Steel Canyon Golf Club
Needs some TLC
I like this course and the staff is very friendly, but this is a get what you pay for type of place. My main complaint is the tee boxes are borderline terrible and this is a par three course so the majority of shots are from the tee box so they do matter. basically the tee boxes are shot out, the fairways are so so, the rough is pretty rough and the bunkers are wastelands. The greens are in pretty good shape right now though. This is the place you come after work with a buddy to have a few beers and play a few holes or if you are big time hacker. They don't have a problem with coolers. It is not the place for the person who only plays once a month and wants a nice round at a nice course. Normally they are very busy but were pretty open when I played. A similar course to this one is the hooch in Duluth but it is further away and a little more pricey. It is much nicer though.
August 19, 2014
One of the worst courses in metro Atlanta
Easily one of the worst courses in metro Atlanta. This course will teach you that it is worth paying an extra $20 to golf at a nice course rather than "bargain" hunt. This is a $32 par 3/4 course with only one par 5, and a ridiculous hole setup. Most of the par 3's are less than 100 yards. The course conditions were terrible. The tee boxes on 11, 12, and 13 are glorified cow pastures with sand traps that are literally falling apart (many sand traps had no sand - just the liner). The course is challenging simply because the tee boxes, fairways, and greens are terribly kept, if at all. Also, this course sits under electrical power plant towers - a creative use of the land but with towers and poles often sitting right next to the fairway, this is a bad course to play. Also, EXTREMELY hilly and they use electric carts. We saw 3 different twosomes have to abandon their carts because they were not fully charged. If you're in the Sandy Springs area, drive out a little bit further to Stone Mountain or East Atlanta and pay a little bit more for a better course. Absolutely awful.
August 17, 2014
Great course for the money.
The only problem is the bunkers. They need to be improved. The other problem is the players who really do not care to rake the bunkers and specially, damaging the cups when replacing the flags. Maybe a ranger is needed to remove those infractors. We do not need those people.
August 5, 2014
Good little prcatice course / club w/ rude help
I've played this course probably 20 - 30 times thru the years. And used the driving range maybe an equal number or more.
This course is exactly as you'd expect. Its a little rough. The greens are a C- and the wait for people to play on is forever.
On the flip side; the course is laid out nicely for what you get. Since most scoring on a regular course happens after your drive, this is an excellent course to work in pitching to the green's and working on ball placement relative to pin placement, etc.
Also, the patrons are normally nicer than nice. For example, a group of three allowed me to play thru on the 3rd hole; and another on the 14th. The people at the club house are normally beyond courteous. I did run into a rude person this time, and it was not normal. Was first time I'd seen him there and hopefully he shapes up or ships out.
Absent that one individual, I will return and play on. One moron, won't ruin this little course or my desire to grin and bare it.
August 3, 2014
This course is gr8 test on your short game
A very fun Challenging course from the tips, greens were in good shape but some of the tee boxes need work.
July 28, 2014
Great for your Game
Steel Canyon really makes you focus more on shot making because the course appears to be narrow and really tight in specific areas on the course. I personally, because it was my first time playing this course had an extra heightened since of needing more touch than playing a course with very wide fairways. The greens offer some relief to Steel Canyon tight fairways because they are a not small. This allowed me to attack the greens confidently. The course is not gimmicky with silly wavy and hilly greens. I will play again!
July 23, 2014
Too slow on weekends but good during the week
Great during week for short course practice. They need to institute tee times; While you think you have one, you don't. There is no pacing and it is necessary to keep things fun. I gave up and left at the 6th hole.
I am a regular on the range. It is quite good and the people at Steel Canyon are wonderful.
July 21, 2014
Well maintained, tough course
Lots of hazards, tight fairways, altering levels of terrain. Great course
July 18, 2014