Best golf courses: San Diego

San Diego: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Baird, Gary Roger

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Gary Roger Baird

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Daray & Bell

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Original design by Jack Daray Sr; revised by William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
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Nash, Greg

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Greg Nash

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Bickler, Cary

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Cary Bickler

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
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Fazio, Tom

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Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Wilson, Dick

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Original design by Dick Wilson (1965); later improvements by Joe Lee (1973, 1984) and Damian Pascuzzo, Steve Pate & Jeff Brauer (2011).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Wilson, Dick

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Original design by Dick Wilson (1965); later improvements by Joe Lee (1973, 1984).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Miller, Johnny

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Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Schmidt-Curley Design

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San Diego

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Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
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Bell, William F.

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San Diego

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Original design by William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr. (1962); modifications by Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Robinson, Ted

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Original design by Lawrence M. "Larry" Hughes (1947); redesigned by father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr (1998).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Robinson, Ted

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Original design for all 54 holes at Singing Hills by William Park "Billy" Bell & Cecil Holingsworth (1953); redesign of Oak Glen and Willow Glen courses by Ted Robinson Sr (1967 & 1980); modifications to Oak Glen course by Dave Fleming (1991).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Robinson, Ted

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San Diego

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Original design for all 54 holes at Singing Hills by William Park "Billy" Bell & Cecil Holingsworth (1953); redesign of Oak Glen and Willow Glen courses by Ted Robinson Sr (1967 & 1980).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Player, Gary

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Gary Player Signature Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Bell, William F.

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Designed by William Park "Billy" Bell and finished by his son William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Bell, William F.

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San Diego

Designer

Original design by William Park "Billy" Bell and finished by his son William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr; substantial modifications by Rees Jones (2001).

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