Played Barona on Friday morning using a free twosome I won in a raffle. This is still one of my favorite courses in San Diego. Conditions were about as good as I have seen in a few years.
I don’t usually review the practice area but they have one of the best. Large grass range with Calloway range balls. Great chipping area and large practice green. If I lived closer I would be there just for the practice area.
Tee boxes were immaculate. No real damage and plenty of area to hit from. Fairways were fast and firm. If you are looking for a lush resort type course this is not it. It plays more like a links course with fast and firm fairways and not a lot of rough around the greens.
Sand was great, both my partner and I were in a few sand traps and got out very easily and was nice to play from a well taken care of sand trap.
Greens were fast and true. Almost no ball marks and the ball rolled great. This is one course you can 4-5 putt very easily if you are not careful.
The course is in great shape and I would recommend playing if you get the chance. Get a player’s card (free) from the casino and the twilight rate is reasonable at $64. Twilight starts at 1100 right now so gives plenty of time to get a round in.» Close