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Best golf courses near Pismo Beach, CA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Pismo Beach, CA. There are 14 courses within a 15-mile radius of Pismo Beach, 12 of which are public courses and 2 are private courses. There are 5 18-hole courses and 8 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.

San Luis Obispo Country Club: San Luis Obispo Front 9
3.8
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Sea Pines
Public
Sea Pines
Los Osos, CA
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Cypress Ridge
Public
Cypress Ridge
Arroyo Grande, CA
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Monarch Dunes Golf Club
Public
Monarch Dunes Golf Club
Nipomo, CA
There is always fun in discovery, and Monarch Dunes is one of those destinations I readily recommend even though it's residential development golf. It's north of Santa Barbara but not quite to San Luis Obispo, it rests on Pacific sand dunes, which is reflected in the design by Damian Pascuzzo and Steve Pate (a PGA Tour veteran). I've never seen anything quite like it, rolling tumbling terrain lined with enormous eucalyptus trees, each fairway edged and bisected by random dunes with steep edges, The perimeter of each hole is raw sand, the result of recent turf reduction measures to address California's extended drought, I also recommend its 12-hole par-3 Challenge course. Play it as I did, from the forward tees with left-handed clubs to the larger of the dual cups in each green. I felt like a kid again, a kid just learning to play golf. --Ron Whitten
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