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The Grand Del Mar (San Diego, CA)

Grand Del Mar logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield (2013)

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 1999

Cost:  $230.00 - $270.00 (Forecaddie provided) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (858) 314-1930

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Grand Del Mar's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA

Photos:  See additional photos of Grand Del Mar

Accolades:  Ranked 24th and 12th respectively on Golf Magazine and Golfweek's Best Public Courses in California list in 2013. Rated 4 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play publication.

What to Expect:  The Grand Del Mar is an upscale resort boasting a Tom Fazio layout blanketed over 380 acres of rolling hills 20 miles north of San Diego. The dramatic terrain lends itself to some exhilarating shots over valleys, across water, and downhill from high points on the course. The course features an ideal location for weather away from the ocean's fog but close enough to the coast to keep the temperatures comfortable. Conditioning is superb partially due to the relatively few rounds played on the course since only resort guests are allowed to tee it up. The course oozes playability with generous fairways that slope toward the middle and large greens with gentle contours. From an architectural standpoint The Grand won't rank as one of Fazio's finest creations, which in this instance shows his restraint in letting Mother Nature be the lead designer.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Grand (Gold) 72 7160 74.8 139
Back (Black) 72 6688 72.7 135
Middle (White) 72 6043 69.9 125
Forward (Red) (Women) 72 5230 71.0 123

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 421 Yard Par 4

Best Par 3:  11th Hole – 212 Yards

11th Hole at Grand Del Mar (212 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at Grand Del Mar (212 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  15th Hole – 454 Yards

Best Par 5:  16th Hole – 515 Yards

Birdie Time:  14th Hole – 360 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  17th Hole – 242 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at Grand Del Mar (242 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Grand Del Mar (242 Yard Par 3)

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