Top 100 Resort of the Week: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

January 24, 2020

Kick up your feet and indulge in’s Top 100 Resort of the Week, where we’re celebrating the best places in golf to stay and play. Heavenly accommodations. Delectable food. Stunning scenery. Oh, and, of course … world-class golf. These luxurious golf getaways are the best of the best. To browse our complete Top 100 Resorts list, click here.

Resort of the Week: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s sprawling 400 acres comprises a property that is both tranquil and invigorating, and expansive yet intimate. The gorgeous Southern California location ensures perfectly temperate weather year-round, and the resort’s golf course, a Tom-Fazio design that winds through the rugged Los Peñasquitos Canyon, provides a stiff challenge from the 7,100-yard back tees. Insider tip: Move up a set for a less bruising experience.

In addition to the superb golf, you can also give your clubs a rest by taking in the serene vistas of Los Peñasquitos Canyon in another way: by hiking or mountain biking. Afterward, treat yourself to a massage at the aptly named Way for Wellbeing Spa and then enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of the resort’s five onsite restaurants.

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The grand clubhouse sits above the hilly property.

A view of the golf course at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

The grass on the fairway isn't the only turf where you can practice your skills at Grand Del Mar.

Horseback riding is an option for guests.