I found the course to be in good condition considering the effects of the pandemic. The greens remain well trimmed and the fairways are grassy without a lot of overgrown and unkept rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for your review and the 5-star rating. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Great Course Design, Horrible Course Conditions

The course has no grass, you are just hitting off of dirt the entire time. There is no sand in the bunkers and there are a lot of bunkers. Course design is great, but I wouldn't pay $65 to play there again until they improve the course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We will escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

The greens are badly infested with kikua grass. This causes very inconsistent speed and smoothness.
Tees , fairways are in decent condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hi, Bill! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

carlton oaks

Fairways are bare of grass.
Course is challenging and undulating. There is much noise from Freeway #54 that runs alongside the first nine. Could use a marshall to move golfers faster.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

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!

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