Best in StateJune 7, 2019

The Best Golf Courses in California

We rank the top venues in California (2019-'20)
J.D. Cuban

1 . (1) Cypress Point Club (pictured above), Pebble Beach •
2. (2) Pebble Beach G. Links • ^
3. (3) Los Angeles C.C. (North)
4. (4) 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 Quarry At La Quinta
10. (NR) Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Dunes), Pebble Beach •
11. (9) The Valley C. Of Montecito
12. (11) The Preserve G.C., Carmel •
13. (12) Mayacama G.C., Santa Rosa •
14. (13) Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz ≈ ^
15. (16) California G.C. of San Francisco, South San Francisco ≈
16. (14) Stone Eagle G.C., Palm Desert ≈
17. (15) The Madison Club, La Quinta ≈
18. (18) Martis Camp G.C., Truckee ≈
19. (17) The Bridges At Rancho Santa Fe
20. (19) Bel-Air C.C., Los Angeles ≈
21. (21) Tradition G.C., La Quinta ≈
22. (23) Bighorn G.C. (Mountains), Palm Desert
23. (22) Torrey Pines G. Cse. (South), La Jolla ≈ ^
24. (24) The Vintage Club (Mountain), Indian Wells ≈
25. (20) Sherwood C.C., Thousand Oaks ≈
26. (26) Bighorn G.C. (Canyons), Palm Desert
27. (25) Cordevalle, San Martin
28. (30) Shady Canyon G.C., Irvine
29. (29) Meadow Club, Fairfax
30. (27) The Links At Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach ^


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2017-'18 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
America's Second 100 Greatest
^ Public-access course
NR Not rated in 2017-’18

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 75 evaluations accumulated within 10 years, 100 Greatest Public 30 evaluations and Best in State 25 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.