Salt Creek Golf Club

3.6649000000 3.7 stars from 5 (370)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6855 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

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  • 525 Hunte Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914, San Diego County
  • (619) 482-4666
  • (619) 656-6490
  • saltcreekgc.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Cary Bickler, John Cook
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Poa Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6855 yards 73.4 132
Gold 72 6514 yards 71.7 128
Blue 72 6083 yards 70.0 122
White (W) 72 5505 yards 72.9 133
White 72 5505 yards 67.1 117
Red (W) 72 4814 yards 68.9 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 370 Reviews
5 stars:
63
4 stars:
191
3 stars:
64
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

308 out of 370 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi u236621157,

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend our course at this time.


u00000201230's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi u00000201230,

Thank you for the review and recommendation. Your feedback on the bunkers is greatly appreciated.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi u849650423,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Great Greens"


u000007194090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have not played on such nice, challenging greens in a long time. Really fun. Firm and fast with lots of slope. Unfortunately I cannot compliment the fairways. They are so firm and so short. They slanted heavily to the right or left. The ball rolls like it would on a green so be wary. I don't know what kind of grass is on the fairways but we have never experienced them before. We recently move to San Diego from Palm Desert where the grass is lush and soft. Maybe this is winter grass on this course? We have played other courses in SD and have not played on this type of grass. It was a lovely day and very interesting views. It is worth a try but bring lots of balls. You will loose many to the rolling off the fairways into canyons and deep weeds.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi u000007194090,

Your feedback on greens and fairways is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the review and recommendation. See you soon!

"Could be better"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course layout. Course in great shape, fun interesting holes, nice views. Only 2 comments: the bunkers are a disaster. Some "ground under repair", some with gravel instead of sand, and some with sand so deep I sunk in. No consistency. Only other thing is that it was a hot day and every water cooler around the course was empty. How much attention to detail does it take to fill the water coolers?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi dewndi,

Your review and recommendation is appreciated! Thank you for providing feedback on bunker conditions and our water coolers. We apologize for the inconvenience.

"I really enjoyed the links aspect."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course and be will playing more often now that I knowa bout the links lay out. The course was very difficult for me, but I really had a good time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi DavidGrose,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoy the links layout of the course. See you soon!

"Salt creek"


u503888189's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great vistas; had a 5-some playing in front of us that slowed everything down; bunkers were under repair due to recent heavy rains; lots of slope on fairways and with a wind is very difficult


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/13/2017:

Hi u503888189,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day of golf at Salt Creek even with recent heavy rains. See you soon!

"Fasr greens"


u000008125707's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, very fast greens, very good conditions

considering the rain the day before.

Beautiful paysage in the mountains


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/13/2017:

Hi u000008125707,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy to hear you experienced great conditions after the heavy rain. Our staff works very hard to maintain the course. See you soon!

"Overall"


u566952173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great and I've played multiple tournaments for our company there, but I have never played on a weekend until now just for the heck of it. It was overbooked and rate of play was aweful. It was taking us 30 minutes to play a hole. I love the course and will come back eventually. Just never when it's that busy again, it took away all the fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi u566952173,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're sorry to hear pace of play interrupted the quality of your round. Your feedback is appreciated so we can improve for next time. See you soon!

"Cool course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Tuff but fun!! Challenge yourself play the tips!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi loftgolfer,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"FAST GREENS"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

My goodness Salt Creek managed to keep its fast greens even with all of the rain that San Diego/East County received. This course is not a course that you can muscle around; finesse is the word of the day for most amateurs when approaching this course. Beautiful drives ill placed will find itself in a protected habitat area and then there are those pesky bunkers that seem to be just in the right spot to catch an overzealous swing.

Low scores can be managed but remember it’s easy to capture near 100 as well; this is fun course to bring your “A” game and course management skills. So did I say fast greens……right.

There seems to be a reoccurring theme for a large number of courses NO GPS, maybe it's due to all of the devices on the market.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi RaiderNSanDiego,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We enjoyed reading your feedback. It's definitely important to bring your 'A" game to the course. See you soon!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"don't bother"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course needs a boost in its maintenance budget! this is a very interesting layout with lots of forced carries. it has a good balance of uphill and downhill holes. but the course is in bad shape. in spite of the above average rainfall in So Cal the last two months, there is virtually no grass in the fairways and rough is non-existent. A couple of my tee shots landed in the middle and rolled right off the fairway and into the hazard. Very aggravating! Quite a few sand traps have had the sand removed (to speed up play and and reduce difficulty I guess) but weren't sodded, which has left nothing but debris and clumps of crabgrass. I will not play there again anytime soon, or until they put down some fertilizer and make the grass grow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/22/2017:

Hi u000002440009,

Your feedback is appreciated. We like to hear you enjoy the layout. We'll assess course conditions accordingly based on your comments. Thank you for golfing with us!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Holy backdrop!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. The greens were emasculate. Super fast but hey, nice work green keeper. I shot well over 90 and still had a great time, novice golfers will have their moments


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/15/2017:

Hi u339007260,

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! Thank you for providing feedback on excellent course conditions and a great day of golf. See you soon!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Great course - bunkers need work"


u000001971129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love Salt Creek but some of the bunkers (left green side trap on #1 and a few others) are just drainage ditches. The other bunkers are playable, if inconsistent. That said, it's has wonderful design and is a classic risk/reward course. Best all-around value in San Diego county.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club on 02/15/2017:

Hi u000001971129,

Thank you for the 4 star review! Your feedback on some of the bunkers will be assessed accordingly. We appreciate your thoughts. We'll continue to be one of the best values for our golfers. See you soon!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Challenging links course"


u000006355792's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were fortunate to play with a member, who gave us a lot of help with the layout (Thanks Tom!). Fairways have a lot of left and right roll- take heed to the helpful hints on the score card. Course has elevation changes and Greens rolled fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/15/2017:

Hi u000006355792,

A day of golf is always helpful with a member to give advice! Thank you for providing feedback on your round. The hints on the scorecard can definitely help improve your score. See you soon!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club Management on 02/13/2017:

Hi HDBONG,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Needs a LOT of work"


u000003496718's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has MANY areas where grass is non-existent. Many bunkers are being repaired, so they are hard. Pretty much they do not have any sand, only tough dirt. Not too enjoyable. The fairways have lots of slopes, so, your ball may lie from your tee shot on one side and run all the way down to a fence or into a hazard, so precision is a MUST.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club Management on 02/06/2017:

Hir u000003496718,

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your round. We are currently working to improve course conditions. Precision can be required on tee shots, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge!

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Still CRAAAAP"


personaltrain's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is just horrible. I keep wanting to give it another try, but it just sucks. The grounds guy's will ride their mowers and equipment right in front of you, or beside you with absolutely no regard.

You're very lucky SALT, that I didn't get on video what I was trying to get of two of your grounds keepers wrestling each other in a sand bunker. Right in front of my buddies approach shot. (RIDICULOUS)!!

Wont be back, so the good news is, this will be my last review.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/13/2017:

Hi personaltrain,

Thank you for taking time to address concerns about the course. We can assure you this experience is not up to our standard and will be addressed moving forward.

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club

"Nobody in control...."


Randy1053586's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Range and Course was very dry, however San Diego just had a heavy rain storm a week prior. Had to check in twice because nobody was calling anyone to the tee. Golfers went out on there own. Very little sand in the traps, just very poor conditions on the course. Many dirt spots in the fairways, greens not cared for, not how I remembered the course about two years ago. Five and a half hour round, got behind a group of 7 on hole 14 and followed them to 18. I hope things will change because this is a fun course. I would also like to think I lost my Range Finder while I was in the Club House on the turn.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club Management on 02/06/2017:

Hi Randy1053586,

We appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a better round of golf than what was described here. This is not up to course standards. Thank you for taking time to address your concerns.

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club Management on 02/06/2017:

Hi EBOCANEGRA,

We appreciate your feedback. Hopefully, you can come back for another round so we can improve this review for next time.

Best,

Salt Creek Golf Club


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