The Crossings Golf Course

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Golf CourseCarlsbad’s municipal golf course, The Crossings at Carlsbad, is set in the rolling hills and canyons of Carlsbad. With ocean views, a high-quality golf experience, a first class restaurant and clubhouse, and linkages to hiking trails, The Crossings at Carlsbad is a destination for golfers and non-golfers alike.

The Crossings at Carlsbad is an 18-hole championship golf course, open since August 2007 and designed by Greg Nash, a nationally recognized course designer and architect. The course is made up of 206.8 acres of habitat preserve and 196 acres of golf course and associated grounds.

The 6,835 yard public golf course, features multiple options and terrain to challenge golfers of all skill levels. The course and its design offer an array of features including:

  • Five separate teeing areas at each hole, allowing golfers to determine not only the length of the hole but also the manner in which they play it.
  • Generous fairways and large greens with numerous pin placement options
  • State of the art amenities
  • Electric golf carts for transportation along the 7 mile cart path that meanders about the course

Clubhouse_closeupWhile the predominant theme of the course design was to protect the existing habitat and expansive city trail system, the golf course offers an aesthetically pleasing, yet challenging and fun experience. Players will remember each hole for its individual design characteristics, encouraging repeat play.

With the beautiful Pacific Ocean to the west and foothills rising to the east, the golf course and event facility offer visitors a magnificent setting in a relaxed California coastal environment.

The course is named for the five bridges - or crossings - that were designed into the layout to meet existing environmental and topographic conditions. The Crossings at Carlsbad is nestled amongst the natural habitat on more than 400 acres of Carlsbad's coastal terrain.

The Crossings also offers a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with a golf shop, banquet facilities, a spacious dining room with a fireplace, full-service kitchen and an outdoor patio and deck with ocean views. The Canyons restaurant, located in the clubhouse, serves breakfast and lunch daily.

For additional information, tee times and event planning information, visit The Crossings at Carlsbad.

Construction of the course was made possible by general fund contributions and $19 million worth of bonds issued in December 2006. The bonds were ultimately paid down in FY 2016-17 by the city. At the end of FY 2018-19, there remained a large deficit in the Golf Course Fund resulting from the General Fund advancing money to the Golf Course Fund for the construction of the course and partially subsidizing the operations of the course in prior fiscal years. Currently, operations, excluding major capital purchases, are funded by revenues received from the golf course's patrons.

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