Top 25 golf courses in California according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

No state has the diversity of courses as California, with top destinations like Palm Springs, Monterey Peninsula and San Diego all vastly different from one another. The top 25 golf courses in California, according to those of you who rated them on Golf Advisor, showcases a little bit of everything, including a few courses you may be unfamiliar with.

We can also learn from the top 25 that value, and off-the-beaten-path courses will be rewarded But some $200-plus dollar courses still delivered on high expectations to make this ranking. (For those of you looking for Pebble Beach in this ranking, it did not qualify due to not enough reviews being filed, but it is currently the no. 1 course on the Monterey Peninsula based on ratings).

In certain areas of California, a $100-125 green fee can actually be considered value. Just look at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey, which is known as one of golf's great values relative to its neighbors. Yocha Dehe, near Sacramento, is another $100 round that, according to raters, over-delivers again and again.

You can view the full top 25 in California in 2015 below. Click on each course guide page to see detailed information, ratings and reviews.

Top 25 courses in California


Palm Springs
Architect: Casey O'Callahan


Fairfield
Architect: Roger Thomas Baird


Moorpark
Architect: Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy


Clio
Architect: Robin Nelson


Riverside
Architect: Schmidt-Curley


Sacramento


La Quinta
Architect: Pete Dye


Seaside
Architect: Gene Bates


Livermore
Architect: Greg Norman


Ione
Architect: Brad Benz


Hollister
Architects: Fred Couples, Gene Bates


San Jose
Archiect: John Harbottle III


Palm Desert
Architect: Nick Faldo


Palm Desert
Architect: Arnold Palmer


Indian Wells
Architect: John Fought


Indio
Architect: Arthur Hills


Salinas
Architect: Jack Fleming


Patterson
Architect: Denis Griffiths, Gene Sarazen


Indian Wells
Architect: Clive Clark


Seaside
Architect: Gene Bates


Carlsbad
Architect: Arnold Palmer


Ojai
Architects: George C. Thomas, William P. Bell


Poway
Architect: Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves


Borrego Springs
Architect: Tom Fazio


Brooks
Architect: Brad Bell


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Where is Pebble beach, not enough reviews? And passatiemppo 

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