While the community of Encanto itself does not have a golf course, there are nearby courses within the greater San Diego area, such as the nearby public golf course, Balboa Park Golf Course, is located near the heart of Downtown San Diego. The site features an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole executive course. All 27 greens were renovated and new cart paths were added. The 18-hole course features views of the City and Coronado from many holes. Another nearby course run by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department is the Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center, a 45.3 acre, 2,719 yard, 18-hole executive golf course.