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480 Reviews (480)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.5%
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4.4
18 Reviews (18)
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4.4
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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37 Reviews (37)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
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4.5
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Knight 71 6908 yards 74.2 139
Blue 71 6456 yards 71.9 134
White 71 6223 yards 70.8 132
White (W) 71 6223 yards 77.1 140
Gold 71 5552 yards 67.7 123
Gold (W) 71 5552 yards 72.2 131
Red (W) 71 4747 yards 67.8 119
Scorecard for Ranch/Vineyard
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black Knight M: 74.2/139 378 385 446 204 559 388 432 230 542 3564 418 328 236 421 412 582 168 383 396 3344 6908
Blue M: 71.9/134 W: 79.6/142 364 385 401 174 533 388 414 204 509 3372 418 328 173 347 393 519 168 351 387 3084 6456
White M: 70.8/132 W: 76.7/137 329 323 401 174 533 371 414 204 509 3258 396 276 173 347 393 519 150 351 360 2965 6223
Gold M: 67.7/123 W: 72.3/131 315 303 298 160 507 355 388 162 475 2963 377 251 151 304 353 461 125 284 283 2589 5552
Red M: 63.5/114 W: 68.1/118 255 247 234 101 388 291 340 119 416 2391 350 221 133 264 342 402 106 264 274 2356 4747
Handicap 17 9 7 15 1 5 11 13 3 14 10 16 8 4 2 18 6 12
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 17 5 15 13 7 11 3 9 1 8 14 16 6 4 2 18 12 10

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
480 Reviews (480)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 12
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 83
Forced Carries 59
Bunkers 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 62
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 59
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 64
In the 'Burbs 31
Convenient to the City 21

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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
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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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
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