Coronado Municipal Golf Course2000 Visalia Row
Coronado, CA 92118
SAN DIEGO GOLF RESERVATIONS (858-456-8383) DOES NOT make reservations at Coronado Golf Course
Although Coronado Golf Course is a very well-maintained golf course with beautiful San Diego harbor and downtown views as well as green fees that are bargain even for a Municipal golf course...the local reputation is that it's more difficult to get a tee time reservation at Coronado Municipal Golf Course than at Torrey Pines Golf Course!
Local Coronado and San Diego residents really have "a lock" on this golf course and those same low green fees ensure every available tee time is reserved in a very unusual lottery system. Most morning tee times are assigned just 2 days in advance of the day of play in their in-person lottery system held at the course each morning from 6 - 7:00 a.m. That's when the hordes of local golfers line-up at the course for these tee times. At 7 a.m. they begin taking phone reservations to fill-out their tee sheet.
Coronado Municipal Golf Course does book tee times from 3 to 14 days in advance by Visa or Master Card for an additional $38.00 non-refundable reservation fee but only for starting times after 10 a.m.
Additional Coronado Golf Course Information and History
The golf course opened to play on December 19th, 1957. On that day, Don Collett, Gene Littler, Paul Runyan, and Billy Casper played the inaugural round of 18 holes. Collett, Head Professional at Coronado from 1957 through 1964, shot 71; Gene Littler also shot 71; Paul Runyan, then Head Professional at the La Jolla Country Club shot 73; and Billy Casper, who credits Collett with launching his golf career, shot 69. The original layout was par 75 and 6146 yards long. On April 5th, 1958, with a layout of 6067 yards and par 74, Don Collett established the course record with a 63. Collett moved on to Pinehurst, North Carolina, where he founded the "Golf Hall of Fame" and served as first president. Littler, Runyan and Casper, the other three players of that inaugural foursome, were all eventually inducted into the "Golf Hall of Fame".
Collett's course record lasted until April 20th, 1989, when Jim Robyn broke it with a 62, on a course with a different front nine layout. In 1966, due the construction of the Coronado Bridge, the course lost some acreage and Jack Daray Jr re-designed the first nine holes to their present configuration. In 1997, when a new clubhouse was built, the 9th and 18th holes were re-designed by architects Jack Daray Jr and Stephen Halsey.
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