Del Mar is an ideal home base for avid golfers looking to explore numerous nearby courses. Celebrated coastal golf courses Torrey Pines and Maderas Golf Club are located just minutes away with many other courses just a short drive away. The San Diego Open (now the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open) began right here at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Torrey Pines Golf Course
The nation’s foremost municipal golf course, Torrey Pines, sits atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean. Golfers will marvel at the views of the coastline, deep ravines and classic championship golf holes. While taking in the views and gorgeous weather, discover their award winning golf shop where you can take home some of the magic.
The Fairmont Grand Golf Club
With stunning Los Peñasquitos Canyon as his canvas, architect Tom Fazio created his only masterpiece in San Diego. Dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways are graced by Pacific breezes from the nearby coast and awash with Southern California glow. This challenging and unforgettable experience is reserved exclusively for resort guests, members and Villa owners. Locker rooms, an upscale golf shop, a 25-station driving range, an oversized practice putting green and golf lessons and instruction provided by PGA Instructors.
Lomas Santa Fe Executive
Located just one short mile from the beach, Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course was voted one of the “Top Short Courses” by Golf Range Magazine. This 2,431-yard executive course was designed by William Bell in 1973 and boasts country club conditions and greens. This course features panoramic ocean views paired with cool ocean breezes and is described as “a hidden and under-used jewel” by the San Diego Union Tribune.
Aviara Golf Course
Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, the Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve in beautiful Carlsbad. The only coastal California course designed by Arnold Palmer, the club features a memorable layout: par 72 over 18 holes and 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers and plenty of bunker and water challenges.
The Crossings At Carlsbad
With the beautiful Pacific Ocean to the West and foothills rising to the East, this 18-hole championship municipal golf course offers visitors a magnificent setting in a relaxed California Coastal environment. This course is named for the five bridges – or crossings – that were designed into the layout to meet existing environmental and topographic conditions. Designed by architect Greg Nash, this 18-hole championship golf course is a 6,835-yard public course featuring multiple options and terrain to challenge golfers of all skill levels.
Del Mar Golf Center
The Del Mar Golf Center is a full service driving range and practice facility. They feature 30 grass stalls and 30 synthetic mats, a large putting green and a free short-game area. Pelly’s Mini Golf has two 18-hole mini golf courses. In addition to the driving range, they feature PGA Instructors who teach private lessons, group classes and junior camps/clinics. The Golf Mart is located at their facility and is a full service golf shop with all the latest brands!
Maderas Golf Course
Tucked away amidst the rolling hills of San Diego, just minutes from downtown and the coast, is the Maderas Golf Club. A combination of golf strategy and design mastery, this Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves design takes the concept of upscale golf to exhilarating levels. Beauty and challenge are both here, as holes wind through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of Inland North County.