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4.4
490 Reviews (490)
5 Stars
243
4 Stars
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3 Stars
31
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
93.6%
Recommend this course
461 out of 490 reviews
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4.3
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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0
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0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.1%
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33 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6908 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2
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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
490 Reviews (490)

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

First Class

From the young man that helped us unload and load our clubs to the hostess at the restaurant after our round, everyone treated us as old friends. Can’t beat the course or the staff here, I will always look forward to playing Steel Canyon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Course - better hit em straight

The course can be challenging as there are lots of tricky shots and places lose golf balls. The Ranch course greens are just recovering from being punched, but overall the greens were in good shape. The sand traps had not been raked and some were just rock hard. Fun day of golf on an interesting and challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ranch/Vinyard

This is one of my favorite courses in the area. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a quality golf course.The fairways were a little dry but playable, greens were in good shape and rolled smooth. Good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

RANCH IS NOT A GOOD COURSE!

Don’t let anyone tell you that ranch is a good course. It is the stupidest layout of any course I’ve ever played. Hole 1,2,5 & 6 are trash. Especially hole 2 and 5. Bad/idiot golfers think this course has character, but it’s just a really bad design. Bunkers are filled with hard dirt. The cups are volcanoes, meaning a straight putt will break the last inch and you’ll miss the putt. The most frustrating part about this course is that Canyon and Vineyard are SOOOOOOO MUCH NICER and the pro shop will tell you that canyon ranch is the better courses. I hate giving it the rating I did because Canyon is amazing, but ranch just angers me so much that it’s justified.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Sorry you did not care for the Ranch course on your visit. 90%+ of all of our guests do prefer the Canyon and Ranch courses which is why the golf shop recommends them first, although the Vineyard course does have its great holes too. Many people enjoy seeing the old farm equipment from the working ranch between holes 5&6 of the Ranch course. Also the elevation changes and carries of the first few holes are unique, but can be a challenge for the timid golfers. The majority of the time the condition of all 27 holes is rarely different between the courses and all have their own characteristics that make them enjoyable.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course! Ranch is ehhhhh.

I love this course but Ranch is WAY over rated. If you play here don’t get suckered into thinking Vineyard is the worst. Just because Ranch has more elevation doesn’t mean it’s a better course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Turn off sprinklers during play

It drizzled during the night, was misty for half the round starting at 9:15. Maintenance had hoses and sprinklers going on fairways and most of the tee boxes throughout the entire round which was very irritating, Poor planning, annoying and disrespectful. It’s overpriced, even through golfnow!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great green conditions

Course/fairways need water badly. Greens were perfect. Pin positions on the ‘canyon’ were, on many holes, unplayable and ridiculous with slope and speed - made no sense, just slows up play and irritates the players and I still shot 76.
Other players with me had trouble with bunkers which were hard and crusty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice scenery and weekday value

This was the arrival-day round for our buddies trip and I picked it because it had a good clubhouse restaurant and practice facility. It's also relatively short (6,000 yards from the middle-back tees) so I thought it'd be a good warm up.

We started on the Vineyard nine which was very residential and had a few filler holes. Aside from an elevated first tee and a couple other spots it wasn't all that memorable. The Canyon nine took it up a notch with some really cool elevated shots and holes cut along mountainsides. It is certainly not easy though as you still need to hit a straight ball.

Course conditions were great and the crew seemed to enjoy the pick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
First Time Playing

Nice Introduction into San Diego golf

Played with a large group on a cool May Thursday afternoon. The practice facility was excellent with a scenic driving range, and excellent and smooth putting greens that proved to be similar to that on the course. The greens were running at 10.5 and were in great shape.

We played the Vineyard-Canyon loop from the white tees. Both nines are challenging and in good condition. The greens are smooth and extremely quick.

Vineyard though is a little short from the whites - several holes that only require an iron off the tee and a wedge. The loop snakes through a residential area and some nice houses.

The canyons is much more spectacular, with water and elevation changes more in play. The course also loops through natural hills and vegetation which is a nice change from the residential area.

The greens on both Nines are smooth and quick. Really excellent shape, and I’ve putted at Royal Melbourne west. Thoroughly recommended, course staff are friendly and knowledgeable, however the staff in the bar didn’t seem too interested in trying to sell us beer or food. Odd. The golf was good though.

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

Rainy day

Played course for first time. Appears to be beautiful when not raining, however course is well maintained and fun to play. Inside of the clubhouse could use some aesthetic updates. Food was pretty good and staff was really nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Jem in east San Diego

Great challenging course, fast greens and changes on elevation makes it interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

The course somewhat challenging and had a nice layout in the hills

We played the Vineyard and Canyon courses and enjoyed both of them. Although the yardage was not that long (3200 for black tees), the layout was somewhat challenging and enjoyable. The fairway grass needed a little attention, but the greens were in good shape. Overall I enjoyed it and would play it again. The Canyon course had a lot of elevation changes and majority of the holes were away from homes. I think the regular rate is a little steep for the course, but would play again on a discounted rate.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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