Was able to play on Wednesday mid day. Starter was very friendly and paired me up with a twosome that happen to be from orange county. Pace was a little slow as we waited a minute or so on every shot it seemed. The guys dropped off after nine though and I jumped ahead one group of another twosome. They were kids (18-19) that worked the cart barn at the course. They were beginner golfers and must have lost two dozen balls on the back nine. They kept hitting extra tee shots and most likely added to the wait time. The front nine two guys probably lost one dozen.
I really enjoyed the course and lay out. I did lose three balls myself although I was hitting the ball pretty welll. Most of the holes were straight forward wysiwyg, except for one short dog leg left, thet I thought ok cut the corner a touch. Wrong... lost ball.
The greens were very receptive and were good rolling, although I found them to be a little slower than the practice green.
Traps were nice , the rough was not too penalizing but anything errant was in the tall stuff or reeds and not much of a chance of finding the ball.
The weather was really great , even though it was somewhat inland from the coast, and a little warm at times. The coast which was perfect weather as we were staying in Carslbad for the week.
There was no beverage cart out on the course, but a nice small snack/sandwich/drink station at the clubhouse, which also is very small.
But the friendly staff and quick service was welcomed.
I would definitely play this course often if I lived close by. As we vacation yearly in Carlsbad, I will make it a priority to get back out here. Maybe even sooner.» Close