When world-renowned South African golfer Gary Player designed Steele Canyon Golf Club, located in Jamul at the intersection of Jamul Drive and Fowler Canyon Drive, he recognized the uniqueness of the surroundings and combined them with his love of nature and the environment. The result…a 27-hole course with three diverse nines, Canyon, Ranch and Meadow. Winner of Golf Digest’s
prestigious Four Star Rating, Steele Canyon has been a favorite of East County golfers since it opened in 1991. The course gets high marks from both high and low handicappers because of its natural beauty and distinct personality…no two holes are alike and adjacent fairways are non exist. Women golfers love the course. In fact, Golf For Women Magazine has voted it one of the Top Ten Women-Friendly Rated Courses in California. The Canyon nine presents dramatic shot-making challenges from breathtaking elevations. The Ranch nine meanders through the fields of a working ranch, and the Meadow nine stretches through a valley with beautiful woodlands, lakes and wildlife. Any combination of the three nines presents an opportunity for an exciting day of golf on a course with an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty. On any given day you will see ducks and coots enjoying a refreshing splash in one or all of the course’s five lakes that present both Kodak moments and golfing challenges. You’ll see cottontail rabbits and ground squirrels watching you as you hit shots over and around the canyons and dry creek beds that make up their natural habitat.
You may even see groups of horseback riders as they traverse some of the many trails that wind through the pastures and brush covered hills that are adjacent to the course. For a fun day of golf at one of San Diego County’s finest courses, or for information about private membership, banquets, weddings and/or tee times, call Steele Canyon Golf Club at 619-441-6900 or visit their website at www.steelecanyon.com Read another sample from Chuck Miller's Grand Tour Magazine column: The Dragon Beckons