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

Architect: Roger Thomas Baird

23. Moorpark Country Club

Architect: Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy

22. Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort

Architect: Robin Nelson

21. Oak Quarry Golf Club

Architect: Schmidt-Curley

20. The Teal Bend Golf Club


19. TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

La Quinta
Architect: Pete Dye

18. BlackHorse at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses

Architect: Gene Bates

17. The Course at Wente Vineyards

Architect: Greg Norman

16. Castle Oaks Golf Club

Architect: Brad Benz

15. San Juan Oaks Golf Club

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

Architect: Arthur Hills

9. The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch

Architect: Jack Fleming

8. Ranch Course at Diablo Grande

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

Architect: Gene Bates

5. Aviara Golf Club

Architect: Arnold Palmer

4. Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Architects: George C. Thomas, William P. Bell

3. Maderas Golf Club

Architect: Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves

2. Rams Hill Golf Club

Borrego Springs
Architect: Tom Fazio

1. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek

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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