Welk Resort San Diego - Fountains Executive Course

4.2548529412 4.3 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 62
  • Length: 3968 yards
  • Slope: 102
  • Rating: 58.9
  • Layout

  • 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, California 92026, San Diego County
  • (760) 749-3225
  • (760) 751-3876
  • www.welkgolfsandiego.com

Year built: 1986
Architect(s): David Lingole
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men must have a shirt with collar. Ladies must have a shirt with either a collar or sleeves
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 62 3968 yards 58.9 102
Resort 62 3463 yards 56.9 96
Forward (W) 60 3026 yards 57.3 96

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

199 out of 221 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for seniors locals beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Drains well"


butler2943's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in the rain, nothing hard, but misty all day. Course held up very nice. Green were excellent and no one on the course except four other people who were too stupid, like us, to come in out of the rain.

For being rainy, course held up very nice. As for executive courses, this is one of the best in and around North County.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short but fun"


butler2943's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very well maintained. Only 'bad' thing is if you tend to hit the ball offline, there are a lot of condos you can smack. But the green are good, the holes are different and fun and the surroundings are beautiful. Don't much care for the first hole since you're not really warmed up and there is no driving range, but hit it to the right and you won't wash your ball on the very first shot. Good bunkers if you're unlucky enough to find one. Played behind a slow two-some, but still got done in 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rorodewald's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding time on a beautiful day. We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in good condition"


Desireesdad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great time out on a Sunday

Little slow but not terribly slow.

Staff very helpful and friendly


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a Great Place to Play"


u265644748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two choices. I go with the Fountain since it has plenty of par 4's. Par 62 Course, A couple of the par 4's can be reached with a good drive, so if you can belt them, wait until people are off the greens. I nailed a 3-wood off the tee on #16 and almost made the green. There were people still on the green. Oops.

Greens and traps are in excellent shape. Most tee boxes are too. Some fairways are a little beat up especially #2, so may want to allow for winter rules on the fairway.

Personnel are great and helpful. Well stocked club house. Nice little snack bar on the turn always staffed by very nice people.

Easy to access off I15. Welk Resort also has other amenities that may be of interest to the non0=-golfing types (we have seen a couple of plays there).

$32 for the round with cart is a pretty darn good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Best Bang For Your Buck"


DangerClose's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

In all seriousness, this is a really well maintained course. Small, but not par 3. Great for your med to short game and getting more accurate on your long game. Great Greens. Everything about this place is relaxed, the only problem was on the last 4 holes, it got a little backed up. But before that it was smooth sailing. I can’t talk enough about how well maintained the course is. The restaurant nearby doesn’t have a lot to choose from, but I had some wings and they were actually really good. Pro Shop was very polite and accommodating. Every once in a while you actually have a Spectator or 3 watching you from the rooms but I think it’s aweosme for giving a little pressure. Don’t let it be a negative because the only way you know they are there is if you look. All guests were quiet. Not the place to let your driver fly on most homes, and get a lot of range in, but it’s very good for your woods and irons. If you’re on the fence, definitely give it a go. It was nice to play a full challenging round with out it taking all day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent day in paradise"


Peter1993844's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great staff, well managed by starter and challenging course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Coarse"


Mike7572979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I like playing Fountains at Welk resort because of the well kept conditions or the coarse and, me living in Murrieta, the neutral location of having friends from San Diego meet me there to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Incident"


Claudia1757361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve been golfing at at Welk for years.

Unfortunately we had a bad experience my friend almost got hit by a golfer. We were walking around for the green. The golfer tee’d off and did it on purpose. We complained and found out that he was an employee. Yet know one knew his name to get a formal complaint. I don’t think I will be coming back to Welk for a long time as a JC Member.

Nothing was done about the incident and I don’t feel safe coming back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Second Time, Same Great Experience!"


u8851965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a higher handicapper and first played the Fountains Course on a Thursday in March earlier this year. This executive style course provided me with a nice mix of challenge and fun. I was surprised how much better the course conditions were here than at my local courses, especially in the Fall after a hot, dry Summer. The hospitality of everyone from the starter "Jim" to the folks in the Pro Shop was top drawer. Saturday play, as expected, was slower than the Thursday we played before-- but we still finished 18 holes in a little over 3 hours and 15 minutes. I look forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Groseclose's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000006909964's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great time. Course is in great condition. The greens are slow but nice... Will definitely be back...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RG740356ACA7603F636's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love the layout/ Not too long for me/ love the dry heat"


hildamendez's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The layout is perfect for men and women, all ages, but specially for seniors. I thought for a moment I was in Palm Desert or Palm Springs while playing this course !

We drive 100 miles to the resort, but it's worth the drive!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


mark9542252's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course. I’ve played this course many times over the years. It’s always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Welk's course is beautiful."


valleyprincess's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played at Welk's many times, however it had been about 6 months since I last golfed there. The course is very well maintained and in great condition. I can certainly tell the difference with JC Golf taking over the course. We were paired with another couple and that made for good conversation. We really enjoyed our round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3 course"


u740484687's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played quite a few par 3 courses in San Diego County and this is one of the top 5. It is fun, challenging and nestled in the right location. Not to much wind and when the sun comes out it is gorgeous. Greens played fairly fast for being a little damp (not an issue here) they where very well maintained as was the course on the whole. I highly recommend any amateur to semi-pro to try it out. It will definitely help your short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fountains Course April 5th"


jtushar's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took two friends who played for the first time. They totally enjoyed it. It was a perfect day for golf and being with friends at a very nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Executive Course"


ctsavell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lawrence Welk's Fountain course is the perfect mix of par 3s and intermediate par 4s to produce an enjoyable round. We were pleasantly surprised that the course was wide open on Easter Sunday so we breezed through in 2-hours. The course was in excellent condition and over all it was great fun. I even birdied #9 which made my day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course,great short game workout."


guydawger's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you like to use your driver this is not the course for you..lol.. but if you enjoy giving your irons both big and small a good solid workout and also appreciate challenging deep roughs amongst beautiful scenery.. then I highly recommend this pretty little course off the avocado Highway in North County San Diego. Greens were heavy but still nicely playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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