California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Del Paso

61st California - Best in Area

Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento was founded in 1916 and the original John Black-designed course underwent several large-scale renovations before a major redesign by Kyle Phillips in 2006. Ten years later, the club hosted its fifth USGA championship, the 2015 U.S. Senior Open.

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Torrey Pines (North)

62nd California - Best in Area

Shorter than the famous South course at Torrey Pines, the North was laid out by William F. Bell in 1957. In 2016 Tom Weiskopf redesigned the track that has co-hosted the Farmers Insurance Open since 1968.

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Pauma Valley

63rd California - Best in Area

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and opened in 1960, the private course at Pauma Valley Country Club lies between the Wilderness Gardens Park and the Palomar Mountain State Park in San Diego North County.

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La Purisima

64th California - Best in Area

Set within a 300-acre site to the north west of Santa Barbara, the fairways of the La Purisima golf course are routed across a wonderful sandy-soiled property that’s devoid of any commercial or residential development.

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Bayonet & Black Horse (Bayonet)

65th California - Best in Area

Gene Bates recently renovated the 18-hole Bayonet course at the Bayonet and Black Horse golf complex, which was formerly part of the Fort Ord US Army training camp.

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Morgan Creek

66th California - Best in Area

Designed by Kyle Phillips, debuting without fuss or fanfare in 2003, Morgan Creek Golf Club is located less than a 20-minute drive from Kyle's Granite Bay office and it became his first solo design in his home country when it opened...

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Pacific Grove

67th California - Best in Area

Pacific Grove is an old fashioned municipal course that won’t dent your wallet. Take a walk by the Pacific Ocean and savour golf as it was played some seventy years ago.

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Shadow Ridge

68th California - Best in Area

Situated in the scenic Coachella Valley, within a large Marriott resort, the spectacular 18-hole layout at Shadow Ridge Golf Club was Nick Faldo’s first American course to open for play when it debuted in 2000.

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Lake Merced

69th California - Best in Area

The course at Lake Merced Golf Club has endured plenty of significant architectural input since Willie Lock first constructed it in 1923. Alister MacKenzie in 1929, Robert Muir Graves in the 1960s then Rees Jones in 1996.

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San Diego

70th California - Best in Area

The course at San Diego Country Club dates back to 1921 and it's an old William Watson design which has hosted the US Women’s Open Championship in 1964 and the US Women’s Amateur Championship in 1993 and 2017.

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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