California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Granite Bay

51st California - Best in Area

Kyle Phillips designed the course at Granite Bay Golf Club when he was the lead architect for Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Situated close to the shores of Folsom Lake, the layout is sympathetically routed around a natural landscape...

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Trump National - Los Angeles

52nd California - Best in Area

Said to be the most expensive golf course constructed at a reputed cost of around $250m, the cliff top layout at Trump National Los Angeles was designed by Pete and Perry Dye from the remains of the Ocean Trails Golf Club…

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Winchester Country Club

53rd California - Best in Area

Winchester Country Club is a family co-design from Robert Trent Jones Snr and Jnr, one of the last projects the father was ever involved in. It’s a heavily forested mountain course set within a small residential community.

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Santa Ana

54th California - Best in Area

Founded in 1901, Santa Ana Country Club has operated from its present location since 1923 after John Duncan Dunn laid out a course for the members. In the new millennium, substantial club investment resulted in the renovation of the clubhouse and the complete redesign of the course by Jay Blasi.

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Lakeside Golf Club

55th California - Best in Area

Opened for play in 1924, the year after Lakeside Golf Club was formed, the course at Burbank is a Max Behr design that Dr Alister MacKenzie described as “one of the world’s greatest golf courses".

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Claremont Country Club

56th California - Best in Area

Measuring only 5,469 yards (par 68), Claremont Country Club is a 1929 Alister MacKenzie redesign. The club hosted the inaugural 1937 Oakland Open which was the first professional event that Sam Snead won.

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Coyote Moon

57th California - Best in Area

Designed by former PGA Tour professional Brad Bell, the Coyote Moon Golf Course lies close to Lake Tahoe, near the small town of Truckee, where visiting golfers are guaranteed a memorable mountain golf experience.

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Indian Wells (Players)

58th California - Best in Area

One of two 18-hole layouts at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, the John Fought-designed Players course is a modern track that somehow feels like a classical layout.

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Hacienda

59th California - Best in Area

William Watson is an unheralded Golden Age architect who designed numerous courses (primarily in California) and one of his best is the Hacienda Golf Club nestled among the trees and streams of La Habra Heights.

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Hideaway (Clive Clark)

60th California - Best in Area

Hideaway Golf Club started out as the Country Club of the Desert back in the late 1990s before the Discovery Land property group stepped in to rescue the development when the original owners ran into financial difficulties.

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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