Twin Oaks Golf Course (760) 591-4700
San Diego Golf Course Review
Located in San Marcos, just north of San Diego, Twin Oaks Golf Course is a Ted Robinson 18-hole championship design that meanders over nicely landscaped, natural southern California terrain with elevation changes, beautiful water features, and a natural wildlife habitat abutting many of the holes.
An impressive clubhouse sits atop a hill overlooking the course. Inside, guests will find a nicely stocked golf shop with the latest in equipment and apparel. The clubhouse also features locker rooms with showers for both men and women, the Stixx Cafe offering a variety of food, snacks , beverages and libations, and a hilltop patio with an outdoor fireplace. The 2600 square foot banquet facility at Twin Oaks Golf Course can accommodate groups of up to 200 and a dedicated outing coordinator is on staff.
Practice facilities include a large driving range with both grass and mats. A short game practice area features a chipping green and large practice green. Twin Oaks is very well marked - with yardage plates at 100, 150 and 200 yards on all par fours and fives. Stakes are located next to the cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards and some sprinkler heads are marked. Hole locations are designated by a colored flag on the pin.
There are three sets of tees at Twin Oaks that offer a very challenging yet fair round of golf to players of all skill levels. The back tees play 6,535 yards with a slope of 130 and a rating of 71.9. Middle tees measure 6,146 yards and have a slope of 126 with a rating of 70.1 for men and a slope of 136 with a rating of 76.3 for women. The forward tees are 5,423 yards with a slope of 128 and a rating of 71.7.
We found this course to be in superb condition during our visit. The landscaping is nothing short of perfection. Indigenous trees and grasses, and beautiful flower beds dot the course - and along with the 37+ bunkers - there are enough hazards to try to avoid off the tee! The sloping and undulating Poa-Anna greens as well as the bermuda tee boxes, fairways and rough are all well-manicured and immaculately conditioned. Three beautiful water features beget three beautiful signature holes at Twin Oaks Golf Course. Hole number seven is a difficult 142 yards par 3 with a lake guarding a two tiered green - you'll be teeing off into the prevailing winds so club selection is important here. Number 9 is a tough par four that plays downhill to a green with a waterfall feature and a pond guarding the front and right side. You'll be distracted by the beautiful landscaping here. One of the most beautiful holes on the course is the par 4 15th. This dogleg left is a true risk/reward hole with a water feature that can easily be cleared by big hitters.
Twin Oaks Golf Course is owned and operated by JC Golf who offer a choice of excellent Golf Courses conveniently located everywhere from Oceanside, Encinitas to Temecula and San Diego to Escondido. JC Golf is Southern California's premier provider of upscale Golf experiences. For more information on JC Golf - click here. Twoguyswhogolf.com highly recommends a round (or more!) on Twin Oaks. The combination of aesthetics, challenge, service, and affordability make this a must play in Southern California. For more information on this course and a link to it's website, click here.