California Golf Courses: Best Public Golf Courses 2016


Every two years, GOLF puts together the best of the best when it comes to golf courses you can play. Sure, you can’t get on to Augusta National or Pine Valley, but you still have access to some of the best courses in the world like Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Harbour Town, Erin Hills and more. Some of these gems are closer to you than you think, too, and we made it easy for you by breaking it down state by state. If you want the complete rankings of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play, 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

21. Omni La Costa (Champions), Carlsbad

22. Desert Willow (Firecliff), Palm Desert

23. Silverado Resort (North), Napa

24. Maderas, Poway

25. Half Moon Bay (Ocean)

26. Old Greenwood, Truckee

27. Saddle Creek, Copperopolis

28. Coyote Moon, Truckee

29. Classic Club, Palm Desert

30. Indian Wells Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells

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