FORE! Visit the Top Golf Courses in San Diego

When you think of San Diego, the first things that likely come to mind are beautiful beaches, lots of sunshine, and fantastic weather. And they’re certainly among the best reasons to visit! That said, our abundance of world-class golf courses should also make the list. “America’s Finest City” is home to a wide variety of great golfing opportunities, from relaxing beginner-friendly courses to pro-level clubs that host PGA events. So if you’re someone who enjoys getting in a few rounds, you’ll want to take a look at our picks for the top golf courses in San Diego.


Riverwalk Golf Club (0.8 miles from the hotel)

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This lush course in beautiful Mission Hills isn’t just 18 holes of picture-perfect, gently rolling green grounds — it’s also one of our neighbors! Riverwalk has earned the reputation of being one of San Diego’s most flat-out fun courses to play, thanks to its good balance of challenge and straight-ahead holes. Visitors will also find an illuminated all-hours driving range for practice, an on-site pro shop, and delicious dining at the on-site Sunset Grille. 

1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108


The Loma Club (3.2 miles away)

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Pressed for time? Then get in a few quick holes at The Loma Club, a neighborhood course just a quick walk from nearby Liberty Station. What the Loma Club lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality — its nine holes are approachable and fun, with some deceptively tricky hazards. Once you’ve sunk your last putt, head over to the renowned on-site bar and grill for some of the best food you’ll ever shake a club at. The Loma Club also features a live-music stage and amazing views of the downtown skyline!

2960 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Mission Bay Golf Course (5.6 miles away)

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Are you a bit of a night owl? This 18-hole public course is one of the few in San Diego where you can play at night under stadium-style lights. Its stunningly landscaped grounds are nestled in the beachside community of Pacific Beach, itself a fantastic oceanfront community that’s a great place to visit. Even better, Mission Bay is where a young Tiger Woods won a Junior World title, so there’s definitely some history around these holes.

2702 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109


Balboa Golf Course (6.1 miles away)

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If you’re short on time but still want to get a few holes in, Balboa is one of the only 9-hole courses in the city — making it ideal for perfecting your short game on some deceptively tricky holes throughout the course. Balboa Golf Course also sits in a very picturesque area, featuring enviable views of the downtown skyline, Point Loma, and a scenic stretch of the Pacific. So even if these holes get the better of you, you’ll still enjoy the vistas!

2600 Golf Course Dr, San Diego, CA 92102


Tecolote Canyon Golf Course (6.2 miles away)

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For anyone who’s braved the fairways at Tecolote, it’s no surprise that this course has been rated “Best Challenge at an Executive Golf Course” by Southland Golf magazine. Rocky outcroppings and cliff-like topography add difficulty and natural beauty to the 3,161-yard, par-58 layout. Bring your resolve and prepare to test your short game, as well as your ability to navigate some in-your-face terrain when playing this stunning course.

2755 Snead Ave, San Diego, CA 92111


Colina Park Golf Club (7.2 miles away)

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This beautiful course was recently named one of San Diego’s “Most Charming Golf Courses” by Travelmag magazine. It’s also a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet residential area. Colina Park Golf Club is also home to Pro Kids, First Tee – San Diego, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping underprivileged youth discover the sport, and the club commits 100% of its revenue toward the program.

4085 52nd St, San Diego, CA 92105


Coronado Golf Course (9 miles away)

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Perhaps one of the more famous courses in San Diego, this locals’ favorite is located on Coronado Island in San Diego Bay. It draws duffers from all over the area (and the country) thanks to its incredible views of the harbor and downtown. The expansive green spaces and beautiful fairways of this course also help make it a memorable day out, so much so that it was recently ranked by Golf Digest as the overall fifth-best course in the country for value.

2000 Visalia Row, Coronado, CA 92118


Torrey Pines Golf Course (13.7 miles)

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Torrey Pines Golf Course is widely considered one of the most stunning golf courses in the nation. This world-famous track sits on coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offering visitors an absolutely captivating view that’s sure to enchant even the most experienced golfers. Torrey Pines regularly hosts PGA Tour events and even major championships, and it’s the site of the Farmer’s Open each year (which is taking place January 26-29 this year). Don’t forget to stop by the pro shop and pick up some souvenir gear before you go!

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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