Golf courses California Lakeside Barona Creek Golf Club

Barona Creek Golf Club

1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, California, 92040
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(619) 387-7018
Architect: Gary Roger Baird (26)
                      
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About Barona Creek Golf Club

Barona Creek Golf Club is a Resort. open to the public 18 hole golf course located in Lakeside, California. Set in the southwest corner of the Barona Indian Reservation, the Barona Creek Golf Club is part of Lakeside, California's Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino. The course has been rated among the top resort courses in California and one of the best casino courses in America

The Barona Creek Golf opened for play in 2001. The course was designed by Gary Roger Baird.

The course has gently flowing creeks, hardy California oaks, and native sods and grasses. With over 100 fingerling-like bunkers around 170 mature oak trees. and strategically placed natural obstacles, including an oak that splits the first fairway you know you are on a challenging championship course.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7088 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5296 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 17, a par-5 that plays to 566 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 171 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 449 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 16, a 174 yard par-3.

Black tees: par-72, 7,088 yards, 74.5 / 140. Player Type: Professional or skilled player with 9 or lower handicap

Gold tees: par-72, 6,596 yards, 72.0 / 136. Player Type: Most male golfers

Silver tees: par-72, 6,321 yards, 70.4 / 132. Player Type: Senior men and players with intermediate to advanced skill

Teal tees: par-72, 5,813 yards, 73.8 / 130. Player Type: Serious female golfers with single-digit handicaps

Burgundy tees: par-72, 5,296 yards, 70.6 / 126. Player Type: Most female golfers

This is a hit and rip it course. With plenty of room on the fairways, you have to hit a pretty lousy shot to get into a lot of trouble. However, the fairway bunkers can be dangerou. Anything wild will most likely catch the native areas, which either have high grass, water or both.

Barona Creek has one of the best practice facilities in Southern California. The 10 acre practice area includes a 12,000-square-foot putting green, 6,000-square-foot chipping green and a 40-space, all-grass driving range.

 

This course has been ranked 6 times
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Bonita, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2013 at noon

Great golf course. Ways want more of it.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020710
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Banning, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2012 at 10am

Middle of nowhere but a nice tract in good condition and great for a group tournament. Not a course I would go to to play by myself. Too far away from me.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 019063
Golf Course ranker Photo, Carl Adams
Bullhead City, AZ

$126 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2011 at 8am

A very interesting and challanging layout. The fiarways are good but the greens are undulating, fast and almost impossible to read. The layout is difficult for the high handicapper as the course is filled with many roughs that are extremely large and difficult to play over. If you can't drive 250 yards consistently, this is not a good layout. a couple of the par three's are too long for the average player. This course is designed with the low handicappers in mind.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 015468
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Fallbrook, CA

(cart included), played on Saturday, June 2011 at 6am

Best public course in southern California bar none. Conditions like private club. Staff extremely helpful and professional.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Best course in the area
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 014745
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San Diego, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2011 at noon

I love this course. It is very challenging but fair. Well maybe fair. The last time I played the greens were like ice and they placed the pins in impossible positions. The fairways are like carpet and the rough is lush and thick. I will be back and I will hope the pin placement isn't so tough.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012922
Golf Course ranker Photo, Ron McCann
Austin, TX

$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2010 at 2pm

The casino at this resort is a plus. Stay here and short drive to Torrey pines too. Target desert course lots of elevation.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011346
4.5/5
Based on 6 reviews
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