Salt Creek Golf Club

3.4142294118 3.4 stars from 5 (440)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6855 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 440 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
220
3 stars:
74
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

356 out of 440 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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Reviews


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Dennis1954's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course, fun round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here several times over the past few years. A nice layout, like the elevation changes throughout the course. Course is in good shape, although the rough is mostly dirt. Greens are in great shape and fast. Careful on approach shots not to get on the short side, as getting close to the pin can be difficult with the speed of the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/16/2017:

Approach shots can make or break your score! Good advice on adapting to the fast greens. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us. See you soon!

"Good golf course to play"


golfhac's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course for Everybody. Good fast Green's Staff are excellent and good Driving range


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/16/2017:

Thank you for recommending the course after your round!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 11/16/2017:

Thank you for playing #SaltCreek!

"Ok golf course but slow play"


Chipper7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I only played nine holes due to slow pace. I thought playing in mid morning on a Friday will be fast but I was wrong. Nothing spectacular about this course but I don’t mind playing it again. On some holes, you’ve got to be able to drive well or you may not find your ball.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/07/2017:

Thank you for playing #SaltCreekGC! We're sorry for the slow play and hope you can come back and try us again. See you soon!

"Very beautiful landscape."


j4488554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very beautiful landscape. But ground was a little bit dry and hard.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/06/2017:

Thank you for playing #SaltCreekGC!

"Never again"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

T time was 9:18 Saw a marshall around hole 7 tee box. That was the only time. A couple of fairways had water issues. And by the 5th hole i was trying to dig the mud from my cleats. We reached the 4 and a half hour mark by the 12th hole and quit. I realize sunday is going th be a slow day but it was totally ridiculous.

I will never play there again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/01/2017:

We're sorry to hear you are not able to recommend the course. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention.

"Salt Creek"


Bob3214250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a links type course out in the canyons. Its dry country out at the end of town. Its fun to play because it has elevated tees and shots across canyons. I enjoy it because it lets you use all your clubs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Dried up course"


Neil7791341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a great layout but they never water it enough so there's barely any grass on the fairways. For the price you pay, there should be grass to play on. The putting greens were in good shape tho. This course has potential to be a really nice course if there was grass on the fairways and the sand traps had actual sand and not hard packed dirt. Sad to see this good of a course layout go to waste...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/25/2017:

We're sorry to hear you are not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for the feedback on course conditions.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/24/2017:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to discuss your review. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Pleasant surprise"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I read earlier reviews but decided to play anyway and I’m happy I did. Yes the course was very dry. However the greens were great and the fairways were playable. Even bunkers were pretty good. Layout is great. So for the price I enjoyed it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/24/2017:

We appreciate your feedback on course conditions and the recommendation. Thank you for golfing with us!


uMFZV5132MF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/24/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Course was one of the worst"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the worst courses I have played. The pictures are wholly inaccurate when it comes to current conditions. Aside from the greens which were not mowed, there was barely any green grass on the course. In fact, there was little grass on the course. With the course being so dry it was extremely penal because any loose shot bounded off the course. I could not, and would not, recommend this course to anyone of any level. There have to be better options.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Our staff is working hard to maintain the course as we move into the season. We hope to see you back soon for another round with improved conditions.

"Potential"


Tonynst's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played here at Salt Creek since this was called Auld. The course lay-out is so fun and challenging as long as you know each hole and fairway well. This golf course has the potential to be one of the best courses in San Diego if the fair ways were kept in good shape and condition all the time with more care. It is regrettable that some golfers dislike this course just by the difficulty and course condition or shape. I hope

the golf club managements will do something for the improvements.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! It's good to hear from a golfer who has been with us for awhile. Your feedback is appreciated and will help improve your next round. See you soon!

"Unique Course"


penny001's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is fun and unique. It’s as close as we get to links golf in San Diego. You can play a variety of shots into the greens so creativity is rewarded. The greens are usually smooth and quick with subtle breaks. The fairways are tight and firm the ball rolls out a lot so that has to be considered off the tee. Overall this is an excellent course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to hear you enjoy the shot selection and excellent course conditions. Looking forward to your next round!

"Good Course"


u510553206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is coming back really quickly. A few dry areas but nothing bad, just adjust to it. This course will challenge you if you don't have a game plan. A lot of the fairways have to be played to the slope of the fairway, otherwise you will be looking for your ball in the rough. I like this course. Looks easy until you make a mistake. I had a good time.


Pace of Play: Average

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 10/16/2017:

We're happy to hear you had a good time at Salt Creek! Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your experience. See you soon!

"Nice, relaxing round of golf."


chip6900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways in good shape. Did run into a 5-some that sort of slowed the works up but otherwise pretty much smooth sailing throughout the course for a single after noontime on a Thursday. Greens are fast!.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Salt Creek. See you soon!

"Love it or hate it"


ssanchez73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes it is a dry course but its links style. I love it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/04/2017:

We're glad you love the course! Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your experience.

"Worst overall golf experience of my life"


u000001304964's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Where do I begin? Last time I played here I said 'never again' but I came back anyway. The greens were playable, the rest of this cow pasture was not. Zero grass on any fairway which looked like they had just been thatched or verti-cut. Where's the water, as in when and where does this place water the fairways? 5 or 6 times I drove into the middle of the fairway, without fade or hook, and on each occasion the ball would roll sideways until it reached the snake-infested weed patches along the edges of the fairways, no grass anywhere to stop the ball. The 3' tall weeds along all the fairway edges is a disgrace. What a horrible experience including playing behind 3 very slow women, one of whom stole a brand new ProV1x of mine when I accidentally hit close to a green they were on by accident from 220 on a blind shot. I will NOT be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear the group in front did not let you play through and stole one of your brand new golf balls. Our staff takes preventative measures to avoid situations such as this one, but unfortunately not every situation can be monitored. Your feedback on course conditions will help us improve and are greatly appreciated.

"This course is overrated"


Nthdupree27's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was not in good condition. There was no water available at the holes, the jugs were empty. The course was confusing and not good directions around the course. The course seems to be poorly maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/25/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated.


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