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Encinitas Ranch Golf Course

1275 Quail Gardens Drive,

Encinitas, California 92024

  • Office

    +1 (760) 944 1936
  • Golf pro

    John Mason (Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    JC Golf School at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (more so on the back-nine).

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Cary Bickler

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6587
5890
4690
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.4
68
67.1

Location

Latitude:

33.068573

Longitude:

-117.274901

How to get there:

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1998

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.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: Mon-Thur $84; Fri $90; Sat/Sun $105. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • La Costa Resort & Spa

    2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad, California 92009

    +1 (760) 438 9111

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    The amenities at La Costa Resort & Spa are endless. From golf courses that have been home to PGA Tour events for over 40 years, to first-class tennis facilities, luxury spa, sparkling swimming pools and much more. Unlimited thrills and fun await you at this award-winning Carlsbad California resort.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      La Costa (North and South courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Four Seasons Aviara; Encinitas Ranch

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Torrey Pines; The Grand Del Mar

  • La Quinta Inn - CarlsbadAAA 3-diamonds

    760 Macadamia Drive, Carlsbad, California 92011

    +1 (760) 438 2828

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    Located less than 4 miles from Legoland and near State Beach, the La Quinta Inn San Diego-Carlsbad offers convenient access to the area's most popular attractions. The hotel is only one mile from Carlsbad Village, which features a wide variety of stores and restaurants.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Four Seasons Aviara; La Costa; Encinitas Ranch

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Torrey Pines; The Grand Del Mar

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