San Diego Trip Planner

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A view of hole #8 at Aviara Golf Club.
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With more than 90 venues in the San Diego area, there's no shortage of good golf. But as anyone who's been there can tell you, there's so much more to San Diego than its golf courses. Simply put, San Diego is one of the most pleasant cities in America, and the golf courses and resorts fit that motif perfectly. Here are seven reasons to take a golf trip to San Diego.
From Torrey Pines, Maderas and La Costa Resort, to Coronado, Carmel Mountain Ranch and DoubleTree, there's a golf course in the San Diego area for every wallet size. Brandon Tucker offers up some of the area's best plays for three sets of budgets: high-end, moderate and bargain.
With great tourist attractions, weather and luxury resorts, a golf trip to San Diego is a no-brainer anytime of year. Here is what you need to know.
It's no secret that San Diego probably has the best golf weather in the United States, and it can also be an expensive trip. Mike Bailey shows there is affordable golf in San Diego with this three-day, $200 itinerary.
If you're flying into San Francisco and making your way toward San Diego for four or five days, what golf courses should you play? That's what one reader from Maine wanted to know, and Mike Bailey offers up some advice for affordable golf as well as bucket-list choices.
Veering off the beaten path can be just as rewarding as playing pricey trophy golf courses, and greater San Diego is full of courses where beauty, playability and the right price mix beautifully together. Jason Scott Deegan offers some suggestions.
Like many parts of the U.S., San Diego really beefed up its golf scene in the 1990s and early 2000s, building sparkling new resorts and courses set among the mountains and residential communities. Classic design from the game's past eras can certainly be found among San Diego County's 90-plus tracks, however. And golf travelers in search of the classics can take solace in the fact that many of San Diego's grand old walks are highly affordable.
San Diego represents one of the deepest and versatile golf destinations in the U.S., and it's a pretty special place for beer lovers, too.
As one of America's best year-round golf destinations, San Diego County certainly has no shortage of golf resorts. For those on a budget, here are four stay-and-play options that won't break the bank.
San Diego offers premium resorts like The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Omni La Costa to match its premium weather.
Here are a few things you should know as you plan your San Diego golf trip and want to include a round or two at Torrey Pines.
On my latest visit to southern California I sampled 108 holes on golf courses I had never heard of before booking. The locals love them, and any tourist who isn't locked into staying on the coast will, too.
The February 2016 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The June 2013 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The July 2011 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The November 2016 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The November 2011 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The January 2010 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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