STEELE CANYON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (619-441-6900)
San Diego Golf Course Review
Steele Canyon Golf & Country club in Jamul, just 20 minutes east of San Diego, is a beautiful 27-hole Gary Player championship design that is recognized as one of southern California's most exciting golf experiences. Three distinctive nines built on an extremely rolling terrain take advantage of the area's natural topography, to provide players of all skill levels with a challenging and invigorating round of golf.
The property has been awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play - one of only 3 courses in San Diego County to achieve such a status. The rugged Canyon nine presents breathtaking elevation changes and requires dramatic shot-making; the Ranch nine winds through fields that surround a working ranch, and the Meadow nine stretches along the pastoral valley floor, with beautiful woodlands and streams. All the photos in this review are of the Canyon nine.
Water comes into play on a total of 8 holes, and there are nearly 150 sand bunkers of varying shapes and sizes situated near the landing zones on the fairways or greenside. There are 4 sets of tees on each hole. Yardages and slope ratings for the different configurations measure in at between 6479 - 6834 yards/138-141 slope from the Blue tees, 5935 - 6228 yards/133-134 slope from the Whites, 5263 - 5657 yards/123-127 slope from the Golds and 4577 - 4790 yards/116/124 for ladies playing from the forward tees.
All three layouts provide convenient measurements - with sprinkler heads measured to the front/middle/back of the green on the fairways, 100/150/200 yard markers on both the fairways and cart paths, plus small markers on the flagsticks for front, middle and back hole locations. The bent grass greens are medium in size and mildly undulating, and were in wonderful shape on our mid-February visit.
On property is a full service practice facility with targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus two putting greens. Instruction from a staff of experienced PGA Professionals is available. The clubhouse features a pro shop plus restaurant/lounge with creative menus of fine food, plus exceptional service and fine outing/event facilities. With 27 holes of dramatic golf plus fine amenities and great service - Steele Canyon presents a perfect venue for tournaments and corporate events.
We had heard great things about Steele Canyon, and were not disappointed during our review visit. This is a great golf facility - with a reasonable price structure for the area. The surrounding mountains create some postcard-perfect backdrops! We highly recommend a round here! For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.