Experience 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, California golf packages can offer a trip like no other.

The big names of Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines are in the breath-taking Pacific Ocean locations of Monterey and San Diego respectively. In contrast, the desert oasis of Palm Springs is home to the rugged yet beautiful golf resorts of La Quinta and Westin Rancho Mirage – all boasting PGA caliber championship courses.

Why book a California golf package?

  • Play world-class golf courses, from Pebble Beach to Torrey Pines
  • Enjoy variety, from oceanfront masterpieces to classic desert layouts
  • Stay in golf resorts or room-only lodging, perfect for various budgets
  • Explore untouched beaches, wine country, scenic drives & more
  • Visit California’s leading destinations, from San Diego to Coachella Valley
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What makes a California golf package so special?

Regularly listed as one of the world’s greatest courses, the stunning Pebble Beach Golf Links is the crown of golf on the west coast. Opened for play in 1919 and originally designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the world-famous course 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 South and North courses at Torrey Pines continue to be a key part of the PGA TOUR’s roster, hosting the Farmers Insurance Open each year. The South Course is one of Tiger Woods' favorite places to claim a victory, 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 vacation, be sure to check out Palm Springs. With luxurious hotels and unbeatable on-site amenities, the resorts along the Coachella Valley offer the perfect escape. A regular feature on the PGA TOUR's schedule, the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West is a must-play! Take a look at our other luxury golf vacations to make sure you find the perfect package.

A little something for everyone

There are very few states that are better suited for a diverse array of great quality golf courses than California. Whether you are teeing off on the Monterey peninsula, on the coast in San Diego or in the desert of Palm Springs, there is so much to enjoy about California golf courses.

Many of the courses are situated in areas cradled by beautiful mountains or oceans, with manicured grounds, colorful flowers, sparkling water features and native trees. 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 excellent shopping and nightlife to be enjoyed when off the course. Yosemite National Park, best known for its breathtaking waterfalls is an absolute must-visit offering 1,200 miles of serene beauty.

However, if you'd prefer to spend your time off the course exploring the shops, then head to the iconic Rodeo Drive and check out some of the most expensive fashions in the world! And of course, a trip to California wouldn't be complete without witnessing the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign in person.

Our experts say...

"California is home to some of the best-known venues and destinations in golf. From Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula to Torrey Pines in San Diego and the excellent desert golf in Palm Springs. The climate varies in each region, Monterey is best experienced from Spring through to early fall, whereas the weather in Palm Springs is ideal through the winter months. San Diego’s warm weather all year round makes it a great choice at any time."

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Adam Ward

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map to find your ideal destination in a state of possibilities. We know you will have plenty of choices! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

From household names to hidden gems

When it comes to your next golf vacation to California, Pebble Beach Golf Resort may be the first destination that comes to mind. From the luxurious Lodge at Pebble Beach to the Inn at Spanish Bay, you will experience top-class hospitality and service during your stay. With spectacular golf and amazing amenities onsite, you have everything you need within the resort. But don't forget about the rest of the Monterey area, with a vast selection of top-class resorts and golf courses.

If you’re thinking of Palm Springs, we recommend La Quinta Resort & Club which offers spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and a selection of great bars and restaurants. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, as well as the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, are both excellent choices that should not be overlooked.

For those looking for a golf trip in San Diego, look no further than The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa or Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. The luxurious Omni La Costa Resort & Spa offers two golf courses, a full-service spa, outdoor pools, an abundance of dining options and many other top-class facilities.

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