Mercer Oaks Golf Course - East Course
|Red (W)||72||5212 yards||68.9||120|
|Black M: 74.2/131||415||580||360||430||165||465||540||225||412||3592||435||395||192||555||318||455||195||425||620||3590||7182|
|Blue M: 72.6/128||392||550||335||410||148||440||515||208||400||3398||412||365||170||540||304||430||188||390||575||3374||6772|
|White M: 70.2/126 W: 76.5/137||352||525||320||385||130||415||492||185||375||3179||383||343||155||500||291||400||170||360||545||3147||6326|
|Gold M: 68.3/122 W: 74.4/132||335||500||293||380||110||385||482||170||355||3010||366||315||130||485||270||372||143||335||508||2924||5934|
|Red W: 69.9/119||285||415||240||338||85||355||425||135||300||2578||330||280||106||440||238||347||123||300||470||2634||5212|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms
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Poor customer service
I’ve played Mercer Oaks courses several times, and have generally enjoyed playing there. The course conditions need improvement, there is grass growing in the bunkers and the tee boxes need a lot of attention. We started our round after 2 pm, so we knew it was going to be close getting all 18 holes in. When we checked in, and spoke with the Starter, no one said the carts had to be returned at a specific time. At the turn the starter pops up and says carts have to be in by 6:10 pm. The pace of play was okay on the front 9, but really slowed down on the back nine. While on the 17th tee, waiting again for the group in front of us, a staff member drove by to remind us about the carts. He specifically told us we’d be the last group allowed to finish. We got to the 18th tee, and had to wait again, we hit our drives when a different staff member said we had to take the carts in immediately. We tried to explain that we were told we could finish, but he didn’t want to hear anything. His tone was rude and condescending with zero hint of empathy or customer service. We picked up our tee shots and left, and I doubt we’ll be back.
Nice and hilly need some spot a pots
Beautiful wide open course lots of sand. Big downside was not even a spot a pot to be found for many holes. As a female player I can’t just get lost in the woods.
What happened to the East course???
Have played at Mercer Oaks dozens of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. Was last there 2 months ago (end of June). It’s almost inconceivable how the conditions of a course could go downhill so quickly in such a short period of time! It’s almost as if no maintenance has been done at all, other than mowing. The tees are a mess, the traps are a mess (totally unraked with all sorts of weeds in most), the rough is just a blanket of crabgrass and the greens are a joke (hadn’t been mowed for days and the aprons are either nothing but dirt or have been allowed to grow in with crabgrass). It’s almost criminal how they have let this course deteriorate — and my biggest fear is that they’ve lost it to the point that they might not get it back to where it once was. It’s that bad, folks. Yes, they’ve recently aerated the greens and tees - I’m not talking about that. The lack of maintenance is just so obvious, you have to wonder if anyone is minding the store. I don’t know what’s going on over there, but golfers should be advised that this is not the same course you’ve come to know and appreciate. This was my 66th round this year, played over more than 30 courses, and this was BY FAR the worst conditioned course I have played. Golfer beware. P.S. They also have no water coolers out on the course - make sure you bring your own!
Second group off in the morning. Always friendly and cheerful in the pro shop. The greens keeping staff were busy and cordial. Just a pleasant experience overall, thank you for delivering great conditions.
Challenging but user friendly
A couple of the best county courses I’ve played. I travel 48 miles one way once a month to pay these courses.
Mercer Oak East
Course in great condition, friendly staff, and beautiful weather you can’t ask for much more.
2 great courses
Always fun and challenging. Enjoy the East course. Has some length and holes where you have to hit controlled drive. As it seems with all courses these days, ball marks all over the greens, but that’s just inconsiderate people.
How about learning some golf etiquette, people!