Steele Canyon Golf Club - Canyon/Vineyard

4.3729117647 4.4 stars from 5 (439)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6571 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 3199 Stonefield Dr, Jamul, California 91935, San Diego County
  • (619) 441-6900
  • (619) 441-6909
  • www.steelecanyon.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Gary Player (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex & Discover are welcomed.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Knight 70 6571 yards 72.3 136
Blue 70 6144 yards 70.4 132
White 70 5935 yards 69.4 129
White (W) 70 5935 yards 76.8 136
Gold 70 5263 yards 66.3 120
Gold (W) 70 5263 yards 70.4 127
Red (W) 70 4590 yards 67.2 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 439 Reviews
5 stars:
216
4 stars:
183
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

412 out of 437 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing 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: Average


I recommend this course


"Best popular price course in the San Diego Area."


Kingsbag's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Out of towners pay a slight premium to play this track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course in a valley like surroundings"


u000003508516's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE wish for the price they charge they would have GPS system to make it a bit easier to see some hidden greens/pins.

If no GPS but a paper sourse lay out. We wanted to play canyon course but were denied the privilege.

Overall good place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



06062's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A solid course"


Geese44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would say this course is a little overrated but definitely one of the top courses in the San Diego area. Greens are some of the best in the area. Just need some work on the fairways and a lot of work on the bunkers. Also some tips on the holes with blind shots wouldn't hurt either for first time players!

Overall a solid course with a great layout. Make sure you play the canyon course. I'd say it has the most character.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of San Diego’s best! Steele Canyon is a “must play course”!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Steele Canyon is a challenging and exciting course that equally rewards good shots and punishes poor ones. The views from their numerous elevated tee boxes are dramatic and can be a distraction. Each of three 9 hole courses provide unique experiences that will bring you back for more. It’s worrh it to play more than once.—Cedric P.

C


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Fairways a little dry due to the lack of rain and bumpy with recent aeration. One of my favorite courses when visiting San Diego.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best in San diego"


u000003953242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Steele canyon has been one of my favorite tracks in San Diego for many years. After having been away for two years and coming back recently, it was great to get back out to Steele canyon and see it in great shape. Pace of play was fantasticStaff was great and course conditions were great. Greens rolled very nicely. My only constructive comment is that sane in the bunkers was quite hard And made it pretty tricky getting out of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sure wish they would tell you what course you were paying for."


alexmikelly's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with three 9 hole layouts, but one is about 4 notches below the other two. I have booked this on golfnow three times and every time it is a good nine and a not so good nine. Please just tell me what 2 9’s I am booking just like I get when I call and book.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2018

Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately with 27 holes our tee sheet does vary daily with Member and group outings. Changes in our tee sheet don't always get reflected online. Your best bet is to book your online tee time and then give us a call and ask what courses you are booked on. Sometimes it is possible to accommodate course requests.


"Steele Canyon"


derekkirma10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I always enjoy a round of golf but this course is very disappointing. Overpriced, fairways in poor condition, pushy starter. Old stuffy golf atmosphere at a subpar course with high prices.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2018

I am a bit thrown by your comments sir. Our course conditions are very good right now and looking at the price you paid that is not even available at our facility. Did you mistake our course for another?



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



u000008119291's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



cbernardi001's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Bobhardy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout with beautiful views and greens were perfect. Can’t wait to go back and play canyons course which was closed for aeration of greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



heriama's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Linda1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Steele Canyon is a great layout and beautiful course to play. Highly recommend it for anyone visiting San Diego and looking to play a new course. Price can be a little high, but if you are able to play at different times, then the prices can be more flexible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"San Diego’s top 10; No."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Steele Canyon quietly restructured their pricing and raised their normal rates. The course layout is ok for the most part but some holes are just garbage and just not fun — wish I could skip around the 3 courses to just play certain holes. The staff have their “noses in the air” and really make the initial check-in feel like non-member are second class citizens. I’m willing to spend some cash to play but don’t talk down to me if I ask a question. It’s really hot in Rancho San Diego and zero breeze. If the forecast says 20% chance for showers, you can bet that it’s raining at the canyon. If you have “older folks” behind you, they have NO problem trying to drop darts within 15 feet of you and your buddies if someone duffs it from the tee and is taking their second shot; they’re firing off from the closest tees. Then, they ask to pass, you considerately say yes (for cordiality and for safety concerns) but then you have Bonnie & Clyde “Sunday Driving” and your round just added a solid 40 minutes with frustrating waits as granny tries to put from the fairway!

For the money I was spending to play there every Saturday for a few months I decided to take my money to Riverwalk and signed up for a membership! What a world of difference. Granted, there are some “patchy” areas but if you can “hit it hard” you CANNOT beat it. And playing rounds for $11... it’s the obvious choice for San Diego golf. I would rank value/quality like this: (SD Resident Card) Torrey & Balboa, (the reservations with discounts) Sycuan/Barona, then (GolfNow or call pro shop) Riverwalk. North County has many to choose from but for value/quality I would only go Golf Club of CA, or Crossings. I deleted Steele Canyon from my favorites in all GPS apps.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Scott4482342's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Favorite course in San Diego"


u000006736294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We come to San Diego for a weeks golf vacation every year and always play Steele Canyon. Due to the time of year, the course wasn't at its best but in good shape for March. Love the layout and the views. Staff was friendly and cost on Golfnow was reasonable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just OK"


u000008216192's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing special. Winter conditions. Traps were not raked for a few days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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