Where the golf world goes to work: 13 golf companies in Carlsbad, California

The nerve center of golf lives just north of San Diego.

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So, who does the work around here, anyway? We’ve put together a short list of some of the most notable golf companies that operate in and around the Carlsbad area — including some you might not have known were here.



1945 Kellogg Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1972

Business: Golf shaft manufacturer 

Aldila, a company known for its popular line of Rogue, NV, and R.I.P. shafts has been a leading composite shaft manufacturer since 1972. The company also owns Mitsubishi Rayon shafts and does a sizable amount of composite development at its sister location in Poway—about 30 miles inland from the Carlsbad offices.



2180 Rutherford Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1982

Business: Golf equipment manufacturer

Callaway has been in the area since the early 80’s, and has inadvertently steered other manufacturers to also stake a claim in Carlsbad in the decades since then. And remember — Callaway isn’t just Callaway anymore. In its stable of brands are Odyssey, OGIO, TravisMathew and recently, TopGolf.  The Ely Callaway Performance Center is not far from the office — about 10 miles north in Oceanside.



1818 Aston Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1973

Business: Golf equipment manufacturer

Cobra is owned by Germany-based Puma, a global sports apparel and shoe manufacturer with offices located in various regions around the U.S. Cobra Puma Golf headquarters is in Carlsbad, though — an earshot away from some of the other major equipment brands.

Fujikura Composites


1819 Aston Ave, Suite 101 Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1995

Business: Golf shaft manufacturer 

Makers of popular stock and aftermarket shafts including Speeder and Motore, Fujikura calls the Carlsbad area home. Note the address and how similar it is to Cobra Puma. It’s just around the corner.

Full Swing Golf


1905 Aston Ave #100, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1986

Business: Golf simulators and launch monitors

See a trend on Aston Ave.? Full Swing is also located near Cobra Puma and Fujikura, only it doesn’t make golf clubs or components. Full Swing sells high-end golf simulators/launch monitors for golfers who want high-performance golf simulation and launch monitor functionality — indoors or out.



6023 Innovation Way St 100, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Founded: 1959

Business: Golf equipment manufacturer

Honma is based in Japan and until fairly recently had its US headquarters up I-5 nearer to Los Angeles. It’s since them moved operations to golf-friendly Carlsbad and opened what’s called the Honma House — a retail store with the latest and greatest new Honma gear, a museum and a fitting studio. 

Iliac Golf


5933 Sea Lion Pl #107, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Founded: 2005

Business: Apparel and accessories manufacturer

Maker of beautiful golf apparel and popular headcovers made of soft, genuine leather, Iliac is rightfully based in Carlsbad because of its founder’s deep-seeded roots in Southern California. The company makes cool, comfortable apparel and headcovers with timeless aesthetics.



528 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Founded: 2005

Business: Apparel and accessories manufacturer

Founded by John Ashworth, the casual surfer-meets-golfer style of Linksoul continues to flourish, not only in SoCal where it’s based, but across the world. Located in Carlsbad adjacent, a.k.a. Oceanside, is the Linksoul Lab — the company’s corporate headquarters and retail store.

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Linksoul founder John Ashworth has built a brand befitting its California cool roots. Courtesy Linksoul



5545 Fermi Ct, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Founded: 1979

Business: Golf equipment manufacturer

A stalwart in the Carlsbad community, TaylorMade has recently undergone a few different ownerships as of late, but it still retains a strong footprint in the area. In addition to the corporate headquarters, The Kingdom is here, too — one of the coolest places on earth to get a custom set of clubs fit for your game.



2819 Loker Ave E, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Founded: 1932

Business: Golf equipment manufacturer

Titleist isn’t based in California (The US headquarters are in Mass.), but the company has had a presence in Carlsbad for decades now. Also, a few minutes north in Oceanside is the Titleist Performance Institute.  It’s one of the leading equipment fitting, fitness and practice facilities not just in Southern California, but the world.

Scotty Cameron


1707 La Costa Meadows Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078

Founded: 1991

Business: Putter and accessories manufacturer

Scotty Cameron’s personal putter studio is located in nearby San Marcos. In it, Cameron and his team are hard at work developing the latest new lines of SC putters, headcovers and accessories. If you want to get a megadose of Scotty Cameron stuff to shop, the Scotty Cameron Gallery isn’t far — it’s 15 minutes away in Encinitas.  

Tiger Woods’ flatstick, the so-called “Elder Wand,” is Scotty Cameron’s most-famous creation. Andrew Tursky



2445 Impala Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Founded: 2002

Business: Sports training equipment manufacturer

We know it’s not a golf company, but SKLZ makes enough golf training aid and fitness products to be among the list of golf-centric businesses based in Carlsbad. In addition to golf, the company makes training aids for baseball, soccer, football, basketball and more.

Vessel Golf Bags


3197 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Founded: 2013

Business: Golf bags manufacturer

Maker of luxury carry and stand bags, Vessel has quickly become popular for its attention to detail and stellar craftsmanship. Its bags are assembled at the Vessel corporate headquarters in Carlsbad.  

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