Golf in San Diego

San Diego is one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world according to Golf Digest and is home to more than 90 golf courses. There’s something about San Diego that makes it hard to keep smiling when you are out on the fairway. The perfect year-round weather and beautiful surroundings make San Diego a favorite for golfers around the world. Here are a few of the fantastic golf courses offered in the area:

The Grand Golf Club Del Mar

Set against Los Penasquitos Canyon, The Grand Golf Club is one of San Diego’s premier golf resorts. Tom Fazio, who was voted “Golf Course Architect of the Year” three years in a row, created this masterpiece of dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways. Fazio is known around the world for his strong sense of environmental design and challenging-but-fair golf. This private club can be played year-round thanks to Del Mar’s perfect coastal climate and is just minutes away from Carmel Valley. Have a private one-on-one lesson with a PGA certified instructor, try the latest golf clubs at the pro shop or simply relax in the beautiful Clubhouse.

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Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Established in 1984, Fairbanks Country Club hosted the equestrian endurance section of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. This renowned golf course is a private, member-owned Club located in the beautiful exclusive community of Rancho Santa Fe. Many professional and social personalities are members at this San Diego golf club. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club prides itself on providing outstanding full-service to their members and their guests in a friendly manner. The Fairbanks Ranch Club House boasts 30,000 square feet and has activities and dining for its members. The unique picturesque golf course was designed by Ted Robinson and features 3 walkable courses. What makes Fairbanks Ranch Country Club distinct is that there are no homes built on the golf course, revealing a natural setting of water, trees and plant life.  The Club also offers tennis and croquet.

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Del Mar Country Club

The Del Mar Country Club is a natural beauty carved into a secluded valley in the lovely area of Rancho Santa Fe. The Del Mar Country Club is located within a few miles of Carmel Valley and is only three miles from the beach and the Del Mar race track. This San Diego golf course is known for its classic design by legendary course architect Joseph Lee. Del Mar Country Club is one of the few golf courses in San Diego that transitions from summer Bermuda grass to a winter Rye, ensuring a perfect year-round playing surface. Del Mar Country Club has also adopted a “NO TEE TIME” policy so members can show up and play whenever they are ready.  These, along with many other reasons, have helped make Del Mar Country Club named the “Best Private Course” by Ranch & Coast Magazine. The terrain of Del Mar Country Club in San Diego embraces the area’s natural beauty with breathtaking vistas and cascading waterfalls.  Throughout the year, members of Del Mar Country Club can enjoy activities like swimming, tennis and social events like wine tasting and celebrity book signings.

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Rancho Santa Fe Golf Courses –

The prominent golf course in Rancho Santa Fe that you will notice driving into the Ranch on La Granada is the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.  The requirement for becoming a member is that you reside in the covenant.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club  (858-756-5585)

Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Club is located in the southern part of Rancho Santa Fe with easy access to I-5 highway. It is not a requirement of this golf club that you reside in the Farms of Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe Farms  (858-756-5585)

The Crosby National Golf Club is located in the Crosby gated community.  The achitect was Schmidt Curley Design Group w/Fred Couples.

Crosby National Golf Club – (858-759-7220) for membership information

The Bridges At Rancho Santa Fe is a truly gorgeous golf course it is more expensive than the other options in the Ranch. Located in the beautiful Tuscan gated community of the Bridges it does not require you to reside there to be a golf member.

The Bridges At Rancho Santa Fe – (858-759-7200)

Morgan Run Resort & Club is located closer to Del Mar, in fact, it is quite close to the Polo Fields off Via De La Valle.  Morgan Run is a smaller golf course and reasonably priced.  It is also open to the public with reservations.

Morgan Run Resort & Club – (858-756-2471)

SantaLuz Golf Course is not in Rancho Santa Fe but it is worth mentioning.  It is on 250 acres of desert scape.  Rees Jones designed the course with the intention of giving golf a concept.  He elevated tees when possible, graded fairways and added bunkers, pockets and berms.