Tom Fazio-designed Grand Golf Club at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego
Opened recently to instant acclaim, the snazzy 5-star Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego County has one of the finest golf instruction centers in the West. Headed by PGA pro, Shawn Cox, this year's programs at the Grand Golf Performance Academy address long and short irons, pitching/sand shots, trouble shots, chipping, putting and more. With decades of experience between them and an avalanche of awards and endorsements, the pros at The Grand deliver top-notch instruction and access to state-of-the-art swing analysis and technology.
Grand Golf Performance Academy Golf Programs:
- 3-day Program: June 11-13; July 23-25; Aug. 27-29; Oct. 22-24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On-course instruction, computerized video analysis, mental strategy/evaluation, Titleist Performance Institute Physical Screening and daily lunch. ($2,395/person)
- 2-day Short Game Program: Aug. 7-8; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Program highlights include SAM Puttlab technology, green reading and strategy, chipping, pitching, bunker and lob shots, ashort game practice techniques. ($1,595/person)
- 1-day Putting Program: Aug. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mastering the art of putting through a comprehensive look at saving strokes on the greens, from understanding individual strokes to green reading and practice drills. ($695/person)
Close enough to the Pacific to catch ocean breezes, making it supremely comfortable year round, San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the 7,160-yard Grand Golf Club at The Grand Del Mar winds through the rugged Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve through chaparral and scrub oak hillsides, meadows, valleys and ravines. The course is private, open only to members and to resort guests.
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She follows the little white ball around the world and blogs about International Golf Travel. And, she also writes a blog on Sustainable Travel.