Torrey Pines has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier municipal golf facilities. Often referred to as a "golfer's paradise", the Championship North and South courses provide views of the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Fog, rain and wind often sweep the seaside courses, testing even the most seasoned players' skill.
The course takes its name from the indigenous Torrey Pine, which is native to this area and Santa Rosa Island. The tree is distinguished by having clusters of five pine needles.
Balboa Park Golf Course is a challenging par 72, where Sam Snead holds the course record, and a nine-hole executive course.
It features stellar views of downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean. The oldest public golf facility in San Diego, Balboa Park Golf Course also offers a driving range, Pro Shop, coffee shop, halfway house and practice putting greens.
The course is just five minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center, downtown hotels, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp Quarter Historic District.
Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center is an 18-hole executive course designed by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Measuring 2,719 yards, it sits on 46 acres in the heart of the City. It is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting.