California

Top 100 Golf Courses - California

Soule Park

81st California - Best in Area

Originally designed and built by William F. Bell in 1962, Soule Park Golf Course in the Ojai Valley was renovated by Gil Hanse in 2005, transforming a rather run of the mill track into one of the best municipal facilities in the Golden State.

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Wente Vineyards

82nd California - Best in Area

Situated to the east of San Francisco in scenic Livermore Valley, the course at Wente Vineyards is a late 1990s Greg Norman design that’s laid out on rolling terrain within three contrasting, yet complementary, landscapes: woodland, meadowland and mature vineyard.

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Bear Creek

83rd California - Best in Area

Situated in the foothills to the north of the Santa Rosa Plateau, the course at Bear Creek Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus design that first opened for play in 1982, with many of the fairways routed around a large real estate development.

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Desert Willow (Firecliff)

84th California - Best in Area

“From a golfing point of view this is just about the Garden of Eden” was how one commentator described the Coachella Valley's Desert Willow Golf Resort.

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Dark Horse

85th California - Best in Area

Nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the course at Dark Horse Golf Club is set within a former 1,100-acre cattle ranch where natural changes in elevation were used by architect Keith Foster to route the fairways in a most engaging manner.

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Ojai Valley Inn

86th California - Best in Area

Designed and constructed by George Thomas and Billy Bell in the early 1920s, the golf course at Ojai Valley Inn has changed quite a bit over the decades, most notably by a Jay Morrish major renovation in the late 1980s.

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PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament)

87th California - Best in Area

The PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge event (once known as the Bob Hope Classic) used both the Nicklaus Tournament course (featuring two island greens) and Pete Dye’s TPC Stadium course at PGA West to co-host the tournament in 2016.

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Sandpiper Golf Club

88th California - Best in Area

Occupying a site once used for crude oil production, Sandpiper Golf Club lies between the Santa Barbara Mountains and the Pacific, where fairways are routed along cliff tops overlooking the ocean's deep blue waters.

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Silverado (North)

89th California - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones Senior redesigned the original North course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in 1967. The North hosted the Kaiser International Open Invitational from 1968 to 1980, before first staging the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in October 2014.

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Andalusia

90th California - Best in Area

Designed by Rees Jones, the course at Andalusia Country Club occupies what was once flat, barren terrain which was transformed into a verdant golfing landscape...

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California Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Steve Starika Courses Played 83
2 Kurt Krause Courses Played 81
3 Maurice A Delgado Courses Played 73
4 Ron Stelten Courses Played 68
5 P Soracco Courses Played 66
6 David Harak Courses Played 65
7 Alan Abrina Courses Played 62
8 Bruce Bearer Courses Played 60
= Bill Vostniak Courses Played 60
10 M. James Ward Courses Played 59