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California Oaks Golf Club

40603 Colony Dr, Murrieta, California, 92562
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
909-677-2221
Architect: David Rainville (32)
                      
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About California Oaks Golf Club

California Oaks Golf Club, previously named The Colony Country Club, is a public, 18 hole golf course located in Murrieta, California

California Oaks Golf Club first opened for play in 1989. The course was designed by David Rainville.

Formerly an executive course, it has been newly updated and and lengthed and is now a short, par-70 public course. It offers dramatic par 3s, challenging par4s and newly reachable par 5s. The course offers 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda grass.

Blue tees: par-70, 5,218 yards, 66.1 / 122

White tees: par-70, 4,816 yards, 64.3 / 120

Red tees: par-68, 4,265 yards, 65.3 / 115

This course has been ranked 5 times
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Murrieta, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, December 2013 at 8am

The greens were average at best. The fact that they stretched the course to a par 70 made it interesting at best. The 10th hole, par 4, 292 yards, did not have much of a fairway for laying up, if at all. They should've left that hole as a long par 3. The course was beautiful when I first played it 20+ years ago, a challenging par 65, with some risk/reward holes. It's pretty much gone down hill since, sorry to say.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021429
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Murrieta, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2013 at 6am

Tough tight course if you can hit straight you will have fun

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020531
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Murrieta, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, March 2006 at 10am

Where to begin? Golfed here 03/29/2013 and will never go back.

Groupon for round and lunch, and three golf balls. Seemed like a good deal. Get to the course and it just went down hill from there. I will list in the order I was faced with:

1- show up for my tee time, an old large man and short woman (Fey is her name?) arguing over some rules issue. Ignored me for 5 or so minutes as they argued between each other.

2- Fey finally came over (I asked the bartender upstairs for her name to complain, but found out she is the manager) and was absolutely the rudest person I have ever met. This is a GOLF COURSE! Walmart has better customer service. Horrible Horrible.

3- Balls were old pond balls, not a big deal, but still ....

4- Clubhouse is falling apart, no gloves any size but small. Everything over priced.

5- Beer price was unreal! 6 cans of coors for $30.00..... really?? And then on the 2nd tee opened one and it was OLD, nasty, expired (two years old???) Coors.... WTH???? Really??

6- Get to the tee box and there are 5-6 groups ahead of me, now I have a tee time and am on time. No starter, No Marshal. groups have 3, 4, 6 (six? In one group?). Tee box in terrible shape as golfer after golfer swings mulitple times as they loose balls left, right etc. Sitting at #1 took 30 min to tee off.

7- Greens under repair, not bad, Sand traps are more like hard pack cement.

8- 5 hours to play a round on a Par 70, 5,000 yard course. Again, no marshall seen in 5 hours.

9- Golf Cart is in terrible condition and very slow. Starts to die out at 4th hole. I called the club house and talked to a girl (Fey again?) who was rude, if it was somthing I did i would be responsible.... blah blah... REALLY? A younger guy came out two holes later with a new cart (still in terrible shape) while I was on the green. I said my cart was over there, and he starts tossing my stuff from old cart to new cart, and asking me what was wrong, as there was a full charge and seemed fine to him. Then drives away with old cart, WITH THE KEY TO THE CART HE LEFT ME! Had to have one of the other players go chase him down.

10- At the end of the round, went to go redeem my free lunch and was told that they were out of this, or that. When I started to complain I received a shrug and was told that the management didn't care, they only worried about the bottom line and did not know what they were doing.

So, this was a terrible experience, I have been golfing for 20 + years and have never seen such incompetence, disrespectful staff and a sense that once I paid i was on my own.

Horrible Horrible Horrible.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019591
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Murrieta, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2012 at 6am

Real good and challenge course to play; The food is excellent, especially their hamburger; Golf retreat scenery is very nice and relaxing; Green is someof the best in the valley;

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018075
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Temecula, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2009 at noon

Executive Course par 65. Challenging for a beginner. As a beginner woman golfer, I loved the course. I was on and off the course within 3.5 hours. I was not exhausted from trying to play a 400-500 yd. hole. Haven't played this course in awhile but would like to play again soon.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 016648
3.0/5
Based on 5 reviews
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