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 Posted: Tue Mar 29th, 2016 04:28 am
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We are coming to San Carlos for our first time and want to play golf. How is the local course?

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My friends who play a lot tell me it is in better shape than it has been in a few years. A wet past summer and some increased watering is mostly responsible.

But if you compare it to most any course in the US and Canada, it will be a disappointment. You will still be playing off a lot of dirt. Dont bring your best clubs.

The golf cart situation is abysmal, according to the ones who dont own one. Something like three working carts.

Dont ask me about pricing, cause I dont know specific, anymore. I stopped playing, due to price increases and the deteriorating conditions of two years ago. I think it's pretty expensive for what you get.

The restaurant is still good. Especially like eating at the area up above. One of the more reasonable restaurants in SC, IMO.

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I live on the SC course, and live on another one in the states. I stay here 5 months a year, and don't bother to bring my clubs to SC as they would be ruined.

The tee boxes and greens have some grass, but the fairways are 50% green, 50% dirt.

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The price for 18 holes with a cart (if they have any) is $40 usd, and if the do you might not make it 18 holes due to the batteries running dead or flat tire that has happen to me a few times. Also for the last couple of years the will not take credit cards for some reason. The above posts are accurate.

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Although I do not golf I do live on the golf course!  Go figure!  They are watering on a regular basis now and in my opinion the course has never looked better.  The location is gorgeous so hopefully that will have some value.

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I have read that there is a great course in Obregon and folks from SC drive the 2 hrs to golf there.

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That is probably true but it does require a vehicle permit to get there in a POV. Driven by that course many times and it always looks great.
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There are groups (including the Men's "league") that organize golf outings to HMO and OBG. But they only do that about twice a year to each location. Good courses, there. I think they mostly hire private coaches, so the permit is not an issue. This might be very different than what Bart has experienced in past years. 

That they would even consider driving 1.5 x 2 hours to another course speaks volumes to the condition of the SC course.

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Hmo is a flat course with the approach grass so thin that the locals use putters to approach the green from 30 yds out. Its ok, but at $80 a round, its no deal for a short executive course, imo.

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The t boxes and greens are in pretty good shape, the fairways are coming along nicely. It is more of a "target" golf course, if you are a semi-decent golfer, it is not too difficult to stay on grass. The views are magnificent, the weather is fabulous and you can bring your own beverages! Don't listen to the non-golfers, go play a round! The pro-shop does have clubs to rent if you do not want to bring down your own. The more people who play, the more money they make and the better the golf course becomes! Also, many players carry a "practice mat" in their cart in case they do get in trouble they can hit off of that.

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Yes, the views are gorgeous.  Here is a pic from a couple of weeks ago.

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lasninas,i appreciate your eternal optimisim,but in all fairness...you need to also post what the majority of the course looks like. becuz it for sure is not equal to your foto. es verdad~

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To bad #11 didn't show all of the horses and cattle droppings thru out the course. Played last Wed., and there so many around #14 it was unbelievable. Guess there is not enough help to pick up the droppings. This course does has a great layout, but definitely needs to be maintained.

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Well we got to San Carlos and decided to play golf at the course. We couldn't use a credit card and had enough cash for the $40 per person rate. They brought out a golf cart and we headed to the driving range. We almost drove over the tee box as our cart had no brakes. Our cart had no reverse so we had to push it around. The range had sprinklers on so there was no practice. The course had little grass except on the greens. The course did have lots of cow pies which I landed on many. We quickly decided the greens were a 2 putt max as they were very bumpy and slow. Vertically every shot in the fairway was in dirt and required moving 10 ft or so to find something that was almost grass. If this sounds appealing give it a shot. Too bad, a good layout but just needs grass. 

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Some of us went to play today and were there before 8 AM. However, the pro shop didn't open until after 9 AM. Time to take up kite flying.

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Hi there, I understand the fee is $40 with a cart.  Anyone know what the fee is without a cart?  thanks so much!

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$30 usd without a cart.

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Perfect.  Thanks righton!

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I'll be passing on this information to my husband, who is keen to go golfing on our holida later this year. Hopefully it will save me many hours of waiting around for him on a golf course!;)

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