Natural beauty in abundance in Southern California

Southern California, aka SoCal, has some of the most stunning landscapes in the US - both on and off the course. But golf in San Diego is so much more than beautiful scenery, with luxury golf resorts, PGA TOUR venues, and hidden gems to choose from.

In addition to its stunning scenery, this location offers a unique blend of world-class golf courses, exceptional cuisine, beautiful wineries, and pristine beaches. Few places in the world can match the combination of these elements, making San Diego a true golfing paradise. Explore some of our favorite and best-selling San Diego golf packages below.

Why book a San Diego golf package?

  • Follow in Tiger’s footsteps & play the beloved Torrey Pines
  • Stay & play at California’s best & leading golf resorts
  • Explore ‘America’s Finest City’ – with miles of beaches & must-see attractions
  • Enjoy exceptional Cali Baja cuisine in a vibrant food scene
  • Discover beautiful wineries in abundance around the San Diego area
  • Take advantage of year-round ideal weather conditions for golf

What makes a San Diego golf package so special?

Offering a combination of stunning landscapes, fantastic year-round golfing weather, and an abundance of top-class golf courses, it's no wonder San Diego is known for hosting some of the best golf courses in Southern California.

Torrey Pines - South Course Thanks to its dramatic cliff-top location, Torrey Pines is one of the most photographed courses in the USA. The presence of thick rough and narrow fairways emphasizes the importance of hitting a long, accurate tee shot. Golfers will remember Tiger Woods’ iconic victories at the fabled South Course, including a US Open victory in 2008, overcoming Rocco Mediate in a Monday playoff with a broken leg! Follow in the footsteps of the professionals with your own vacation to The Lodge at Torrey Pines, making sure to play the equally impressive North Course while there.

Aviara Course Less than a 25-minute drive along the coastline is one of the best golf courses in San Diego. The luscious Aviara Golf Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and is host to the annual LPGA Kia Classic. A scenic course surrounded by a garden-like environment featuring thick greenery, cascading waterfalls, and eucalyptus trees. It offers an unforgettable experience seamlessly blending picturesque nature and a challenging round.

Champions Course Thanks to its challenging layout, this renowned golf course has earned a stellar reputation and has been a prestigious host for past PGA Tour events. The presence of expansive bunkers and strategically placed water hazards, exemplified by the captivating 16th hole, contributes to the course's popularity, making it a favorite among both seasoned golfers and enthusiasts alike. The Champions Course was formerly regarded as one of the most illustrious courses on the PGA TOUR when it was used to make up the composite course for the Tournament of Champions from 1969 to 1998.

Willow Glen Course Frequently referred to as Southern California's best-kept secret, the 27-hole course at Steele Canyon Golf Club is a true masterpiece designed by golf legend Gary Player. Each loop of 9 offers a unique and satisfying challenge, especially the third hole named 'Parachute' where your tee shot will be taken from a 175ft elevated tee box.

Stay & play at a lavish San Diego golf resort

When it comes to golf resorts, San Diego has a fantastic selection. To offer some inspiration we've put together a list of some of San Diego's best golf resorts.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a rustic five-star property where you can play the North and South championship courses. Set atop cliffs bordering the Pacific Ocean there are over 170 spacious rooms to choose from with views of the botanical garden, golf courses, or the Pacific Ocean. With 2 restaurants to choose from, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and plenty of on-site activities including 2 world-class courses this truly is a stunning destination for a golf vacation.

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa If you are looking for a relaxing vacation the luxurious Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is the place for you. Named the number one wellness spa in the country by Spa Magazine, there is no doubt you will find the perfect way to unwind. Before you kick your feet up there is plenty of golf to check out including two championship courses situated onsite. On top of stunning facilities there are three different dining options that will be sure to meet your appetite.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is ideal if you’re looking for endless recreational activities and beautiful pools. With a grand total of 327 guestrooms and 43 suites, this resort underwent a refurbishment in 2020, elevating its already five-star accommodations to new levels of luxury. The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort boasts the Aviara Golf Club onsite, a spectacular Arnold Palmer-designed course featuring undulating fairways and plenty of sand and water hazards to avoid.

Our experts say...

"With warm dry summers and cool (but not cold) winters, golf in San Diego is very pleasant all year round. Late spring through to early fall is the most popular period to travel and there is some excellent golf to play in the day and a vibrant city to explore in the evening."

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Ryan Del Vecchio

Product & Pricing Manager

Golf travel tips for San Diego

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

November to January

Most popular months:

May to September

Our experts recommend:

May to September

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map to find your ideal destination in a city of possibilities. We know you will have plenty of choices! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Theme parks, beaches, museums and more

A popular tourist destination with so much to offer, San Diego, has more than enough to keep you and your group entertained off the course. Explore the museums, test your taste buds in upscale restaurants, or go outdoors and take in the spectacular views of the cliffs and beaches.

Some of the best places to visit include SeaWorld and the magnificent Balboa Park, which is home to the San Diego Zoo, museums, gardens and walking paths. For the history buffs, the USS Midway Museum is also worth checking out. Those looking for lively nightlife should explore the Gaslamp Quarter.

With 70 miles of spectacular coastline, San Diego is arguably known as one of the most beautiful coasts in the country. Pristine beaches are in abundance throughout the state, with idyllic coastal neighborhoods popping up around them offering plenty to see and do. Oceanside, in the northernmost part of San Diego is an absolute must-visit, offering a historic wooden pier and a quaint New England-style harbor.

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