The Best Golf Courses in San Diego

Posted on 13 Oct, 2017

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the country – and for good reason. It offers the best way to spend some time outdoors while enjoying a relaxing, leisurely-paced game in the company of friends.

Here are some of our favorite places to play a round of golf in the San Diego area.

Balboa Park
It’s hard to think of something more iconically San Diego than Balboa Park – and thankfully, this 1,200-acre urban oasis includes space for those who like to hit the links. Located at the heart of the city, this 18-hole course offers spectacular views of the city and the sea while you drive, chip and putt to your heart’s content. As a par 72 course, it provides challenging shots without overwhelming newcomers to the sport.

Balboa Park Golf Course provides everything you need to have a great day out, including a driving range, halfway house and putting greens for practicing your game.

Torrey Pines
“Breathtaking” is how many golfers describe the course at Torrey Pines. Situated right on the coast, the two 18-hole grounds let you get a round of golf in while enjoying some of the most scenic vistas in the area. The host of a yearly PGA Tour Open, Torrey Pines lets you navigate the very same fairways, sand traps and greens as the pros.

A game at Torrey Pines includes access to the usual amenities of the world’s best courses, including beverage carts, practice greens and a driving range.

Mission Bay
Daytime golfing has its merits, but what about hitting the course after dark? If nighttime play is more your style, then Mission Bay Golf Course is for you. As the only municipal course with nighttime lighting, this par 58 executive course also boasts a course design by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. And if you’re into history – this is the same course where Tiger Woods won a Junior World Title.

Carlton Oaks
Located just a mile away from Weston, Carlton Oaks offers the opportunity to play a round of golf without having to go far from home. As you play, take in the sights of the meandering creek, Sycamore trees and beautifully landscaped fairway. With abundant tee times and amenities, Carlton Oaks makes it easy to spend a fun day on the greens with your friends and family.

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