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Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course

5200 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA
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Ranked #23 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Golf Courses
Description: "Rancho" is an 18-hole, par 56, executive golf course, ideal for family golfing, and offering a short game practice area and driving range.
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Carlsbad, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We've been frequenting this course for a few years now and as locals find it relaxed and a good value. The instructors are friendly and laid back and the greens are usually in good shape. Unfortunately, it seems that the new management hasn't done much to improve the place other than raising prices.

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Inwood, Iowa, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Granted this is a smaller course it was not bad. The rental clubs were nothing special. If you are looking for a good value for your dollar this is a great course to go to.

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Carlsbad, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great 18 hole Par 3 that you can get through in under 2 hours and really focus on your short game. The driving range is great and price can't be beat. Also love the staff, always friendly. Ask for Brad if your looking to get custom fit

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I learned to play golf on this course over 30 years ago so I am not sure if my rating is objective or if it is borne from decades of home-town comfort. In any event I now play there with my grown sons and friends. While in the larger sense the course is as predictable as any par-3 little course... More

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Kingsville, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Many ranges in this area only offer artificial mats ( The Crossings and even hi end Aviara on weekdays ) ...you can pay $2 more to get the yellow bucket and use a nice grass area for your practice. For that reason alone it gets 4 stars. Their 'large' bucket is 100 balls - that is a lot of balls... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Enjoyed the course and of course, :), the weather.

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

Great course to take the kids, everyone is wacking away, no issues with pace of play etc- just go to have fun. However, the greens are 'domed' shaped- not sure why, it may be for drainage, but it can be fustrating (up one side, roll down the other). Price is right, and they have a ranch. I prefer Lake San... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2006

First a disclaimer: I live at Rancho Carlsbad Mobile Estates -- a mobile home community immediately adjacent to the Golf Course. I am a member of the golf club and try to golf at least every other day. If you are up for a par-3 challenge, you will like this course. I personally love the course despite its obvious shortcomings.... More

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