California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Rolling Hills

71st California - Best in Area

Huge amounts of sand were mined to cap the new fairways at Rolling Hills Country Club, opening out the views across to downtown Los Angeles.

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Bighorn (Mountains)

72nd California - Best in Area

An adventurous Arthur Hills design, the Mountains course at Bighorn Golf Club sits high above Palm Desert. It was the venue for the PGA Skins Game in the 1990s when its spectacular site made for some captivating TV golf.

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Poppy Hills

73rd California - Best in Area

Opened in 1986 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills is the youngest course at Pebble Beach, which co-hosted the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009.

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Maderas

74th California - Best in Area

Nestled in the rolling hills to the north of San Diego, the course at Maderas Golf Club is recognised as one of the best public golf facilities in the Golden State.

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The Reserve Club

75th California - Best in Area

The desert course at The Reserve Club – a Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish creation from 1998 – lies in the shadow of the Eisenhower and Indio Mountains at the southern end of Coachella Valley.

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Hillcrest Country Club

76th California - Best in Area

Willie Watson designed the original course at the exclusive Hillcrest Country Club, but plenty changed when Kyle Phillips was appointed in 2018 to redesign the existing layout, adding six new holes to the set-up.

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PGA West (Palmer Private)

77th California - Best in Area

One of six courses that operate out of PGA West, the Palmer Private course is where David Duval won the Bob Hope Desert Classic in 1999 with a closing round of 59.

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Ironwood (South)

78th California - Best in Area

The South is the longer and tougher of the two courses at Ironwood Country Club. Laid out by Desmond Muirhead in 1974 and redesigned by Ted Robinson soon after, the South gracefully meanders its way along the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert.

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Saticoy

79th California - Best in Area

When Saticoy Country Club, as it was then called, moved to its present location in 1964, Billy Bell Jr. was called in to design the new layout, which sits on top of a low mountain ridge.

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Half Moon Bay (Ocean)

80th California - Best in Area

Laid out on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the Arthur Hills-designed Ocean course at Half Moon Bay made its debut in 1997, two decades after the Old course appeared at the 36-hole complex.

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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