The Grand Golf Club

4.2500000000 4.2 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7160 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

  • 5200 Grand del Mar Way, San Diego, California 92130, San Diego County
  • (858) 314-1930
  • (858) 314-2001
  • www.fairmont.com/san-diego/golf
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1999)
Type: Private/Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Grand Golf Performance Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Grand 72 7160 yards 74.8 139
Black 72 6811 yards 73.1 136
Blue 72 6583 yards 72.0 132
White 72 6005 yards 69.6 125
Green (W) 72 5181 yards 70.6 123
Red (W) 72 4895 yards 69.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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"A "Grand" golf experience in SoCal"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If I could give The Grand 4.75 stars, I would. It's just a hair short of a five-star experience - a rating I only bestow on the chosen few courses that really impress me. The only thing missing is a couple "oh wow" holes or scenic moments. Everything else is pure perfection.

You have to stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar to gain access. Every resort group is given a forecaddie as a guide through the picturesque Los Peñasquitos Canyon. The holes ride the elevation changes up and down the canyon. Fazio made the layout resort friendly. Only the narrow fifth hole feels claustrophobic off the tee. The rest you can grip and rip. Fast-rolling greens are generally easy to read but hard to get anything to drop. Stress-free golf never felt so good.

The best part of The Grand is its off-course amenities. Target greens on the range will help you dial in your iron game. At the turn make sure to swipe a snack or two from the men's locker room, a place worth calling home. The Mediterranean-themed clubhouse is as posh as the five-star hotel. Plan to stay for lunch to sample food as fresh as anywhere. There's another bonus to hanging around. Phil Mickelson or some other celebrity just might walk in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top notch"


LuxuryFred's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2016

Reviewed on

Forecaddies and excellent facilities, including a driving range that is incredible. This is the best luxury stay-and-play in San Diego, bar-none!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fairmont and Fazio deliver"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tom Fazio and Fairmont Golf seem to be a perfect match, offering a luxurious resort setting for golf in one of the world's best year-round destinations for it. The service and facilities, most certainly opulent, do overshadow the course itself a little bit. A forecaddie accompanied our group and the amenities are all first class. Word has it this place has hosted such folks as Steph Curry and Michael Jordan recently, and it seems the staff is well trained in serving jet-setters.

Like a lot of San Diego courses, each hole is carved out of rolling land, has plenty of ups and downs (which can make reading greens tough) and surrounded by native areas. It can be a little intimidating off the tee, and there are plenty of bunkers to avoid. But it's certainly a course that presents a good amount of birdie opportunities.

Open primarily to members and guests of the hotel, It would certainly be tough to find a higher-class day at the golf course in San Diego. Come early and enjoy the practice facilities. The driving range is fabulous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Solid Fazio play in luxurious setting"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is the type of course you can play over and over again. Memorable holes, generous fairways for the most parts, excellent greens and the kind of setting you'd expect at a Fairmont property.There are some nice views from the elevated tees. Greens have plenty of undulation and the bunkers are typical of Tom Fazio, not overly difficult, but you don want to try to avoid them, especially off the tee. Nice finishing hole with water fountain. Excellent customer service, in line with the whole resort.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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