Steele Canyon Golf Club - Canyon/Ranch

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4.4
469
5 Stars
233
4 Stars
193
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
441 out of 469 reviews
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4.4
22
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 22 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
56
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6781 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.5
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Steele Canyon Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Knight 71 6781 yards 73.5 138
Blue 71 6432 yards 71.9 135
White 71 6228 yards 71.0 133
White (W) 71 6228 yards 73.7 138
Gold 71 5637 yards 68.2 124
Gold (W) 71 5637 yards 72.2 130
Red (W) 71 4627 yards 67.0 116
Scorecard for Canyon/Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.5/138 409 552 182 524 214 360 171 401 404 3217 378 385 446 204 559 388 432 230 542 3564 6781
Blue M: 71.9/135 W: 75.7/140 409 517 163 489 209 360 150 390 373 3060 364 385 401 174 533 388 414 204 509 3372 6432
White M: 71.0/133 W: 73.7/138 381 517 163 489 209 330 150 358 373 2970 329 323 401 174 533 371 414 204 509 3258 6228
Gold M: 68.2/124 W: 72.2/130 346 492 133 444 200 308 122 297 332 2674 315 303 298 160 507 355 388 162 475 2963 5637
Red M: 63.3/113 W: 67.0/116 319 422 121 380 116 297 60 271 250 2236 255 247 234 101 388 291 340 119 416 2391 4627
Handicap 12 2 10 4 18 16 14 6 8 17 11 1 9 5 15 13 7 3
Par 4 5 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex & Discover are welcomed.
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.4
469

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 12
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 82
Forced Carries 59
Bunkers 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 58
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 63
In the 'Burbs 30
Convenient to the City 21

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Canyon nine was very challenging and vineyard much easier. Enjoyed it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never a bad day

Even after all the rain the course was in great shape. Greens were fast and as always tough to read.

For my money the best course in San Diego. I actually became a member I like it so much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Steele Canyon

About as good as can be expected for January. Greens were excellent. Fairways need some help.

Real issue is what I got for the price I paid. I'll be spending my money elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter golf is the best

Weekends are usually slow everywhere except private courses. However, for public places during football season, you can find courses empty where you can complete a round in 4 1/2hrs.

I've played all three courses here so I know the layout. Very challenging and fun. Fairways are a bit arid but the sand & greens we're ok. Twosomes everywhere sped up the pace. Never saw any cartperson or Marshall.

I would always go back because this course is fun to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with immaculate conditioning

Played Canyon/Ranch combo on Monday, December 17. Great course on a picture perfect day. Pace was excellent and staff unfailingly polite. The course conditions were A+. Fairways were gorgeous and greens were perfect (super quick). I would recommend this course to anyone, though it would be wise to move up a set of tees; somewhat tight at times due to the tracking through canyons. If we're back in San Diego, will definitely play again. GolfAdvisor gave us a bit of discount vs the rates offered by the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Course in excellent condition. Challanging lay out. Great SO Cal weather. I recommend you play this course at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course in SD

Easily my favorite course and the best course in San Diego. Despite all the rain the past couple days the course was in amazing condition. You won’t find a better course , tougher challenge or friendlier staff anywhere!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The scenery is amazing!

The greens are in excellent condition, fast (11) and fair. We played the Canyon/Vineyard course and the scenery is amazing. Played ion 4 hours and 15 minutes. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Treasure

Beautiful layout and fairways & greens in excellent condition. The very friendly staff let us go out 30 minutes early. We finished our rounds in just under 4 hrs. Would like to play here again in the near future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good time

Played Ranch Vineyard (Canyon closed), both in great shape. Vineyard greens are really rolling quick!

Another enjoyable round, my favorite course in San Diego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Played the Black Knight Tee’s at Rancho & Vineyard. Very nice course tucked back in the canyons. True greens, tough pins but forgiving fairways. Don’t be fooled by the short par 4’s and bring an accurate long iron/fairway wood for the par 3’s. Can’t really say a bad thing about this course, even the bunkers were manageable...I’d definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Birthday Round revised

I went there on my birthday and some tee times got mixed up. I ended up playing by myself and I left a bad review. I probably shouldn't have and tried to take it down but there is no way for me to do that. I called the online booking site that I use and they told me that they cannot take down any reviews either.

The course called me and made me more than happy. They really seem to care about their customer's happiness.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

My birthday round

I booked my tee time online. There was a twosome that had already reserved 7:18am so I joined them. It was my birthday so I wanted to play a nice course, which Steele Canyon definitely is.

Once I'd paid my green fees I went to get my cart and join the other golfers on the tee box. The starter told me that he was going to have to send me out by myself because the people who'd booked 7:18 arrived an hour early and were already playing. I told him that it was my birthday and that I didn't want to play all by myself. He was very nice but there was nobody that he could put me with. So I went back into the pro shop and explained my situation. I wanted a refund so that I could go play at another course and join some other golfers. They had no sympathy for me whatsoever and said that the best that they could do was a raincheck. A RAINCHECK ON MY BIRTHDAY??? I'd just paid 5 minutes ago. So I went back out, got into my cart and played 18 holes all by myself. I caught up with a 3-some but they said they were in a tournament and could not join them. A 3-some caught up with me and told me the same thing. I sent an email to the course telling them what happened and got no reply. I find it hard to believe that they could be so hard up as to not be able to refund me my $84 so that I could play somewhere else. I'm not a member but I do play there occasionally with my friends. I will not be playing there again and neither will my buddies. They should have replied and given me a free round or something because they ruined my birthday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great elevated tee shots. if you are hitting your driver well you can score well but if not expect a brute.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

I played the Ranch/Vineyard courses. Ranch was pretty easy considering what the slope says (134 from blue combos). The greens were soft and some had a lot of poorly repaired divot marks. The conditions are otherwise fairly nice and the rough is very playable as they don’t really grow it out. I paid around $50 on a GolfNow deal which seemed like a fair price. They use mats for the driving range which is unfortunate but they don’t have much extra space.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough Layout but Fun

Steele Canyon is one of the most formidable golf courses in San Diego. It is worth playing here once if you have confidence in golfing. Conversely golfers with high handicap would be fed up with

the layout (by losing so many balls....). The fairway or green is in good shape. Cold water jars are placed at several holes, a drink cart is going around very often and staffs are very helpful. One thing I noticed was "sand traps"' which should be replenished with new sands. Other than that, This course is very enjoyable and satisfactory.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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