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

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

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.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Bell, William F.

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

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

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

Gary Roger Baird

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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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
Wilson, Dick

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

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

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San Diego

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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San Diego

Designer

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

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).

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

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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).

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
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Tom Fazio

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Tournaments

Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).

Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).

Who's Who

Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.

Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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