Where to Golf in San Diego

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San Diego is home to a variety of stunning golf courses that fit a variety of skill levels all with a decent range of price points. Whether you’re taking in the beauty of Torrey Pines or enjoying the challenging urban layout of downtown courses, San Diego is a phenomenal place for getting a game of golf in.

Torrey Pines North & South Course

These courses are the crown jewel of golf courses in San Diego. Home to the annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, this prestigious and gorgeous course will give you a true taste of real tournament play. At the South Course, you’ll get to enjoy magnificent views as you walk among the native pine trees that grow along the coast. Despite the higher prices, it is top-notch when it comes scenery. At the North Course, panoramic views of the coast will take your breath away, while it challenging fairways will put your skills to the test all at a lower price.

Maderas Golf Club – Poway

On the list of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, it’s easy to see why this course is held in high regard for its quality play. Maderas features five gorgeous waterfalls and three glistening lakes. With narrow fairways over native areas that will provide challenging tee-offs and engaging play. Plus, a nice mix of long and short holes will keep your game fun and dynamic

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Omni La Costa Champions and Legends Course – Carlsbad

These two 18-hole courses are widely renowned as being classic golfing challenges that have tested even the greatest of players. The Legends Course provides an open layout that has just the right amount of difficulty, while still being playable by most skill levels. The Champions Course has seen the likes of 37 PGA Tour events, and golfing legends have taken on the course. With stacked bunkering, native greenery, and tight fairways, this course is a true undertaking. This is also a great one to bring the kids to, as La Costa has added family tees.

Coronado Golf Course

A unique course offering a change of waterfront scenery from other coastal courses in San Diego, this municipal course is exciting as it’s in the middle of the Coronado, with a completely different energetic vibe to it apart from usual courses. Right over the Coronado Bridge, this 6,590 yard gives plenty of room for long drives and is open enough with plenty of space to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Barona Creek Golf Course – Lakeside

A short drive from the city, this is the course to check out if you’re looking to get away from it all, and truly put your mind on the game. Located in Barona Valley with a casino on the premises, this course is a top course on Golf Digest. With over 100 bunkers, a variety of California oaks, creeks, and grasses, this course is the perfect balance of beauty and challenge. Make it weekend of it, teeing off in the morning, and relaxing the evening at the Barona Resort.

Looking to amp up your golf game? The SD Entertainer Magazine was lucky enough to work with with Adam Porzak with the Porzak Golf Academy who offered us some golf tips to improve your game. Porzak has worked under three top-50 instructors as a player and/or instructor and has years of teaching under his belt. Check out his Golf Tips here!

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