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Golf Courses

The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department operates three municipal golf courses. Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center.

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Torrey Pines Golf Course
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Balboa Park Golf Course
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Mission Bay Golf Course
and Practice Center

2008 U.S. Open Torrey Pines

U.S. Open Championship

Returns to Torrey Pines Golf Course in 2021!
For more information please see the Torrey Pines Golf Course site.


Attention Golfers

Due to internal technical issues, we have been experiencing intermittent disruptions to the phone lines. These disruptions occasionally affect your ability to make Advanced Reservations at Torrey Pines, as well as, accessing the automated system that Resident ID Card holders use (inside 7 days) to make tee time reservations at both Torrey Pines and Balboa Park Golf Courses.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may encounter.

Should you experience a problem with calling our Advanced Reservation phone line, please call 858-552-1662 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays). One of our staff members will be glad to assist you.

As a Resident ID Card holder, should you have an issue with the automated phone system you may either attempt to access the system at another time or call the respective golf course directly:

  • Torrey Pines: 858-552-1662
    between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm,
    Monday - Friday
  • Balboa Park Golf Course: 619-235-1184
    between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm,
    Monday - Sunday

We appreciate your patience while we continue to address this issue.


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Torrey Pines Golf Course

Torrey Pines Golf Course is world renowned with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Home of the Farmers Insurance Open PGA TOUR event, Torrey Pines has been ranked the "best" place to golf in a readers poll with the San Diego Union-Tribune and San Diego Magazine, as well as one of the top ten golf courses in San Diego County according to Golf Industry Online. Torrey Pines is the only municipal course in the "best course" listing for the state.


Balboa Golf Course

Balboa Park Golf Course is located near the heart of Downtown San Diego. The facility features an 18 hole championship course and a nine hole executive course. All 27 greens were recently renovated and new cart paths were added. The 18 hole course features views of the City and Coronado from many holes.


Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center

Scenic Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center, designed by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, proudly opened its gates May 27, 1955 as a nine hole course. In the early 1960's Robinson designed what is now the 18-hole executive course. The 18-hole executive course, measuring 2,719 yards, sits on 46 acres in the heart of the City. It is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting.

The Mission Bay Golf Course and Driving Range has been a long time favorite golf course for locals. It is where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title.


Reservations

Resident tee times for Torrey Pines Golf Course and residents and non-residents tee times for Balboa Golf Course are reserved by calling the computer reservation system telephone number at (619) 570-1234. For non-residents reservation at Balboa, please use your phone number in lieu of PIN. To reserve at Torrey Pines Golf Course, non-residents must call (858) 581-7171 to make an advanced reservation. To make a reservation at Mission Bay Golf Course, please call (858) 581-7880.

City residents must obtain a computer reservation Personal Identification Number(PIN) before reserving tee times in order to pay the resident rates. Computer reservation cards can be obtained at all golf courses.


Other Courses

Several golf courses are under lease agreements with the City of San Diego (Real Estate Assets Department). These courses are operated by private companies.