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San Diego's Golf Recognitions

Ratings on San Diego courses, resorts and instructors

Here is a list of media recognitions from across the country rating San Diego’s golf courses, resorts and instructors as “tops” in the industry.

Golf and golf instruction in San Diego ranks among some of the best in the country and the state. Here’s a look at how some of the sport’s top raters rank some of the best San Diego has to offer.

Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s Top 100 Public Courses – 2017-18

Torrey Pines South Course – No. 33

Conde Nast Traveler

Park Hyatt Aviara – Rated No. 1 resort course in San Diego (No. 6 in CA)

Aviara also was rated among the Top 20 Resort Courses in SoCal in Conde Nast’s 2015 Readers’ Choice

Golfweek’s Top Courses You Can Play in Each State - 2017

CALIFORNIA

  • Torrey Pines South – No. 4
  • Rams Hill – No. 5
  • Barona Creek – No. 8
  • The Grand Golf Club – No. 15
  • Omni La Costa (Champions) – No. 17
  • Maderas Golf Club – No. 18
  • Park Hyatt Aviara – No. 27
  • Journey at Pechanga – No. 30
  • San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll - 2017
  • Barona Creek – No. 1

Favorites: Admiral Baker Golf Course; Balboa Park Golf Course; Bonita Golf Course; Mt. Woodson Golf Club; Singing Hills Golf Course; Steele Canyon Golf Club; Torrey Pines Golf Course; Warner Springs Ranch Resort; Sycuan Golf Resort

Golf Digest’s – Best Teachers In Your State – 2017-18

CALIFORNIA

4.) Dave Phillips (37), TPI, Oceanside
7.) Phil Rodgers, The Grand G.C., San Diego
9.) Kip Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
12.) Grant Halverson, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
20.) Bruce Nakamura, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
22.) Chris Smeal, Stadium Golf Center, San Diego
24.) Carl Welty, The Grand G.C., San Diego
25.) Jamie Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
28.) Bob Knee, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
31.) Jason Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
36.) Derek Uyeda, The Grand G.C., San Diego
40.) Ken Green, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
41.) Devan Bonebrake, Southern California Golf Academy, Carlsbad
42.) Chris Mayson, Maderas Golf Academy, Poway

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