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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.They may also affect accessing the automated system that Resident ID Card holders use (inside 7 days) to make tee time reservations at Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and Mission Bay 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 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., 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 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
    Monday - Friday
  • Balboa Park Golf Course: 619-235-1184
    between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
    Monday - Sunday

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

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 the closest golf course to 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 longtime favorite golf course for locals. It is where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title.


Resident tee times for Torrey Pines Golf Course and residents/nonresidents tee times for Balboa Golf Course are reserved by calling the computer reservation system at 619-570-1234. For nonresidents reservation at Balboa, please use your phone number instead of a PIN. To reserve at Torrey Pines Golf Course, nonresidents 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 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.

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