Castle Creek Country Club in Escondido, California, USA | GolfPass
A view from fairway #12 at Castle Creek Country Club.
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1.6
934 Reviews (934)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
218
3 Stars
208
2 Stars
147
1 Stars
307
Conditions
1.4
Value
1.8
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
2.7
Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.5
16.7%
Recommend this course
447 out of 934 reviews
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1.4
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
41
Conditions
1.3
Value
1.7
Layout
2.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
1.3
StaffFriendliness
2.8
8.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 60 reviews
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1.4
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
87
Conditions
1.2
Value
1.5
Layout
2.5
Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.3
StaffFriendliness
2.6
10.2%
Recommend this course
12 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6688 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.0
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Castle Creek Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1948
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

1.6
934 Reviews (934)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
19th Hole Scenic Views 22
Watching the Game 19
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 64
Bunkers 46
Water Hazards 42
This course/club is great for:
Locals 61
Seniors 35
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 26
Convenient to the City 22

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Reviews 22
2.0
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Previously Played

Horrible horrible condition

Highly encourage you to read the reviews before going to this course. The course is in horrible shape the fairways are garbage dirt. However the greens are in really nice shape. Staff said the pumps were down /broken and we’re unable to water the grass. This course would be amazing with some TLC landscaping. All the fairways on the entire course are brown/dead grass and are potted with gopher / squirrel holes. Many times we’d hit right down the middle of the fairway and lose the ball and a squirrel hole.
This course is not worth $50 on weekend, I would save the money and go to the driving range instead of this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hope it gets better

Most people that live in our area North San Diego County know about Castle Creek. Golfers anyway. Great lay out and in the past a great course. Hands down. But not anymore. Sad how this course has lost its way. Not sure why. All the marshals blame the owner saying he's a complete idiot that doesn't know what he's doing. Don't know the owner, but from the course you'd have to say they're right. Either he's letting it go and going to build homes there or he truly doesn't know what he's doing. Either way it's in sad shape and it's sad to see it go.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/03/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions and we are working on making improvements to the course. We will make note of your feedback. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your time

Spend the extra $20 to play a decent course. Fairways are pretty much dirt. Super frustrating to hit off of. Greens aren’t horrible. Tee box aren’t level.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions and we are working on making improvements to the course. We will make note of your feedback. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Couldn’t be worse

When I initially read though the reviews, I thought “oh come on. How bad could it be?” It was worse than I could have imagined. The grass was all completely dead. Gopher holes filled the fairways and tee boxes. It was not close to worth paying $45. Maybe $4.
I hate to be rude because the workers there were pleasant, but they’ve completely let the course go. There was clearly no upkeep on the grounds. 1/5 stars.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Burnt Fairways

This course is extremely neglected to say the least.
Fairways are brown. No tee boxes. No concessions to speak of.............not even a cup of ice. Carts are from the 1960''s. Lots of gopher holes and even dead gophers in a trap. Poor critters. I hope they did not suffer from dehydration and heat.

The only two redeeming aspects of playing this course are pace of play and cost. Since we were the only two people playing, we finished under 2.5 hours. The cost was inexpensive. The saying: "you get what you pay for" certainly applies here.

The actual course layout was awesome!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/29/2022

"Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club."

Is this a BOT making all the same replies to a bad review???? WTF!

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Commented on 06/29/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Upgrade your pictures

Don’t be fool by the pictures provided . Worst course I’ve played ever .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Hi, Paul. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Never again

Photos of this course are were drew by initial attention. Little did I know that they were actually outdated and did not reflect the true current condition of the course. I should have noticed the first red flag which was the “pro shop “. It felt more like walking into a convenience store with only but a pair of gloves to sell. A very limited selection of golf balls as well. The other sign should of been the overfilled dumpster by the golf cart pickup/return area . It’s seem like it had been weeks since it has been picked up as it was also overflowing out in the area nearby . Last sign was the poorly maintained and appearance of the golf course itself. Playing on dirt and holes is what I did not look forward to. Will never come here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst course in San Diego

By far the worst course in all of San Diego maybe California. Literally everything is dead. Paid for 18 left at 9 can’t get a refund for at least half my play. Said I have to contact golfnow. But you can’t contact them. It just sends you in loops when trying to find an email for them. Super upset I spent money here. They should be paying people to come play castle creek.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration with the current course conditions. We will make note of this and escalate this feedback to our team. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
First Time Playing

Never come to this place

Pretty sure this is a money laundering front. All of the grass dead. Looks like you’re playing in the Sahara desert

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing.

Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Weirdness

Let me just start by saying this review has nothing to do with the quality of the course itself. I’ve played here a few times and I know it’s a total goat track, but truth be told, it’s a decent layout and fun place to crush 10 beers (as long as you BYOB because the proshop doesn’t sell anything, and I mean ANYTHING).

I called the proshop at 1:45 at ask if they were open. The manger said they were so I told him that I was on my way. While en route I made a teetime online for 2:30 (noting that online teetimes were open as far out as 5:30). However, I arrived at at 2:20 to find the entire clubhouse completely locked. No one was answering the phone either. I finally, ran down a staff member who informed me that the proshop had closed at 2:30. I told him that I made a teetime online for 2:30 and that teetimes were actually available through 5:30 according to golfnow). He was indifferent to say the least. Eventually, he called the “manager” and inexplicably put ME on the phone to explain the situation. I ended up just slipping the staff member $35 to play in some weird golf drug deal. Amazing that a proshop would just close without warning both in contrast to what was advertised online and EVEN AFTER talking to me on the phone and stating that they were in fact open. The whole thing was weird and unprofessional. And as said, the course is trash. It’s like a dying animal. Plus, our cart topped out at about 6mph which I guess was fortunate considering it had no brakes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Thank you for your review. We will escalate this feedback to our team and make the appropriate updates to our hours of operation if needed. Thank you for visiting Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/07/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don't wven go.

I would rather go to the range any day. Don't even show up here. It's basically a closed golf course .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/31/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

THE APOCALYPSE COURSE!!!

DO NOT BOOK THIS COURSE! THE PLACE LOOKS ABANDONED AND THE COURSE IS NO LONGER VIABLE. WHOEVER OWNS THIS COURSE IS STEALING GOLFERS MONEY! THE ENTIRE PLACE LOOKS LIKE AN APOCALYPSE HAS OCCURRED AND THE COURSE IS LEFT FOR DEAD! IT USED TO BE A DECENT PLACE, BUT NOW THERE HAS BEEN NO IRRIGATION (SAVE A TINY BIT ON THE GREENS) IN A LONG TIME AND THE COURSE IS LITERALLY DIRT, STRAW, AND GOPHER HOLES!!! THE CLUBHOUSE, RESTAURANT AND BANQUET ROOMS ARE ALL ABANDONED AS WELL. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME SORT OF REPRISAL FOR SITUATIONS SUCH AS THIS!

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Commented on 05/31/2022

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard Pass

There should be a warning on GolfNow about this course. There's no justification for charging $65 to play here. This place used to be generally ok, but not anymore. Every fairway was dead, and filled with gopher holes. The entire place looks like its on its death bed. Bathroom in the "clubhouse" has no running water and everything else is falling apart. The greens are the only things getting watered but they are extremely slow, likely because they haven't been cut in quite some time. You could maybe feel ok about playing here if it were $10 per person, but when I asked for a discount based solely on the view from the parking lot they wouldn't budge. Definitely avoid this place, I won't be going back unless someone buys it and completely revitalizes it....or if it only costs a few bucks. Only positive was that there was only one other person on the whole course and our twosome finished in 3 hours.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/24/2022

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

More Gophers & Squirrels than golfers

Zero water being used in the fairways, greens are ok , but haven’t been mowed in days.
We used GolfNow for a discount but won’t play again due to conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/24/2022

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Castle Creek Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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