San Diego

Perfect climate, great coastline and a city full of terrific restaurants, attractions and 70 miles of beaches -- what's not to like. The San Diego area boasts more than 90 golf courses, laid out among seaside settings, desert mountains or inland valleys. It is best known for the pair of great municipal courses at Torrey Pines, located in La Jolla just north of the city perched on the bluffs of Torrey Pines State Park. Host of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open, the South Course at Torrey Pines was also the site of Tiger Woods' epic 2008 U.S. Open playoff victory over Rocco Mediate. But it's hardly the only offering. Many say that Maderas doesn't take a back seat to any course when it comes to spectacular views, and Barona Creek, which sits on an Indian reservation, is one of the best casino courses in the United States. There are also several resorts on the ocean, including the famous La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, where many of the major golf equipment manufacturers are also headquartered. And if you go to San Diego to play golf, be sure to visit some of the other sights as well, including its world famous zoo, Sea World and the Gaslamp District, where you will find scores of world-class restaurants, shops and cultural activities.

San Diego By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.8 stars from 5

based on 6184 reviews.

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Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In San Diego Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. Maderas GC: #1

    Maderas Golf Club

    Poway, California, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (146)

  2. Aviara: #3

    Aviara Golf Club

    Carlsbad, California, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (105)

  3. Colina Park GC

    Colina Park

    San Diego, California, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (32)

  4. Steele Canyon GC- Canyon: #8

    Steele Canyon Golf Club

    Jamul, California, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (320)

  5. Oak Glen at Sycuan: #2

    Oak Glen

    El Cajon, California, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (41)

  6. Oaks North GC

    Oaks North Golf Course

    San Diego, California, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (76)

  7. San Vicente Inn & GC

    San Vicente Resort

    Ramona, California, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (196)

  8. Admiral Baker GC

    Admiral Baker Golf Course

    San Diego, California, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (71)

  9. Mt. Woodson GC: #6

    Mt. Woodson Golf Club

    Ramona, California, USA

    4.1 stars from 5 (369)

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