san diego area

torrey pines

coronado

Balboa Park

Eagle Crest

chula vista

torrey pines

address:  11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd.  La Jolla, Ca.  92037  Phone:  858-452-3226   website:  https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/torreypines 

When I was on vacation in San Diego a few years back I wanted to play Torrey Pines South because that is where the Farmer's Insurance Open is held each year.  I endured the six hour wait as a walk on because it was something that you just don't do everyday.  I'm glad I did if not for the golf, but for the views alone.  I played the South Course and enjoyed it very much.  I even survived the 12th hole.  I haven't played the North Course but I am including the course statistics in this directory.      

tees:

South Course 

Taupe  7628 YRDS Par 72  Rating 78.2  Slope 144:  Black  7051 YRDS.  Men  Par 72  Rating 75.3  Slope 137  Women Par 77  Rating 82.8  Slope 148:  Green  6628 YRDS.  Men  Par 72  Rating 73.1  Slope 133  Women  Par 77  Rating 80.5  Slope 143:  Gold  6153 YRDS.  Men  Par 71  Rating 71  Slope 129  Women Par 73  Rating 79.4  Slope 139:  Silver 5467 YRDS. Men Par 68  Rating 67.5  Slope 119  Women  Par 72  Rating 73.6  Slope 129    

North Course

Taupe  7258 YRDS.  Men Par 72  Rating 75.8  Rating  Women Par 72  Rating 82.7  Slope 144:  Black  6781 YRDS.  Men Par 72  Rating 73.6  Slope 129  Women  Par 72  Rating 79.9  Slope 139:  Green  6346 YRDS.  Men Par 72  Rating  71.5  Slope 125  Women  Par 72  Rating 77.5  Slope 133:  Gold  5851 YRDS.  Men  Par 71  Rating 69.3  Slope 120  Women  Par 72  Rating 74.7  Slope 129:  Silver  5197 YRDS.  Men Par 68  Rating 66.0  Slope 112  Women Par 72  Rating 71.9  Slope 128

Green Fees:  $24-$229 plus cart

driving range:  Yes

Coronado Golf Course

Address:  2000 Visalia Row  Coronado, Ca.  92118  Phone:  619-522-6590  Website:  https://www.golfcoronado.com 

I have a few courses on my absolute favorite golf courses list.  Coronado is very high on that list.  The fairways and greens always are in the best of shape and the views ain't too shabby neither.  The course is a lot of fun to play with some great views of San Diego Bay and The Coronado Bridge.  Its also very reasonable as far as the green fees and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. 

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Tees:

Blue  6590 YRDS.  Men  Rating 71.6  Slope 121  Women  Rating 78.5  Slope 138:  White  6276 YRDS.  Men  Rating 70.2  Slope 117  Women  Rating 76.4  Slope 134:  Green  YRDS.  Men  Rating 68.3  Slope 113  Women  Rating 73.1  Slope 126Gold  5675 YRDS.  Men  Rating 67.4  Slope 111  Women  Rating 73.1  Slope 125   

green Fees:  $39-$69  Check for Cart Fees

Driving Range:  Yes

Balboa park

Address:  2600 Golf Course Dr.  San Diego, Ca.  92102  Phone:  619-235-1184  Website:  https://sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/bpgolf

Balboa Park is located in San Diego's famous Balboa near the world famous San Diego Zoo and the world class Balboa Park Museum Complex.  There are two courses here, one being a sporty 9-hole course and the 18 hole championship course. I have heard that the 9-hole course is a lot of fun to play, but I only played the 18 hole championship course. The course is hilly but well taken care of.  Greens are tricky but putt fairly true and the course is quite the challenge.  My favorite holes are the par threes with #13 topping the list.  The par 5's a lot of fun too.    

Tees:

Blue  6339 YRDS.  Rating 71.2  Slope 125:  White  5835 YRDS.  Rating 68.7  Slope 119  Red  Rating 72.1  Slope 120  

green fee:  $22-$50  Plus Cart

driving range:  Yes

Eagle Crest Golf Club

Address:  2492 Old Ranch Rd.  Escondido, Ca.  92027  Phone:  760-737-9762  Website:  https://www.eaglecrestgc.com  

This is one of those pleasant surprises that you discover by accident.  I am very glad to have found this course.  The course is set in the hills above Escondido so you have a variety of lies although most of the fairways were flat.  Each hole has it's unique character as the course designer used the hilly terrain as a blank canvas.  There is water and rocks and bunkers and who knows what.  It is a fun layout with the only drawback being that it fairly dry when we played it.  Still, this didn't take away from the beauty of the course or how much fun it was to play. One last thing and that is that the course is no a housing development-the houses don't come into play though-located way out in the boonies so you might want to GPS the directions on how to get there. 

Tees:

Blue  6550 YRDS.  Men  Par 72  Rating 71.7  Slope 133  Women  Par 74  Rating 77.7  Slope 143:  White  YRDS.  6066  Men  Par 70  Rating 69.6  Slope 125  Women  Par 73  Rating 75.3  Slope 143:  Red  4903 YRDS.  Men  Par 67  Rating 64.5  Slope 113  Women  Par 71  Rating 70.2  Slope 125

Green Fees:  $30-$49  plus Cart

driving range:  Yes

Chula Vista Golf Course

Address:  4475 Bonita Rd.  Bonita, Ca.  91902  Phone:  619-479-4141  Website:  https://www.chulavistagc.com

Chula Vista Golf Course has a reputation in the San Diego area which I won't go into because I want to stay positive in my reviews of the courses. I really didn't want to play Chula Vista but the course has sentimental value for my wife so we played the course on a recent visit to the San Diego Area. I liked the layout, however the course is not in the best of shape. I did talk to the pro and he stated that the City of Chula Vista is finally going to upgrade the course starting with the watering system and in fact the City has allocated monies for improvements. That's good to hear and I hope all the changes are made because I felt it was a good test of golf with some interesting holes.   

Tees:

Gold  6759 YRDS.  Rating 72.6  Slope 130:  Blue  6520  Rating 71.5  Slope 127:  White  6186 YRDS.  Men  Rating 70.0  Slope 121  Women  74.5  Slope 136:  Silver  5419 YRDS.  Women  Rating 71  Slope 123   

green fees:  $25-$38  plus cart

driving range:  Yes