Cabot Links

Inverness, Nova Scotia

The Grand Del Mar (San Diego, California)

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

The Takeaway:  Grade B-

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 The Grand Del Mar's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, California  92130

Photos:  See additional photos of The Grand Del Mar

Accolades:  Ranked 29th in California on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

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

Best Par 4:  15th Hole – 454 Yards

15th Hole at The Grand Del Mar (454 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at The Grand Del Mar (454 Yard Par 4)

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

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