1275 Quail Gardens Drive,
Encinitas, California 92024
Office+1 (760) 944 1936
Golf proJohn Mason (Director of Instruction)
AcademyJC Golf School at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (more so on the back-nine).
Residential and rural countryside.
28 miles N of San Diego
From I-5 (north of San Diego) take exit 43 and follow Leucadia Blvd east. After o.8 miles turn left on Quail Gardens Drive. After o.3 miles turn right into golf entrance.
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: Less than two miles from the Pacific Ocean and perched up on a small range of hills, Encinitas Ranch is an immensely scenic golf course. Many ocean views are present on the front-nine, while the more dramatic back-nine loop also throws in breathtaking inland panoramas over hills and valleys that stretch as far as the eye can see.
The downhill opening par-4 signals the start of a solid front-nine, where good-width fairways are laid out over relatively open and constantly undulating terrain. Good-quality bunkering is twice joined by threatening water hazards; firstly at the excellent dog-legging par-4 4th and then again protecting the rightside of the par-3 8th.
Although water doesn't feature at all on the back-nine, these are the more interesting and dramatic holes, culminating in a very undulating and scenic stretch, especially as you head towards the finish. Among the most challenging holes, the par-4 16th, requires a blind drive, before the fairway turns and dips down into the green, which is flanked by a small canyon on its left side.
This busy and popular course (especially busy at weekends) may not win top honours for maintenance quality, with the likes of La Costa and Aviara close-by. But it will deliver a rewarding, scenic and challenging round of golf - not least if the wind is blowing through these relatively open and exposed hills.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Encinitas Ranch is part of JC Golf, one of Southern California’s premier golf course management companies, and operator of eleven courses in and around the San Diego area and Riverside County, as well as in New Mexico.
2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad, California 92009
+1 (760) 438 9111Visit website
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760 Macadamia Drive, Carlsbad, California 92011
+1 (760) 438 2828Visit website
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