California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Olympic Club (Ocean)

41st California - Best in Area

Regarded as the main attraction when the Olympic Club’s golf facility first opened in the 1920s, the Ocean has long since been overtaken in prominence by the Lake course.

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Pelican Hill (Ocean South)

42nd California - Best in Area

The Ocean South course is one of two Tom Fazio 18-hole layouts at the Resort at Pelican Hill and it debuted in 1991, two years ahead of the Ocean North layout. Several holes allow 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean.

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La Costa (Champions)

43rd California - Best in Area

Dozens of PGA Tour events have been held on the Club at La Costa’s Champions course down the years. Comprising nine holes designed by Dick Wilson in 1965 and nine from his associate Joe Lee eight years later...

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Stanford University

44th California - Best in Area

Among American collegiate golf courses, only Yale is regarded as a better layout than Stanford University. Tom Watson and Tiger Woods developed their games here whilst playing on Stanford golf teams.

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Copper Valley

45th California - Best in Area

Situated in the California Foothills, the 18 holes at The Golf Club at Copper Valley (formerly Saddle Creek) offer golfers a number of elevation changes during the course of a round.

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The Links at Spanish Bay

46th California - Best in Area

Created by Robert Trent Jones Jnr (with input from Tom Watson and former USGA President Sandy Tatum), The Links at Spanish Bay is laid out on a sizeable area of sandy terrain that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

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TPC Harding Park

47th California - Best in Area

Harding Park Golf Course has a long history that dates back to 1925 when the course was laid out by William Watson and Sam Whiting.

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Rancho Santa Fe

48th California - Best in Area

Laid out on a long, narrow tract of land, the 18 holes at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club were set out by Max Behr in 1929. The routing has remained the same for over eighty years.

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The Farms

49th California - Best in Area

Originally fashioned in 1988 by a duo of Dye’s – Pete and his son Perry – the rather exclusive course at The Farms Golf Club was softened by former U.S. Amateur Champion, John Fought, in 2000.

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PGA West (Nicklaus Private)

50th California - Best in Area

With a slope rating of 146, the Nicklaus Private course at PGA West is the strongest and toughest of the club's three private courses.

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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