Best Golf Courses in San Diego

Best San Diego Golf Courses

Consistently recognized for its unbelievably amazing climate, San Diego is a perfect place to play world class golf 365 days a year. Somewhat overshadowed by the glitz and the glam of Los Angeles in the north and to the warm winters to the east in Palm Springs, San Diego carves out a nice niche of top-rated daily fee courses that are tremendously beautiful and remarkably affordable. With a landscape that features a variety of mountain ranges, prime Pacific Ocean real estate and over 200 canyons covered in native grasses and drought resistant wildflowers, San Diego and its neighbor up ‘The 5’, Carlsbad, are ideal for innovative golf course designs that present the game in equal doses of natural beauty and on-course challenges. Palmer, Player and Miller put forth their best in this Southern California enclave, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a course on the list below that you don’t fall in love with at first strike.

Aviara Golf
  • Carlsbad, California
  • Designed by Arnold Palmer
  • Flawless Course Conditions
  • Native Wildflowers & Palm Trees Enhance the Lagoon-Based Setting
  • High-End Country Club Feel
Maderas Golf
  • Poway, California
  • Designed by Johnny Miller
  • Over 7,000 Yards of World-Class Parkland Golf
  • Features Five Waterfalls and Over 40 Acres of Wildflowers
  • The 5th Hole is One of the Best Par 4s You’ll Ever Play
La Costa Golf
  • Carlsbad, California
  • Two 18-Hole Layouts: Champions Course & Legends Course
  • Played Host to Several PGA TOUR Tournaments
  • Some of the Best Greens in the West
  • Recent Renovations Are Top Notch
The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf
  • Carlsbad, California
  • Designed by Greg Nash
  • Big Pacific Ocean Views
  • Named After Bridges Crossing Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Plenty of Risk, Plenty of Reward
Steele Canyon Golf
  • Jamul, California
  • Designed by Gary Player
  • Three Nine-Hole Layouts: Canyon, Ranch & Vineyard
  • Feels A Million Miles Away from the City
  • Elevation Changes & Natural Elements Abound
Sycuan Golf
  • El Cajon, California
  • Three 18-Hole Layouts: Oak Glen, Willow Glen & Pine Glen
  • Spectacular Views of the Dahesa Valley
  • Frequent Elevation Changes
  • Enough Golf to Play All Day
And when you’re done playing all the best courses in San Diego, take a look at our list of top courses around the world!