It is on the golf course that Carlton Oaks truly dazzles. The 18-hole championship Dye-designed course has golf roots that date back to 1958. However, the course was totally renovated by Perry Dye, son of Paul B. “Pete” Dye, in 1989. Pete Dye became a legend in the field of golf course design and construction and received the 2008 World Golf Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award. Dye Designs has established a worldwide reputation for creating unique, challenging and environmentally sensitive golf courses that are always fun to play. Carlton Oaks is certainly no exception.
The Carlton Oaks course has six sets of tees, ranging from a modest 5,039 yards to a mind-bending 7,410 yards! The yardage options translate into a thrilling experience for golfers of all abilities. The design takes full advantage of the natural river-valley setting and includes a meandering creek, mature trees and sparkling lakes, all of which combine to provide a round of golf as stimulating for the eyes as it is for the mind. The course employs a typical Dye design by using pot bunkers, railroad ties and peninsula greens to create a dramatic effect. According to golfnow.com, “Dye has taken the spectacular beauty of Southern California, incorporated the qualities of modern golf course architecture, added style, grace and excellence to create a course that legends are made of.”
In addition to the course itself, you will find a chipping green, a putting green and an all grass driving range with private instructional areas. In February 2013, the chipping green complex was completely renovated and rebuilt, resulting in a pristine bent grass surface giving players a great chance to lower their scores. As the only Dye-designed course in San Diego, Carlton Oaks is not only great for golfers but good for the planet as well.
Come play the same San Diego golf course that Phil Mickelson played growing up and used to hone his golf skills, before becoming one of the game’s great champions. You may just be the next champion to launch a career by practicing and playing Carlton Oaks.
Carlton Oaks is located just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. It is close to the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park and the Midway Museum.
Winter Policy: As winter approaches we will experience cold temperatures, frost and rainy days. Carlton Oaks will be making DAY BY DAY calls on whether the course and driving range/practice areas will be open. As for the course, if there is frost, we will not allow play out on the course until the frost has dissipated and golf maintenance has had enough time to prepare the golf course for play. Frost can be very damaging to the overall health of the course if play is allowed out too early. On days when we have frost and there is a delay, the length of the delay will determine our strategy for getting players on the course. Some of those strategies include offering a 9 hole option along with “shotgunning” the affected groups. Extreme weather conditions will force us to cancel any delayed times. Call the pro-shop to check on frost delays if you have an early tee time.