San Diego Country is the oldest country club in San
Diego. The private course, designed by William P. Bell,
was built in 1921, before bulldozers were used. The
result is a rolling terrain that makes every shot
different from the one before.
There is plenty of challenge to Bell's layout, with
mature eucalyptus and other trees framing many
fairways and green surrounds. Both the fairway traps
and greenside bunkering are excellent. But the real
standout feature of SDCC is the putting surfaces
which can run in the low teens on the stimp meter,
meaning approach shots on the wrong side of the hole
leave some unbelievably difficult putts.
San Diego Country Club hosted the 1952 and 1953
San Diego Open; the 1964 USGA Women's Open
Championship, which was won by San Diego Country
Club honorary member Mickey Wright; and the 1993
US Women's Amateur Championship.
“The San Diego Country Club is a very special place. I
learned to play all types of shots on those fairways.
and enjoyed playing each of the holes at San Diego