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4.5
523 Reviews (523)
5 Stars
264
4 Stars
212
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
93.4%
Recommend this course
491 out of 523 reviews
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4.4
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 24 reviews
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4.6
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6781 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.5
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.5
523 Reviews (523)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Brunch 12
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 84
Forced Carries 60
Bunkers 52
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 63
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 59
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 65
In the 'Burbs 31
Convenient to the City 21

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very good day!

Challenging corse and the greens really roll true.
Kind of dry in some fairways. We be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

GOOD COURSE WITH POOR PACE

$90 to play and no GPS? Unacceptable when so many courses have it. 5 hours to get around? I"m sorry but I won't be returning. Course is good enough but 5 hours for the round even after calling a Marshal out twice only to be told pace was OK??

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Mr. Holgate,

We are sorry that your round took 5 hours, we do strive for a 4.5 hour pace if not better at Steele Canyon. July 3 happened to be the busiest day of the year for many courses in the San Diego area, and with not much else to do because of COVID there are many novice golfers. Our marshalls did respond to both your calls, but as mentioned every single tee time from sunrise to nearly 5pm was sold out. Many people are not in a hurry to return to their sheltered lives.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprisingly Strict on Time

My wife and I signed up for golf at 7:27 AM, but didn't get to tee off until 7:35 AM. We were paired up with another couple and there was a foursome in front of us that we could see, with no group ahead of them in sight. About half way through the front 9, the course Marshall stop us and said that we were playing slow. About a hole and a half slow to be exact. We agreed to play faster.

Within the next two holes, we caught up to the group in front and couldn't go any faster. The Marshall was actively following our group and we saw him a few more times watching us. To be honest, we never felt like we were playing slow but definitely sped up. It made the round more pressure filled and not enjoyable.

The most irritable thing at the end was that when we finished, it was 12 noon. That means our round took less than 4 and a half hours. Because we caught up to the group in front of us, there was no way to finish any faster. If you ask anyone who plays golf, a 4 and a half hour round is widely acceptable. The amount of pressure put on only our group to play faster was very unnecessary.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice Challenge

Variety of course layout always makes this an interesting place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff members were very helpful and mindful of social distancing and wearing masks. The day was great with perfect pace of play; the course in terrific shape. They even had a service cart out on the course. Play before everyone catches on again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Golf experience ever

This was my first time playing Steele Canyon and I drove down from North county and paid $72. I had a 6am tee time. I showed up to check in, was given my receipt and told to check in with he starter. There was no starter! I just grabbed a cart and loaded up. I was not told which of the 2 nines I was playing. I asked another golfer where the first tee was and he kindly took me to the tee box. Had no idea if it was the right nine I was supposed to play. The sprinklers were still running on the tee boxes and in the fairways. A single on the tee box said he was heading to hole 2. The twosome in front of me just went and dropped balls in the fairway as they didn't want to wait. The sprinklers shut off and I go to the tee box. Its a dogleg right and I have no idea what's beyond my sightline. Can I cut the corner? Is there trouble? Since no GPS or yardage book I have no idea. There are several holes like this. The signage is poor too. I went the wrong way on several holes! Take the concrete or the dirt path??
It got to the point where I was just put off by the whole experience and I actually left after 5 holes, just drove in. When I got in I asked the starter where to leave the cart, he said "just down there". What does that mean?
I can't complain about the conditions on the 5 holes I played. Good, but not great. I'd rather play Maderas or RB Inn in my neighborhood.
It was the overall impression of the staff and the setup. I will not be back and do not recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/23/2020

Sorry to hear your first experience at Steele Canyon was not up to par. Single golfers that tee off 10 minutes after sunrise are going to play faster than maintenance can work and with 27 holes the crew is spread out even more in these challenging times.
I apologize that you did not get a full customer service experience when you teed off at first sunlight, but a good rule of thumb is to follow concrete paths, not dirt. Our golf shop staff could have been more helpful and provided a yardage book had they been better informed, and maybe the 4 cart return area signs were not easily visible in the early morning. Again, I am sorry for the poor first impression.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved the layout

Great layout and location as the course cuts through winding ravines. The greens were immaculate, small in some cases but readable. The fairways were less exciting and needed some care. Looks like they were tired and thirsty. We decided to play winter rules as the fairway was barren dirt everywhere.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good conditions, very fast greens

We played 36 holes so we experienced all 3 9-hole courses and were pleasantly surprised by the conditions. The fairways were a bit spotty, but the greens were in great shape and very fast. Many of the holes had significant carries off the tee, so choose your tees wisely. The Canyon and Ranch nines were the most enjoyable compared to the Vineland nine. Many of the holes were quite narrow, so your driver will spend a lot of time in the bag!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice, enjoyed the course and had a wonderful time, it rained the first few holes so course was wet, but greens were great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Greens

Greens are fast and true. First time in 12 years playing this course. Love the layout. Once you get used to the speed of the greens, good putts are rewarded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Price wise in San Diego area, it is on the high side. BUT for the beauty of the course and hiw the course is maintained, its well worth the price. If you are playing in the summertime, be sure to bring plenty of water. It gets hot in thia area. BRING extra balls, as you would probanly lose a few if not familiar with the course layout. There are also environmentally protected areas where your ball can not be retrieved. This couse consist of 3, 9 holes courses. Make sure to include Canyon in your choice, since, personally i think this is the best of the 3.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Out of my league

Beautiful course but too much for my skill level. Trouble all over. If you are a 15 or less then you will love it. If you are over 15 then bring plenty of balls. Overall though I will play again once my game improves.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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