Originally built in the 1920s by A.G. Spalding of Spalding Sports and having hosted professional golfers such as Phil Mickleson, Sam Snead, and Craig Stadler, Sail Ho Golf Club’s charming and historic 9-hole course endows orb-smackers with an expansive view of the San Diego skyline. Seasoned swingers and golf greenhorns alike can send their balls sailing across the 8th hole’s flourishing fairway, or practice ESP-communication with aberrant balls in flight to steer shots away from the 9th hole’s five sand bunkers. Players can sharpen shots even more with the expert instruction of golf lessons ($25 each, not included), taught by an on-staff PGA Professional. A bounty of breakfast items, burgers, and sandwiches await hole-in-one hunger pangs at the Sail Ho’s bar and grill, which also features an array of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails for post-round libations.
If a trip to the links is on your mind, this municipal course offers the perfect balance of quality and value to satisfy your golfing fix. San Diego residents receive sizeable discounts, but non-resident prices remain affordable for a relaxing day of soaking up the Southern California sunshine. Don’t have time for the full 18 holes? Check out the 9-hole executive course, which features a moderate difficulty to challenge your skills. For even more savings, the Junior Special allows golfers 17 and under to take advantage of 9-holes for just $6.00 on weekdays when accompanied by a paying adult. For a surprisingly well-kept municipal course, give this one a try.
Course designers Ted Robinson, Sr. and Jr. fashioned Riverwalk Golf Club's three nine-hole layouts with an eye on keeping the natural terrain completely intact. As such, golfers tee off amid mature oak, palm, and eucalyptus trees on a course shaped by four lakes, nearly 100 bunkers, and the natural contours of the San Diego River. Players can mix and match the nine-hole treks too, adding more variety to an outing than teeing off every other hole from the cart path.
With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort San Diego in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo - Scripps Ranch), you'll be convenient to Carmel Mountain Plaza and Black Mountain Open Space Park. This golf hotel is within the vicinity of Bernardo Winery and Maderas Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 174 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Rooms have private balconies where you can take in garden views. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Practice your swing on the golf course or dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and billiards.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort San Diego. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Few par 3 golf courses boast an 18-hole layout. Even fewer can claim landscape features that include two ponds, a scenic waterfall, and rows of palm trees. Golfers encounter all of the above at Colina Park Golf Course, where 18 holes ranging from 67 to 125 yards require players to demonstrate short-game skills. Colina Park also encompasses a practice facility with a 3,000-square-foot practice putting green and a chipping and bunker area. After a long day of studying the course’s contoured greens, clubbers can head to the full-service pro shop and upgrade their golf gear, grab food and drinks in the clubhouse, or attempt to stealthily immortalize their scorecard on the wall.
In addition to the on-course fun, Colina Park Golf Course also houses Pro Kids Golf Academy, which uses the game of golf to foster character development, life skills, and educational opportunities for underserved youth.