Top 25 golf courses in California according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015



No state has the diversity of courses as California, with top destinations like Palm Springs, Monterey Peninsula and San Diego all vastly different from one another. The top 25 golf courses in California, according to those of you who rated them on Golf Advisor, showcases a little bit of everything, including a few courses you may be unfamiliar with.

We can also learn from the top 25 that value, and off-the-beaten-path courses will be rewarded But some $200-plus dollar courses still delivered on high expectations to make this ranking. (For those of you looking for Pebble Beach in this ranking, it did not qualify due to not enough reviews being filed, but it is currently the no. 1 course on the Monterey Peninsula based on ratings).

In certain areas of California, a $100-125 green fee can actually be considered value. Just look at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey, which is known as one of golf's great values relative to its neighbors. Yocha Dehe, near Sacramento, is another $100 round that, according to raters, over-delivers again and again.

You can view the full top 25 in California in 2015 below. Click on each course guide page to see detailed information, ratings and reviews.

Top 25 courses in California


25. South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort

Palm Springs
Architect: Casey O'Callahan


24. Rancho Solano Golf Course

Fairfield
Architect: Roger Thomas Baird


23. Moorpark Country Club

Moorpark
Architect: Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy


22. Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort

Clio
Architect: Robin Nelson


21. Oak Quarry Golf Club

Riverside
Architect: Schmidt-Curley


20. The Teal Bend Golf Club

Sacramento


19. TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

La Quinta
Architect: Pete Dye


18. BlackHorse at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses

Seaside
Architect: Gene Bates


17. The Course at Wente Vineyards

Livermore
Architect: Greg Norman


16. Castle Oaks Golf Club

Ione
Architect: Brad Benz


15. San Juan Oaks Golf Club

Hollister
Architects: Fred Couples, Gene Bates


14. Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose
Archiect: John Harbottle III


13. Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club

Palm Desert
Architect: Nick Faldo


12. Classic Club

Palm Desert
Architect: Arnold Palmer


11. Players at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells
Architect: John Fought


10. Heritage Palms Golf Club

Indio
Architect: Arthur Hills


9. The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch

Salinas
Architect: Jack Fleming


8. Ranch Course at Diablo Grande

Patterson
Architect: Denis Griffiths, Gene Sarazen


7. Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells
Architect: Clive Clark


6. Bayonet at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses

Seaside
Architect: Gene Bates


5. Aviara Golf Club

Carlsbad
Architect: Arnold Palmer


4. Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Ojai
Architects: George C. Thomas, William P. Bell


3. Maderas Golf Club

Poway
Architect: Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves


2. Rams Hill Golf Club

Borrego Springs
Architect: Tom Fazio


1. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek

Brooks
Architect: Brad Bell


Feb 02, 2016



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Keith0709's avatar
Keith0709 wrote at 2016-11-22 19:13:06+00:00:

Where is Pebble beach, not enough reviews? And passatiemppo 


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