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4.4
510 Reviews (510)
5 Stars
258
4 Stars
206
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
93.0%
Recommend this course
479 out of 510 reviews
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4.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 31 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6571 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.3
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Steele Canyon Golf Course
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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.

Reviews

4.4
510 Reviews (510)

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 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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging course

I haven’t played here in over 6 years. It was a challenging golf course with a great layout. The greens were in good shape, but a little fast. I look forward in coming back and would recommend to family and friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Nice views, nice fairways and nice greens. Greens in great condition but pretty fast. One of the better courses in San Diego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Best public course in SD

GREAT course, layout, co editions and staff. Fell in lo w with course in 2005, aged all 3 nines many, many times. The course offers everything, excellent greens, elevation changes, risk rewards and they ever faithful service cart. I enjoyed the course so much have been a member foe 4 years now, if you think I am biased....well may e bit take ride out and play the course and your too will be impressed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation golf

Steele Canyon has a variety of elevation changes on each 9 holes. The greens are extremely fast and roll true for those players that like fast greens. All of the 9’s offer 5 sets of tee boxes for all skill levels. I would recommend this as a must play..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition.

Could have a GPS that would show the hole yardage and the layout of the hole. Would definitely like to play it again.

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

Great golf course

We recently booked and played Steele Canyon in Jamul , CA just east of La Mesa in the San Diego area. Beautiful course and area. We liked it so much we played a second time a few days later. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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