Steele Canyon Golf Club - Canyon/Vineyard

4.3618000000 4.4 stars from 5 (351)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6571 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 3199 Stonefield Dr, Jamul, California 91935, San Diego County
  • (619) 441-6900
  • (619) 441-6909
  • www.steelecanyon.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Gary Player (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex & Discover are welcomed.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Knight 70 6571 yards 72.3 136
Blue 70 6144 yards 70.4 132
White 70 5935 yards 69.4 129
White (W) 70 5935 yards 76.8 136
Gold 70 5263 yards 66.3 120
Gold (W) 70 5263 yards 70.4 127
Red (W) 70 4590 yards 67.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 351 Reviews
5 stars:
169
4 stars:
152
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

332 out of 349 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Nice course"


sparky45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Nice course but would rather play a little later in the year. Fairways dry but in good shape need watered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/24/2017

Thank you for joining us and I am sorry you felt the course was dry. We did cut back on watering this week slightly as we were expected to get an inch of rain. However, we had many nice comments about the course yesterday and several replay groups from out of town. Hope to have you visit us again soon.


"Nice course..... but"


u000002991878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The canyon 9 was very nice. Great views from the tee boxes and in good condition, however the ranch 9 was not nice at all. Conditions were very dry. Not sure if that 9 is irrigated. No nice views at all. Overall I'd have to say a little overpriced and we had the hit deal price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/16/2017

I am sorry you did not find the Ranch course enjoyable. We did just do some spring maintenance to it that week so it may have been a bit rugged, but overall the comments on it have been positive. We have our maintenance dates posted online, in our golf shop and try to have our staff communicate with all of our guests but some may slip thru the cracks. Again I apologize if you were not informed of these conditions and hope you will join us again.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



eabrewer2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mission trails"


u000006537043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Definately worth the price. Never too backed up


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008055611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ddevore99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. Course was challenging but fun to play. Played with discounted green fees so value was very good. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u618399674's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
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: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/07/2017

Mr. Kent,

Thank you for joining us at Steele Canyon last week. Despite your round being just over 4.5 hours it sounded like you still had a good time when speaking with you on the phone. Unfortunately on a busy day with only 18 holes open when 1 group falls behind a bit it is difficult to get everyone caught back up, despite our Player Assistant's best efforts. We do pride ourselves with the daily pace of play routinely being 4-4.5 hours or less and monitor it as best we can. We hope to see you out here golfing again soon.


"very nice layout with beautiful and fast greens"


u000002440009's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the canyon/ranch nines make for a very fun and challenging round. nice balance of uphill/downhill, dogleg left and right holes. greens are a bit smaller than average without any severe breaks or tiers; very smooth and fast that roll beautiful, only a few greens have protective bunkers, which makes iron play a bit easier.

the vineyard nine is shorter and tight with more houses and environmentally sensitive areas that are in play on a number of holes. I would skip this nine if the others are available.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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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


"Worth the drive"


mjkoots's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
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Enjoyed the golf course, very playable with ample driving areas. Good par threes and excellent course conditions . I am a low handicap player and would play this golf course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the course"


davidcald87's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall in good shape, interesting layout, enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun tricky course"


gvanstee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing course. Greens were great but very severe on some holes on canyon nine. Bunkers were rough but probably due to heavy rains. Would play again at hot deal rate


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a great day. Course is extremely challenging and you need to make sure you understand the layout of each hole or you will be in for a surprise. Played the Canyon and Ranch Nines and both nines, both superb layouts that challenge your strategic planning. Greens were perfect


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not sure how this course merits 4 stars"


jaiello213's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am visiting San Diego and could not get onto Torry Pines so I google searched courses to play in the San Diego area. Steele Canyon got four stars and was highly regarded by other players so I decided to give it a try. Boy am I sorry I did. First of all there is a junior tournament there tomorrow so the course has lots of junior players practicing there. Should not be a problem except that my group was a junior player (he was quite good) and his uncle who insisted playing the back tees with is nephew but who should really be playing the red tees as he couldn't get off the tee to save his life. Also in our group and walking along was his mother and father. The kid hit several balls on every tee we played together and then on hole three we were joined by a college coach who I presume was recruiting the kid. And our twosome was part of this circus. Helpful hint: if you want to send out groups like this don't pair them up with two guys on vacation and trying to have a good time. We left them on a par three after the kid hit three balls off the tee and Uncle Leo hit one out of play. We skipped ahead of the group in front of this craziness and ended up playing at a pretty nice pace. So how was the course? I'd give it a C grade at best. I would never play here again even if it was free. We all have choices. If you are thinking about Steele Canyon I would think again and pick something else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/29/2016

Mr. Aiello I am sorry your experience at Steele Canyon was unsatisfactory, unfortunately when you book tee times online you do not get to speak with an actual representative of the golf course who can inform you of the day/week events. Also when you show up with less players than originally booked you will find that every course pairs up according to a first come first serve wait list, it is not fair to pick and choose who gets paired up with whom, especially when it is a very busy day. Again I am sorry the course did not live up to your expectations, perhaps your experience was tainted by your initial pairing as many find Steele Canyon to be a Top 5 destination in San Diego.


"Great Experience!"


RndyNrbs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time to the San Diego area, the only course I knew about was Torrey Pines. And doesn't everyone? As much as I would like to play there, as a Canadian, $270 USD amounts to about $4,000,000 CDN (give or take a zero). So, I looked into other places. After some poking about, I picked Steel Canyon. It was a great great choice. It wasn't busy, so I ended up playing alone, which on a new course can be a little iffy. But Mr. Player has created a nice layout that allows you to see most of the holes without any blind shots. Lots of room for safe play, yet lots of opportunity to go for broke. The course is was in excellent shape and the greems rolled true. Couldn't blame missed putts on the greens. Finished 18 holes in 2 hrs 15 min. Weather was perfect, vacation day, had a great round. What more can someone ask for? Oh yeah, a carbon copy tomorrow!


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


"Amazing golf course"


poland157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Three different 9 hole sections makes for great variety. The landscape vistas are siimply incredible.

If you like to hit off of elevated tees, you are in for a treat.

Some very challenging tee shots for men with the womens tees set at a more reasonable placement.

A must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


paultaillefer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the round in a little less than 4 hrs after teeing off at 8:30. Layout was challenging but fair. Wide fairways but very fast greens with no flat areas. Course was a little dry with some patchy areas and sand in traps was very coarse and hard. Would definitely play it again. Great vistas on the Canyon 9 with lots of elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Customer Service Lacking"


Joe6285794's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. Check in was easy but not very helpful as there are 3 nines and we had no idea which 2 we were to play. Only saw the beverage cart once on ninth hole as she was leaving our nine to go to one of the others. Greens were in great shape just on the quick side. No attempt to assist with cleaning clubs at end of round. Not a bad day, just could have been better?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/11/2016

Joe,

I am sorry for the lack of attention you received when you joined us the other day, it seems like it was a perfect storm with the timing. Your tee time was during a shift change so you were mistakenly overlooked and you finished around the same time as a large tournament group so the staff was busy elsewhere. Again, sorry for our oversight, we look forward to seeing you again.



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