The Crossings At Carlsbad
|Black M: 72.8/135 W: 79.7/147||447||367||404||222||572||458||556||303||139||3468||339||402||447||349||131||543||558||191||407||3367||6835|
|Blue M: 71.1/130 W: 77.8/141||416||344||380||195||567||430||546||289||113||3280||319||374||421||330||125||520||550||167||381||3187||6467|
|White M: 69.0/125 W: 74.8/135||379||326||345||175||561||398||529||255||107||3075||308||354||379||303||106||492||492||145||366||2945||6020|
|Gold M: 67.5/118 W: 73.2/130||350||302||337||159||553||362||484||248||93||2888||291||329||356||291||103||480||484||123||340||2797||5685|
|Green M: 64.6/110 W: 69.5/120||257||286||299||148||429||332||438||235||71||2495||258||291||338||278||80||471||401||100||318||2535||5030|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
Hole 1 Photo submitted by u000003557755 on 06/05/2017
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Hole 8 Photo submitted by u000003557755 on 06/05/2017
The Crossings at Carlsbad #7 Photo submitted by td5780 on 05/25/2017
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Photo submitted by bneal4 on 05/28/2013
View from 11th. Tee The Crossings @ Carlsbad Photo submitted by boldsirbrian on 11/27/2012
Serious Pace of Play Issues, not Managed
An old song, but sadly the pace of play here is terrible. Not just today, but consistently. Making it worse is that the course does not bother to manage it. We hit hole 10 .... without seeing a marshal on the front side ..... and from that elevated point could see hole 11 completely open, hole 13 and 14 also completely open. The back nine was excruciatingly slow, and again, we never saw a marshal. We finally finished at 4 hours and 50 minutes, and waited on 14 of 18 holes. Now the course says 4 hours 30 minutes is acceptable pace of play. Why? Regardless, there was no attempt to close the major hole gaps between players. I had hoped that once people stopped pulling flags everywhere, that we would see an improvement in pace of play, even one minute per hole, but that has not happened. So just a warning if you are a “ready golf” player ... you will be frustrated here because they do not care about pace of play.
I am an avid golfer and have played courses from coast to coast. I have never had a worse experience on any course. The track was in marginal condition, spotty fairways, the grass around the greens were clumpy and not groomed, greens were ridiculously undulated with elevation changes that resembled a mini golf course. Now to the staff ... keep in mind this course has quite a few blind tee shots and playing with three guys that had never played the course. We were on a 4 hour pace but we were HARASSED 4 times by the marshal to speed up play with absolutely no one behind us. They finally left us alone till the 10th tee when we were prodded again with you guessed it NOBODY behind us. We had the pleasure of enduring this nonsense for the cool price of $110 dollars. So in conclusion, with all the choices in this area to play golf your money would be well spent elsewhere. You have been warned!!
Course challenging/Marshal challenged
Had a 1030 tee time on Thursday, teed off at 1045. Greens were in very good shape, fast and challenging. Greens are huge here with lots of undulations. Pin placement could be diabolical and was on the back 9 for a few holes. Layout, especially on back 9 requires knowledge as there plenty of blind shots from tee where lines are tough to determine.
Now onto the Marshal, this joker approached our group on 9th hole par 3 green as we were finishing and came with "I really enjoy watching you play, and I know that you guys enjoy watching yourselves play but the group in front of you is on the 10th green and you are approaching a 2 hour and 30 minute round" "It is getting stacked up behind you". His speech cost us at least half a shot, we were at 2 hours 15 min. The distance between tee boxes here is the farthest of any course. So we get to 10th tee and group in front is just appraoching green. We were one shot behind and caught up and waited on the 11th tee box and the rest of way.Totally uncalled for sarcastic comment from Marshal who thinks he is way too cool. This put a damper on round for certain, note the group behind us was never waiting and we never saw them on the back nine. We kept up with the group in front of us as required. Play golf to enjoy not to hear from a Marshal for zero reason and with a rotten attitude.
Things like this make a difference when choosing where to play.
Front 9 Good, Back 9 Garbage
This course is really the tale of two halves. Really enjoyed the front 9. It was challenging yet fair and in good condition. The back 9 was another story. This 9 is really quirky and borderline unfair. The design does not fit into the landscape very well. Seems like the course was force into an area that was too small to fit 9 holes naturally. Does not reward you for a well struck drive and when you do reach the fairway you are met with strange lies and awkward angles into the green. The disliked the back 9 so much, I doubt I will ever travel down from LA again to play this course. Lots of other better options in the SD area than this place. Staff and service was top notch though.
Emerging Pandemic: Slow Play
If your tee time is 6:40 am, why does it take almost 4.5 hrs to complete your round. We honestly thought we could finish in 3.5 hrs. Early groups that went out immediately held up the course by the 4th hole. Love it when we see guys who are bad golfers playing slow blasting music. Saw an idiot couple groups in front try to bribe the starter with $10 to let them go out as a fivesome. Course is always in great condition, but definitely noticed really slow groups going out really early. There’s no vaccine for this condition.
Obviously the current golf community is comprised of too many people who do not care one bit about how slow they play. Even without pulling flags, pace of play continues to get worse. Stating that 4:30 hours is an acceptable pace of play makes me cringe, and is nothing more that the course’s cop out to not managing it, and saving money on marshals. Seems golf as an industry has stepped away from all attempts to educate players on ways to play quicker. Sad.
This is a sign of the times as tee times have never been more difficult to find. Play is way up and it used to be the better golfers with etiquette and who know how to move around a course all played very early.
Feel your pain, great review.
You can’t believe this is a muni!!!
The massive clubhouse rises from the bluffs just above Palomar Airport Rd. If you see it in pictures, the last thing you’d think is that this is a municiple golf facility. BUT IT IS!
And the class of the golf course match the amenities and service of the club.
With ocean views on several holes, you really get a true sense that your golfing in Southern California. But don’t let the pretty views distract you, this course demands your full attention, particularly when the wind is up.
This course has everything I love in a golf layout. It’s scenic, each hole is memorable and different from the next, the greens are consistently in great condition and if you’re playing well, you can make birdies. Also, the practice facility is unbelievable.
The only negative I would say about it is that it is impossible to walk because of the layout.
If you are in the North County area in San Diego, this is a must play.
3pm Monday walk-on, fair deal w/ cart $47, finished in under 4.5hrs, 8/10 condition, greens are kind of a joke as far as slope is concerned but ran smooth. Overall an awesome experience and will definitely be back again with friends.
First time playing this course. Greens and fairways in great shape. Course was a little tough but enjoyable
Long but fun
I played from forward tees playing with 3 gentlemen- I beat them so I had a lot of fun and my score was great at 87
Challenging Course with large undulating greens
Played twilight round, gusting winds (10-20mph) made play very challenging. You must hit the correct green level or 3 putts are almost certain. Conditions were very good, green speeds fast. Will definitely play again.
If golf was a rollercoaster
I mean this as a compliment. Such a fun layout. The greens are straight out of a fun house. It’s challenging, but fair. Staff is great, restaurant is top notch. Can get a little windy in the afternoon.
Nice Idea, overpriced
Good layout, good conditions, but fluffy fairways, seems roots struggling to secure on hillside, Greens lacking big clown mouths and windmills
Ive played this course 6 times, only once a year for family reunion. It is so slow! I either have been behind slow groups or just too many "bad golfers". Its a bad sign when the scorecard tells you to expext 5-5 1/2 hour rounds. They claim its because of the layout??
Tough Course with No amenities
Staff were civil, but just barely. Driving range ball dispenser didn’t work. No course personnel available on the course during our round.
Wind made this course a real bear. Not fun for mid-teens handicap golfer.
If your a good golfer it stinks to warm up on artificial turf. The starter was pleasant and we took off on time. Of course, the group in front of us played from the blue tees and averaged very short drives, therefore slowing the pace. Challenging layout. tee boxes, fairways and greens in great condition. Worth the money. Looks like a good place for event as well. Nice clubhouse.
Challenging and electrifying experience
I played midday Thursday expecting a slow day but to my surprise plenty of golfers are out and about. The airport nearby was very busy (and loud) as well. This course has plenty of challenges for the average golfer. Greens and sand traps are well maintained. A lot of bridges to cross pay attention to the signs printed on rocks or you may get lost looking for the next hole. One hole where I heard birds chirping, the rest were car alarms, departing small planes and golfers shouting fore. The 18th scared me since it was under power lines and you can hear surging electricity.