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Conditions
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Value
4.1
Layout
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Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6750 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.3

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2014.

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Dress code Gentlemen must have a collared shirt, mocks are ok; No blue denim jeans

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.5
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Plays Long 9
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Value and Some Tricky Holes

Front 9 has some narrow tree lined fairways, Greens are very subtle so sometimes hard to see if breaks is right or left. Played Thursday 7:30AM and finished by 10:10AM. I hit 2 balls on most of holes. Fairways in pretty good shape. Trees leaves are make it hard to find your ball when outside of the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

Had fun. Hit some dirt in the fairway. Greens have seen better days. Some very fun holes tho

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Really nice staff! Course was in pretty good shape, some greens looked a little worn. Most sand traps were hard dirt and needed real sand. It would help if they worked the dirt in the traps so you weren't hitting off of dead pans.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

San Luis Re Downs

Great challenging course with lots of trees. A great course to spend a portion of your day on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Old Reliable

San Louis Rey Downs GC is one of those old, comfortable courses you love to play every now and then. Some tight fairways, some open fairways. Lots of trees. Generous tee boxes - especially for women (and my wife loved that). Greens are in good shape and putt true. I've played it many times over the past 25 years, and still like it. I hope it survives the present situation and is around for years to come. San Diego North County needs affordable golf courses.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great afternoon value! Wind is always a factor.

Teed off at 2:30 on a Friday and while it was pretty open, I guess a late rush caused it to slow down a bit. Course is in good shape and I lost a ball on the second shot on 9 (again!). Beneficial if you have both a fade and a draw in your arsenal...if not, less than driver and straight is your best option!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic Old Course

Great old style tree lined course.. Excellent value. San Diego North horse community...

.. Closure likely in the intermediate future.
so enjoy it while it is available.. Breezy conditions are typical in the afternoon..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

San Luis Rey Downs

The course is in okay condition, fairways need some work and the greens appeared to have been punched and had not fully recovered in some areas yet but not bad overall. Tight is a real understatement here trees come into play on every hole for the most part. Could be really nice with some updating, and tree trimming would be a plus. They call it a resort course but that is a stretch to say the least but well worth the money I paid to play it which was pretty low. Only real issue for me was allowing groups of five's to play. I was behind one of them and it played pretty slow as a result.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

No clubhouse/restaurant anymore

The course has always been challenging, but fun. After a round, my friends and I always looked forward to heading to the restaurant, having a meal and few drinks, and watching golfers tee off on 10. With the restaurant now closed, we will probably play at SLRD sparingly, maybe once or twice a year.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Close to perfect

Only complaint was 5+ hour round. Group in front were beginners and did not know etiquette of allowing groups to play thru. No Marshall on course which is understandable in these economic times. Staff was amazing. Friendly and efficient. Will play again for sure.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

aerification not clear

Fix the aeration icon. Greens were not 90% healed. Course was dry and needs water.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Be aware...

For me this round was a long drive, this fact made the unadvertised recently aerated greens especially frustrating. The staff was great, the course design was fun, challenging and interesting but the condition of the course was undesirable. On top of the aerated greens the course was very dry, grass was in poor shape and fairways and rough plagued with dirt instead of grass, and the tee-boxes were despicable. Very poorly maintained. I would recommend you stay away at least long enough for the greens to repair, perhaps just stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great layout poor conditions

the course had many features that were challenging but unfortunately the conditioned made it not so fun to play.the greens were just plug so not sure how the greens are normally. If it was in better condition it would be a very fun golf course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Nice course but wish they would have advised of recent aeration

This is a very good layout with challenges off the tee and into greens. Usually this course is known for very good fast greens but this time I played a week after aeration. The course website as well as Golfnow gave no notice of this . The fairways are patchy in many areas. The weather was great and the pace of play was great. Had the greens been their normal self I would have given a higher rating

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Up for a Challenge?

Very well maintained course! It offers challenges to even the more skilled players. Water and sand traps with many elevation changes! Staff was very upbeat and friendly!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

San Luis Rey Downs

Older course , with quick greens. And challenging shot making opportunities Fairways are slow, but the scenery makes up for it. Would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

overall the course wass good

Fairways could use some work, but greens were in good shape. Enjoyed the round so no complaints. Lady at check in was very helpful and very nice. Sorry I didn't get her name. Staff is excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Fun course at a great price

Had a great time playing this course and for the money you can't beat it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A local park with putting greens.

Other player's reviews fooled me by a lot.
I guess people like this course because of the low green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Good fun course. Challenging if you don't hit on fairway you will end up behind trees

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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