In May, I got the chance to play the Sea ‘N Air Golf Club at NAS North Island on Coronado. My friend that invited me said not to expect much. “It’s just a regular golf course, nothing special,” he said. The reason he really wanted me to go was because neither of us are (or were) in the military so we can’t just walk on to the base and ask for a tee time. My experience though, was anything but ordinary.
The Sea ‘N Air Golf Club is not your normal track. The first thing I noticed was that the course is in excellent shape. From tee box to green, the course looks stunning.
As much as I liked the look of the course, the play was even better. Tough but fair, you can expect to be rewarded for good shots and challenged if you stray from the beaten path. Yes, it’s not easy, but thinking about where you are and where you want to be if you find yourself in trouble is the key to making a good score.
Once on the green (again in awesome shape) your ball will roll true, if you hit it right . Absent is the Torrey Pines theory (everything breaks toward the ocean) so your ball won’t break in weird ways.
The only criticism I had was that I couldn’t get a yardage book before we tee’d off. There are some areas of the course where local knowledge is a key. Having a yardage book and being able to see where some of the trouble spots and landing areas were would have been nice. They did have GPS on the carts, but it’s not the same.
Overall though it was a great experience and one that, if given the opportunity, you will not want to pass up.
I’d like to hear your comments about the course!