The Grand Golf Club

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4.9
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5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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5.0
1
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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5.0
2
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2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7160
Slope 139
Rating 74.8
Type Private/Resort
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
Scorecard for The Grand Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.8/139 383 462 565 480 378 172 531 454 156 3581 367 212 600 446 360 416 515 242 421 3579 7160
Black M: 73.0/136 345 430 540 448 358 153 510 434 150 3368 367 192 555 421 320 397 515 216 392 3375 6743
Blue M: 70.9/129 324 394 492 412 316 153 480 404 140 3115 356 166 515 389 320 365 481 178 373 3143 6258
White M: 69.9/125 324 394 492 378 316 120 470 372 133 2999 356 166 515 389 290 344 447 148 351 3006 6005
Red W: 69.9/121 271 292 450 303 230 100 409 272 111 2438 257 108 447 341 200 211 395 144 317 2420 4858
Handicap 12 3 7 1 11 17 9 5 14 15 13 2 4 18 10 16 8 6
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Grand Golf Performance Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.9
6

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 3
Dinner 3
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 3
Bunkers 2
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 3
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 3
A Weekend Splurge 2
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 3
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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Experience

I have only glowing things to say about The Grand Golf Club. The course layout is very pleasant and very player friendly with Tom Fazio's signature big greens. The scenery is spectacular. Course conditions were perfect. Staff was extremely nice and helpful. Our fourcaddie was terrific. I even played played pretty well.

Overall an excellent experience. I hope to play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Semi-public Course, but Private Experience

If you're a muni golfer who wants a taste of private country club life, The Grand Golf Club at the Fairmont Del Mar is a perfect choice. This is a private course that allows guests of the hotel to play as well, giving you a taste of the amenities.

The staff is extremely friendly and courteous. Our forecaddy helped knew the course well and his expertise helped. The fresh fruit at the Starter's table was an awesome addition,

A couple things to note here:

If you're a resort guest, you aren't getting an early tee time. Those are reserved for members -- if you're a resort guest, usually the earliest they'll let you out is 9am.

Get there early, they've got a great driving range!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A "Grand" golf experience in SoCal

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Top notch

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing

Fairmont and Fazio deliver

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Solid Fazio play in luxurious setting

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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