Golf courses California Escondido Castle Creek Country Club

Castle Creek Country Club

8797 Circle R Dr, Escondido, California, 92026
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
(760) 749-2422
Architect: Stephen Halsey (8)
                       Perry Dye (14)
                      
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About Castle Creek Country Club

Castle Creek Country Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Escondido, California.

Castle Creek Country Club first opened for play in 1956. The course was redesigned in 1983 by Jack Daray, Jr. and Stephen Halsey and later by Perry Dye.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,372 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,706 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 596 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 151 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 6, the 596 yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 15, a 158 yard par-3.

Castle Creek is an older style traditional layout that is quite nice and many will find it a charming departure from the mega course factory design prevelent in many areas today. The mature trees make great hazards and the raised greens make shorter holes play longer, the traps are deep and the greens are undulating. The course is located in the basin of a valley. The Castle Creek River flows throughout the course and comes into play on six holes, including four of the last six. There are many oak and pine trees lining the fairways.

This course has been ranked 9 times
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Chula Vista, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2012 at 8am

Wide range of par 4 holes; from long & straight (1,4,9,10,18) to hitting for position off the tee (3,7,13,14,16). Narrow fairways on pR 5'S 11 & 12.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 017596
Golf Course ranker Photo, Carl Adams
Bullhead City, AZ

Guest (cart included), played on Friday, October 2011 at 6am

Condition of the course must have improved since the last person evaluated it. The greens seem to be in good condition, the fairways good and the course a challange, particularly the back nine. Tight fairways and well bunkered greens make for an excellent experience.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016050
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Atchison
Azusa, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 8am

Having played this course several times in the past, I was very disappointed in it's present condition. Staff informed me that the course has new ownership. That sums it up. Very disappointing.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 014261
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Murrieta, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at 10am

I used to play this course a once a week years ago. At one time it was rated as one of the top ten courses in San Deigo.

I was shocked to see the condition of the course last Saturday. The Tee Boxes need to be releveled, some of the putting greens were like waffle irons, they must have a fungus or something. It's really too bad. This had been a favorite course of mine with a great layout.

I ask if it had been bought out in the last year and an employee told me, "Yes, and the new owner is not taking care of the course!" That was obvious, I won't be back!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
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Rank ID # : 012931
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Poway, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2010 at 10am

I've played this course many times and always come back a few times a year. Front 9 is much easier to score on with #6 being the toughest,a long 596 yd par 5 into the prevailing wind. Holes 10,11 and 12 are 3 of the toughest back to back to back holes in San Diego County. From the blue tees #10 plays 444 yd par 4 downhill (OB left-trees right)with a green that slopes away from front to back. 11 is a tight, uphill 469 yd par 5 (trees on both sides) with a shallow, well bunkered green. 12 is a 491 yd downhill par 5 (OB right-trees left)hole with another green that slope away from the player. The rest of the course is interesting but unremarkable with a good mix of short and long par 3s and 4s. Nice backcountry surroundings with some housing on some holes. Good value.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012029
Golf Course ranker Photo, Edwin Linberg
La Verne, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2010 at 10am

I thoroughly enjoyed my round at Castle Creek. I thought the greens were in superb condition. The ball rolled very well on them and I managed to take just 34 putts for my round, a little better than my average.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 010052
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Carlsbad, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2008 at 10am

The greens and fairways were in perfect condition

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 003312
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San Diego, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2008 at noon

Love this course for the money. You get some flats, hills, & streams. Elevated and downhill greens, lots of trees and the course sits in a beautiful valley.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 002698
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San Diego, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2008 at noon

I love the subtle difficulty of this course. If you can hit it straight you can score well, but just a little left or right and you will be scrambling. The country vistas add a great feel for your round. The course management has spent the last 2 years improving the course so if you have not played here for a while you will be pleasantly surprised.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 002140
3.8/5
Based on 9 reviews
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