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Balboa Park Golf Course

Balboa Park Golf Course is a challenging par 72, 9-hole executive course where Sam Snead holds the course record.

It features stellar views of 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 District.

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Green Fees

Balboa Park Golf Course   SD City Resident
(with valid City Golf ID cards)
Weekday (Mon-Fri) 18-Hole Course $32.00 $40.00
18-Hole Course Senior (62 and over) $22.00 $40.00
18-Hole Course Junior (17 and under) $28.00 $28.00
18-Hole Course Twilight $19.00 $24.00
9-Hole Course $14.00 $18.00
9-Hole Course Senior (62 and over) $10.00 $18.00
9-Hole Course Junior (17 and under) $13.00 $13.00
(Sat, Sun & Holidays)
18-Hole Course $40.00 $50.00
18-Hole Course Twilight (all golfers) $24.00 $30.00
9-Hole Course (all golfers) $18.00 $23.00
Resident ID Cards & Junior Tickets City Of San Diego Resident Golf ID Card
(Annual fee from date of purchase. Must show proof of residency to qualify)
$25.00 -
Junior Monthly Ticket
* - (30 day ticket. 17 yrs and under, San Diego City residents only. Valid Mon-Fri after 3 PM except holidays.)
$10.50 -
American Golf Pro Shop   Half Cart Full Cart
Golf Cart Rentals 18 Hole Course $15.00 $30.00
18 Hole Course Twilight $10.00 $20.00
9 Hole Course $8.00 $16.00
Golf Club Rentals Standard Premium
18 Hole Course $25.00 $50.00
9 Hole Course $12.00 $25.00


Fees Time Offered Weekday Weekend
18-Hole Available noon to dusk M-F, all day Sat and Sun $14.00 $18.00
Ball Rental* $5.00 $5.00

* ID Required for soccer ball rental. ID returned at round's end.

  • FootGolf times may be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Groups sizes up to 6 players available.

For additional information on FootGolf, rules, & etiquette please visit

Course Updates

Fall Renovation

It is that time of year again, starting Tuesday, September 15th, we will be aerifing the greens on the 18 hole golf Course. We will continue the work, the next week , on the 9 hole course.


The monthly calendar is published for information purposes only and is subject to change by the golf course management. This publication is to be used only as a tool to plan your golf outing during the published month.

18 Hole Course Twilight Schedule

Start Date End Date Twilight Start Time
March 8, 2015 May 31, 2015 2:00 p.m.
June 1, 2015 August 31, 2015 3:00 p.m.
September 1, 2015 October 31, 2015 2:00 p.m.
November 1, 2015 March 6, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Course Facts and Figures

We are the closest golf course to downtown San Diego, conveniently located near the Route 94 and Interstate 5 freeways.

Facilities include an 18-hole golf course and a 9-hole executive golf course as well as a driving range, practice putting greens, coffee shop and halfway house.

The Pro Shop offers golf merchandise for sale, rental clubs and hand or power golf carts. The Professional Golf Instruction staff offers group and individual golf lessons.

Balboa Park 18-hole Course - Par 72
  • Championship Tees - 6,281 yards Rating 71.1/125
  • Regular Tees - 5,835 yards Rating 68.9/119
  • Red Tees - 5,368 yards Rating 72.1/120
9-hole Executive Course
  • Regular Tees - 2,175 yards Par 32
  • Red Tees - 2,135 yards Par 35



Cart Rules

Carts must be kept on the paths around all tee and green complexes. Adherence to cart rules is strictly enforced. Please help us maintain the golf course by following the posted cart rules, all Marshal instructions and staying on the cart paths whenever possible.

Should you have any questions or concerns please call the Administration Office at 619-235-1184.

Frost Delay

Golf Operations found the Frost Delay Procedure (PDF) to be the most equitable procedure for handling delays. We realize this may cause an inconvenience for our customers and we apologize for delays and/or cancellations.

For general Park & Recreation Department information, see the Frequently Asked Questions,call 619-525-8213 or use the My Park web comment form.