Views of Torrey Pines Golf Course from the Lodge at Torrey Pines
The game of golf is generally played on outdoor golf courses. However, there are also indoor golf facilities that offer a virtual experience as well.
Traditional Golf Courses
Golf courses are made up of a series of holes, usually consisting of 9-hole courses or 18-hole courses. San Diego features some of the most picturesque and sought-after courses in Southern California. A little about the course and courses in general is below.
Each hole on a golf course consists of the following: a tee box, fairway, green, rough and hazards with nine or 18 holes that make up the entirety of the course.
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If you're visiting Coronado Island, you have to try the Coronado Golf Course, considered one of the best values in the country by Golf Channel's Morning Drive talent Matt Ginella.
Golfers start at the tee box and continue to play until their ball is hit into the hole on the green or putting surface. During the game, each hole has a par three, four or five. On a par three golfers try to hit the ball onto the green from the tee box, and on a par four or five golfers attempt to hit the fairway with their first shot, chip to the green next and finish out by putting to the hole with their next shot.
Every golf course is laid out differently to make it unique and enjoyable for golfers. San Diego has around 90 golf courses that boast views of the ocean, desert mountain or inland valleys.
Virtual Golf Courses
Indoor golf courses, also known as virtual golf courses, often include amenities like: an indoor driving range, chipping areas and putting greens.
Virtual golf is quite different than going to an actual golf course because everything is done through a simulator. The simulators are programmed to examine an individual’s swing while showing them playing a computerized version of a real golf course.
Going to a virtual golf course is a great idea if you are looking for some light-hearted, competitive family fun. Virtual golf courses are also a great way to get some practice in during a rainy day.
A few of our favorites are Full Swing Golf Inc in Carlsbad and Stadium Golf Center and Batting Cages, only a short drive to the north from Downtown San Diego.