June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in California

We rank the top venues in California (2017-'18)
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  1. (1) Cypress Point Club (pictured above), Pebble Beach •
  2. (2) Pebble Beach G. Links •^
  3. (4) Los Angeles C.C. (North)
  4. (3) Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades •
  5. (5) The Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco •
  6. (6) San Francisco G.C.
  7. (7) Spyglass Hill G. Cse., Pebble Beach •^
  8. (8) Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Shore), Pebble Beach •
  9. (10) The Valley C. Of Montecito
  10. (9) The Quarry At La Quinta
  11. (11) The Preserve G.C., Carmel •
  12. (12) Mayacama G.C., Santa Rosa •
  13. (13) Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz ≈^
  14. (20) Stone Eagle G.C., Palm Desert
  15. (14) The Madison Club, La Quinta ≈
  16. (15) California G.C. Of San Francisco, South San Francisco ≈
  17. (17) The Bridges At Rancho, Santa Fe
  18. (18) Martis Camp G.C., Truckee ≈
  19. (19) Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles ≈
  20. (16) Sherwood C.C., Thousand Oaks
  21. (22) Tradition G.C., La Quinta
  22. (23) Torrey Pines G. Cse. (South), La Jolla ≈^
  23. (21) Bighorn G.C. (Mountains), Palm Desert
  24. (27) The Vintage Club (Mountain), Indian Wells
  25. (26) Cordevalle, San Martin ≈^
  26. (28) Bighorn G.C. (Canyons), Palm Desert
  27. (30) The Links At Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach ≈^
  28. (32) Meadow Club, Fairfax ≈
  29. (25) PGA West (TPC Stadium), La Quinta ≈^
  30. (24) Shady Canyon G.C., Irvine ≈

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

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.