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California: Best In State Rankings

Golf travel: California

We rank the top venues in California

1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach ★
2. Pebble Beach G. Links (pictured above), Pebble Beach, ★ ♣ ♦
3. Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades ★
4. The Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco ★
5. San Francisco G.C., San Francisco ★
6. Los Angeles C.C. (North), Los Angeles ★
7. Spyglass Hill G. Cse., Pebble Beach ★ ♣ ♦
8. Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Shore), Pebble Beach ★
9. The Preserve G.C., Carmel ★
10. Mayacama G.C., Santa Rosa ★
11. The Quarry at La Quinta, La Quinta ★
12. The Valley Club of Montecito, Montecito
13. Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz ♣ ♦
14. The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe
15. The Madison Club, La Quinta
16. California G.C. of San Francisco, South San Francisco
17. Martis Camp G.C., Truckee
18. Bighorn G.C. (Mountains), Palm Desert
19. Sherwood C.C., Thousand Oaks
20. Torrey Pines G. Cse., (South) La Jolla ♣ ♦
21. Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles
22. Shady Canyon G.C., Irvine
23. Stone Eagle Club, Palm Desert
24. PGA West (TPC Stadium), La Quinta ♣ ♦
25. The Vintage Club (Mountain), Indian Wells
26. The Vintage Club (Desert), Indian Wells
27. The Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach ♣ ♦
28. CordeValle G.C., San Martin ♣ ♦
29. Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Dunes), Pebble Beach
30. Bighorn G.C. (Canyons), Palm Desert
31. Aviara G.C., Carlsbad ♦
32. Pelican Hill G.C. (Ocean South), Newport Coast ♣ ♦
33. Tradition G.C. La Quinta
34. Meadow Club, Fairfax
35. Saticoy C.C., Somis
36. Sandpiper G.C., Santa Barbara ♦
37. Rancho Santa Fe C.C., Rancho Santa Fe
38. Grizzly Ranch G.C., Portola
39. Maderas G.C., Poway ♣ ♦
40. Lahontan G.C., Truckee

Courses you've played
★ 100 Greatest Golf Course
♣ 100 Greatest Public
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Some courses in Best in State lists have a higher ranking than some on America's 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public, but they do not appear on those national lists because they did not have enough evaluations. America's 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 ballots, 100 Greatest Public 25 ballots and Best in State 10 ballots.

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