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Twin Oaks Golf Course

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Location:

1425 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 591-4700

Twin Oaks Golf Course Website

Difficulty: 5* Twin Oaks is a fun and challenging course for golfers of any skill level. It has a good variety of elevation changes and hazards. The course is in the middle of a housing development but it isn’t as narrow and confined as other courses in similar locations.

*Scale of 1-10 where 1=Miniature golf and 10=Augusta National

Price:

  • Mon-Thur – $73
    • JC Players – $43
    • So Cal Resident – $56
    • Twilight – $35
    • Super Twilight – $25
    • Junior – $35
    • JC Club Juniors – $15
  • Fridays – $79
    • JC Players – $48
    • So Cal Resident – $61
    • Twilight – $40
    • Super Twilight – $25
    • Junior – $40
    • JC Club Junior – $15
  • Weekends/Holidays – $93
    • JC Player – $63
    • So Cal Resident – $76
    • Twilight – $45
    • Super Twilight – $30
    • Junior – $45
    • JC Junior – $20

Staff: The Twin Oaks Golf Course staff is extremely courteous and helpful. The marshals are very knowledgeable about the course condition, flag position and how the daily weather affects play. They are also very mindful of the pace of play. I went in the morning on a weekday so there weren’t many people out. But the marshals were still out making sure everyone was moving along.

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Amenities: Twin Oaks has a very nice driving range and chipping area. There is an attractive putting green right out in front of the clubhouse so you can get some practice in with the flat stick before you head over to the tee box.

The clubhouse has ample space to sit and eat or have a drink after your round. The food and beverages are reasonably priced and the wait staff is always available to help you.

There are bathrooms around the course as well.

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Course Condition: I’ve been out to Twin Oaks golf course on several occasions and the course is always in exquisite condition. JC Golf manages the course and they do a fantastic job. I’ve golfed at many of their courses and I’m never disappointed. The Twin Oaks area is a beautiful part of San Marcos and is a classic example of Southern California geography and lifestyle. JC Golf built the course in 1994 and did a wonderful job using the rolling hills and valleys to create some stunning views and challenging golf holes.

Tips/Advice:

The greens at Twin Oaks are consistently true and they’re also pretty quick. Like the course, many of the greens feature difficult slopes.

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According to the score card, Hole 2 is the most difficult because it’s a long and narrow par 5. The hole is 500 yards from the blue tees and 475 from the whites. There are bunkers lining the left side and trees on right side. Safe players will go with a 3-wood off the tee, then use a long iron or the fairway metal again to lay-up for a chip and a shot at birdie. For big hitters this is a good chance for an eagle attempt. If you can fly the fairway bunkers and hit a good second shot to the green you’ll be in great shape.

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Personally, I think hole 9 is the hardest on the course. It has consistently given me trouble. It’s the most visually appealing hole with a lovely waterfall, pond and fountain guarding the front and right side of the green. While the water makes the hole pretty to look at from the clubhouse, it is also very intimidating. At 353 yards from the white tees it is not that long of a par 4. But the fairway runs along a hillside that slopes down towards the water. If you try to favor the up-side of the hill there is a fairway bunker waiting to gobble up your ball. If you play this hole by the book and hit a long iron or 3-wood off the tee, you end up hitting your second shot with a mid-iron at an elevated green separated from you by water. The green is big but it has some drastic undulations.

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Finally, hole 15 is really fun risk/reward hole. If you’re looking to take a few strokes back, this is a great hole to give it a try.  The hole is a dog-leg left. With a good drive you can fly the water hazard leaving you a short wedge shot to the green.

Conclusion:

Twin Oaks is a great course that gives you top quality playing surfaces and conditions for mid-level prices. Like all JC Golf courses, JC members get reduced prices.

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Shaun was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He attended San Pasqual High School, graduated in 2000 and received his B.A. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in literature and creative writing. He speaks fluent English, a little Spanish, some Italian and even less Swedish. He golfs almost every weekend. He shoots in the mid 80's on a good day, mid 90's on a bad day. He enjoys good bourbon, black coffee and cloudy days. His favorite movie is the Big Lebowski.

1 Comment

  1. Benjamin Danials

    February 2, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I am constantly invstigating online for articles that can help me. Thank you!

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