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3.1
1167 Reviews (1167)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
448
3 Stars
284
2 Stars
167
1 Stars
117
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
57.2%
Recommend this course
779 out of 1167 reviews
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3.0
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
19
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
56.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 89 reviews
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2.8
224 Reviews (224)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
46
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
49.1%
Recommend this course
110 out of 224 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

3.1
1167 Reviews (1167)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 37
Patio Dining 20
Watching the Game 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Water Hazards 52
Undulating Greens 41
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Locals 34
Walkers 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 38
In the 'Burbs 35
Worth the Drive 26

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/30/2022

Hello, u314163435635. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but fun

The undulating fairways and elevated greens make this an interesting and fun course. Fairways have lots of bare spots but it is end of summer so hoping cooler weather will green things up. Despite that the greens were in really good shape!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

poor maintenance

No water in any of the coolers around the course on one of the hottest days.
Course very barren...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2022

Hello, jimmymo1955. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 65
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2022

Hi, dickpatrick. 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 50
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

carlton oaks

Trying to improve course, still rough, needs marshall to keep up pace of play. Tee boxes rough. No french fries, told to wait till food truck gets there. Could use a cart person for snacks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, akent. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Carlton Oaks

Course in very poor condition, no sand in bunkers, fairways dry dead grass or dirt, greens poor condition and tee's overgrown weed or dirt. Only played the course because of GolfNow's hot deals made it very cheap.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2022

Hi serdell, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Let’s be honest.

The course isn’t terrible, but it’s not great either.

There are several greens that have weeds growing in them, so your ball will take random jumps or bumps. Re Putt if you’d like, but chances are it’s going to jump in a different direction.

Hitting out of a bunker? False. You’re hitting off of cart path.

Fairways are good.

Price point $80. No where near the quality of a San Vincente that’s at the same cost. I understand to fix some of the major issues you have to make money. But if they don’t lower the price, most people might play the course once and see a Cottonwood or Riverwalk is better priced and slightly better courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair for the price

Front 9 was closed due to work on the greens…played the back 9 twice, course is in decent condition as they’re working on the areas around the greens. Several tee boxes are uneven and/or beat up. Fairways are average, lots of dead grass & bare spots throughout the fairways (understandable with how hot it is right now). Lots of uneven terrain which made for a very bumpy cart ride throughout the round.

It was 100° out and hardly anyone was on the course, so for less than $40 it was a good value for the condition the course is in. Finished 18 holes in under 3 hours which was nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, nkuchta. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

The restaurant & bar were fantastic, the pro shop was OK and the Yamaha golf cart were the best.
Now on the other hand, the golf course was horrible! it looked like back in the day that it was very nice, but today the only nice is the greens, all other areas (fairways, rough, bunkers) were dead, dried out & absolutely no sand in the traps. I do not believe they have a greens keeper other than for just the greens.
I played with a couple that just arrived from Switzerland and was embarrassed and I just played Balboa, Cottonwood which is also in east county and it was a 10 compared to Carlton Oaks. Do not believe the pictures on the web because it does not look remotely anything nice. Why did I rate the course "Somewhat Challenging" because I was hitting my ball off dirt 75% of the time.
I will NEVER play Carlton Oaks again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Challenge

Hidden gem! Kinda dry right now but it’s been very hot lately so it’s to be expected. Challenging course . My friends and I go later in the day and frequently see deer on the course. Very friendly staff in the pro shop and bar and grill. Large menu for a pleasant dinner after playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2022

Hi, u1378178395. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 65
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 09/02/2022

Hello, dickpatrick. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t book it

Greens had weeds growing all over the place and absolute meteorite sized pitch marks on every single one. Tee boxes not well maintained. Some of the holes couldn’t tell between the fairway and the rough. Way too overpriced for the quality of course it is. Terrible course maintenance

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/31/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave feedback on your recent round with us, u314162448886. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. 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 at (619) 448-4242. We hope to hear from you soon, and thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course in San Diego

Hands down worst course ever played. Made it to hole 3 and turned around and went to pro shop to get our money back. The guy was friendly and gave us a full refund. He said the irrigation pipes are busted so they have to water by hand. He understood. Don't waste your time and golf here. It's crap

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2022

Hi, Rollout62. 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 14
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/25/2022

Hi, golfbuddy5657. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 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. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top 5 course layout,,,
but has seen much better days......

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/25/2022

Hi, u000001196701. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your feedback helps us do better. Thank you for visiting Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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