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Whether you’re 6 or 60, experienced golfer or enthusiast, the Del Mar Golf Center is the place for you. “It’s a recreation center,” explained General Manager, Matt Clay. “It’s a place where the whole family can come and have fun.”

The Del Mar Golf Center, located on Jimmy Durante Boulevard just across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is a full-service recreation facility. It includes a driving range, two 18-hole miniature golf courses, PGA golf instruction, and a golf shop.

Fun for Kids

The Del Mar Golf Center isn’t just for adults. The Center hosts birthday parties, summer camps for kids ages 4-15, and is the home of Pelly’s Mini Golf. The two 18-hole mini-golf courses, Pelly’s Ocean Adventure and Pelly’s Surfin’ Safari, are both ADA-accessible, and were constructed with environmentally-friendly designs, using recycled materials, drought-tolerant landscaping, and organic fertilizer. The ocean and surf themes for the courses were developed with the help of the Birch Aquarium and Surfrider Foundation, and both courses feature educational facts and conversation tips throughout.

Top-Tier Training

GM Matt Clay makes it a priority to employ only the highest-quality coaches. “We pride ourselves on maintaining a top quality facility and providing excellent golf instruction,” said Matt. All instructors are PGA trained, and private lessons include the use of video analysis so golfers can truly perfect their swing. As Matt described, “Students are able to see adjustments and improvements on the spot which enhance the learning process.” During summer camps, kids ages 4-15 have the opportunity to improve their game while learning the essentials of golf safety and etiquette from the trained instructors.

State-of-the-Art Facility

With one of the largest driving ranges in southern California, the largest grass tee in the county, and a free short game area, the Del Mar Golf Center is uniquely equipped to help serious golfers up their game through individual practice, private lessons, or weekend classes. The Center boasts 76 hitting stalls, 26 green tee stalls, and a free practice bunker as well. Instructors focus on the fundamentals of the golf swing first and develop an individual development plan for each student. “Our goal is to help you improve your skills and achieve the maximum enjoyment from the game,” added Matt.

Fun for All

“The Center is a great place to enjoy golf, starting with mini golf all the way to high-end golf instruction,” Matt declared. “We’ve got something for everyone.”

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Owner:   22nd District Agricultural Association – Del Mar Fairgrounds
Manager:  Matt Clay
Position/Title:   General Manager
Years in Position:   5
Year of Establishment:  1977
Address:  15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
Website:  www.delmargolfcenter.com    
Email contact:  matt.clay@delmargolfcenter.com
Phone:   858-481-0363

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