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3.7
277 Reviews (277)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
78
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
49
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
73.2%
Recommend this course
187 out of 277 reviews
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3.7
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
73.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 41 reviews
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3.7
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
72.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 65
Length 4454 yards
Slope 140
Rating 66.9

Located in Oceanside, Goat Hill Park originally opened in 1952 as a nine-hole course called Center City Golf Course. It was the first golf course in San Diego County and in the 1980s was designated as protected public land that cannot be developed without a public vote. The course was redesigned in the 1990s into an 18-hole short course and soon became known by locals as "Goat Hill." The course was threatened by development in 2014 but the local community fought the plans at city hall and a new management team led by local residents John Ashworth, David Emerick and Geoff Cunningham assumed management of the golf course. Using volunteer corps of tradesman and citizens along with dedicated staff, they renovated and revitalized Goat Hill to its current state. The course features one par 5 on its par-65 layout and features long views from its perch on a hill. It also has a full driving range, pro shop as well as disc golf interwoven into the layout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1952
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Disc Golf

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #5)

Reviews

3.7
277 Reviews (277)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Narrow Fairways 14
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 15
Junior Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet five some

Interesting course layout and pouring rain. But the difficult part was being a twosome sent out behind a 5-some who thought they were in the PGA and kept taking the pin out in the post rule Covid era.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/25/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Goat Hill Park!

Played On
Reviews 12
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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/25/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/19/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Goat Hill live

Other than major cutback on the fairway grass , it was fun to play there again . I was surprised that the greens were $56. Played this course over 100 times back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. It was only $15 then!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/26/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We look forward to having you back at Goat Hill Park!

Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Goat Hill Park. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging

This is by far the most challenging course that i ve played. It is great course to challenge you. The greens are in excellent condition. This is golf!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The greens are great but brutal.

I lost my Titliest wedge and waited if someone will return. No response. The fences are prone for outsiders to get in. Needs improvement for security. The fairways and greens are fun to play with. Can’t wait to play on driving range restoration.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Goat Hill Park. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Goat Hill Park.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

True test

For the average golfer, great challenge..
No easy holes, everything falls off somewhere...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is a great potential for young kids.

Best for the city of Oceanside. I can see lots of improvement going on. Keep up the good work and more power to the organization.

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

Really Fun to Play

My wife and I played here last Friday for the first time and really enjoyed ourselves. If you’re looking for tour distance, play elsewhere. If you’re looking to problem-solve and have fun, this is your place. The elevated tees and/or greens give you plenty to think about. Not much water to worry about but plenty of hazards and out of bounds areas to make you second guess your club choice - which we loved!! Rolling, crested greens so you have to avoid going too long or two short (a couple of short putts rolled back to my feet and a couple of long ones required a wedge to chip back on.

Staff is super friendly. Clubhouse is well stocked. Love the golf carts.

This is our new favorite course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park.

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A Very Unique Place

Every time I play here which is turning into once a week I leave here saying to myself what a cool and relaxing course to play and always look forward to coming back. Pace of play is always good, course is getting into better shape all the time, and with the elevations and thick grass in some locations make it for a challenging but fun time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Goat Hill Park. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

First Visit to Local Legend

After seeing all the hype on social media, I finally made the trek from Pacific Beach to Oceanside to play this track. After bumping into a few locals and putting around, I played quite an enjoyable round. The greens are easily the best feature on this course, with many of them in fantastic shape and will eat you alive if you're not careful. You can tell that a lot of love and care is going into this place. Fairways and rough were well...rough, but it seems to be trending in the right direction with almost every divot filled with sand. Can't wait to see what this course is like in a year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Goat Hill Park thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park!

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Goat Hill Park. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Goat Hill Park.

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