IT’S SWING TIME IN SAN
DIEGO: OUR GOLFER’S
PARADISE HAS MORE THAN
90 PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
COURSES AND PERFECT
WEATHER. PAIR 18 HOLES
WITH ANOTHER OF YOUR
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES FOR
A PERFECT GOLF GETAWAY.
Farmers Insurance Open
Since 1952, top golfers have journeyed to San Diego to kick off the
PGA Tour at an event now known as the Farmers Insurance Open.
Since 1968, the tournament has been held at the stunning Torrey
Pines Golf Course, named for the rare gnarled tree found on the cliffs
of La Jolla’s rugged coast. The world tunes in to watch the top pros,
as this high-stakes golf event comes with major bragging rights and a
cash prize of more than $1 million for the first-place winner. The event
takes place January 25–28, 2018 on both championship courses,
known for their epic ocean and canyon views.
GOLF & ART
Tee up at San Diego’s oldest public
course, Balboa Park Golf Course, where
Sam Snead holds the record. After
taking in the city views, wander through
Balboa Park and marvel at the Spanish
Revival architecture and the wealth
of art found in places like the Timken
Museum or San Diego Museum of Man.
GOLF & CRAFT BEER
Maderas Golf Club stands out as one of
San Diego’s finest, known for its meticulous condition and challenging play. After
enjoying the scenic fairways and undulating greens, head to the nearby Cellar 3
tasting room and sip some of Green Flash
Brewing’s barrel-aged masterpieces.
GOLF & GAMING
There are 54 holes of stellar golf at
Sycuan Golf Resort, and its nearby
casino offers 24-hour gaming, live
concerts and great eats, all in El Cajon.
Or head south to Jamul for a round on
the Gary Player–designed Steele Canyon
Golf Club, which meanders through
canyon country, followed by slots or live
table gaming at Hollywood Casino.
GOLF & BOATING
Check in to the lovely Lakehouse Hotel
and Resort in San Marcos and enjoy
18 holes at the recently renovated St.
Mark Golf Club, and then hop aboard
a 27-foot pontoon boat for a two-hour
sunset cruise on Lake San Marcos with
a private captain and beer, wine, Champagne and gourmet snacks (Fridays and
GOLF & KAYAKING
Open since 1957, Coronado Municipal is
one of the all-time great public courses
in the nation, boasting sweeping views of
downtown, the Hotel del Coronado and
the arcing bridge. After a leisurely round,
get on the water for a late afternoon
paddle with Bike and Kayak Tours.
GOLF & GLIDING
The world-famous Torrey Pines Golf
Course offers 36 holes above beautiful
beaches on the cliffs of La Jolla. Nearby
Torrey Pines Gliderport is a historic spot
for hang gliding and paragliding lessons or tandem rides, and these aerial
adventures offer a bird’s-eye view of the
famed golf course. Prefer your feet on
the ground? Grab a bite at the seaside
café and watch the others take flight.