Located 45-minutes north of downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport, Carlsbad is home to seven miles of pristine coastal beaches, located in arguably the best region of the Southern California landscape. 

From award-winning resorts and hotels, Michelin-rated dining, championship calibre golf courses and much more, the very best of the laid-back, casual San Diego vibe exists there.

Carlsbad is home to some of the best golf courses in the country and our mild weather makes it the perfect place to hit the links year-round. Carlsbad is a dream destination for golfers, and you’ll be sure to find a course that suits skill levels and preferences. 

The first golf course to check out is the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course features rolling fairways, challenging bunkers and breath taking ocean views. It’s also home to the Aviara Golf Academy, where you can work on your game with the help of PGA professionals. Park Hyatt Aviara has been named the #1 golf resort in Southern California by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller and has also been recognized as one of the country’s best resort golf courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Another top pick is the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Golf Course. This championship course has been a favourite of golfers for decades, and it’s easy to see why. With two 18-hole courses, the Champions Course and the Legends Course, there’s something for every level of golfer. The Champions Course is known for its challenging layout and picturesque setting, while the Legends Course is a bit more forgiving and perfect for those looking to work on their game. These courses will also soon be known as home of the 2024-2026 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. 

If you’re hoping for something with a fun challenge and ocean views, be sure to stop by The Crossings at Carlsbad. The course was designed by Greg Nash, a nationally recognized course designer/architect and features multiple terrains. Nestled among more than 400 acres of coastal terrain, it was named for the bridges that were built into the layout to meet topographic conditions. 

In addition to its proximity to the San Diego International Airport (SAN), Carlsbad is conveniently located one hour south of John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County and approximately two hours south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 

Visit Carlsbad when you booking your next USA Golf Holiday in sunny California!