Salt Creek Golf Club

3.4534470588 3.5 stars from 5 (428)
  • 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 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 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 428 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
215
3 stars:
71
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

347 out of 428 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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"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"


ToshN'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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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.

"Love this course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are still recovering but once they do Salt Creek has some of the best greens in SD. The layout is awesome. Challenging but also has holes that you need to take advantage of and score well on. Par fives are reachable but require perfect shots. One of my favorite courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


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

We're happy to be one of your favorite courses in San Diego! Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 4-star experience.

"Fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Salt Creek is a fun course with tight fairways and usually fast greens. They are adding actual sand to the bunkers so that will help overall. The lay out is challenging and is a links style course where you can play a variety of shots. I like playing this course often because the lay out is so different than the typical California golf course. I would recommend this course to any golfer while the course is challenging it offers plenty of opportunities to score


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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

Your assessment of the course will help others score well! The layout can provide plenty of opportunities to score, especially with more familiarity. Looking forward to seeing you again!


u384320231's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/19/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! Glad to hear you found a good value with us.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/15/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 4-star experience!


u000007583169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 09/15/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


u000007583169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 09/15/2017:

It's always nice to see another 5-star review. Looking forward to your next round with us!

"Greens condition "punch""


Jr5346988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the round was ok., we just didnt realize that the greens were recently punched. It was a bit of upsetting to expect the greens were punched and sands. We were expecting a course and greens that we played before in great shape. I would not reconmend to play until maybe next 7 weeks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/14/2017:

Thank you for recommending the course! We look forward to seeing you again in the coming weeks.

"MM"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were aerated but in the decent shape and for $10 you cannot beat that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/14/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Finding a good value on the golf course is very important. See you soon!

"Challenging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really fun course. The front 9 is being punched so we played the back twice. Glad to see they care enough to pay the price for upkeep.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/12/2017:

Our staff cares very much for the maintenance of the course. We're happy you decided to play a round with us. See you soon!


Richard7677823's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 09/12/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and commenting on improvement!

"hit it straight"


turflover77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

you get different looks on variety of holes... good time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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 09/05/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again.

"Salt Creek"


Bob3214250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this is a course that is laid out in the canyons so it is fun to play if you like elevated tees and across canyon tees. I enjoy it because its not just long and flat like a regular course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Thank you for golfing with us! We're glad you enjoy the excellent layout in the canyons. See you soon!


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