In a county like San Diego, where golf courses are just a little over a dime a dozen, how certain courses manage to stand out is a huge feat. The requirements are not necessarily easy. These golf vacation destinations have to have heaven on their side, with a good helping of well-placed holes and an even greater scenery around it, to make it to this elite list of San Diego’s best. Fortunately for Salt Creek Golf Course, it has constantly ranked among the top ones – and has a great probability of staying there for a long, long time.
One reason why the Salt Creek Golf Course is a standout is because it is the only Scottish links style course in the area. It is bordered on almost all sides by natural wetlands and overshadowed by the majestic Mt Miguel. Its interesting terrain was optimized by its designers, John Cook and Carl Bickler, to provide a golf layout that goes beyond fun and relaxing but push the golfers to the best of their abilities. The 18-hole, par-72 golf vacation favorite measures 6,588 yards from the back tees, with no homes in sight, thus giving golfers an untarnished view of the beautiful surroundings – including an overview of the Pacific ocean.
To say that golfers prefer the Salt Creek Golf Course for their SoCal golf trips because of its challenging layout and stunning scenery is pointing out the obvious and saying the least. The other amenities on the course are equally noteworthy: the practice and chipping greens are excellent and maintained to perfection (as are everything else on the facility), and the services are nothing short of world-class. It is not surprising at all why it is among Southern California’s Top 50 courses, and ranked among the top places to play.