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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 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little coarse for tuning up the short game…

Played this coarse many times and it’s always fun. It was in good condition and the greens were in great shape. Very easy to walk and play in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice condition!

The course is in good shape and the greens are very nice. Some tee boxes need help but overall a nice day of golf, we finished 18 in under 3 hours on a reasonably busy day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A Walk in the Park

Walked 18 holes in 2 hours and 10 minutes with no delays. Only downer was no kitchen help to cook a hot dog. SMEC is the best deal in town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Leaf pile dump

Large piles of leaves were dumped just short of the 251 yard 18th hole green in a manner that caused maximum difficulties for players. The leaf piles were spread over a large area that was not visible until golfers were close to the green. The chance of finding your own ball around these leaf piles was minimal. I consider this dumping by groundskeepers to be extremely inconsiderate! I believe it would be difficult to cause more problems for golfers on this course than happened that day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best exec course in Norrh county San diego

This is my home course now since the greens at Emerald isle are horrible.. I play weekly so thus is fun quick course to keep short game up......... fun spot and great folks .. keep up the good work for us weekend hacks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tee boxes need work

Course was great except for the tee boxes. Price seems a bit high to be teeing off from dirt on a ton of holes. Besides that everything else was great

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Very well kept and clean. Staff is very friendly and the food is an added plus! I recommend the bbq chicken sandwich and an IPA of your choice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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