In Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.
“When it opened, El Dorado was touted as superior to Cabo del Sol, but I was never on board with that assessment. The oceanfront holes were not quite the same standard, and while the inland terrain was superior, the two ponds spoil the desert golf experience. It’s a moot question now; Discovery Land Company bought the project and plastered homes all over the former 9th and 18th holes, leaving the designers to scrabble together a disjointed routing without some of its biggest appeal.”
El Dorado Golf Club received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak and scores of 5 out of 10 and 6 out of 10 from two of his co-authors.