Bonita Golf Club

5540 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, California, 91902
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(619) 267-1103
Architect: William F. Bell (87)
                      
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About Bonita Golf Club

Bonita Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Bonita, California.

The golf course is a par 71, 6200 yards from the back tees, with mature tree lined fairways. The course has been in existence since 1954 and at its current location since 1981. The Sweetwater river runs down the middle of the golf course, making it challenging, yet fun for golfers of all skill levels.

Designed by William F. Bell, Bonita Golf Club offers a rich history of great golf to visiting and local enthusiasts alike. The scenic tree-dotted course crossed by the Sweetwater River is easy to walk and fun to ride.

Holes range from the risk-reward double water hazard # 18 (487) to the challenging Par 4 #3 (425) are just hints of the variety. The greens are generally average sized and firmness with good consistency.

This course has been ranked 11 times
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Chula Vista, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Friday, November 2017 at 6:00 AM

First I am a bit biased as I work at this course as a player's assistant but will try to be as honest as possible. This simple layout is a bit squeezed together and is fairly flat. However, the course is challenging due to the fairways being lined with eucalyptus trees and the greens being quite fast. The greens are the best of any course south of Interstate 8 and the bunkers are perfect. The course is only 6,000 yards long from the back tees and low scores can be had if you are hitting it straight and making putts. One major tip: keep your approach shots below the hole or 3-putts will abound. The fairways are 90% perfect, mowed low, and you get lots of roll. A fun course for both beginners and skilled players.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 029001
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El Cajon, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2016 at

Great condition! Layout is on the easier side of the coin. Very playable with a very friendly staff.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 028352
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San Diego, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2016 at 8:30 AM

I play at least (8) rounds a week (Monday thru Saturday) and I find it to be over all the best course dollar for dollar in the San Diego county.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028118
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San Diego, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2015 at

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Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 027738
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Lake Oswego, OR

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2013 at 6am

The have redid alot of tees, sandtraps, etc. The condition of the course is fabulous. I would easily play here weekly. May make it my home course. Great people in the shops and bar/food area. Very enjoyable to play here.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020030
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, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2012 at 10am

Course modifications have been extensive. Newly designed traps with nice white sand. (No more hard pan). Two to three cuts of grass around the Fairways and Bunkers make it more challenging. I have been a Member for close to 30 Years and watched this Course progress from Pitiful to Pristine for Our Area. Well worth the Price for a Round. The only drawback is Pace of Play sometimes. A Normal round for a Foursome is 31/2--4 Hours but because of the diversity of Players it can turn into a 5 hour round. Staff has been doing better at having slow players keep up with the group in front of Them lately. The Clubhouse mimics a normal Sports Bar environment with adequate refreshments and snacks. The waitresses are friendly and for the most part efficient

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018870
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San Diego, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Sunday, July 2011 at 6am

Nice layout, snack bar is open again, greens really need to be rolled and pace marshall needs to do his job and get in the faces of those players who can't keep up with the group in front.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 014785
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Escondido, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at 10am

I was once a member of the men's club when I lived closer to the club. I stayed a member for over eight years due to many friends being members. I have only played it about 3 times in the last 3 years because of living 45 miles away now. My SCGA Affiliate club plays there on occasion. I signed up to play our January tournament at Bonita, and upon arrival I noticed quite a few changes in and around the club house and restaurant. The cousre looked the best I've ever seen it, and once I realized the course routing changes it was a very smart and smoother way to play the cousre. Although the course was quite crowded our event was 20 minutes behind for the first tee time, either from over booking or the quality of players on the course. The round was 5 hours long but e finished long before dark. The sports bar has also improved greatly with fair prices, and plenty of TVs. I would recomend the cousre for any level of player, and a fair price for a fun layout.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012959
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Carlsbad, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Tuesday, December 2010 at 8am

They've switched around a number of holes since I last played there, which is OK. The food-stop shed was closed for first time in memory. Tees and fairways in good, green shape. Bonita's greens are still one of the slowest in the county.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012589
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La Mesa, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2008 at 10am

This is a good cousre to hone your skills. Just difficult enough to make one think out their shots, but easy enough as not to totally frustrate you.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 003479
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San Diego, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Saturday, February 2008 at 8am

Nice layout, fair price, nice course.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 001803
4.0/5
Based on 11 reviews
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