California: Best In State Rankings

Golf travel: California

We rank the top venues in California (2015-2016)

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

KEY TO SYMBOLS
† 100 Greatest Golf Course
Δ Second 100 Greatest
√ 100 Greatest Public
★ Open to the public
(Rank in 2013-14 in parentheses)

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.

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