California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Tradition Golf Club

31st California - Best in Area

Centrepiece of an impressive residential development, Arnold Palmer’s 18 holes at The Tradition Golf Club offer members a golf game of two halves; a solid front nine followed by a more exciting back nine.

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Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

32nd California - Best in Area

A Robert Trent Jones Jnr design that opened for play in 1999, the golf course at the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe has been described as one where “no two holes are even remotely the same”.

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Vintage (Mountain)

33rd California - Best in Area

The challenging Mountain course is one of a pair of 18-hole layouts designed by Tom Fazio at the Vintage Club. The water-dominated par four 16th is one of the most photographed holes in the state.

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La Quinta (Mountain)

34th California - Best in Area

The Mountain course at the La Quinta Resort is one of two Pete Dye designs that are available for play at a wonderful 36-hole golf complex.

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Vintage (Desert)

35th California - Best in Area

The Desert course at the 36-hole Vintage Club is shorter than its older Mountain sibling by some 700 yards and water comes into play at almost half the holes here.

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The Madison Club

36th California - Best in Area

Some have compared Tom Fazio’s course at The Madison Club to Shadow Creek in Nevada and it’s true to say that he was given another big budget to construct this 18-hole Coachella Valley layout.

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Bighorn (Canyons)

37th California - Best in Area

Host to the LPGA World Championship between 2004 and 2007, the Tom Fazio-designed Canyons course at Bighorn Golf Club debuted seven years after Arthur Hills’s Mountain course opened at the same venue.

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Eldorado

38th California - Best in Area

Two years after the Eldorado Country Club was formed in 1957, it hosted the 13th series of Ryder Cup matches so its course is historically important. In 2003, Tom Fazio carried out extensive alterations to the layout.

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Wilshire

39th California - Best in Area

Founded in 1919 and set in the historic Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Wilshire Country Club was originally designed by Norman Macbeth. Kyle Phillips recently revived the Golden Age classic to critical acclaim.

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Pelican Hill (Ocean North)

40th California - Best in Area

Opened for play in 1993, the Ocean North course is one of a pair of fabulous Tom Fazio designs at the Resort at Pelican Hill where the Pacific Ocean forms a backdrop to each and every one of the 18 holes on the card.

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California Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kurt Krause Courses Played 91
2 Steve Starika Courses Played 83
3 Maurice A Delgado Courses Played 76
4 Ron Stelten Courses Played 72
5 P Soracco Courses Played 70
6 David Harak Courses Played 67
7 Alan Abrina Courses Played 62
8 Bruce Bearer Courses Played 60
= M. James Ward Courses Played 60
= Mark Marias Courses Played 60