Tecolote Canyon Golf Course

3.6027000000 3.6 stars from 5 (146)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 58
  • Length: 3161 yards
  • Slope: 101
  • Rating: 58.6
  • Layout

  • 2755 Snead Ave, San Diego, California 92111, San Diego County
  • (858) 279-1600
  • (858) 279-2194
  • www.tecolotecanyon.americangolf.com
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Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964)
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Greens: Poa Annua Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 58 3161 yards 58.6 101
Back (W) 58 3161 yards 58.6 95
Forward 58 2625 yards 57.0 93

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 146 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

124 out of 145 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals beginners walkers   Challenges include narrow fairways undulating greens elevation changes  

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"This is a good course for practice."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Executive courses, I understand, consist only of par 3 holes. This course has two par 4's on the front nine and two on the back. The rest are par 3's of varying lengths, thus great for practicing the short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fair Executive Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Average shape and okay for working on the short game...followed a fivesome!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mickey Mouse"


Hackstein's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017

Reviewed on

The first three holes total less than 300 yards. It is a joke. If it was the only course nearby you would be better off to not play golf because it isn't golf


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth $42"


u1810422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was lame. The condition of the course was pretty poor. Definitely not worth $39 I should have spent another $10 and gone somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"This is an average course."


JohnRoss2690169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll start off my saying this course is in the middle of a canyon and to be fair to the course, it had just been raining the previous 2-3 days prior.

The course is primarily a par 3 course and is not advertised as a par 3 course.

Green fees w/ cart are $26. I thought this was a bit high for the quality of the course.

The staff was very friendly and their was a younger crowd at the course.

The golf carts aren't the best quality. The three carts in our group didn't have functioning reverse. We had the physically pull the carts twice due to tights u-turn spots.

I personally would not golf here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting Layout and fun to play"


redgolfer74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sam Snead created a wonderful course layout in a canyon with plenty of skill required to get a good score. Elevated tees, some blind shots, narrow fairways, long par 3's and 4's, and short ones, this course has it all. The greens and tees are in great shape but fairways are not due to a lot of rain lately which does not matter that much. You need to hit your shots fairly straight otherwise they will be lost in the canyon woods so bring extra balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Easy course great for a practice round"


mpva141's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very easy course. There are only a couple par 4s where you hit blind. Fairways were in not the greatest shape but the greens were nice and some were challenging. Only complaint is all the noise on a couple holes on the back nine with construction equipment and maintenance running around, very annoying and made a ton of noise when trying to tee off. Good course for the price, pace of play was great. Would recommend for practice especially if you want to work on your iron game


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course was to short"


Scubasteve123's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

my first time playing here with my little brother, had a rough experience because of the people ahead of us. They were very slow and rude, yelled at me and my little brother when he accidentily hit a golf ball in there location, i yelled fore, but they decided to make a big deal out of it and yell at us. Overall i think this course is very small, and not alot of room to play, you need to be careful when playing here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"very disappointing course conditions"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The majority of the tee boxes were ground under repair and due to that issue the opportunity to have a quality experience was eliminated. The person who took our money never mentioned anything about the shape of the course, there is no mention of it on the site when booking and after the round the GM of the course told his employee to make sure the sign about the tee boxes is always out on the counter. He also said on the golf now website there was a symbol (!) that would link customers to the message that the tee boxes were being replaced.......there is nothing on the site like that....the water jugs on the course were empty ........the GM gave my playing partner a gift certificate for some money off the cart rental next time out for the inconvenience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Tecolote"


ORLANDO2920603's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some of the tee boxes were relocated and under repair . The par 4s which are very few became pat 3 because the tee boxes were relocated almost 100 yards from the ordinal tee box.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best part 3 course"


Flyzhunter's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't know what to expect. Well I was amazed. Best par 3 course ever played. You had to be true wth your iron. Putter had to be on point. The views were awsome I have never played a course where it was all in a canyon. Off the tee you need to be accurate not much room for error on most tee's. I think the most challenging was the greens. The read of the green had to be on point or the ball would roll farther than planned.

The only thing that I would complain about was golfers that drink to much.. They would drive onto the greens with carts and drive circleS around them to irritate people and would sit at the green when complete so golfers would have to wait.

People like that make golfers look bad.

Did mention it to the Pro shop and hopefully they spoke to them.

If you have a chance to golf there , do it!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track"


Flambeau95's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy this place great staff chalanging corse for all level of players!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Killing time"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good place to practice your short iron shots bring a lot of balls though !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very plesant experience"


scarpi1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Twe boxes, greens and fairways were all in good shape. The sand traps were soggy mud and were no good, but everything else was fine. Got cheap twilight rate, had a foursome in front of us that played at good speed, plays at bottom of a canyon area so there are no houses to hit and it had a nice vibe.

I had a good time and will play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course for Beginners"


RbeckerleySD's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is challenging enough for good players but I like taking my wife and kids here. Great course for beginners.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible conditions"


Ryan1280996's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in terrible condition the fairway is dead and like Concrete


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"No push over"


danielseville's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time playing Tecolote for the first time! The greens were really in good condition; rolled smooth and quick! Great course design w/ lots of elevation changes. The small greens were difficult to hit and had significant slope to them. Great staff and course... would play again if I was a local.


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


"Great Round"


1nicklamb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed plying this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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