If there is something similar to a national pastime in Carlsbad, there’s one activity that comes to mind: golfing. Carlsbad is a destination in Southern California for avid golfers, with the city home to a number of world-class golf resorts and clubs that will cater to your every need. Pack your bags and get ready for a day (or a weekend) filled with memorable tee times.
- Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
One of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in Carlsbad, Park Hyatt Aviara is also a premier destination for golfers. It’s the home of the only golf course in the San Diego area designed by critically acclaimed golf course designer Arnold Palmer.
Aviara’s golf course is distinctive among its Carlsbad neighbors for its layout, which incorporates the coastal location of the resort. It’s a world-class 18-holepar-72 golf course spread out over undulating hillsides. Players will get to enjoy stunning vistas of the lush greenery and the Pacific on the horizon. Bunkers and water features hidden along wildflowers provide plenty of challenge, set to make the play exciting even for the most advanced golfers.
- Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa del Mar Road
Play on the lush fairways of Omni La Costa’s premier golf courses, where golf legends used to (and still are) playing! Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is known in Carlsbad for being the home of two courses: the Legends course and the Champions course. Both courses meander through rolling hills and feature wetlands and bridges.
Several architects, such as Dick Wilson in 1965 and Steve Pate in 2011, all laid a hand on the Champions course’s design. Meanwhile, the Legends course is more spacious that its brother, and has been the playground of many professional players since it was opened to the public.
- The Crossings at Carlsbad
5800 The Crossings Drive
The Crossings at Carlsbad brings to the local golf scene a spectacular 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned course architect Greg Nash. It features a spacious layout, spread out over 6,835 yards with five separate teeing areas, large greens, and verdant fairways. As you enjoy winning holes, you’ll also get to have a fantastic view of the deep blue Pacific Ocean.
To top it all off, The Crossings at Carlsbad offers a variety of state-of-the-art amenities. Electric golf carts are at your beck and call, ready to take you to your next destination. A sprawling clubhouse is also located within the grounds.
- Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club
5200 El Camino Road
To complete our list of the best golf courses in Carlsbad, I present to you Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. Home to an 18-hole par-3 golf course, it’s offers one of the more challenging golf experiences in the city, with a layout designed to help you improve your short game. Other amenities in the golf club include a driving range and the 19th Hole Deli, where you can cap off several rounds of golf with a great sandwich or hamburger (or both).
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