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The San Diego Golfer's Guide

Smiling Through the Rough Stuff

It’s no wonder San Diego was hailed by Golf Digest as "one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world." Whether you're looking for ocean views, desert sun or mountain vistas, every one of San Diego’s 93 courses will challenge your skill level. But the biggest challenge of all will be to try and wipe that smile off your face.

The Insider's Guide to San Diego Golf

In San Diego, golf is serious business. The region hosted the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, is home of the annual Farmers Insurance Open, and it’s where you’ll find the headquarters of some of the biggest names in the industry.

Best After-Golf Cocktails

Torrey Pines Golf Course is not only a world-class course steeped in history, it's also a great place to sit back and enjoy some amazing scenery, good conversation and a tasty beverage. The Grill at Torrey Pines at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is open to the public, golfing or not, and provides sweeping views of the iconic course.

Most Surprising Course

Heading inland surrounded by canyons, Steele Canyon Golf Club is a real hidden gem. This 27-hole championship course was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain and has earned Golf Digest's Four Star Rating.

Best Bragging Rights

Designed by Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves, Maderas Golf Club offers a unique combination of golf course strategy and design mastery, while taking the concept of upscale golf in San Diego to exhilarating levels. To put it simply, if you're up for a one-of-a-kind challenge, you've found it.

Best Value

Carlton Oaks Golf Club is known as the course Phil Mickelson played as he grew up, and it's also an amazing course at a great value. Carlton Oaks is a Perry Dye-designed public golf course that features meandering creeks, more than 400 mature trees, deep pot bunkers and water hazards. Also available are two practice chipping and putting greens, a driving range, a full-service pro shop and The Oaks Bar and Grill.


Find a course, book a tee time, or plan your entire San Diego golf vacation!

Need help deciding which course is right for you? Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, the San Diego Digital Golf Guide will help make your decision a breeze by highlighting facility information, tee times and exclusive photos of San Diego's most popular golf spots.

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