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3.9
623 Reviews (623)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
260
3 Stars
122
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
79.5%
Recommend this course
466 out of 623 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.0%
Recommend this course
63 out of 75 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.2%
Recommend this course
78 out of 96 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6951 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.5
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Talega Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (2001) Brian Curley (2001) Lee E. Schmidt (2001) Tom Peck (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
623 Reviews (623)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 59
Forced Carries 49
Elevation Changes 37
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 33
Convenient to the City 29
In the 'Burbs 24

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course

I liked the overall layout of the course. It is challenging especially after the first 4 holes. Definitely worth playing but I wouldn't pay full price at this time of year. There are several bare spots on the course. It probably will be much better in another month or so. I would not spend $100.00 to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course, not sure worth $

Beautiful course, greens in excellent condition, fun design. I’m a beginner and it wasn’t too overly frustrating. I enjoyed playing here. Fairways are very hard and brown and muddy in places. Their CV protocols are strict, you can’t even sit on a bench outside 15ft away from anyone else, a little over the top but safe.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition particularly for the price

$130 for the round and the condition was that of a poorly managed muni. Greens were ok, the rest of the course was poorly maintained. Haven’t played here in awhile but the maintenance issues seem to persevere at Talega. Pity.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course layout but fairways are beat...they badly need water and professional care.

This is a fantastic course badly in need of attention. Fairways are very hard and dry. Such a shame to see a wonderful course in such really bad shape. Still worth playing though.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Peaceful charming treasure!

Even we didn’t finish 18 holes ( with late Tee time), still had a lot fun. Also some of us became members of Talega !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

This was my third time playing in last month. Love the course, great views, challenging greens. Love playing here, especially the back 9. The only downfall is that everything is closed. The atmosphere off the golf course is non existent. No bar, no pro shop, eerily quiet. Other than that, highly recommend! Staff was very cool as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course clearly was once beautiful. Poorly maintained but still charging top tier prices. Poor value. Worth playing once to see though

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Very charming gem!

We have played Talega few times lately, very attractive charming gem in south OC!. My new favor course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice challenging course. Great views. The clubhouse & proshop were nonexistent. I’ve been around a lot of Orange County & San Diego golf courses since covid. This course feels like covid ruined it.

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