North County San Diego has no shortage of great golf courses. With over a dozen options you are sure to fine a course that fits your skill level. Here are our favorite public courses to play in North County San Diego in no particular ranking.

1. Torrey Pines Golf Course

The world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course has hosted the PGA Tour since 1968. The 36-hole City of San Diego muni course is popular with over 75,000 visitors a year. Even with its popularity, it is still accessible to the general public to play. Reservations can be made through the City of San Diego Parks & Rec golf website. Go out and play the same course where legends such as Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm played to win the US Open.

At Haustay Vacation Rentals we have hosted a PGA Tour player at Sea + Sol who finished in the Top 10 in 2020. Another great accommodation for those planning to play Torrey Pines is our other oceanfront condo Del Mar Shores. Both locations offer guest oceanfront views and a short 15 minute drive to hit the links at Torrey!

2. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course

A favorite golf course for North County locals, Encinitas Ranch is wide open and very forgiving. Beautiful ocean views and a well manicured course provides a pleasant environment for a fun golf outing. Early tee times book up immediately upon release, so plan in advance and worst case you may be able to secure a tee time later on in the day.

3. Arrowood Golf Course

One of our favorite golf courses Arrowood Golf Course is located in Oceanside, California, a short 20 minute drive from our Oceanside beachfront accommodations, Azul Escape and Silver Surf Getaway. This par 71 course is fun and feels very open with undeveloped areas of farm land surrounding the course at times. When you are out playing Arrowood it is not unusual to see some coyotes, horses, and maybe some birdies if you are lucky.

4. La Costa Champions & Legends Course


Steps away from our vacation rentals Casa De Costa, La Costa Chateau, & Costa Balboa, you will find 36 holes of golf at the Omni La Costa Resort. Two courses known as the Champions and Legends course offer golfers beautiful yet challenging courses to conquer. One of the more expensive courses to play with weekend rates around $175 (which includes a cart), the course does offer an amazing 19th hole at Bar Traza with great food and drinks! You can book a tee time at La Costa here.

5. Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course

Only have time to play an executive golf course? Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course has been voted on of the “Top Short Courses” by Golf Range Magazine two years in a row. Called a “hidden and under-used jewel” by the San Diego Union Tribune, this 2,431 yard executive course is fun and affordable. A great course to play with your kids who are learning the game of golf.

Where is your favorite place to play a round of golf in San Diego? Leave a comment below!

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