1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, California 92078, US
(760) 744-0120
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About Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

The idyllic shoreline of Lake San Marcos is the draw for the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort outside San Diego. The property is home to a championship and executive golf course, multiple restaurants, a marina with electric and non-motor boat rentals, two saltwater pools and oversized hot tubs. The 1960s-era hotel holds onto its retro charms with hula hoop contests, board games, roasting S'mores and a lobby library. The semiprivate St. Mark Golf Club (6,400 yards) and par-58 executive course will please every level of player. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres250
Year Opened1960
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

Reviews

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Reviews 7
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great place to practice/ learn/ play easy

Love playing this course. Not tough to walk in the later afternoons, and the hilly parts are worth it for fun shots. Pace can get slow, but it is a wonderful course to be stuck on and usually in great condition. Will always try and play here when I can get an after 4pm tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course to play. A few blind holes makes it challenging for an intermediate player like myself. I used every club in my bag.

I will definitely play it regularly. I know my wife will enjoy it as well!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course for any golfer!

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday as I am a beginner and wanted to both enjoy our time and we had a blast. The course was stunning with beautiful views and easy to play but still challenging enough. I recommend it to anyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun Time- A tad misleading

good place for bogey golfers IF your ball goes straight-ish...frequently houses on at least one side of the fairway.

I found $20 for a cart (on an otherwise economical outting) an unwelcome surprise.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A good value and fun!

I’ve always enjoyed playing this course. Staff friendly, great food and vibe. Covid precautions taken very good,. I feel safe.
Course layout is good for every level of golfer though lower handicaps may not find it as challenging as they'd like. Practice are is generous.
Pace of play in my early afternoon round was perfect.
Course conditions today was probably the only small negative. It was wet to soggy in spots with some small areas of deep mud. I’m not sure why this is but watering seems uneven.
Having said that, it was a great day on a laid back course and during these times, an island of calm and relaxation.
Try the food and beverages after your round, you won’t regret it!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Best Short Course

There’s a reason Golf Advisor rated this track #22 in their Top 100 Short Golf Courses in North America and the British Isles. Actually it’s a number of reasons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit the Mark at St. Mark

Well layed our course with just enough length and difficulty for good golfers but enjoyable for those in the nineties. Good chance to shoot low scores. Hole 14 is classic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very slow round with 2 foursomes basically playing together followed by a foursome of drunk first timers but it happens. Course was in good shape and staff was friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Plays longer than the yardage

I've now played St. Marks 3 times and will certainly make it a regular stop among courses I play. Course was in great shape overall. If you're not a long hitter, play the gold or else it's a long day. Long holes, especially the par 3's. Some unique holes. Definitely will be back. The grill is also a plus after your round. Good food and cold beer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best around

Play that courses many time !!!! Always in great nice shape staff are helpful can’t wait to play there again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really fun course

Not too long. Fairways and greens are in good shape. A couple of the tee boxes need work but not something to complain about. Drove thirty minutes to play here. Definitely going to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Could be good, but

The course is okay, pretty flat and boring layout with only a few decent holes, none of which are particularly memorable. Set within a large housing community, almost all the holes are snuggly lined with homes, and most of these houses are just a few yards from the fairway making it very stressful for any shots that are a few yards off line. The pace of play is SLOW, I teed off at 7:00am the other day and had to wait on literally every hole. I expect to wait (and do) when I have played here in the afternoon or even late morning, not that early. The staff (especially in the pro shop, but also the bar) is not particularly friendly or welcoming, not rude, just cold. They are also charging $1 for a cup of tap water (bottled water is $2); which is kinda shocking to do to your paying customers while they are golfing in the 90 degree summer heat for 4.5 hours. Congratulations, you have become the Spirit airline of golf courses. I can definitely afford to pay $1 for tap water, in fact I can afford to pay even more for a course that won't nickel and dime me and will provide a decent guest (customer) experience!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great, affordable course. Strange cart rules.

Love this course. Very nice, affordable and well kept. Only thing that was strange is they make carts come in at 7:45pm. We were forced to return our cart mid round, on the 14th hole all the way to the clubhouse. A little disappointing but would still play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Friendly Place to Play

Was welcome when arriving and made me feel that they were happy to see me and that I was supporting their course. Was hooked up with three local golfers who said that they play there twice a week. I can see why, the course was in good condition except the bunkers which needed some work. A fun and all around good experience. will be back there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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