With 90-plus courses, more than 50 of them open to the public, San Diego County offers golf enthusiasts innumerable opportunities to play their game. Courses are diverse: Some have vistas of the Pacific, others views of country hillsides or desert landscapes. For a full listing of area courses, including fees, stats, and complete score cards, visit www.golfsd.com, or request the Golf Guide from the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau (tel. 619/236-1212); it's also available online at www.sandiego.org.
In addition to the well-established courses listed below, other acclaimed links include Maderas Golf Club (tel. 858/451-8100; www.maderasgolf.com), Barona Creek Golf Club (tel. 619/387-7018; www.barona.com), Steele Canyon Golf Club (tel. 619/441-6900; www.steelecanyon.com), Salt Creek Golf Club (tel. 619/482-4666; www.saltcreekgc.com), the Grand Del Mar Golf Club, and La Costa Resort and Spa.
San Diego Golf Reservations (tel. 866/717-6552 or 858/456-8300; www.sandiegogolf.com) can arrange tee times for you at San Diego's premier golf courses. There's no charge for the service, except for Torrey Pines reservations (up to 90 days in advance; $25 per person). And when you just want to practice your swing, head to Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages, 2990 Murphy Canyon Rd., in Mission Valley (tel. 858/277-6667; www.stadiumgolfcenter.com). It's open daily from 7am to 10pm, with 72 artificial turf and natural grass hitting stations, plus greens and bunkers to practice your short game. A complete pro shop offers club rentals; a bucket of balls costs $8 to $19. Golf instruction and clinics are also available.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.