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Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
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Owner description: "Rancho" is an 18-hole, par 56, executive golf course, ideal for family golfing, and offering a short game practice area and driving range.
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I learned to play golf on this course over 30 years ago so I am not sure if my rating is objective or if it is borne from decades of home-town comfort. In any event I now play there with my grown sons and friends. While in the larger sense the course is as predictable as any par-3 little course might be, the speed and doming of the greens is so variable and the vortex-like suction of the water hazards so voracious, it makes for a fun little round of golf with family and friends. It also is a fun place for friendly “closest-to-the-pin” bets. The folks there are friendly and laid back and the driving range is grass; a rarity nowadays.

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Many ranges in this area only offer artificial mats ( The Crossings and even hi end Aviara on weekdays ) ...you can pay $2 more to get the yellow bucket and use a nice grass area for your practice. For that reason alone it gets 4 stars. Their 'large' bucket is 100 balls - that is a lot of balls - $12 on grass. Medium has 65 balls for $10 on grass.

Note - offering $150 unlimited golf & range monthly pass - picked one up for the range alone ... as my golf game needs the work.

Thank GregGH
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Enjoyed the course and of course, :), the weather.

Thank Taweyah
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

Great course to take the kids, everyone is wacking away, no issues with pace of play etc- just go to have fun. However, the greens are 'domed' shaped- not sure why, it may be for drainage, but it can be fustrating (up one side, roll down the other).
Price is right, and they have a ranch.
I prefer Lake San Marcos Executive (par 3), real greens, 4 x par 4s (but no range)

Thank schnepper
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Reviewed 27 December 2006

First a disclaimer: I live at Rancho Carlsbad Mobile Estates -- a mobile home community immediately adjacent to the Golf Course. I am a member of the golf club and try to golf at least every other day.

If you are up for a par-3 challenge, you will like this course.

I personally love the course despite its obvious shortcomings.

The greens have lots of ball marks and the tee-boxes have more divots than you will like.

Aside from that, the course is relatively well maintained. The are trees on almost every hole and the fairways are a good mix of narrow and wide. There are two par-four holes.

All the greens are relatively small (about 60 feet x 60 feet) -- which provides a true challenge.

The greens drive some golfers crazy -- they are almost all domed or on a slope -- but I see them as a wonderful challenge. I think they will add at least six shots at least to any scratch-golfers score. If you shoot par here, you can shoot par on any par-3 course.

All-in-all this is a great course to sharpen your short game

Marty Carbone

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