Best golf courses: Around San Diego

Around San Diego: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Gary Roger Baird

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Nash, Greg

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

Greg Nash

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

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

Cary Bickler

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

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Rsrt guests only

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San Diego

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Designer

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
San Diego
Wilson, Dick

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Miller, Johnny

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

Gary Player Signature Course

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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
San Diego
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

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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