California Golf Guide

California By The Numbers

1014 courses | 185551 reviews

California Review Stats

Average Rating

4.0
4.0
Total 185551 Reviews

Rating Breakdown

Reviews
4-5 Stars
444
3-4 Stars
255
2-3 Stars
48
1-2 Stars
12
N/A
162
Avg. Course Layout
4.2
Avg. Off-Course Amenities
3.8
Avg. Value for the Money
4.0
Avg. Pace of Play
4.1
Avg. Staff Friendliness
4.4
Avg. Course Conditions
3.8

Featured California Destinations

Courses: 159
Reviews: 28693
While San Francisco may be better known for its private clubs such as U.S. Open venue Olympic Club or San Francisco and Lake Merced golf clubs, there are a few public gems in the immediate area and a wealth of daily fee courses in the metropolitan area. Within San Francisco, the famous TPC at Harding Park, where the late Ken Venturi developed his game, is probably the best known.

Spotlight

Featured Courses Top Rated Courses
Top Rated Courses ()
Lake Almanor, California
Public
4.9907333333
19
La Jolla, California
Public/Municipal
4.9453764706
33
Pebble Beach, California
Resort
4.9313764706
45
Pebble Beach, California
Resort
4.9281058824
24
Half Moon Bay, California
Public
4.9220857143
13
Kings Beach, California
Public
4.919
64
Groveland, California
Semi-Private
4.872
50
Carmel, California
Resort
4.8528823529
175
Indio, California
Semi-Private
4.8396352941
354
Napa, California
Resort/Private
4.8039411765
10
Recently Reviewed Courses
Recently Reviewed Courses ()
Cathedral City, California
Resort
3.4569705882
683
La Quinta, California
Public/Resort
4.4293117647
504
Newport Beach, California
Public
2.9609117647
278
Palm Springs, California
Resort
4.1451411765
889
Pacoima, California
Public
4.2842823529
214
Fallbrook, California
Resort
3.7586058824
1021
Rancho Mirage, California
Resort/Public
4.2588882353
1116
San Diego, California
Resort
3.6847176471
1107

California Golf Courses By Location

California Golf Resorts

  • Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
    Carmel Valley Ranch Resort calls itself a 500-acre "playground" for all ages. The valley is 10 miles from the coast, offering an escape from the marine layer into a sunnier climate. Hiking trails, a vineyard, pools and activities galore inspire guests to get outside. Tennis courts, a spa and multiple restaurants are available. Golfers can play the…
  • Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
    Tucked into the Carmel Valley, the charming Quail Lodge & Golf Club is a maze of covered outdoor walkways, all beautifully landscaped with flowers, that leads to 93 guestrooms, a nine-hole putting course, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball courts and a heated swimming pool. Its scenic course, redesigned by Todd Echenrode in 2015, is a short walk up…
  • Yosemite Valley, California
    The Wawona Hotel dating to 1876 is comprised of six whitewashed Victorian buildings. The rooms come decorated with antique furnishings and authentic period decor. Fifty of the rooms boast private bathrooms, while the rest share community bathrooms. Wawona offers live music, a nine-hole golf course, pool, stable for horseback rides and the chance…
  • Blairsden-Graeagle, California
    The Plumas Pines Golf Resort is off the beaten path in the Plumas National Forest, roughly four hours from the California Bay Area but just an hour from Reno. Golfers can rent a 2, 3 or 4-bedroom villa, home, or townhouse on the golf course; a custom home nestled below towering pines; or a quiet cabin in the woods.
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