Golf in Carlsbad
Author: Victor Belini
World Class Golfing in Carlsbad
Carlsbad has some of the best golf courses to be found on the entire California coast. It features 20 challenging and beautiful courses within 10 miles of the city and another 50 within 30 miles. Carlsbad, California is considered to be the "Golf Manufacturing Capital of the World."
Miller has taken up residence in Carlsbad-the testing range of Callaway Golf Co., the world's largest club maker. Taylor Made Golf Co. has its headquarters here, too, complete with its own high-tech design and testing facilities. Carlsbad is also home to No. 3, Cobra Golf Inc. Titleist, Odyssey, Lynx, and renowned golf apparel manufacturer Ashworth Inc. also call Carlsbad home.
18 holes - 7,007 yards - par 72
Golf Digest ranks Aviara as the top golf resort in the San Diego area, and 32nd overall in the country. Designed by Arnold Palmer, it's boasts a splendid combination of challenging golf, spectacular views, and a mind blowing country club. Professional golf instruction is available by the hour for very reasonable rates.
18 holes - 6,835 yards - par 72
The Crossings is only about a mile from the Pacific Ocean, so the views here are also amazing. The rough canyon terrain allows frequent views of the ocean. The native plants and the lush green fairways combine to give you a stunning visual experience. The quality of your score is up to you!
18 holes - 2,396 yards - par 56
The reviews for this course are great. Opened in 1959, it's one of the older courses in the area. The rolling hills and the proximity of the ocean offer the same scenic splendor as most of the local courses. It has one of the few driving ranges in the area with natural grass from which to hit.
If you're looking to play a round or two in the Carlsbad area, you really should check out www.carlsbad.com for listings of great golf courses and a directory of other fun things to do in town.