Sand Canyon Country Club

3.1182411765 3.1 stars from 5 (349)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6903 yards
  • Slope: 149
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Tee Shirts and tank tops are prohibited, Shorts are to be no more than 4" above the knees, no cutt - offs, No Workout or athletic fitness clothing of any kind
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6903 yards 74.4 149
Blue 72 6469 yards 72.4 141
White 72 6024 yards 70.0 135
Gold 72 5408 yards 72.2 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 349 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
116
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
48
1 stars:
40

recommend this course

243 out of 347 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials amazing food  

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"Sand Canyon End of 2017 Update"


rbtjbeck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Happy that the courses are getting better every time I visit. They still need to water the WHOLE COURSE MORE. Fairways are still a bit thin, greens were rock hard because of windy conditions. The bunkers need new sand in them as they are basically dirt, (I was only in 1 this day). Hot deal of $25 was worth it...not $70 as listed, maybe would pay up to $45 for Valley/Desert. Mountain 9 was the last to open, I bet it's really not ready. Not cart girl or ambassadors seen at all (11am tee time). The course is coming along which is great to see!


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Impressive course and amazing layout"


Dean9324394's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had plush fairways and really nice greens. Best course WeHa e played in Cali so far and we are a dozen deep at this point. Will return very pleased. Challenging and the views are amazing!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Sand Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.

"New owners are making a serious effort to make this a incredible golf course...Kudos!"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has come leaps and bounds since I played in July,so many things to improve the way the course looks and plays.BUT they definitely overbook it and the round is painstakingly slow,I seriously had a 6some with two 4somes in front of them and every hole was waiting on the tee box for 5minutes between every shot,almost a 6 hour round on a Friday at 11:00.So that kinda kills it for me regardless of the beauty and redoing the lakes and such.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for playing Sand Canyon. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop to further discuss your round.

"Great course"


Wayne5618589's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. fairways and green are good. I love the work they are doing on the course, the only thing is the bunkers are not the best.


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


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Sand Canyon Wayne! Please come back and visit us soon!

"Had a nice day of golf!"


LNDDAME's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new owners have done a really nice remodel. I like the artificial grass strips that you take from the cart path to the fairways. The rock river beds along the sides of some fairways have beautiful rock retaining walls. They will be pretty to see in winter after it rains. It was a bit cool and even though windy in the area, the course was kind of protected by the mountains and not much wind. It was the first weekday after a holiday weekend so we did to wait on any holes. Fairways and greens were nice, the grass in the forward tee's and in some fairway areas was a little tall but not bad. I like the ceramic pots on every tee for broken tee's (or cigarette butts?) Nice idea. Bathroom were clean and well stocked. We played the Desert and Valley courses. The Desert Course had many rock river areas that you can not always see as you approach them, which is why I say it was moderately difficulty. Would be nice to have some more info in maps or on the score card. It would be easy to lose more balls with long shots into the river beds. Also can't go looking for your ball too much in the out of bounds areas as there are rattle snakes. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/29/2017:

Thank you so much for all the kind words. We have been working hard to bring this course back to it's glory and we must say it is coming along nicely. Pretty cool to hear someone validate our sentiment. Thank you again. Hope to see you at Sand Canyon sometime soon.

"Terrible"


hispeed0's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

tee time is 12:30

start 13:00

many people play golf...

every hole wait 5~10 minutes,

#6 hole cart did'nt work

it worth $20 per #18 hole


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/29/2017:

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your round with us. We hope that your next round will be a better experience.

"Sand Canyon is back!"


u000001804753's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is almost back to the excellent condition it was always in before the drought. It won’t be long until it is, as there are many improvements on-going. The 27-hole lay-out is awesome! I only gave 4-stars for the conditions because the tee boxes need to be mowed, but maybe there is a reason they for the longer length. The staff is welcoming and friendly. I play with a regular group of retirees who are excited that Santa Clarita again has a public country club level course to play at, since the other country clubs in Santa Clarita are private. If you haven’t gone there because of some of the older views, ignore them. The course is in great shape now!


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


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/27/2017:

That's right, Sand Canyon is BACK! Thank you for the kind words and the 4-star rating. Please come back and visit us soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/20/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Sand Canyon! Please come back and visit us soon!


u509238934's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/20/2017:

Glad you enjoyed your round at Sand Canyon! Please come back and visit us soon!


DennisBurzuk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/20/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Sand Canyon! Please come back and visit us soon!

"Really coming along!"


Pauly7914474's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we heard a lot about Sand Canyon since it changed owners and name...frankly, the reviews were all over the place, from “fantastic” to “avoid at all costs...”. We found a 50 a man Sunday rate, so my regular foursome snagged it. We are avid players who play all over SoCal, and we are muni players...the handicaps range from 8 to 24, and two play from Blues and 2 play from Whites...so what I am trying to say is that we are players...we know golf...so here is the review: the layout and views are nothing short of spectacular! Almost every hole is stunning! The comditions range from good to borderline poor in spots, but they are really trying. We played winter rules so all was well...the greens were slow but good, wih the exception of a par three on the back side with a horrendous “auto 2 putt” temp...also we experienced something we have never seen - on an otherwise beautiful hole and green, there were three foot high foot wide piles of sand...very odd...now for the add ons - breakfast was solid, if not fancy...best part was Bridgette, who was a true delight working counter...the starter was terrific, and the pro shop is first class...didn’t use or even see the range, and the putting green was closed. Clubhouse is spectacular and opulent. Appeared to be a very nice bar and grill upstairs, but was not open to service our 10:30 tee time.

So what’s the verdict? Play this course and keep an open mind...they had a devastating fire a couple of years back, and the drought hurt. Is it pristine and perfect? No. Is it a spectacular venue for golf? Yes! Is it worth 50 bucks? Without question. Is it worth 100? No, not yet. So find a deal and drink it all in!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sand Canyon Country Club on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We hope to see you back at Sand Canyon soon!

"Had a fun round on Friday afternoon"


tristan873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions were fair, but some greens are in repair. The course offers excellent challenge. Most drives are a practice in target golf. There a variety of different size and sloped greens. The bunkers were firm though. Our threesome played a decent pace. We never caught the group in front nor were we ever caught by the group behind. If you are okay with 90 degree weather on a weekday, 1 pm is the time to go.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A lot of work has/is being put in to course"


u795217081's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's not yet at level of Robinson Ranch in its prime but it's getting there. Course is very playable with fairways filling in and most greens roll true. Still some thin spots on a few fairways. Owner and pro are very passionate about their course. To think they had to overcome the worst trifecta a course could face, drought then fire then flooding, and still have a playable course is pretty amazing. This course will just get better and better as time goes on. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course


"Mountain 9"


elrich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens on the mountain 9 are not ready for play yet. The layout is fantastic on this 9 but still under construction


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Day!"


Jeff7925091's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play is always well paced, staff is very friendly, and I find the track challenging but fair. I always enjoy a round at Sand Canyon.


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


Commented on 10/09/2017

Hot Deal is for 2-4 players. Being a single doesn't do me any good. Plz make it 1-4 players . Thank you



u509238934's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Excellent value for the money. Keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A classic challenge"


badbubby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am so happy Mr. Lee rescued this classic, iconic course. I would love to see the greens get crazy fast again, but the improvements to the course have been user-friendly, it was a joy to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in good shape, rolled pretty well.

Some tee box & Fairways need to be improved but all in all, great condition. Will not disappoint it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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