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Balboa Park Golf Course

18 Hole Championship Golf Course

2600 Golf Course Drive
San Diego, CA 92102


SAN DIEGO GOLF RESERVATIONS (858-456-8383) DOES NOT make reservations at Balboa Park Golf Course


 

Balboa Park Golf Course - While lacking the Torrey Pines location, don’t overlook the convenience of San Diego’s other municipal golf course just a 5 minute cab drive from downtown hotels, the San Diego Convention & Visitor Center, Little Italy and San Diego’s Gas Lamp District. Balboa Park Golf Course is a beautiful, traditional and challenging golf course with great views of the San Diego skyline, Balboa Park and Pt. Loma with Pacific Ocean San Diego Harbor in the distant background.

The Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course offers 18 holes of great golf and 9-hole executive golf course too. It is a local favorite due to the quality of the course and the inexpensive green fees. The slightly higher green fee for visiting golfers is a absolute bargain compared to the significantly higher green fees at the other golf courses in San Diego that are a 30 – 40 miles commute from downtown and the Mission Valley / Hotel Circle area of San Diego.

Balboa Park is always in great shape and a few holes offer dramatic elevation changes that will really add to the enjoyment of your round. A challenging but improving tee time reservation system can be successfully navigated by following these tips:

  • All reserved times begin at 7:07 a.m.
  • Times from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. are assigned to walk-up players on a “1st Come – 1st Served” policy.
  • Call-in phone reservations are released 7 days in advance at 7:30 p.m. by calling (619) 570-1234.
  • For tee time reservations inside of 6 days of your day of play call 619- 235-1184 or visit the Balboa Golf Course Manager's office from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Long overlooked and undiscovered as a corporate golf tournament venue, meeting planners are now recognizing the convenient and central proximity of Balboa Park Golf Course to most of San Diego’s hotels and meeting space locations. Balboa Park allows companies and organizations the opportunity for meetings and work in the a.m., a relaxing and fun round of championship golf in the afternoon and still have plenty of time to get back to the hotel and casually prepare for the company sponsored dinner banquet and entertainment activities.

All tournaments are at non-resident rates ($ 55 tournament green fees) and the normally optional carts are required.   Balboa Park also offers practice putting greens, a driving range, coffee shop and Golf Shop managed by American Golf Corp.

  • Architect: William P. Bell (Originally - 1921)

  • Par/Yardage/Slope/Rating:

72/6288/127/71.1 (blue)

72/5821/124/68.9 (white)

72/5821/125/74.6 (w-white)

72/5389/120/72.1 (w-red)

  • Notes & Comments: Near downtown, in the very heart of Balboa Park. The course underwent extensive redesign. If you make par on #16 (par-5) send me an e-mail. The original course was built in 1915 and the course record (old course) belongs to Sam Snead, who shot a 60 in 1943. This course, together with Torrey Pines Golf Course , hosts the San Diego City Amateur every June.

    A devilish little course. Its deceiving short yardage makes it look easier than it actually is (if easy at all). Perhaps it's the perfect example of when the USGA slope/rating system, seemingly based mostly on distance, fails to capture the true difficulty of a golf course. Some holes have no bail out, forcing the players to play very safe, short of greens, to avoid disaster. Aggressive play will, sooner or later, lead to disastrous consequences. A good course for not-very-long and straight hitters, and patient players. A bad course for those who are wild off the tee and inaccurate iron players.

 

       

 

    Green Fees - Balboa Park Golf Course - 18 Hole Championship
    Effective:  July 1, 2007
    San Diego City Residents ( with Resident I.D. )
    City Resident I.D. Card (Year to Year From Purchase Date) $ 25.00
    City Resident 18 Holes - Mon - Fri  (Twilight: $ 17) $ 28.00
    City Resident 18 Holes - Sat - Sun - Holiday (Twilight: $ 21) $ 35.00
    Senior Rate (62 and over) - Mon - Fri Only $ 20.00
    Junior Twilight Monthly Tickets (17 and Under)- Mon - Fri Only $ 10.50
     

    Visitors

    18 Hole Course - Mon - Fri (Twilight: $ 21) $ 35.00
    18 Hole Course - Sat - Sun - Holiday (Twilight: $ 26) $ 44.00
    18 Juniors (17 and Under) - Sat - Sun Only $ 25.00
  • Cart Fees:   $ 26.00 per cart.  (a 1/2 cart fee is not available for a single golfer)
  • Club Rentals: $ 20 for 18 Holes
  • Walking: Unrestricted

  • Reservations: Up to 7 days in advance via an automated tee time telephone call-in lottery held each night at 7:30 p.m. 619-570-1234.
  • Note:  For a $ 10.00 per person Convenience Fee you may also call San Diego Golf Reservations (SanDiegoGolf.com) to participate in this lottery in your behalf.

Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Blue 344 502 379 375 296 207 470 323 177 3073 409 384 392 134 512 315 555 198 316 3215 6288
Hcp 15 5 9 1 13 3 7 17 11
6 10 4 18 12 14 2 16 8

White 311 468 318 324 277 193 452 298 164 2805 379 356 379 105 494 299 534 167 303 3016 5801
Hcp 10 6 8 12 18 4 2 14 16
7 11 15 17 3 13 1 9 5

Red 301 434 293 281 253 179 398 281 158 2578 353 332 361 86 467 277 507 150 278 2811 5389
Hcp 10 4 12 8 14 6 2 18 16
5 11 7 17 3 15 1 13 9