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Address: 8797 Circle R Dr, Escondido, CA 92026-5802
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Nestled amidst the majestic foothills of Temecula's wineries and the...

Nestled amidst the majestic foothills of Temecula's wineries and the world-famous Safari Park, Castle Creek Country Club is located in San Diego's North County, just 35 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Founded in 1948, Castle Creek Country Club is steeped in tradition. Originally opened as the Circle R Country Club, the club is home of the scenic Castle Creek Golf Course, a PGA approved, 18-hole championship golf course that offers a 5-star Southern California golf course experience at an affordable rate. The par 72 golf course was designed by Jack Daray, whose credits include Olympia Fields CC (home of the 2003 U.S. Open), and challenges golfers with oak-lined fairways, white sand bunkers, undulating greens and intermittent play over Moosa Creek, adding character and challenge to every hole. The temperate climate and sunny skies make this course a year-round golfers paradise. We offer men's, women's, and junior sets of tees and recently added a new set of championship tees to create a 6,638 yard course with a 72.00 rating and a 134 slope. Castle Creek Country Club is a great place to have fun with family and friends. The Gopher Hole sports bar offers numerous TVs throughout, 20 craft and standard beers on tap and entertainment on the weekends. In addition, The Gopher Hole offers scenic views of the golf course and rolling foothills from any seat in the house. Castle Creek Country Club is a great place for meetings, banquets, romantic weddings and other special events. All of our facilities have scenic views of the golf course and rolling foothills. At Castle Creek Country Club, we understand that our success depends on the satisfaction of our valued members and visitors, so we are committed to providing the greatest experience for you and your guests. We hope to see you soon!

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Greens good, but fairways hurting from drought

Played here in August 2016. They keep the greens well watered, but very spotty watering on fairways. Sometimes there is nothing but some dead grass to hit from because of the lack... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Buck W
Friendswood, Texas
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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Played an early round of golf, around 6am. Staff was friendly when checking in. He couldn't find our golfnow reservation but honored the price anyway. Starting off immediately we could tell the fairways had not been watered in some time. It was below sub par when shooting...most of the time you were hitting from dirt or ground that might as... More 

Thank Chicklet2016
Friendswood, Texas
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Played here in August 2016. They keep the greens well watered, but very spotty watering on fairways. Sometimes there is nothing but some dead grass to hit from because of the lack of rain or watering. Most lakes were dry or had a very low water level. #2 fairway slopes to the right and there is nothing to stop your... More 

Thank Buck W
Oceanside, California
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329 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I like this course. Tee boxes are in okay shape. Greens are in great shape. Because of wind and probably lack of water, winter rules should be agreed upon ahead of time to allow a bump as plenty of on course holes. Plenty of well-placed hazards but what makes this course challenging are some very narrow fairways on certain holes... More 

Thank LodiWineBob
SF Bay Area
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181 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Wanting a change from Welk's Fountains Course and a longer course we checked out Castle Creek. We arrived 7:30 AM without a tee time, but had found good rates on GolfNow. We were warmly greeted and given competitive rates and an immediate tee time. We played from the Blue Tees which provides 6,300 yards. The first tee box was very... More 

2 Thank flylikeahawk
Vista, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

Castle creek is affordable. Greens are in good shape and the course is always challenging, especially 10,11, and12 which we've nicknamed amen corner. The Gopher hole, the 19th hole, is great after your round ~ good food and good brews on tap. Rex, Ruthie, the starter (on Fridays forgot his name) all have great personalities and keep c.c. rollin. Thanks... More 

2 Thank Vince C
Hemet, California
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159 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

They have really fell backwards. The golf course is dry and not well kept anymore. The little stand where you got hot dogs is not the same. The girl slow and out of things. They used to have this older lady in there and she knew how to impress you with kindness and her service. Don't eat in the restaurant... More 

1 Thank stubbs69
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

The San Diego area is not the easiest place to find inexpensive golf. Castle Creek does offer tee times in the $30 range. But, in comparison, you would probably be better off spending a bit more cash. The greens were in good shape. Golfers were forced to play from one tee box for each hole due to reseeding. The fairways... More 

Thank LifesaSnap
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Attended a wedding on Saturday. The patio set-up was great. The bar tender's Chris and Penny were very nice and kidded around with all of us making it feel even more comfortable. Wedding was beautiful, band was great. Staff was very friendly, and Leann was great hostess for both the food and drinks. Great job all of you.. My friends... More 

3 Thank Jim J
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is A very nice 18 hole inexpensive Golf Coarse. It surrounds The Tuscany Hills Resort where we stayed and Loved it !!

2 Thank wisetraveler711
San Diego, California
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616 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a very challenging course in a rural part of Escondido, CA. There are some serious carries across creeks and brush. There are some daunting uphill holes. And finally there are narrow fairways! It is a friendly place. One drawback if the lack of a driving range.

1 Thank baltoro

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