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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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.
The course is in great condition but it’s still drying out form previous rain storms. Therefore, it was cart path only on all holes played.
Took 4 hours to play the 1st 14 holes due to a painfully slow ladies foursome in front
Don't waste your money. Not worth half of what they charge. Absolutely no drainage. Puddles and marked of area taking up 70% of fairways. Hidden water/mud you'll loseyour shoe in. And retards who take 15 minutes to hit their ball to top it off. Couldn't pay me to play here again and i used to love the course.
Playing the swamp
I don't know why they were even open, many of the fare ways had standing water and it was cart path only so you had to walk through extremely soaked areas. It was not golf and not fun for me or the out of state visitor from Ohio I was paired with. I was considering contacting the course manager and ask for a comp round when the course is in better condition.
Totally water logged
Course was not really playable. Fairways had puddles everywhere. Wish I didn’t play. Who wants to pay for cart that can’t leave the path and trudge through mud with the wrong club and try to find their ball amongst the 1ft high rough scattered with plant debris?
Feel ripped off
Played on the 31st and was VERY disappointed with the condition of the course. Many of the fairways we unplayable due to standing water, paid 24.00 for a golf cart when it was cart path only and ruined a good pair of golf shoes. Golf shoes are designed to be water repellent not water proof and there was too much swampy water. I've played there lots of times, really enjoy the course but it should not be open for play until there is no standing water in the fairways.
It's a wet winter in San Diego - course is soaked
The rains stopped 10 to 14 days ago, but the course is saturated. There are palettes being used as bridges from the cart path to the fairway. There's casual water on many holes.
The greens were in good shape and the rough, not surprisingly, was growthy, as it's nearly impossible to mow.
Don't wear your good shoes. This was Jan 27 and more rain was expected Jan 29 and 30 and again later in the week. These wet conditions should persist into March at least.
Nice cuorse but waterlogged
I really like the layout. Many tricky holes.
Good value .
Unfortunately right now the back 9 is unplayable. So much boggy ground. You even lose balls in the middle of the fairway and the rough is long because they can't cut it , the grounds too soft to run the mower over I would imagine.