Golfing San Diego? Here are the top ranked courses

Sun, sand, surf, scenic mountain and ocean views and golf! What more could a golfer ask for? Our Top 15 San Diego courses have everything the casual weekend golfer or the serious practitioner could ask for.

1. Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines bills itself as "the nation's foremost municipal golf course." Indeed, with the magnificent views of the Pacific, few courses can challenge Torrey Pines' majestic beauty. And the course, home to the 2008 U.S. Open, offers a myriad of challenges.

Torrey Pines San Diego CA

Phone: 800-732-7463

Cost: $61 (residents) - $183

2. Arrowood Golf Club

Designed by world-renowned architect Ted Robinson Jr., signature hole is the 465-yard, par-4 No. 16

Arrowood Golf Club San Diego CA

Phone: 760-967-8400

Cost: $35 (residents) - $117

3. CrossCreek Golf Club

This Arthur Hills-designed course provides plenty of challenges as well as majestic splendor.

Crosscreek Golf Club San Diego CA

Phone: 951-506-3402

Cost: $18-$33

4. EastLake Country Club

Another Ted Robinson gem. This 18-hole, par 72 championship course includes 72 sand traps, four sets of tees, and colorful bluegrass and rye fairways. EastLake Country Club features almost 1,000 trees, six lakes and three waterfalls.

EastLake Country Club San Diego CA

Phone: 619-482-5757

Cost: $69-$89

5. La Costa Golf Resort & Spa

Try your hand at the Champions Course designed by Dick Wilson or the Legends course.

La Costa Golf Resort & Spa San Diego CA

Phone: 760-438-9111

Cost: $190-$230

6. Park Hyatt Resort Aviara

Designed by Arnold Palmer, this resort was named by readers of Condé Nast Traveler as the No. 1 golf resort in SoCal and by Golf Digest and Golf magazine as one of the best courses in the country.

Park Hyatt Resort Aviara San Diego CA

Phone: 760-603-6900

Cost: $165-$250

7. Pala Mesa Golf Resort

This 18-hole, Par 72, championship course, accented with magnificent oaks, sycamores, and elms, continues to be recognized as one of the most beautiful - and challenging - in Southern California.

Pala Mesa Golf Resort San Diego CA

Phone: 800-722-4700

Cost: $34-$74

8. The Crossings at Carlsbad

This is a must play golf course for those seeking a challenging, risk-reward golf adventure. Read the complete review (click here)

The Crossing at Carlsbad San Diego CA

Phone: 760-444-1800 ext. 2

Cost: $80-$110

9. Maderas Golf Club

Rated one of America's top 100 Greatest public courses by Golf Digest, this Johnny Miller masterpiece offers beauty and challenge as it winds through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the inland hill country of north San Diego.

Maderas Golf Club San Diego CA

Phone: 858-451-8100

Cost: $85-$210

10. The Vineyard at Escondido

Designed by David Rainville, this course offers magnificent mountain views, acres upon acres of wildlife preserves, pristine wetlands and five majestic lakes.

The Vineyard at Escondido San Diego CA

Phone: 760-735-9545

Cost: $40-$65

11. The Grand Golf Club

Ranked 24th and 12th respectively on Golf Magazine and Golfweek's Best Public Courses in California list in 2013, this Tom Fazio-designed course, The Grand Golf Club, measures 7,160 yards from the longest of six sets of tees. The course, which is rarely crowded, features holes that seem independent of each other. The signature hole is the 421-yard, par-4 18th.

The Grand Golf Course San Diego CA

Phone: 858-314-1930

Cost: $230-$270

12. Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort

This 27-Hole championship golf course is surrounded by more than 300 acres of natural beauty—dramatic elevation changes, majestic mountain views, and sunshine.

Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort San Diego CA

Phone: 888-976-3404

Cost: $47-$57

13. Riverwalk Golf Club

Every hole of this magnificent course was meticulously designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and Jr. in the old style, leaving the terrain completely natural. It is challenging for low handicappers, but offers an enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities.

Riverwalk Golf Club San Diego CA

Phone: 619-296-4653

Cost: $19-$29

14. Steele Canyon Golf Club

27 holes of championship caliber await at this Gary Player-designed resort. Choose from the Canyon, Ranch or Vineyard courses and you'll see why Golf Digest gives this resort 4.5 stars.

Steele Canyon Golf Club San Diego CA

Phone: 619-441-6900

Cost: $54-$89

15. Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course

This semi-private club, designed by Ron Fream, has hosted qualifying for both the San Diego Open and the U.S. Open. This course is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is as demanding as it is beautiful.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course San Diego CA

Phone: 858-487-9224

Cost: $39-$69

San Diego CA Golf Club Rentals

Older Post Newer Post