The Links at Lakehouse
Formerly known as St. Mark Golf Course.
|Gold (W)||72||5663 yards||68.0||122|
|Red (W)||72||5480 yards||72.1||127|
|Blue M: 71.0/126||310||394||208||447||343||163||487||359||343||3054||460||174||606||167||369||466||412||210||480||3344||6398|
|White M: 70.0/123 W: 76.3/137||300||375||195||427||324||148||478||340||331||2918||438||156||597||156||364||463||403||186||465||3228||6146|
|Gold M: 67.6/117 W: 73.5/132||300||296||165||349||300||135||462||325||321||2653||408||140||502||140||359||455||387||165||454||3010||5663|
|Red M: 66.6/114 W: 72.5/129||275||296||131||349||249||123||462||325||321||2531||408||124||502||131||359||455||387||129||454||2949||5480|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis
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Good value for the money
This course like many in the area is extremely busy but they are are efficient and got us out in time. The course is a good test of golf. The area has has a tremendous amount of rain so the course was as expected incredibly wet in places so cart path only. I would play it again under drier conditions.
Shockingly Muddy Mess
Have played here in previous seasons and was shocked at the deplorable conditions! Majority of fairways had standing water -ducks included or creeks running thru with no way to get to your ball without getting wet and muddy; IF YOU COULD FIND IT! Bring lots of balls, wet cloths and wear old shoes. Would have been nice of the pro shop staff to advise it was cart path only and there was RUNNING water on fairways. Should be closed down to allow for drying out!
Course had drain issues due to all the rain so many fairways had huge amounts of muddy areas that swallowed your balls beside ruining your shoes. Pro shop should warn and/ or offer discounts. Cart path only was exhausting. Course will be fun when drier. Clubhouse and staff were great!
Horrible playing conditions
The course IMHO was unplayable. The fairways were soaked and almost all holes had standing water. It will take a week or so with no rain to dry out. Previously when I played home 12 can experience drainage issues, but yesterday was a war zone.
Look forward to playing in the future when the water has drained off.
The water did not drain
All the mud and water in golf course. It is not good to play here after rain.
Always a fun course to play, but obviously with all the rain the course was wet and many areas were overgrown since it's too wet to mow the grass. Unfortunately without major improvements to the drainage, it's just the way it is. The greens were in great shape, and the staff was solid per usual.
VERY poor conditions. SWAMP
It was absolutely awful conditions. The whole course is a swamp, literally. 12 of the 18 fairways had an inch or two of water and mud and were essentially unplayable. It was irritating that they didn’t mention any of this and are still charging full price as if the course is in normal shape.
Very wet. Not a dry spot on the course. At least 1” of water everywhere. Can’t believe it was open. But when it’s dry, very fun course. Great staff. Great food. Great atmosphere. Terrible drainage. Luckily, we do not have to deal with that too often.
Do not play here if it has rained in the last week. Very wet and doesn’t drain well.
Other than that, this course is always fun and challenging. Staff is always great and friendly. Food is good.
Greens were wet and sandy, so rolled slow. Usually really nice.
In a month or 2, I will be playing this course a few
times a month
One word DRAINAGE
I did NOT play well that day but the grounds have little or no drainage.really.
Even a week after the rains, this course remains wet Wet WET! Very poor drainage conditions. Not a dry spot in site. Unfriendly check in staff if you’re a GN patron. 2some, 3somes sent out causes SLOW pace of play. Club members using their carts zig zagging across all fairways destroying the course even more. Cart paths only idiots! Stay away for a while!
don't play here unless you want to wait the whole round
As we were going to be vacationing in the Carlsbad area and wanted to play golf, we read reviews before we booked at St Marks (now called The Links) and they seemed to be good other than only a couple of bad ones. But it was awful. Not only was it cart path only which they hadn't informed us, but worse, was that the greens had recently been sanded and we weren't told about that either. Usually there is price break if the course is undergoing maintenance such as seeding but that didn't happen.
Unfortunately, the real issue was the long, long wait every time to hit. The GPS in the cart was letting us know the elapsed time and how far we were behind pace. By the third hole we were already behind. The fourth hole was 28 minutes behind and we were always right up to the guys in front as they were to the groups before them. They just had too many people booked on the course! We left at the end of hole 15 as by that time we were at 4 hour and 24 minutes with 3 more holes to go and behind pace by 55 minutes. So, we gave up as if we continued to play the full 18, it would have taken around 5 1/2 hours.
Sandy and Soggy
Course was very soggy due to recent rains. Fairways were largely unplayable. Greens has been punched and sanded. Sand had not settled, so we were basically putting on sand. Very disappointing course shape and should have been offered at discount.
Muddy, but Enjoyable!
Welcome to post rainy season golf play!
I enjoyed my early morning start time on the course on 03/04/23.
It was following a month of rainy weather in Northern SD County and the course was mostly playable, but some fairways were just too saturated.
The drainage system was working great, but there was still too much standing water in some of the longer, flatter fairways.
I’ve played this course many times over the last 8 years and I will continue to in the future.
Come enjoy and be glad you did!!
Followed an epic winter storm/hurricane
We played the day following San Diego's epic 2023 winter storm and the course was VERY soggy - cart path only - and the greens were punched and heavily sanded...but the course has a great layout and we had a fun in spite of all of that. SO, .when the course gets cleaned up I'd come back and highly recommend it.
Cow Pature Golf
While the course was suffering from all the recent rain, it didn't look like it would be that much better in dry weather. Fairways are a mishmash of various grasses and bare ground. Sand traps hadn't been raked for a long time and were either blown out or had standing water. Greens were decent, although recently sanded so hard to tell how well they rolled. We bailed after 9 holes.
Expensive for Condition
Expensive for condition of the course. Signature hole had sand on the majority of the tee box. Greens were in excellent condition.