Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club in Santee
SANTEE, Calif. -- Located about 10 miles off the coast, Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club is one of the San Diego area's top tournament plays. The golf course originally opened in 1958 but was redesigned by P.B. Dye in 1989. The redesign included the addition of railroad ties and hazards, as well as length up to 7,400 yards. The course is a host to the Canadian Tour Qualifying School as well as collegiate events and other prestigious area tournaments.
Carlton Oaks has five sets of tees and is easily walkable through 400 mature trees and numerous lakes. The most penal of the lakes comes into play on both the 11th and 12th greens, while the 18th hole also demands a long, water carry on the approach shot.
Before Dye's redesign, Curtis Strange won the 1974 NCAA Championship here with an eagle on the last hole, which now plays as the par-5 ninth hole. Carlton Oaks features full practice facilities as well as an on-site lodge with 60 guest rooms, as well as a pool, restaurant and bar, making the course a suitable stay-and-play option.
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