San Diego Golf Courses

Being a native San Diegan and an avid golfer, I have had the opportunity to sample most of the courses in the greater San Diego area.

Over the years, there have been several memorable experiences on many of the courses, some good and some not so good. In the Handbook, we have given you what we feel are the recommended best golf courses San Diego has to offer. It has been my personal experience that all the courses mentioned will provide the golfer with an enjoyable and challenging time. Two of the courses in particular provided me with unforgettable experiences that have drawn me back for more.

Mt. Woodson

One was in a foursome at Mt. Woodson. This course is in the mountains. It’s quite hilly, verdant (that means green, I had to look it up. My girlfriend made me use it.) and full of woodland life. I was playing a somewhat sub-par game, which is very unusual for me, really! There I was fighting my swing, my grip, and the course itself when I realized I’d been concentrating so much on my game that the beauty and serenity of this course had been lost on me. So, even though my game that day was sub-par, my golf experience was excellent.

Torrey Pines

The other occasion was at Torrey Pines, the south course. Our tee time was 7:45 and a great time of the day. This course offers everything a golfer wants: wide fairways, quality greens, and your basic challenging game. You’re asking yourself why this was such a great experience? I know of no other course in San Diego where you can tee off from virtually every hole and see the Pacific Ocean. There are several holes that line the cliff leading down to the beach. I put this particular course in the handbook because of the exceptional greens and unbelievable view.

I always recommended both courses to visit friends and family.

Here is a list of public Golf Courses in San Diego and private courses as well. The courses in So Cal are legendary, if you’re here on a golf holiday, you made a good choice.

TORRY PINES GOLF COURSE
In Torry Pines along the coast, just north of La Jolla.
It was here in 2008 during the U.S. Open, that Tiger Woods
limped away with the trophy. You can play here too. It’s a public course.
11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 581-7171

http://www.torreypinesgolfcourse.com/

RIVERWALK GOLF COURSE
1150 Fashion Valley Rd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 296-4653
In Mission Valley across from Fashion Valley Mall
http://www.riverwalkgc.com/

MADERAS GOLF COURSE
17750 Old Coach Road,
Poway, CA 92064
858.451.8100

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THE PUBLIC GOLF COURSE AT RANCHO BERNARDO INN
Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort
18-Hole Championship Golf Course
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
858-385-8733
Resort Website: www.RanchoBernardoInn.com.
http://www.jcgolf.com/courses-rbi.php

YCUAN GOLF RESORT
Two, 18-hole championship courses
3007 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019-2806
(619) 442-3425
http://www.sycuanresort.com/

STEELE CANYON GOLF CLUB
27-hole championship golf course was personally
Designed by Gary Player
20 plus minutes from Downtown San Diego
3199 Stonefield Drive
Jamul, CA 91935
(619) 441-6900

CORONADO GOLF COURSE
On Coronado Island
18 holes
Opened in 1957
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
2000 Visalia Row
Coronado, CA 92118
619 435 3121
http://www.golfcoronado.com/

BALBOA PARK GOLF COURSE
2600 Golf Course Drive
San Diego, CA 92102
619.235.1184
http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/bpgolf.shtml

MISSION TRAILS GOLF COURSE
7380 Golfcrest Place
San Diego, CA 92119
Phone: 619.460.5400
http://www.americangolf.com/CA/san-diego-mission-trails-golf-course

PRESIDIO HILLS GOLF COURSE
Near Old Town
4136 Wallace Street
619/295.9476
http://www.presidiohillsgolf.com/Welcome.html

MISSION BAY GOLF COURSE
Designed by Ted Robinson
18-hole executive course
2702 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
858.581.7880
http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/mbgolf.shtml

PARK HYATT AVIARA
In Carlsbad (north San Diego, along the coast)
Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
one of the best resort golf courses in America
18 holes
7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 603-6900
http://www.golfaviara.com/

LA COSTA GOLF COURSE
La Costa Resort and Spa
Dick Wilson designed
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
http://www.lacosta.com/

CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH GOLF CLUB
18 Hole championship course
14050 Carmel Ridge Road
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-9224

EAST LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
In Chula Vista
Designed by: Ted Robinson
2375 Clubhouse Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91915
20 minutes from downtown San Diego
(619) 482-5757

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