Salt Creek Golf Club

3.4155235294 3.4 stars from 5 (403)
  • 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: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 403 Reviews
5 stars:
66
4 stars:
204
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
41
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

326 out of 403 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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u000007271452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/18/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review!


uMFZV5132MF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

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 08/18/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your recommendation!

"One of San Diego County's most fun courses to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Salt Creek is one of the few courses on our region with a links style feel. Fast undulating fairways, large greens (in great condition right now), and trouble to both sides if you are errant. The course plays shorter than its length due to the run in fairways, and three of the par 5's are reachable from the appropriate tees for your game. Just a real golf experience, and very fun, with lots of memorable holes.


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 08/16/2017:

We really enjoyed reading your 5-star review! Thank you for mentioning a fun links style of play and reachable par 5's. See you soon!



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/10/2017:

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

"Salt Creek Review"


Davidi13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had challenging holes. Scorecard had very helpful hints on how to play each hole, but would have bought a yardage book if it was available as it would have made some approach shots less of a guess. Greens were nice rolled to around a 10 or 11. Definitely wouldn't recommend walking this course as it's hilly and a fair distance between green to the next tee box on more than a few holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 08/10/2017:

We really enjoyed reading your 5-star review! The scorecard definitely offers some helpful hints during play.

"Water the course!"


u000007486859's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I live very close to this course and would play it much more often if the course conditions were even close to making the course fairly playable. There is really no grass on most fairways and with the undulations in the fairways, a ball that hits the middle of the fairway can sometimes run completely off the fairway and into weeds. The greens are in OK shape. Most bunkers have NO sand in them and just have hard pan and rocks in them. I specifically think #16 is unplayable due to there being no grass on the fairway to keep the ball from running completely out of play. In some cases, it can be like hitting off of concrete from the middle of the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/18/2017:

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We know course conditions are very important. Our staff works hard to water and maintain the course.

"good value"


harddraw's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Salt Creek is a good value. The bunkers are unplayable but the fairways and greens are in very good shape. Pace was good for a mid day Saturday. There aren't really any off course amenities but the employees are nice. However, I must admit this is the only course I have ever played where a few golfers play loud music from their golf carts. I play Salt Creek a few times a year, and this was the third time I've experienced the "boom box" thing at this course. The first two times the players offered to turn it down, the jerk yesterday could care less. That being said, I've met a lot of nice people at Salt Creek and enjoy playing there. Next time though I will bring earplugs. It's the one thing I hadn't carried in my golf bag.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 08/10/2017:

Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated! We're sorry about the music on the course, but we're happy you continue to run into nice staff members. See you soon!


u000005128545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/10/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


captainlandius's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/09/2017:

Our staff appreciated your 5-star review. See you soon!


u5544530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

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 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Challenging"


u375787731's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

While not in the best condition, this course is fun and challenging. Blind tee shots and sloped fairways make it tough. For the $12 we paid last time we played here, most definitely worth it. Lots of elevation change is fun too.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

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 08/16/2017:

We're happy to hear you found a good value with us! Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 08/09/2017:

Your 4-star review is greatly appreciated!

"SALT CREEK = WASTE CREEK"


rokkoDG's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Worst place in San Diego to play, This guys dont care about your tee time, mine was 6:27 am and WAS OVERBOOKED, so the tell me catch the 6:15 group cause i was a single and that was the beginning of a nightmare. The guys I was paired dont know anything about golf, but get drunk.

Course lay out and links style is OK its challenging but looks like management is using the money for other purposes.

The course should be in better shape due to the high demand have but not, there's no difference in many holes between rough or fairway. And others are most dirt, hard pan everywhere.

There is a lack of sings in the back nine so you can get lost easily cause some holes are way apart.

IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS PLAYER please dont try this place you will waste your money and above all take with you a very very stressful day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Response from Salt Creek Management on 06/13/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're very sorry to hear about your poor experience with the group you were paired with. If you decide to return and try us again, please let our pro shop staff know of this past experience so we can better accommodate your round.

"WORST COURSE IN ALL SAN DIEGO"


rokkoDG's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first and last time playing here, THIS IS MY WORST GOLFING EXPERIENCE IN 8 years of playing golf, before the first tee Golf now or salt creek OVERBOOKED the tee time for 6:27 and cause I was a single they tellme to catch the 6:15 group that supossed to be 2 players, but this guys where not golfers, just a couple of guys not over 25 only dedicated to get drunk, laughing in the green making noises while making a shot, I had to play with this couple for 8 holes and a half, and in the 9th fairway they finally decide to quit cause where drunk anoght to swing a club.

Course is Hard, very challenging an thats ok, but dry, hard pan fairways all the 18 holes, bunkers are waste bunkers rock solid, and people here has not idea of what means golf etiquette.

Is a very crowded course Avg. fee is $65 but for 20 dlls less you can play a much better course like eastlake.

I regret paying for this round more than$40 dlls, this course shold be much more well care due to the high amount of people that plays here, this place should not cost more than $30.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


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

Thank you for golfing with us! We're very sorry to hear about your poor experience with the group you were paired with. If you decide to return and try us again, please let our pro shop staff know of this past experience so we can better accommodate your round.

Commented on 07/30/2017

This is a duplicate review and neither can be taken very seriously. You complained about the group you we're paired with mostly. Make some friends and control your own company.


"Needs improvements"


u000003496718's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

All I can say is this:

1. It has many dry areas, no grass.

2. Bunkers are just hard dirt full of weeds. NO real sand, so impossible to have a clean out around the greens. Send the maintenance crew to clean them up please. I do not think I will go back until I hear they fixed those problems.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 06/16/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated. We're working to improve dry conditions and clean up the bunkers.

"Course conditons horrendous"


kdecker17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in absolutely horrible shape. Fairways and greens are hard as rock. No length to second cut. Balls landing in middle of fairway roll with hill OB. Sand traps were unkempt...had weeds and runoff creases throughout, often marked GUR.

Played this course twice previously and enjoyed it. Will not play again. Simply not worth the price considering poor maintenance. Really unfortunate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Hello, Kevin. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. As we begin 2017, we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the pace of play to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Salt Creek Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 06/10/2017

I should read your comme t prior play here, I hope could be no stars, This course is the worst in SD.




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is so crowd that every hole has

to be delayed and wait.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Hello, Dong. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Salt Creek Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.

"Much Improved Experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Compared to last August the course is in much better shape, likely due to water availability which has likely improved greatly due to all the rain received over the winter. Also, maintenance staff were busy bringing in sand and re-working the bunkers which were in need of a lot of help! Overall, much improved and well worth playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Hello, Richard. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn 5-stars next time. We are glad to hear our hard work is not going unnoticed. Thank you for playing Salt Creek Golf Club.

"Good time"


stever921's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful day, nice views and good pace of play.

Conditions were okay in fairways, bunkers were okay in spots, poor in spots.

Greens good condition and fairly fast

Good time but overpriced compared to other local courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 06/09/2017:

Thank you for the 4 star review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you played with good weather and consistent pace of play. See you soon!


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