Fred Couples and Brian Curley Masterpiece
Elevation changes are the hallmark of the The Crosby and golfers get a birdís eye view of a number of greens from tee boxes set high in the sky. The highest point on the course is the tee box on the fifth hole, a 423-yard par 4 that offers sweeping views of the property while luck will figure out what club will keep the ball in a fairway that curves to the right nearly 200 feet below.
Four of the courseís par 3s also play downhill, epitomized by the 174-yard 11th hole with its dramatic red rocks and abandoned mine shaft framing a tiny green. The longest par 3 at The Crosby is the 13th hole at 240 yards. Its inviting green sits approximately 100 feet below the tee box. The courseís only par 3 that doesnít play downhill is the 183-yard 8th hole which features a three-tiered green set into a natural amphitheater of rock formations with a steep ravine full of native chaparral in front.
The entire layout is dramatic, yet fairways are generous and elevation changes and distance between greens and tee boxes make each hole a picturesque experience. The North County San Diego regionís serenity lends itself to a relaxing atmosphere that helps to create golf experiences that continue to challenge and inspire year after year.