A view from fairway #12 at Castle Creek Country Club.
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1.7
911 Reviews (911)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
218
3 Stars
208
2 Stars
144
1 Stars
288
Conditions
1.4
Value
1.8
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
2.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.5
18.2%
Recommend this course
445 out of 911 reviews
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1.5
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15
1 Stars
42
Conditions
1.3
Value
1.7
Layout
2.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
1.3
StaffFriendliness
2.7
13.6%
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9 out of 66 reviews
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1.4
132 Reviews (132)
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4 Stars
2
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13
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
92
Conditions
1.3
Value
1.6
Layout
2.6
Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.2
StaffFriendliness
2.8
12.1%
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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

1.7
911 Reviews (911)

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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Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course I have played for the past 20 years but I will not be going back. In complete disrepair bordering on a cow pasture. It wouldn't be worth $10 much less $45. This course will close I'm sure which is a shame as it was good in the old days. Fairways lack grass and watering. Bunkers have weeds growing and are not maintained. Probably the worst course in San Diego county.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/09/2022

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile. Please contact us directly at the pro shop at (760) 749-2422 Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Total mess

Disappointed no grass just weeds in fairways looks like there out of water on course probably will not stay open much longer feel sorry for homeowners that bought there home on this course Sad situation

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/29/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course ever

This course has gopher holes everywhere. The fairways looked like they haven’t bee watered and look terrible. . There is no driving range. The restaurant is closed. It is not worth the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/28/2022

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 and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/28/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/05/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Nice setting, not busy, but the course requires some maintenance

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/28/2022

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 and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played

A course that gave up

Horrible course. Horrible conditions. For 65$ is robbery.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/26/2022

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.

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s getting better

Castlecreek, is one of my favorite layouts for a golf course. It’s fair, challenging and pretty fun. The greens are coming back a little bit - the fairways are rough, but the pace of play is fantastic and the price is pretty good / I go there to practice a lot. I’d like to see it come back to its former glory, but I don’t know if that’s gonna happen. The restaurant is closed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Castle Creek Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Somewhat shabby

Pro shop was in serious disrepair, as were all other amenities. Most of the greens were in good shape, but fairways and bunkers very poor. Overall had an alright experience, but for $45 there are much nicer places to play a round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/19/2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Helpful Suggestions

It would be easy to complain about all of the problems at this course. Instead, I'll offer some suggestions as to how to make it better.

1. Trees: Many of the trees on this course have gone decades without PROFESSIONAL trimming. Quite a few are dead but remain standing. Trimming the trees properly and with a "golfer's eye" (don't block a nice draw shot) will add to the golfer's experience. Removing many of the Eucalyptus will also help reduce the debris and provide for healthier growth of grass. Trees that are not removed should be heavily "laced" or "pollard cut". The trees are trying to get water to all branches and they are drying out because they have to work too hard. You need a major tree company to work with a true greenskeeper to get this course back to playable and fun.

2. Grass: The course is no longer in a position to just aerate the grass (which you never do, especially the fairways) - You need to consider resodding. Just take one hole and prove to the public what you can do. Right now, people never want to come back because it just doesn't seem like it's ever going to get better. Leaving all the Eucalyptus debris on the grass just makes it worse. The rodent control is non-existent and makes the cart ride a very rough experience.

3. Sand Traps: Please visit the golf courses around town and take a survey of the traps. These are the worst in town. To improve, you need to remove much of the dirt that exists now and replace with proper sand. Another idea would be to eliminate a few. (example Hole 15 trap behind the hole) Then you could allocate sand trap resources to fewer traps.

4. General Maintenance: Much improvement can be made by simply raking, weed whipping, blowing leaves off, etc. Here again, if the trees get taken care of, there would be a lot less to maintain.

5. Revenue: You must invest in your future. The Vineyard brings in more than $300K/month because they offer a desireable product. When people are done playing Castle, they don't want to come back. If you upgraded your product, more people will play. You can barely get a tee time at other courses but CC is wide open. There is a reason for that. How about buying one of those 5 station practice nets, setting it up in the parking lot and offer $15 bucket of balls with a beer special? How about reaching out to locals and giving them a special deal if they bring new players?

This course sits right on the interstate in an incredibly fast growing area. It has a liquor license. How can it be that you don't compare with Pala? Vineyard? Golf Club Fallbrook? Temecula? Rather than think you can do all of this yourself, what you really need to do is hire a real golf course manager, pay him or her well and hand over responsibility to them. You need to give the crew better equipment. They can't do this without proper resources.

I urge you to take this to heart. I want nothing but success for this unpolished gem.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/19/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The golf course from h e l l … stay away

Even the course marshals and starters agree the owner sucks and shouldn’t be in the golf industry.

Bunkers are sold mud
Fairways haven’t been cut in months
I’m surprise the greens were actually rolling

It was wide open on a Saturday morning well because the course is absolute crap and people would rather save their money and play elsewhere..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/11/2022

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 going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. Thank you for playing Castle Creek Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/11/2022

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 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/06/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/28/2022

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 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/22/2022

Hi, ee 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 A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/21/2022

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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Won't go back.

This may have been nice years ago since there is a resort on it. But, it was the worst. Grass in the dirt bunkers. Fairways were awful. Greens as well. No driving range.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/17/2022

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. 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.

Played On
Reviews 11
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/16/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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