If you’re one of the countless snowbirds heading south for the winter season, consider exploring the golfer’s paradise nestled into the heart of San Diego County. With almost 100 golf courses in the region, you could spend months exploring a different green every day. Combined with a year-round golfing season, this makes our neck of the woods paradise for anyone itching for a few more swings on the green.
To help plan your route, narrowing down the list, we’ve listed three courses that received 4/5 stars or more on Golf Advisor.
Coronado Golf Course
While meandering your way through the 18 holes at Coronado Golf Course, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the bay and watch the occasional Navy ship make its way into port. Several holes even take you to the water’s edge.
The City of Coronado ensures that the course remains immaculate, meaning you’ll have top conditions as you traverse the fairways. Despite a primarily flat layout, the course design keeps the game challenging and golfers on their toes. Much like everything on the island, a game goes a bit slower here. Locals and guests alike savor the ambiance and experience while working their way around the green. Golf Advisor reviewers recommend planning on a minimum of five hours.
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Perhaps the most renowned course in the area, thanks to hosting the Farmer’s Insurance Open on the PGA Tour, Torrey Pines Golf Course holds a coveted spot on many golfers’ bucket lists. The course doesn’t disappoint.
Torrey Pines Golf Course is actually a 36-hole course broken into two 18-hole courses—the North Course and the South Course. The historical design by William F. Bell combined with the notoriety of the PGA and US Open makes walking the fairway here legendary. The challenging terrain is complemented by stunning views. Both the North Course and the South Course showcase unparalleled views of the breathtaking La Jolla Cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and even the occasional glimpse of downtown San Diego.
City residents receive a discount on course fees.
For golfers looking to shore up their game, diversify their shots, practice their short game, or work on their wedges, the Colina Park Golf Course is for you. This course prioritizes keeping a well-manicured green, giving golfers of all ages and experiences the ability to focus on their game.
A full round of 18 goes by fast here, with some Golf Advisor reviewers suggesting you can complete the course in less than two hours.
A Place to Park Your Clubs
When not at the green, you need to book a place that provides all the comforts of home at a price that leaves you enough to book several rounds on the golf course. At Coronado Inn, we are the perfect budget friendly destination for snowbirds escaping to the warmer weather. We have comfortable room options available or kitchen suites for residents looking for a longer stay. All of the spectacular golf courses are merely a short drive from our humble abode at Coronado Inn.