THE INN AT PASATIEMPO
Charming lodging with a retro 1950s facade, across the road from the front nine of one of Alister MacKenzie's finest designs, ranked 111th in America.
LA QUINTA (CALIF.) RESORT & CLUB/PGA WEST
Now a Waldorf Astoria resort, offering tee times at five challenging golf courses, three by Pete Dye, one by Jack Nicklaus and one by Greg Norman.
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES
Thrilling setting overlooking the Pacific. Torrey's South Course was the site of Tiger Woods' dramatic U.S. Open win in 2008.
OJAI (CALIF.) VALLEY INN & SPA
If relaxing golf and a spa treatment aren't enough, there's an artist-in-residence at the Artist Cottage who will assist in anything from water colors to mixed media, even origami.
PEBBLE BEACH RESORTS/INN AT SPANISH BAY
The Monterey Peninsula has long been the finest meeting of land and sea. There's access to four resort-owned courses (Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte), plus others.
THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL
Mediterranean-inspired bungalows and villas overlook portions of two Tom Fazio-designed layouts with the panoramic Pacific beyond. Superb cuisine.
A former PGA Tour stop, CordeValle's Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed 18 is the site of the 2016 U.S. Women's Open.