Learn to Play at Spindrift Golf Course

Located within the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the Spindrift Golf Course offers a scenic and challenging layout for players of all levels. Carved out of the beautiful coastal terrain of La Jolla, the 9-hole, Par-3 course is ideal for new golfers to learn the sport and for seasoned golfers to work on their short game and shoot under par.

The beautiful course features 1,362 yards of golf from the longest tees, with short holes that range from 57 to 84 yards, tree-lined fairways, small, slanted greens, and sand bunkers so you get great practice with your wedges and putter. The private course also features putting and practice areas and a pro shop open to hotel guests and members.

Sign-ups are now open for our summer junior golf camps! Offered Monday through Thursday during select weeks, kids will have the opportunity to learn from our Golf Professional, Jacqui McSorley.

Spindrift Golf Course

1,362 yard, 9-hole, par-3 private course
Putting green
Practice chipping and pitching area
Driving nets for full swing practice
Golf Shop
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Due to the private nature of our property, the Golf Course and Golf Services are reserved for Club Members and their guests, or registered hotel guests.

Meet our Golf Pro

Jacqui Nicoletti McSorley is a Class A LPGA member who has enjoyed the game of golf since early childhood. She received a college golf scholarship at the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Information with an emphasis in Sports Broadcast Journalism.

Learn More About Jacqui

Jacqui Nicoletti

Jacqui earned her Japanese Tour card in 1986 before transitioning to the LPGA Tour for 7 years. She then dedicated herself to family but remained active in golf, writing articles and a book on the sport. She coached high school teams, notably pioneering Girls High School Golf in San Diego in 2000. In 2010, she founded the Women’s golf program at Point Loma Nazarene University. Jacqui received coaching accolades and directed an LPGA USGA Girls Golf site since 2001. She also instructed at the Golf Academy of America.

Golf FAQs

Lessons will be customized based on student’s interest and may cover putting, chipping, pitching, sand shots, full swing, course management, rules, etiquette, club fitting and more.For more information please contact Jacqui Nicoletti McSorley, Class A LPGA member at 858.699.1899 or JNMcSorley@LJBTC.com.

  • Adult Private Lessons – $95 per hour

Junior golf lessons are open to ages 4 and older for all skill levels. Lessons cover many aspects of golf including putting, chipping, pitching, sand shots, full swing, course management, rules, etiquette, and club fitting.

  • Private Lessons – $75 per hour

2024 Summer Jr Golf Camps

Coach Jacqui will cover all the rules, etiquette, putting, chipping, pitching and full swing at the driving nets. Lots of Fun and Prizes will be incorporated too. Class size is limited so we encourage early sign-ups.

Half Sessions
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 6 to 12
Designated Pee Wee Session
Ages 4 to 6
Each day introducing basic Putting, Chipping and Full Swing Fundamentals. Lots of skill
checks and fun games with both Birdie Balls and Golf Balls. Covering simple Rules,
Etiquette and Safety.

Full Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 6 to 12
Each day introducing Putting, Chipping, Bunker and Full Swing techniques
and fundamentals. Practicing and then applying skills to games and contests. Snack break
each day and Thursday is a “championship” play day on the course with a mini competition
and prizes! Learning Rules, Etiquette, Safety and Golf Vocabulary.

Afternoon Intro To Golf Sessions

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 to 12 or 13 to 17
Taking skills from the practice areas out onto the course! Golfers with a little more
exposure to the game and are learning to “play the game”, keep score and comfortable with
Rules, Etiquette and Safety. If there are not any “experienced” golfers registered, this
session can also be changed to an “Intro to Golf” 2-hour session with some fun course time

Camps Offered each week beginning:

  • June 10 Full, 17 Half and 24 Full
  • July 1-3, 5 Half, 8 Full, 15 & 22 Half
  • August 5 Half, 12 Full, 19 Half and 26 Full

Half camp

  • Member: $150
  • Hotel Guest: $175

Full Camp

  • Member: $175
  • Hotel Guest: $200

Afternoon 2-hour session

  • Member: $175
  • Hotel Guest: $200

Please contact Golf Professional Jacqui Nicoletti McSorley at 858-551-4653 or JNMcSorley@LJBTC.com to register or for additional information.


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