California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Bel-Air

11th California - Best in Area

Bel-Air Country Club is a throwback to The Roaring Twenties and the course here is one of the finest layouts that came from the remarkable George C. Thomas design stable. Tom Doak reckons Bel-Air may well be the most spectacular routing ever conceived.

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Monterey Peninsula (Shore)

12th California - Best in Area

The magic is the way in which the Shore course blends into the topography. It's golf ‘au naturale’ and perhaps the finest architectural swan song.

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Martis Camp

13th California - Best in Area

Laid out within a large forested site in Martis Valley, the 18-hole Tom Fazio course at Martis Camp Club is just one of the sporting amenities available at a fabulous year-round Lake Tahoe retreat.

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Spyglass Hill

14th California - Best in Area

Spyglass Hill is possibly the hardest golf course on the Monterey Peninsula. The hilly land tumbles down towards the sea, leaving fairways lined with cypress and pines, laced with areas of brilliant white sand.

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Stone Eagle

15th California - Best in Area

Located in Palm Desert and opened in 2002, the emerald fairways of the Tom Doak-designed golf course at the Stone Eagle Club are set out on a rugged landscape devoid of all housing...

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Rustic Canyon

16th California - Best in Area

The Rustic Canyon golf course was laid out in 2001 within a 350-acre site on the floor of a broad canyon to the north west of Los Angeles...

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Mayacama

17th California - Best in Area

With a Tuscan styled clubhouse that stands on elevated ground and a Jack Nicklaus walking-only course, Mayacama is more reminiscent of a classy Italian estate than an American golf club.

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Meadow Club

18th California - Best in Area

Recently restored by Mike DeVries, the mountain meadow course at the Meadow Club is located in the hills of Marin County and its design back in 1927 was Alister MacKenzie’s first American project.

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Quarry at La Quinta

19th California - Best in Area

The Quarry sits in the Coachella Valley at the foothills before the Santa Rosa Mountains and features an abandoned mine and Indian trail as part of the course.

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Preserve Golf Club

20th California - Best in Area

The Santa Lucia Preserve is an exclusive gated community where some 300 families share 20,000 acres of unspoilt California and a way of life.

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California Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Steve Starika Courses Played 83
2 Kurt Krause Courses Played 82
3 Maurice A Delgado Courses Played 73
4 Ron Stelten Courses Played 69
5 David Harak Courses Played 67
6 P Soracco Courses Played 66
7 Alan Abrina Courses Played 62
8 Bruce Bearer Courses Played 60
= M. James Ward Courses Played 60
= Bill Vostniak Courses Played 60