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Balboa Park Golf Course


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

It features stellar views of downtown 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 Quarter Historic District.

If you have questions, feel free to stop by the administrative offices at each City course or call or (619) 235-1184.  You can also contact us via email at sdcitygolf@sandiego.gov.

Green Fees

2023 Balboa Park GC. Rate Sheet (Rates effective Jan. 1, 2023)
Time Frame Rate Type SD City Resident
(with valid City Golf ID cards)
Weekday (Mon-Fri) 18-Hole Course $36.00 $49.00
18-Hole Course Senior (62 and over) $26.00 $49.00
18-Hole Course Junior (17 and under) $32.00 $34.00
18-Hole Course Twilight $23.00 $29.00
9-Hole Course $16.50 $22.00
9-Hole Course Senior (62 and over) $12.50 $22.00
9-Hole Course Junior (17 and under) $15.50 $17.00
(Sat, Sun & Holidays)
18-Hole Course $45.00 $61.50
18-Hole Course Twilight (all golfers) $27.00 $37.00
9-Hole Course (all golfers) $22.00 $28.00
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 beginning at twilight. Not valid on holidays.)
$10.50 -
Pro Shop   Single Rider Shared Rider
Golf Cart Rentals 18 Hole Course $24.00 $17.00
18 Hole Course Twilight $16.00 $12.00
9 Hole Course $13.00 $10.00
Golf Club Rentals      
18 Hole Course  


9 Hole Course   $25
Driving Range Hours: (hours subject to change without notice)
Mon. - Closed for maintenance
Tues. - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed. - Sun. - 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please Note: buckets will be sold up to 30 minutes before sunset
Range Balls Small Medium Large
  $6.00 $9.00 $12.00


18 Hole Course Twilight Schedule

Start Date End Date Twilight Start Time
Jan. 1, 2023 March 11, 2023 12:30 p.m.
March 12, 2023 May 31, 2023 2 p.m.
June 1, 2023 Aug. 31, 2023 3 p.m.
Sept. 1, 2023 Nov. 4, 2023 2 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2023 Dec. 31, 2023 12:30 p.m.

Balboa Park Golf Course Holiday Schedule

Day Date Facility Open Facility Close
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 6:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 6:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Balboa Maintenance Information

March 15 - 29 Balboa 9 Hole  - Course Open Fairways, tees to be aerated Minimal
March 30 Balboa 9 Hole - Course Closed Core aeration, topdressing of greens Bumpy, sanded greens - Aprox. 2-3 weeks
March  22 - 27 Balboa 18 Hole - Course Open Fairways, tees to be aerated Minimal
March 28 - 29 Balboa 18 Hole - Course Closed Core aeration, topdressing of greens Bumpy, sanded greens - Aprox. 2-3 weeks

Course Facts and Figures

Balboa Park Golf Course is the closest golf course to downtown San Diego, conveniently located near the state Route 94 and Interstate 5 freeways.

Facilities include an 18-hole golf course and a nine-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.

  • 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
  • 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 PDF icon Frost Delay Procedure 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.