Edit ModuleShow Tags

A Favorite Coastal Golf Course

18 Holes with Tina Mickelson



Published:

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course

1275 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 760-944-1936

Green fees:
$45–$103

Course Yardage:
Blue Tees: 6,572
Green Tees: 6,209
White Tees: 5,878
Gold Tees: 5,223
Silver Tees: 4,679

When I ask golfers to think of their favorite course, they are often drawn to an experience or memory shared on that particular course before thinking of the actual course itself. For former MLB All-Star Rick Sutcliffe, it was sharing special days at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course with friends he has made through the game of baseball. Past and present players, coaches, and friends made along the way come together each year to play golf, reminisce, and catch up as they share a game they all love.

Encinitas Ranch is the perfect place for this. With its open fairways, limited number of bunkers, and five sets of tees from which to choose, this golf course is appreciated by golfers of every skill level. The fact that the front nine is particularly forgiving helps those who do not get a chance to warm up on the beautiful double-ended driving range. Once you make the turn, new challenges come with a variety of elevation changes… and what golfer doesn’t appreciate some elevation changes?

Oh, and there’s those majestic views of the ocean from just about every hole. Another perk to being located near the coast? No frost delays, making those early morning rounds in the winter not only warmer, but free of pushed-back tee times.

And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite hole: the 19th. Encinitas Ranch has recently undergone a complete remodel of The Ranch Grill, one of the most desirable spots to enjoy a sunset, thanks to the comfortable outdoor furniture, huge stone hearth, and view of the Pacific and golf course. The menu has some of the best burgers in the area.

For more on Encinitas Ranch, see Tina’s blog.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

18 Holes With Tina Mickelson: Vista Valley Country Club

A new-and-improved course and clubhouse caters to both beginner and advanced golfers

18 Holes With Tina Mickelson: San Diego Country Club

San Diego Country Club has a history as diverse as its layout

18 Holes with Tina Mickelson: Stretching for Golf

Dynamic stretches for a better game
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. The Best Soup Dumplings in San Diego
    My hunt for the best xiao long bao in the city unearthed two surprising winners
  4. Puesto's Next Top Taco
    Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
  5. Behind the Brands 2019
  6. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Sony Consumer Electronics Innovator Builds a Future Where Robotics and Connected Devices Prevail

Robust music and pictures ecosystem bring bespoke experience to TV and audio

Live the Dream with the Dream House Raffle

A multimillion-dollar dream home, fabulous trips, luxury cars, and more could be yours
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags