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4.4
488 Reviews (488)
5 Stars
228
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
96.4%
Recommend this course
462 out of 488 reviews
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4.4
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 47 reviews
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4.3
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.2%
Recommend this course
76 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 58
Length 2700 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Previously known as "Lake San Marcos Executive Golf Course"

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Course Details

Year Built 1980
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Rainville

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #22)

Reviews

4.4
488 Reviews (488)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 13
19th Hole Specials 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 29
Bunkers 22
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 39
Locals 35
Beginners 33
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
In the 'Burbs 13
At a Resort 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 47
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great Short Course

Everything is great except for the perennially diseased 13th green and I don’t like to complain; wife and I play here once a week (almost every week), but the bunkers need new sand. They are hard dirt.

However, everything else about this favorite short course of ours deserves Golf Advisor’s #20 ranking out of the 100 best short courses in all of North America and the British Isles.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Course Is Discriminatory

Drove down from Orange County to play a round with friends today. There was no one in front of us and a group of 7 followed by a group of 5 four holes behind us. There were 6 of us and we weren’t holding anyone up, following proper golf etiquette, and keeping really good pace so we decided to play together.

On hole 9 by the clubhouse, the manager comes out on the patio and yells at us to split apart, so we did, into a foursome and a double. A group of six white men drive by and nothing is said to them…

As we continue to play, a man comes by in a golf cart and talks to both of our groups separately, saying they take golf “seriously” around here. He continues to go past us to the next hole and hides behind a tree and watches our group. Keep in mind, there’s a group of 7 and a group of 5 being extremely rowdy and holding people up four holes behind us.

This obviously ruins the atmosphere of our round so I drive up to the clubhouse and the guy and the manager are there talking. Turns out the guy who was stalking us DOESN’T EVEN WORK HERE. His name is Martin and he’s a “local” that terrorizes women of color. Martin claims there was a shortage on carts meanwhile he’s on a cart by himself stalking our group when he didn’t even pay for a round.

It’s a reallyyyyy bad look for how this place is run when you’re letting a local terrorist of a man named Martin discriminate against people of color and letting him run amuck on the course stalking groups. Highly would not recommend this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Course is Discrimantory

Drove down from Orange County to play a round with friends today. There was no one in front of us and a group of 7 followed by a group of 5 four holes behind us. There were 6 of us and we weren’t holding anyone up, following proper golf etiquette, and keeping really good pace so we decided to play together.

On hole 9 by the clubhouse, the manager comes out on the patio and yells at us to split apart, so we did, into a foursome and a double. A group of six white men drive by and nothing is said to them…

As we continue to play, a man comes by in a golf cart and talks to both of our groups separately, saying they take golf “seriously” around here. He continues to go past us to the next hole and hides behind a tree and watches our group. Keep in mind, there’s a group of 7 and a group of 5 being extremely rowdy and holding people up four holes behind us.

This obviously ruins the atmosphere of our round so I drive up to the clubhouse and the guy and the manager are there talking. Turns out the guy who was stalking us DOESN’T EVEN WORK HERE. His name is Martin and he’s a “local” that terrorizes women of color. Martin claims there was a shortage on carts meanwhile he’s on a cart by himself stalking our group when he didn’t even pay for a round.

It’s a reallyyyyy bad look for how this place is run when you’re letting a local terrorist of a man named Martin discriminate against people of color and letting him run amuck on the course stalking groups. Highly would not recommend this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Always in great shape but there was a group of 8 playing at the same time. I understand it’s was a birthday but we were told we couldn’t play 5.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Otis

Everything is great except the bunkers which are not sand but rather compacted DG which is impossible to hit out of.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great conditions

Course was great conditions and was very easy to walk also easy to play not losing any balls. The sand bunkers need to be redone but that’s it. Greens were decent speeds and predictable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous Course to work on your irons

It's a great course, well marked, and it has a neat restaurant for the 19th hole. Just be careful of bees around hole 10. I guess since it's spring, they're out and about. The course gives you opportunities to hone your irons, PW & a few opportunities to flex your driver skills. Had a great round. Will definitely return when I visit San Diego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf carts

Shortage of carts...several groups had to wait for carts.
Appears there was a ladies club playing and no carts were avaiable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday golf

On vacation in San Marcos. Played 18 holes at St. Marks . Lunch and we're also good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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