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Editors' Choice

Best Golf Resorts In California

March 29, 2021

CORDEVALLE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LUXURY GOLF & SPA RESORT
San Martin

Courtesy of Rosewood Cordevalle

A former PGA Tour stop, CordeValle's Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed 18 was the site of the 2016 U.S. Women's Open. The resort just finished a complete revamp of the course, which will re-open this spring.
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LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB

Photo: Waldorf Astoria

Now a Waldorf Astoria resort, offering tee times at five challenging golf courses, three by Pete Dye, one by Jack Nicklaus (pictured) and one by Greg Norman.
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THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES
La Jolla

Courtesy of the Torrey Pines Lodge

This 170-room AAA Five Diamond property is situated on a thrilling setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the famed South course, site of the 2021 U.S. Open.
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OJAI VALLEY INN

Aidan Bradley/Courtesy of Ojai 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.
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OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA
Carlsbad

Luxury accommodations, plus recent renovations to the resort's two championship golf courses, and La Costa's golf performance institute, make the Carlsbad resort one of the finest in California.
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THE INN AT PASATIEMPO
Santa Cruz

Charming lodging with a retro 1950s facade, across the road from the front nine of one of Alister MacKenzie's finest designs, ranked 106th in America.
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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 The Hay, the nine-hole par-3 course recently redesigned by Tiger Woods' design team. It will reopen in mid-April.
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THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL
Newport Coast

J.D. Cuban

Mediterranean-inspired bungalows and villas overlook portions of two Tom Fazio-designed layouts with the panoramic Pacific beyond. Superb cuisine.
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