Golf in the Golden State
It doesn’t get much better than golf in California. With Major championship venues, golden beaches, fabulous resorts and year-round playability, the Californian coast can offer a break like no other.
Why play golf in California?
- Home to some first-class golf - Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, PGA West
- Lots of direct flight routes into the key areas of California from the UK
- It's wine country! California produces over 17 million gallons each year
- Take the stunning drive on Highway 1 from San Francisco to LA
Major pedigree with maximum enjoyment
Regularly listed as one of the world’s greatest courses, the stunning Pebble Beach Golf Resort is the jewel in the crown of golf on the West Coast. Opened for play in 1919 and originally designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted the US Open six times, as well as the PGA Championship once in 1977. Make sure to also take in some of Pebble Beach’s incredible sister courses such as Spyglass Hill and the Links at Spanish Bay to make your trip truly memorable.
Further down the coast, the North and South Course at Torrey Pines continue to be a key part of the PGA TOUR’s roster, hosting the Farmers Insurance Open each January. Tiger Woods has previously made hay on Torrey Pines’ South Course, winning 8 PGA TOUR events (including the 2008 US Open) as well as the World Junior Championship! The layout is a true test of golf, particularly for those playing over the winter months when the rough is grown in preparation for the tournament.
For those looking for a more relaxing, resort-based break, be sure to check out Palm Springs. With luxurious hotels and unbeatable on-site facilities, the resorts in Palm Springs offer the perfect escape, particularly during the winter months. Don’t be fooled by the warmness of the welcome though, the courses in Palm Springs have a bit of bite too, with TPC Stadium Course and the Nicklaus Course at PGA West some of our favourites!
Stay & play at Pebble Beach
Stay & play in Palm Springs
Popular golf destinations in California
Here’s why you should book a holiday in California
There are very few states in America that are better suited for a diverse array of great quality golf courses than California and whether you are playing in the Monterey Peninsula, San Diego or Palm Springs, there is much to enjoy about California golf courses.
Many of the courses are situated in areas that are cradled by beautiful mountains or oceans, with manicured grounds, colourful flowers, sparkling water features and native trees. And, thanks to the glorious sunshine and dry climate, it makes for excellent golfing conditions.
California also boasts spectacular beaches, fantastic National Parks, great bars and an excellent nightlife to be enjoyed when off the course.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Stay and play in luxury resorts cradled by beautiful mountains
When it comes to your next golf holiday in California, Pebble Beach Resort 5* comes to mind. From the luxurious Lodges to the Inn at Spanish Bay, you will experience top-class hospitality and service. And, with spectacular golf and amazing leisure facilities onsite, you have everything you need within the resort.
If you’re staying and playing in Palm Springs, we recommend La Quinta Resort & Club at PGA West 5* which offers spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and great bars and restaurants. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa 5* is also an excellent choice.
For those Looking for a golf holiday in San Diego, look no further than The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa or The Grand Del Mar.