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3.3
228 Reviews (228)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
72.5%
Recommend this course
175 out of 228 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 56
Length 2396 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1959
Golf Season Year round
Architect Art Saprico

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.3
228 Reviews (228)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Beginners 12
Walkers 12
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

You get what you pay for

Been coming here for years with my dad. Good place to practice short game 18holes for $15-30 is a steal.

Not the best condition but early morning with a coffee ain’t half bad.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Perfect practice spot for short game and putting

I’m not sure if people can’t read or if they don’t understand what a par 3 course is but this spot is a gem for families and new or skilled players. Very friendly staff who answered all the questions I had and the food and drink are fantastic. It’s one of the only courses to have a grass and mat range with good distance markings that stay consistent making it easy to track your yardages. If you want a quick and challenging round that tests your ability this is the spot. Easily walkable, dog friendly, and the no golf attire needed make this a leisurely place to play at.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
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 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Par-3 Course

Very good course to work on your short game. Greens are well-kept! Smooth and grassy, no dried/burnt spots. Flat terrain for the first 9 holes so very easy to walk (will play the back 9 the next time). Be careful with your shots though since the course is so short, the party in front of you may get hit even though they are off of the green of your hole. Paid $18 (senior discount) for 9 holes walking with my own push cart. Reasonable price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens are long like a fairway!

It just seems like they did not put any care into cutting a decent fairway, most of it is dirt patches, the holes are really short, and I understand some are overlapping, but at least, if you’re paying for a “green fee”, I’d appreciate some attention to making the greens better and puttable. They are very slow and long grain. If you put more care into the grass after the rains the course would actually be a fun practice area! Thank you for reading. I am definitely disappointed and not coming back with friends, bc I paid $72 for the poorly taken care of course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

Knew it was a par 3 course and took my 8 year old son, whose a golfer. Strange layout, with strange routing.
The conditions were awful. Greens super slow and inconsistent. Many green were dome shaped which I though was bizarre. Collars were chewed up, and fairways were very dry and patchy. Worst part were the tee boxes, some of which had no grass at all. Friendly staff, but par 3 courses can still be well maintained and much more playable, young golfers deserve that. Colina in city Heights is our go-to for my 2 boys and I, and is an exemplary example of a well maintained and playable par 3 course for kids and their parents alike.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great for Short Game work!

Excellent place to get a good rhythm in your short game. Good par 3 course to work on your approach shots.

Greens were a bit rough bit each presented slightly different. Some were fast, some were slow.

Overall, it was a great experience especially because I took my son who recently picked up the game.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short game test.

Great job on your little Gem. Well worth the drive from Escondido, looking forward to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good good

Best golf course ever I have played. Good view and conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course!

Nice little par 3 course that was pretty well maintained. Longest hole was 140yds if I remember correctly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$15 hot deal!

I really enjoyed myself at the Rancho Carlsbad pitch and putt. Most holes around 100 yards. Course in pretty good condition. Actually with all of the rain we’ve had in Southern California. Greens tiny but in good shape. They have a $120 a month membership fee for all the golf you can play which I may take them up on. Overall I enjoyed my three hour 18 hole Golf today!

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