amateurgolf.com Course Review: Salt Creek GC
30 Jan 2008

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2008)-- For the first in what will be a series of golf course reviews, amateurgolf.com traveled to the Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista, California, about a half-hour south east of San Diego to take a look at the course.

Salt Creek is unique in that it's one of the few links-style courses in Southern California, with undulating fairways devoid of trees but spotted with large bunkers.

Located at the base of Mount Miguel and adjacent to a State Wildlife Preserve, the course isn't an exact replica of something one would imagine seeing in Scotland or Ireland, or even Bandon Dunes in Oregon due to its inland location, does mimic many of the features associated with a links course.

Salt Creek opened in 2001 and was formerly known as The Auld Golf Course, but fell on tough times and was bought out last year.

The new management changed the name, put half a million of dollars of work into the course, hired a new superintendent and lowered rates in order to reinvigorate the operation.

Management also touts the opening of new Highway 125 (a toll road) which should cut down travel times from San Diego and North County.

When we played the course the last week, we found it very well manicured from tee through fairway, with quick, smooth greens.

To take a look at some of the footage, and hear from assistant pro Grant Wingate, click on the video to the right.
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