Lakeside has some great golf courses nearby at the Carlton Oaks Country Club, and at Cottonwood Golf Club and Steele Canyon Golf Club. There are also several courses in the El Cajon area in the East County such as the Sycuan Golf Resort and Spa, close to Santee. And to the north is the Mission Trails Golf Course. East County golf courses are very popular and most are public courses with year-round golfing in beautiful settings. Lakeside is a great place to venture out and golf on several world-class courses.