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3.3
277 Reviews (277)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
138
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.9
70.0%
Recommend this course
225 out of 277 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.3
64.3%
Recommend this course
27 out of 42 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.1
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.4
66.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 58
Length 3161 yards
Slope 101
Rating 58.6
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Tecolote Canyon Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.3
277 Reviews (277)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 20
Undulating Greens 13
Elevation Changes 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Beginners 18
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Near the Airport 10

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Rural, rustic, quiet atmosphere 3000 yard course

Easy to lose a few balls, easy to get lost first time visiting, but there is a gentle spirit on these links with a rural restful vibe.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course for the Short Game!

Pace was a little slow today and greens as well since they recently punched. Gotta do it twice a year so can't have blame about greens. Great course for the short game, only hit the big dog on 2 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Staff is a joke

I showed up 5 minutes late to my tee time due to a literal freeway closure. They would not let us on to play. And had the audacity to send an email that they will charge the full play fee to my card. Staff was unfriendly and didn’t care about the situation. This is the last time i use golf now or play at tecolote. I will also put a stop payment before you jerks try to charge me. How in your right mind are you going to charge for use of your facilities without us using them. Both parties are an absolute joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Yikes.

This course has unfortunately been taken out behind the tool shed. I’ve been playing here for years as it’s great practice and keeps the irons tight, but finally after today unless there are significant improvements made I won’t play there again. Every other par 3 course in the county is in better shape and possibly cheaper at this point. Save your time and go play Mission Bay, Lomas Sante Fe Exc, Emerald Isle, or St. Mark Exc. All very similar distances, prices, and other than mission bay all fairly testing par 3 courses.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good short game course

Good course to work on your short game

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grounds crew

Last I checked, the grounds crew usually pause doing their work while golfers are trying to play through. I understand emergencies, but that day wasn't one of them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time

First time playing the course and booked on GolfNow. Didn’t know what to expect and didn’t realize it was pretty much an executive course but greens and fringe in great shape. Nice little course located in a valley. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course. The holes were short by challenging. There weren't a lot of people on the course so the play was quick until about hole 13 where we caught up to some slower players, but even then we didn't have to wait that long.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No grass

Pretty poor course , fairways no grass , tee boxes In terrible condition, greens punched save your money play elsewhere, worst course in San Diego at the moment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Too pricy for what it is

Very fun course but the price VS conditions of the fairways isn’t great. Also the cart isn’t included so for a total of almost $50 per round is similar to nicer courses here in San Diego. Hopefully they’re saving up to water the grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

First time playing this course and was quite surprised at the value you get with this course. It gets some bad wrap and for good reason, play was a bit slow, and fairways weren’t incredible. However, the greensand surrounding fringe areas are very well kept with some awesome undulations. Will be playing this executive course very often from now on.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too slow

We finished 8 holes in 3.5 hours of play and quit.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Front desk

Players club is worth it at $36 a month for a free bucket of balls everyday and discounted prices but the check in guys are the worst. Especially the tall blonde one, he has the worst attitude every time I’ve checked in with him

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money...

I've played Tecolote Canyon for years and always enjoyed the challenging par 3 with tight fairways and it was actually one of my favorite courses for some time. Unfortunately, this course has been let go more than ever in recent months... I'm always understanding it's a $32 round with cart so don't expect pristine conditions and know it's just a fun hack around round. However, when you cant get a level footing in a tee box on 90% of the course, something needs to be done. The greens weren't bad but you can't tee off with a straight shot, the cart path is falling apart all around the course, fairways are basically hard dirt, traps are concrete and they even tell you to not play out of the traps before teeing off... sort of defeats the purpose of a trap to just pull it out behind it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous greens

Love this challenging little course. Greens are in best shape ever and I’ve been playing regularly here for 5 years. The new superintendent and green keeping team are doing an amazing job. Improvements after 3 months are clearly visible.
Just regretting the behavior of certain cart drivers who keep destroying the fairways and around the green. This course should be cart path only.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, went during the winter so there was some mud and the tee boxes weren’t great, but that is January. Challenging greens, with some chances to crack out some low irons.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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