Victoria National

Newburgh, Indiana


Best Golf Courses in California

The best golf courses the Golf Course Gurus have played in the Golden State

Top 10 Courses

  1. Cypress Point Golf Club (Dr. Alister MacKenzie 1928; Pebble Beach, California)
  2. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919; Pebble Beach, California)*
  3. Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore) (Bob Baldock 1961/Mike Strantz 2004; Pebble Beach, California)
  4. Riviera Country Club (George Thomas 1927; Pacific Palisades, California)
  5. Los Angeles Country Club (George Thomas 1921; Los Angeles, California)
  6. Pasatiempo Golf Club (Alister MacKenzie 1929; Santa Cruz, California)*
  7. San Francisco Golf Club (A.W. Tillinghast 1915; San Francisco, California)
  8. Quarry at La Quinta, The (Tom Fazio 1994; La Quinta, California)
  9. Spyglass Hill Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1966; Pebble Beach, California)*
  10. Lahontan Golf Club (Tom Weiskopf 1998; Truckee, California)
Cypress Point Golf Club

Courses 11–20

  1. Mayacama Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus 2001; Santa Rosa, California)
  2. Sherwood Country Club (Jack Nicklaus 1989; Thousand Oaks, California)
  3. Preserve Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2000; Carmel, California)
  4. Olympic Club (Lake) (Sam Whiting 1927 (Willie Watson 1924/Robert Trent Jones 1953); San Francisco, California)
  5. Tradition Golf Club (Arnold Palmer 1997; La Quinta, California)
  6. Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999; Rancho Santa Fe, California)
  7. Links at Spanish Bay, The (Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum 1987; Pebble Beach, California)*
  8. Schaffer's Mill Golf Club (Johnny Miller and John Harbottle 2008; Truckee, California)
  9. Half Moon Bay (Ocean) (Arthur Hills 1997; Half Moon Bay, California)*
  10. Black Horse Golf Club (EdwCarnes 1964; Gene Bates renovation 2008; Seaside, California)*
Mayacama Golf Club

Courses 21–30

  1. Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (Arnold Palmer 1991; Carlsbad, California)*
  2. Indian Wells Resort (Players) (John Fought 2007; Indian Wells, California)*
  3. Wente Vineyards, The Course at (Greg Norman 2000; Livermore, California)*
  4. Saticoy Club, The (William F. Bell 1964; Somis, California)
  5. CordeValle Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999; San Martin, California)*
  6. Poppy Hills Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1986; Pebble Beach, California)*
  7. Grand Del Mar, The (Tom Fazio 1999; San Diego, California)*
  8. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles (Originally designed by Pete Dye 1999 as Ocean Trails then remodeled by Donald Trump and Jim Fazio and reopened 2006; Rancho Palos Verdes, California)*
  9. Pasadera Country Club (Jack Nicklaus 2000; Monterey, California)
  10. TPC Stonebrae (David McLay Kidd 2007; Hayward, California)
Aviara at Four Seasons Resort

Courses 31–39

  1. TPC Harding Park (Willie Watson 1925; San Francisco, California)*
  2. Rustic Canyon Golf Course (Gil Hanse 2002; Moorpark, California)*
  3. Bayonet Golf Club (Robert McClure 1954; Gene Bates renovation 2008; Seaside, California)*
  4. Pacific Grove Golf Links (H. Chandler Egan 1932 (Jack Neville back nine); Pacific Grove, California)*
  5. Shadow Ridge Golf Club (Nick Faldo 2000; Palm Desert, California)*
  6. Valencia Country Club (Valencia, California)
  7. Primm Valley Golf Club (Desert) (Nipton, California)
  8. Carmel Valley Ranch (Pete Dye 1981; Carmel, California)*
  9. Half Moon Bay (Old) (Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane 1973; Half Moon Bay, California)*
TPC Harding Park

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