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The 20 best public golf courses you can play in California

June 15, 2019

There are few states better suited for a diverse array of quality golf courses than California. And there’s no surprise which course among them reigns supreme. With the U.S. Open taking place at Pebble Beach this week, here is GOLF’s latest list of the 20 best public golf courses in California. If you want the complete rankings of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play, click here. And for each state-by-state list, click here.

1. Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach

2. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz

3. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach

4. Torrey Pines (South), La Jolla

5. Trump National LA, Rancho Palos Verdes

6. Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach

7. CordeValle, San Martin

8. PGA West (TPC Stadium), La Quinta

9. Pelican Hill (Ocean South), Newport Coast

10. La Quinta Resort (Mountain), La Quinta

11. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark

12. Pelican Hill (Ocean North), Newport Coast

13. Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach

14. Marriott Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert

15. Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet), Seaside

16. Indian Wells Resort (Players), Indian Wells

17. Aviara, Carlsbad

18. The Grand, San Diego

19. Barona Creek, Lakeside

20. TPC Harding Park, San Francisco