San Marcos, California
Semi-Private Course

St. Mark Golf Club

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1750 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078-4718, United States

This course was the North Course of Lake San Marcos Hotel until 2013, and was designed by architect Harry Rainville. (The hotel's former South Course is also now a separate facility).

It is now a semi-private layout; the public walking rates are $49 on weekdays and $59 on weekends. Sliding twilight rates are also offered, as are memberships.

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
Superintendent:Randy Hopton
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface

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  slowjedi - 2/23/12
WOW!!! I haven't played this course for two years or so, and I must admit, that Lake San Marcos "country club" has done a great job trying to win the nomination of the WORST GOLF CLUB IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY! They've gotten so much closer to being the WORST club that they do deserve some credit for trying so hard!

The game started by our "fairly young" threesome being attacked by a bunch of militant great grandmas in pink and purple, who just drove around us while we were on the 1st tee getting ready to tee off, and told us they were going to play in front of us. And their excuse was that "the guy in the pro-shop told them to go in front of us", even though we had the reservation time before theirs! After several minutes of surviving the verbal abuse by arrogant aggressive babes in their 80s, we finally managed to tee off in our tee slot.

Soon after we discovered that none of our carts had working breaks! Considering that you have to cross traffic about a dozen times and that some holes have 45% down slope, our lives were truly in danger. When I complained about it to a foursome of local members of this "club", their response was: "Welcome to Lake San Marcos"! I suppose this is to be expected here? The belt holding the club didn't work, so at one point I actually lost my bag, it just fell off the cart. The greens were bumpy, fairways crappy, tee boxes dead and unmaintained for ages. No cart service or marshal on the course. And to make your experience really memorable, they allow WALKING SENIOR FIVESOMES AND SIX-SOMES!!!! Couldn't wait to finish and get out of this "country club".

Later in the day, I mentioned to some friends that I played at Lake San Marcos, all of them had the same reaction: "I can't stand that course!" I have to say that I can't either, and I won't play here ever again! So, my nomination for the WORST GOLF CLUB in San Diego county definitely goes to Lake San Marcos Golf club.
  twood - 1/12/10
Garbage course. A goat track!
  wpurkiss - 7/29/13
  Sdsoulrebel - 8/4/12
  tcmae - 1/7/12
  cndmntman - 6/17/11
  MrWolf - 5/2/11
  Landon B - 3/9/10
  tcjonny - 2/6/10
  bgoody - 11/24/09
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Best Score: 71

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Score Golfer Date
72 andrewbogan 5/24/11
74 Flying Scotsman 9/9/09
77 lowfi 6/10/13
40* PascalJedi 4/23/10
78 MrWolf 4/30/11
79 Sdsoulrebel 10/9/12
40* Kaster 11/23/10
*9-holes played
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