The family-owned Sun Valley Golf Course cultivates a welcoming atmosphere that sets nerves at ease so that youngsters and beginners can make a stress-free foray into the lifelong game. The par 27 excursion politely omits any tee shot longer than 145 yards, eliminating the trepidation felt on long tee shots over water or asteroid craters at larger venues. Nevertheless, small greens and quick changes in elevation keep even more experienced players on their toes and help them to hone short-game technique. The course's short layout ensures that players average less than 90 minutes for a nine-hole round, leaving plenty of time in the day to polish lucky golf balls.
Its simple course layout makes Sun Valley Golf Course a natural place for young club cadets to take up the game. Junior golf programs led by instructor Mike Cortes help kids to develop proper form at an early age through camps, clinics, and classes.
Course at a Glance:
9-hole, par 27 course
Total length of 1,057 yards from the back tees
Two sets of tees per hole
Put your golfing skills to the test at Jim Hassey Golf Instruction's challenging course located in La Mesa.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Don't let a beautiful day pass you by. Stop by Jim Hassey Golf Instruction in La Mesa today and enjoy a fun game of golf with your friends.
Naming your kids Oak, Willow, and Pine Glen might raise some eyebrows—unless, of course, those "kids" are actually golf courses. That's certainly the case at Sycuan Golf Resort, where a family of three distinct layouts presents an array of challenges across 54 holes. Located near some of San Diego's most popular attractions, the resort has played host to a number of prestigious tournaments, including the Junior World Championships and PGA Chapter Shootout.
The resort's pair of championship courses—Oak and Willow—boast numerous similarities. Both check in at just under 6,700 yards and prominently feature the Sweetwater River in their layout. Pine Glen, meanwhile, is a challenging par three course that stretches to just over 2,400 yards. After severe flooding in the late 1970s, each course received a facelift from renowned architect Ted Robinson, Sr. He added elevation changes, tiered greens, and even man-made lakes that test drive accuracy and sate thirsty golf carts mid-round.
Home of the most innovative golf course, Cottonwood Golf Club in El Cajon is a popular place for golfers of all levels.
Check out this course's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this course just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When golfing legend Gary Player designed Steele Canyon Golf Club, he did so in a manner that both respected and showcased the region's natural beauty and terrain. Gary divvied the 27-hole championship course into a trio of nine-hole courses, each presenting golfers with different challenges and vistas.
Located on the Ranch Course, the signature hole, "Parachute," has players tee off from more than 175 feet above the fairway. Not to be outdone, the Canyon Course features some lofty shots of its own. Hole four, for instance, challenges players with a sloping two-tiered green, but earned the nickname "Goosebumps" for its panoramic view of the canyons.