Salt Creek Golf Club

3.4639470588 3.5 stars from 5 (473)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6855 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6855 yards 73.4 132
Gold 72 6514 yards 71.7 128
Blue 72 6083 yards 70.0 122
White (W) 72 5505 yards 72.9 133
White 72 5505 yards 67.1 117
Red (W) 72 4814 yards 68.9 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 473 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
237
3 stars:
81
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

382 out of 473 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"First time rain"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It rained the whole day, but the layout is great. I believe the course is changing hands. Playing again Monday, looking forward to it.

Fast greens, but open layout with a great bunker and thought provoking strategy.

I play from whites, as I am 50(I can do that) - but I played from silverbecause of the weather. I enjoyed the elevation changes and the “next shot” necessities required.

I will play from the gold on Monday and am really looking forward to the challenge.

I wish I had played here before now. A definite recommendation.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"sad to c it close"


splincman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it played a little slow....but this is a tough but fair course...i am so sorry to see this place close...

sadly ...it is in a location that is remote and difficult

to get to...the course was in pretty good condition...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Closes in 10 Days"


hopj545's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played it one time before it closes. Could tell that watering was extremely limited. Fairways were starting to turn brown and greens were very fast and did not hold shots very well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"It's closing...."


icewing316's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course twice since the announcement it was shutting down for good on March 18th. The first time I played it was a couple days after the announcement and the course was in decent shape. The starter promptly started us at our 7:36 tee time and we finished in little more than 4 hours. Most bunkers do not have sand in the them minus a few holes. The fairways and greens were in acceptable shape and the beverage cart worker came by a few times.

I played this course again one week later, but this time at 12:37. There was no starter and there were between 2-3 groups waiting on each tee. We finished in the dark 5.25 hrs later. Carts are failing as many people left them and begun walking on various holes. They appeared to stopped watering the course as the fairways and tee boxes are turning yellow and brown.

It's closing in 3 weeks so I can only imagine the conditions getting a bit worse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/28/2018:

Thank you for playing Salt Creek and sharing your feedback!

"Course needs some work"


Glengolf01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was good, and the people I played with were great. The course has had many owners over the last 10 years and you could tell that maintenance of the facilities and to a lesser extent the course had not kept up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for sharing feedback on course conditions!


rcmorales55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Slow , slow, slow"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were sent out behind a tournament of old (poor) golfers. At one point there were 8 golf carts lined up waiting behind them at one hole. It took 3 and 1/2 hours to play 9 holes. Several people, like us, just quit because we didn't have time for a 7 hour round of golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/21/2018:

We're sorry to hear about your experience with the pace of play. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

"Good"


Cooperozzy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, A little jammed up at the start but it picked up. I love this course except for the par 4 9th hole. Uphill all the way! I also like watching the planes come in to land into San Diego. Very Cool! Will go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/15/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Salt Creek. See you soon!

"Challenging course, Good value"


davidkline08's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are fast, but well maintained. Decent amount of ground under repair, but normal for San Diego courses when there is no rain. Fairways are pretty much all sloping towards one side or the other, so tee shots are tough. Pace is slower than usual due to space between many greens and tee boxes. Offers multiple tee boxes for different handicaps. Overall, I'd happily play here again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! The tee shots can be tough, but it sounds like you are up to the challenge! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Visiting from Scotland"


angusrollo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a very enjoyable midweek round. Out alone at 8.37 and back in the 19th by noon. I found the fairways to be in fine condition, all things considered, and there was an obvious presence of greenkeepers/maintenance staff working throughout the course.

The greens are in superb condition and are very reminiscent of the fast links greens at Carnoustie and at St Andrews, where a good read is always usually generously rewarded. Do them a favour though and remember to repair those pitch marks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/15/2018:

We're thrilled to hear you decided to visit our course during your stay in the states! Thank you for sharing feedback on course conditions. See you soon!

"challengable"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

courses are very different due to slope, but very fun.

very cost effective.

I want to play again with my colleagues.

Golf courses are very challengeable.

Our friends are satisfied with course and staff kindness.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/07/2018:

We look forward to seeing you again when you bring colleagues to golf with you! Thank you for recommending Salt Creek. See you soon!

"Marshal should Marshal"


uENJW2504EN's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing is more annoying than a very slow round of golf. The management was aware of the problem but did nothing to correct the problem . The marshal stopped by to make excuses but did nothing to make the pace pick up. . Why isn’t something being done to correct this issue, it isn’t rocket science.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/07/2018:

Thank you for playing Salt Creek and sharing your 4-star review! Our staff is aware managing the pace of play is very important to our golfers. We appreciate your feedback.


cdixon2218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/01/2018:

Thank you for sharing your recommendation!


Parris's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 02/01/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review!

"Very Fast"


Dennis1954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are very fast here. It is hard to stick a landing on them as well. You must adjust your play to these conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/22/2018:

Thank you for playing Salt Creek and sharing your recommendation!

"Challenging course but slow pace"


Espinra8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good game plan challenge. Lots of sloping fairways, strategically positioned sand traps and water hazards. Slow play though due to several 2&3 somes, and one single. We joined with the single and still took us 5 hrs. No course Marshall to assist speed up the slow pokes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your feedback. See you soon!


tjweber's avatar
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took over three hours to play nine holes. When I courteously complained to staff they could have cared less. Too bad as this could be an interesting place to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear about the pace of play, but our staff works hard to accommodate all golfers. We hope you can come back and try us again.

"This is a great layout."


cf3968032's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all the rate was $19 and with my rewards it was free (incredible value). A great layout, fairways need a little work, green were quick and fabulous. I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're happy to provide incredible value for our golfers. See you soon!

"pick another course"


burningdesire's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I haven't played this course since it was called the Auld Course.Fairways were very dry & desperately need watering...the only plus with this condition is that your ball will roll a little further. Greens were also in rough shape as several ball marks were not repaired (c'mon peeps take the time to repair while waiting to putt). I landed in 4 bunkers that day & the sand was rock hard!!! Lastly the pace was so slow on the Saturday afternoon....seemed like 2 groups ahead were some beginners playing super slow. Didn't seem like there was a players asst or marshal around to assist.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for sharing your feedback! This will help us improve course conditions and offer a better round of golf for you next time.

"This is your warning"


diglerni's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Alert!!! 6 1/2 hour round Alert!!!

Our tee time was 1130, and we did not finish 18 holes. Yes, that is correct, an 1130 tee time unable to finish 18 holes. Unacceptable! the pace of play, and zero marshalls to monitor.

First, I knew going to the course that it would be in bad shape, and i was fine with that. To make sure its very clear, the course is like concrete. You might as well be playing on the street. If my buddy did not get a Groupon from Santa, then i would never pay this dump.

By the 4th hole, we found out why it was so slow. Two groups of buddies had joined together, and we had to call the clubhouse to break up their party. Sadly the pace of play never recovered, since they were not that good anyway.

After the horrible round, and not being able to finish; we figured lets just have a beer. Part 2 of the horrible customer service. The girl sold us the beer, and then proceeded to tell us that she was closing, and we had to sit outside. All while one of the NFL games was on. We were not the only ones in the bar either. Come on, its a bar on a golf course, you don't close till the last person leaves. Especially if they are buying from you. She must have had better plans.

Finally, and the worst part of all this is, i emailed the course general manager to let him know about this, 48 hours later not a response. Not to worry you got my $35 dollars, but you will never see another penny form myself, or the 30+ people in my golf group. Your course has been blacklisted by my group. Great decision to not respond to me,

Please do not give this course any of your hard-earned money. You can play so many other courses in that area for the same price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Salt Creek Management on 01/18/2018:

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy our round with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback.


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