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4.4
1239 Reviews (1239)
5 Stars
647
4 Stars
468
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
94.6%
Recommend this course
1173 out of 1239 reviews
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4.3
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.8%
Recommend this course
141 out of 157 reviews
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4.4
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.7%
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265 out of 286 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5764 yards
Slope 133
Rating 69.0
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Mt. Woodson Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lee E. Schmidt (1991) Brian Curley (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Country Club attire. Collared Shirt required. Shorts are acceptable. Denim not preferred.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
1239 Reviews (1239)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 14
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 86
Narrow Fairways 63
Bunkers 59
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 71
Advanced Golfers 58
Locals 44
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 82
In the 'Burbs 19
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Greens weren’t like they normally are

I know they punched the greens a couple weeks ago. But the greens weren’t bad because of that. They were so patchy. So many huge spots with no grass at all. Also the 18th green was closed for full price

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Literally every green was damaged by a fungus and mostly unreadable. All putts were bumpy.
The final 18th green seas so bad they constructed a temporary green.
Not worth playing. Had I known the course condition, I’d definitely not have played this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Target golf

Nice course and layout. Had to leave the driver in the bag, but with a good drive you can shoot low. Course was in decent shape even with no rain for a long time. In a side note- definitely order a hot dot at the grill. They are fantastic. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice relaxed place to visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout poor condition

Challenging layout for short course but the condition is very poor.. More goat track than golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What happen

No clue how this course went from good to terrible so quickly. Boxes are terrible. Greens are somehow even worse.
If you decide to play, you should also decide to accept automatic 2 putts.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/19/2022

Thanks for the feedback. We had a series of unfortunate events happen here at Mt. Woodson including electricity issues affecting watering schedules as well as consistently high temperatures and humid weather. We are doing everything we can to get the course back into the shape you can expect from Mt. Woodson and look forward to seeing you back.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens are recovering

Most all the greens seem to be recovering from a disease. I am sure the staff will fix the issue as soon as possible.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Mt. Woodson, Ramona

Unfortunately the greens were ravaged by fungus and recent heat...especially the front 9. It will take awhile for them to come back to any decent shape ( the backside greens were much better, but still a bit worn). Worth the Golfnow/Golfpass rate to get in some swings...and finished in 3.5 hours...so some positive points.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Round at Mt. Woodson Golf Course

I remember playing this course 10 and 15 years ago. The layout was why I returned to play it again. The vistas are amazing from so many tee boxes and greens. The course was in excellent condition; however, some of the greens did have some problems (we were told fungus) Most were not a problem and did not affect putting much. A few of them were problematic. Overall, I loved the course and the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

STAY AWAY

Greens are absolutely horrendous and in way worth the money that they are charging!!! Do not let any of the other review fool you. They are not “just ok”, they are really bad.

Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This course has a very interesting layout which I did enjoy. The fairways seemed fine. But those greens are ROUGH at best. The staff were very pleasant and courteous. I hoped after reading some of the recent reviews that I would be pleasantly surprised. I was not. This could be a wonderful course, but not a great value with the greens in their current state.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

HELP the greens

Fairways is very good condition, but, Greens - ugh, were just hurting.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Mountain Heat

Mt. Woodson has good bones and plenty of potential to be a worthy test. I knew it would be narrow and short, but that did not mean that it would be easy. Good shots are rewarded. The par 5's are fair and scoreable. There are not many scrambling opportunities to make par from off the fairway as many off-target shots are penalties or off into the canyon. Some of the greens were damaged due to no water or poor maintenance. It is a fun, unique, challenging test on a charming layout. I'll come back another time when it isn't 100 degrees.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Not the best shape

Greens were so bad :(
Usually big fan but this time was not worth the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very challengeable and interesting course on stony mountain.
But it's better for good players and not for the beginners.
Sceneries and mountain views were awesome and excellent than any other courses.
I can recommend this course to less than bogie players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Bad condition

I’ve played Mt Woodson in the past. Normally it’s in great shape. However, the starter explained that the greens were burned by adding a undiluted fertilizer? Whatever the cause, the greens were horrible! More than 50% of every green was SAND! No grass!

Very disappointed!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/29/2022

We appreciate you coming out dvddude, and please rest assured we are not happy with our greens currently either. You were misinformed about the cause, we had a perfect storm of unfortunate events including our pump station going down. We are absolutely working on getting back to our normal great shape, but the consistent heat and humidity in Ramona is making it difficult work. Hope to see you back in the future!

Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice staff

The staff is as nice as they can be. Great personalities in everyone we dealt with.. the layout is really challenging but fun. You can’t go wrong playing at Mt. Woodson.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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