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Best golf courses near Pasadena, CA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Pasadena, CA. There are 45 courses within a 15-mile radius of Pasadena, 33 of which are public courses and 12 are private courses. There are 29 18-hole courses and 16 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Annandale Golf Club: Annandale
Private
Annandale Golf Club: Annandale
Pasadena, CA
3.9
34 Panelists
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Wilshire Country Club
Private
Wilshire Country Club
Los Angeles, CA
4.3
77 Panelists
Wilshire is an exclusive private club with old-school layout situated on 104 acres near Hollywood. The course is bisected by Beverly Boulevard and a barranca meanders throughout, coming into play on around half the holes. The course was designed by Englishman Norman Macbeth in 1919 and hosted four Los Angeles Opens between 1928-1944. Tipping out around 6,500 yards, Wilshire is a very short course by modern standards, but a variety of testing green shapes with plenty of undulation, as well as sharp-lipped deep bunkers make the historic course a strong test.
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Hacienda Golf Club: Hacienda
Private
Hacienda Golf Club: Hacienda
La Habra Heights, CA
4.1
53 Panelists
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Lakeside Golf Club
Private
Lakeside Golf Club
Burbank, CA
4.1
59 Panelists
Lakeside is a classic old-school layout across the Los Angeles River from Universal Studios Hollywood. The course was designed in the early 1920s by Max Behr, a Yale graduate and the first editor of Golf Illustrated magazine. Lakeside has long been a favorite among Hollywood elite—Bing Crosby notably was a five-time club champion. The relatively short course is well bunkered, features tiny greens and receives high marks in conditioning from our course-ranking panelists.
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San Gabriel Country Club: San Gabriel
Private
San Gabriel Country Club: San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA
3.6
14 Panelists
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Griffith Park Golf Course: Wilson
Public
Griffith Park Golf Course: Wilson
Los Angeles, CA
One of the oldest courses in Los Angeles County, the Wilson layout at Griffith Park dates to the late 1920s. Babe Ruth famously signed to play for the New York Yankees after playing a round at Griffith Park’s original layout in 1920. The Wilson track hosted the Los Angeles Open from 1937-’39, with Babe Didrikson Zaharias playing in 1938. Today, the muny can tip out around 7,000 yards, with the narrow, sloped fairways providing a solid test.
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Santa Anita Golf Course
Public
Santa Anita Golf Course
Arcadia, CA
Situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, Santa Anita provides great value, with weekday rates under $50. The course dates to the mid-1930s and has plenty of character, with swales, mounds and hollows present throughout, creating many uneven lies. Unfortunately, the conditioning is often hit-or-miss, but the affordable price and intriguing design makes it a solid option in the L.A. area.
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