Round up your pals for a golf getaway in one of the top US golf destinations: San Diego. Whether you and your friends are looking for a weekend away or a week-long stay, here are top things you should know for your San Diego golf trip.

 

Where to Stay in San Diego

 

There are many golf resorts in the San Diego area. If you have the budget, check out:

 

  • The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad
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  • The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego
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  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla
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    Each of these above has world-renowned golf courses. However, if your wallet is a little lighter, check out these spots:

     

  • The San Vicente Golf Resort in Ramona
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  • The Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee
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  • Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon
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  • The Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook
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    These golf destinations are a little farther inland, offer much more bang for your buck, and are well worth the stay.

     

    Where to Play Golf in San Diego

     

    While the above destinations have room and play, there are countless golf opportunities in the San Diego area without accommodations. So, if you already having lodging handled—or you want to venture off resort—check out these top-rated San Diego golf clubs:

     

  • The Coronado Golf Course, named one of the best values in the country by Golf Channel
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  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (perfect play if you're staying at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad)
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  • The Maderas Golf Club in Poway, on many a "top 100" public golf course list
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  • The Steele Canyon Golf Club, many four- and five-star Golf Advisor reviews
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    Other great play courses loved by San Diego locals include:

     

  • Arrowood Golf Course in Oceanside
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  • The Balboa Park Golf Course
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  • Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
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  • The Rams Hill Golf Club in Borrego Springs
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  • Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista
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  • The Riverwalk Golf Club
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    Eats and Entertainment in San Diego

     

    After a round (or two) of golf and beverage cart snacks, head downtown or to the hip La Jolla area for good eats and great entertainment.

     

    San Diego Restaurants

     

  • Juniper and Ivy: refined American food with Left Coast edge by acclaimed chef Richard Blais
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  • CUCINA urbana: California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop, located in the heart of Bankers Hill
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  • Fish Market Restaurant: serving only the freshest catches from waters near and far – check out their waterfront flagship in downtown San Diego
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  • A.R. Valentien: Intimate, wood-beamed eatery in La Jolla with elegant, seasonal American fare & a deck with Torrey Pines golf-course views
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  • George’s at the Cove: renowned chef Trey Foshee's New American cuisine in La Jolla; served in an elegant setting with ocean views
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    San Diego Entertainment

     

  • After a day on the course, check out some other sports in action: If it’s summer, catch a San Diego Padres baseball game; in the winter, catch a San Diego Gulls hockey game
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  • If it’s nightlife you’re after, check out The Comedy Store in La Jolla; The House of Blues in Gaslamp Quarter District; Broadway San Diego; Flagship Cruises & Events; Humphrey’s Back Stage Music Club on Shelter Island; and so much more (if these don’t fit, Google it)
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