Golf courses California Santee Carlton Oaks Country Club

Carlton Oaks Country Club

9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, California, 92071
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(619) 448-8500
Architect: Perry Dye (14)
                      
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About Carlton Oaks Country Club

Carlton Oaks Country Club is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Santee, California, just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego.

Carlton Oaks Country Club first opened for play in 1958. The course was designed by William W. Mast. The course was redesigned in 1989 by Perry Dye.

Carlton Oaks is one of San Diego’s premier golf courses. Carlton Oaks is the only public Dye Design Golf Course in San Diego. The year 1989 marked the rebirth of a legendary course with its new Dye Design. The Championship Golf Course offers meandering creeks, more than 400 matured trees and majestic lakes. Every hole has different character which makes it not just challenging but also gives you a memorable experience and enjoyable moments for players of all levels. This course was rated the 19th toughest public or resort course in the U.S. by "Men's Journal" in 1993. Water hazards come into play on half the holes.

Par for the Carlton Oaks Country Club golf course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7225 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5044 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 15, a par-5 that plays to 577 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 17, a par-3 that plays to 149 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 470 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. #4, requires a long an accurate tee shot up a dogleg right fairway, then an approach shot past the mammoth sand bunker protecting the green. The easiest hole at Carlton Oaks Country Club is # 17, a 149 yard par-3.

This course has been ranked 14 times
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Laguna Hills, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2011 at 4pm

Better course conditions would make this a superior bargain.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016141
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Tucson, AZ

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2011 at noon

They had lost the greens earlier and had redone them. It was the first day open and the greens were terribly slow and bumpy with a couple of temp greens still in use. Can imagine this is a very nice course when in prime shape. The pro shop is small and not a lot of choice available. The bar is nice!!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 015994
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Temecula, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2011 at 8am

Greens were beat, but fast.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 014894
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San Diego, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2011 at 6am

- greens recently punched, so a little slow and bumpy

after bad experience with pace of play on previous visit, we were first group out this time and enjoyed a less than 3hr round

great layout, combined with a great on line tee time price

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014580
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Lakeside, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2011 at 8am

Pete Dye ? Is that his name? Anyway I DIE on this course - but I go back saying "Just hit the fairway, play conservative; avoid the really bad score." But I find trouble. Last time - I layed up short of the creek on 18 - smart - safe --- And then I topped it into the creek from 10 yds away!!!

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
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 012889
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Hoodsport, WA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2010 at 10am

This is a great course, My wife is a 16 handicapper and it was a bit tough for her, but we both really enjoyed it.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012269
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Blossom Valley, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at noon

Classic walkable golf course that is among the finest layouts in Southern California. If you can score here you can play anywhere...yet it is fair and pleasant. newly remodeled lounge/restaurant is terrific and the employees there are great. New real pro or teaching presence, but this course is a local gem. Price and value is outstanding!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
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, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012086
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San Diego, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2010 at 6am

Because I live in San Diego, Carlton Oaks Country Club is my home course and I play 3 to 5 times a week. Each round is a new challenge because of the difficulty of the golf course. With all other Dye design golf courses undulating fairways and greens with long , "waste bunkers" similar to TPC Sawgrass.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, 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 # : 011876
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Carlsbad, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2010 at 2pm

Nice Course, but very challenging for beginners. 3x Really challenging par three holes

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011305
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San Diego, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2010 at 6am

challenging course in good condition

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not 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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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 010984
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El Cajon, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2010 at 2pm

I understand this was Perry Dye's 1st solo job remodeling the course and he went overboard trying to impress his dad (Pete). No level lies to be found making shots to small greens difficult. Greens had been punched 2 weeks earlier so were not great, but that is unavoidable. Afternoon twilight rate was reasonable though.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 009964
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Burbank, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2009 at 6am

Would travel: 120-300 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 # : 008226
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El Cajon, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2009 at 8am

Good course, testy.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006564
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Savannah, GA

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2008 at 10am

Carlton Oaks is a nice course, not a great course. The day I played the pace was slow and the greens were not in very good shape. About average for the money in the Santee golf area market.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002410
3.6/5
Based on 14 reviews
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