El Camino Country Club: Southern California Course Review
- Courtesy American Golf
El Camino Country Club is a North San Diego County golf staple. Designed in 1958 by William H. Johnson, the course has matured into a tree lined beauty with small greens that require adjustments for break and speed on each and every putt. A testimony to the layout's longevity is the fact that El Camino has in recent years served as the local qualifying site for the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Classic and the LPGA Tour's Kia Classic.
El Camino's membership is a good mix of daily players, families, business people, and golf industry employees (who are offered a special membership rate). The bottom line - you'll find a game here almost every day. Like most courses, scoring is done on the par 5s because it's tough to play the challenging par 4 holes without a bogey. Amen corner is the stretch of holes 3-4 where o.b. right and left up a hill to a two tiered green define the third hole, the longest 375 yards you'll see. And that takes you to the fourth tee, a par-3 of 200 yards where the green well below is a pretty sight, but where there simply isn't much room for error.