The 5 Best Golf Courses in California
You Must Visit

Are you trying to find the best golf courses in California for your next golf trip? With so many options, the choice can be overwhelming. Hopefully we can narrow down your golf course choices for you.

1. Best Rated Golf Course: Pebble Beach Links

Pebble Beach, CA

Pebble Beach Links is not only rated the best golf course in California, but it’s rated the number one public golf course in the U.S. In the last 50 years, Pebble Beach has hosted more U.S. Opens than any other golf course.

Pricing starts at $595/player. This price is only for the greens fee. A golf cart and caddies may be reserved at additional cost.

2. Most Diverse Terrain: Rams Hill Golf Course

Borrego Springs, CA

Rams Hill Golf Course is breathtaking with its views of mountains, streams, ponds, & waterfalls. While the course is pretty, it still provides plenty of challenge. Rams Hill is a must-see on your golf course bucket list.

Pricing starts at $130/player, depending on time of day and day of the week. This price includes the greens fee and a golf cart.

3. Most Spectacular Oceanfront: Torrey Pines Golf Courses

La Jolla, CA

Torrey Pines has two, 18-hole Championship courses: the North and South courses. Torrey Pines is located on the coast in Southern California and features impressive ocean cliffs.

Pricing for non-San Diego residents is between $80-$265/player, depending on time of day, day of the week, and which course. The South course is more expensive than the North course, but it is also more popular.

4. Most Challenging: Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West

La Quinta, CA

The Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West is one of the best golf courses in Southern California. The Stadium Course got its name when Pete Dye designed natural seating into the golf course terrain.

The course’s most popular features are the challenging 17th and 18th holes. The 17th hole is located on an island green and the 18th hole is lined by water.

Pricing starts at $96/player, depending on the day and time of day. This includes the greens fee, a golf cart, and practice balls.

5. Best Value Golf Course: Coronado Golf Course

Coronado, CA

The Coronado Golf Course is a perfect course to visit year-round. It is a par 72 that looks out on the beautiful San Diego harbor. Coronado golf course is tough to beat with its price.

Pricing starts at $39/player, depending on day, time of day, and how far in advance tee time is booked. Same-day or day-before booking has no additional cost if booked in person or over the phone. If reserving online, there is a $1.50 fee/player. When booking 3-14 days in advance, there is an $18/player booking fee.

If you were intrigued by multiple courses in this list, why visit just one? Make sure to visit all of your dream golf courses in California!