Steele Canyon Golf Club
San Diego, USA
Steele Canyon Golf Club overview
Built in 1991 and designed by Gary Player, the 27-hole championship Steele Canyon Golf Club is one of only a few golf clubs in San Diego County to have been awarded Golf Digest's 4.5-star rating. Each of the three nines offers a different challenge for all levels of golfer. The rugged Canyon Course's dramatic and breath-taking elevation changes are balanced by the Ranch Course's winding fairways through the fields of a working ranch. While the Vineyard Course offers beautiful woodlands, streams, and vineyards stretching along the valley floor.
Excellent facilities on-site include chipping and putting areas, perfect for polishing up your short game, and the Canyon Club Restaurant & Bar serving a fresh and contemporary menu throughout the day.
Steele Canyon is a real gem and well located for any San Diego golf trip, just a 30-minute drive east of downtown and 10-minutes from the Singing Hills Golf Resort, which has accommodations and two courses onsite along with their casino nearby.
Golf Course Overview
Often referred to as the best-kept secret in Southern California, the 27-hole layout at Steele Canyon Golf Club is a masterpiece of design work courtesy of golf legend Gary Player. The three 9s are completely different from one another which makes for an exceptional and varied golf experience from start to finish and a real crowd-pleaser among your group as everyone will be satisfied with at least one of the 9s.
The Canyon Course is characterized by its rugged landscaping and dramatic elevation changes which often means golfers will either have to club up or down and no shot is ever as straightforward as you first think.
The Ranch Course is defined by its winding fairways which perfectly meander through the fields of a working ranch, offering golfers a truly unique experience of rural California.
The Vineyard Course is an interesting mix and a perfect contrast to the other 9s, it is mainly defined by its use of woodland, streams and famous Californian vineyards which act as this course’s natural borders and hazards, again offering a particularly unique golf experience.
The highlight of your round at Steele Canyon will come at Hole 3 of the Ranch Course aptly named ‘Parachute’. A 446-yard par-4 from the championship tees, players are presented with a tee box that is 175ft above the fairway. Players are advised to aim up the right as the natural slopes bring everything back to the middle, and the approach shot is uphill to a green with a false front so be sure to take an extra club with you!