What’s not to like about San Diego? The high temperature is typically 68 and the low 58 about 300 days per year. There is sunshine 68% of the time, despite so-called “May Gray” and “June Gloom” when morning clouds typically clear up by noon. The city has one of the biggest military presences in the USA, and is home to a vast majority of Navy vessels on the West Coast. Most people visit San Diego for the famed San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, beach culture, and local craft beer. Its also one of the best cities in the country for golf. The Farmers Insurance Open is part of the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing played in the early winter. The event is held at the two public Torrey Pines Golf Courses in La Jolla. It was originally called the San Diego Open when the tournament started in 1952. Its since had several different sponsors. The U.S. Open was held at the South Course in 2008. Tiger Woods has won the event seven times, including four straight from 2005-08. Woods also won the U.S. Open hosted there in 2008. Maderas Golf Club in Poway has some of the most spectacular views of any golf course in California. A number of golf equipment manufacturers are headquartered in Carlsbad, about 30 miles north of San Diego. Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad hosted the LPGA Kia Classic in 2018, while The Crossing at Carlsbad is a public course with great views and challenging greens. Coronado Golf Course is another municipal course that is also budget-friendly.
The Future Champions Golf (FCG) Academy is a private coaching academy that also holds summer and holiday camps. The Callaway Golf Challenge was launched by FCG in 2007 and has since become one of the most lauded youth tournaments in the country. The San Diego Junior Golf Association was established in 1952 as a tournament between 50 players at the Mission Valley Country Club. Today it is a comprehensive junior golf academy that not only teaches golf fundamentals, but also teaches young players about self-discipline, integrity, and balance.
There are several golf greats who were born and/or raised in San Diego. Billy Casper was a caddie at the San Diego Country Club as a young boy. We went on to win 51 PGA Tour events, including a Masters championship (1970) and two U.S. Open titles (1959 and 1966). Gene Littler won both the U.S. Amateur Championship and California State Amateur Championship in 1953. He won 29 total PGA Tour events, including the 1954 SAn Diego Open when he was still an amateur.
PuttingGreen.com has a large selection of pre-fab putting greens for self-installation. Anyone with a little ambition could install one, complete with our interactive customer service. Please visit our Putting Green Store to browse our selection, or use the contact form to tell us about your custom putting green ideas. We look forward to hearing from you.