SYCUAN RESORT Pine Glen Course (888-548-8648)
San Diego golf course review
Sycuan Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Sycuan Resort - located less than 1/2 hour from downtown San Diego. Sycuan Resort was recognized as the Best Golf Courses in San Diego by SignOnSanDiego.com readers, as well as the Top Courses by the San Diego Business Journal. The resort offers a variety of accommodations from single rooms to suites, with sparkling pools and whirlpools, a spa and fitness room with sauna, 11 lighted tennis courts, banquet and meeting facilities for events ranging for between 15 and 300 people, an outdoor reception area that can accommodate 500 guests, the Showcase Theatre entertainment complex, multiple dining options plus a 300,000 square foot Casino (located 3 miles away with free shuttle). The property is spread over 425 lush acres, with panoramic mountain vistas. For more info on the resort, visit our page for Sycuan in our San Diego Golf Resort section by clicking here or for a direct link to their website, click here.
The golf facilities include 54 holes - two 18-hole championship courses and an executive course. There is a grass/mat driving range, short game area with sand bunker, plus multiple practice greens. Instruction from LPGA and PGA certified professionals is available through the Sycuan Golf Academy. A variety of programs are offered, highlighted by The School of Golf Exclusively for Women - for women taught by women! With a variety of lessons available, The golf Academy is recognized nationally as a GO TO place - for both beginners and for avid golfers wishing to improve their skills! Visitors can plan stay and play instructional packages with golf, lessons, dining and accommodations all included. Click here to visit the section of the Sycuan website offering information on these programs..
A well stocked pro shop, and the Café and Grille and adjacent Echo's Lounge are situated next door - offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus plus all the standard drinks and bar food. The pro shop/check in is conveniently located within a short walking distance from any of the rooms, and several natural grass practice greens are interspersed throughout the property. On course golfers will find that the Kirby marking system is in place, with yardages posted every 25 yards from 200-100 (250 on par fives). Pin placement sheets are provided, to indicate the day's hole locations.
The Pine Glen course is an 18-hole par three that uses the mountain backdrops, natural rock outcroppings and plentiful aged oaks and sycamores to add character to a fun layout. This is not the conventional par three - as water hazards and strategically placed bunkers provide some challenge. With holes ranging from 100 - 200 yards in length, Pine Glen does present an ideal setting for beginners, families and those seeking an enjoyable experience. It also is the perfect pace for avid golfers to practice their short game skills!
Pine Glen is a local favorite - it presents an ideal venue for golfers visiting the Golf Academy - as they try to put their lessons to work in a non-intimidating environment.
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