Sure, there are some remarkable golf courses in California that are also very exclusive. Don't worry because some of the best courses in the world are open to the public. Luckily, Pebble Beach is among one of the most beautiful site to play golf and home to three of the courses on this list! Of course, Santa Cruz and San Diego made it too.
Visit These 6 Stunning Golf Courses In California
1. Pebble Beach
Golfers from around the world have dreamed of playing Pebble Beach Golf Links since it opened in 1919. It's even been rated the greatest public golf course in America by Golf Digest for 13 consecutive years. If that's not enough for you, in 2019, it'll host its 6th U.S. Open Championship while celebrating its 100th anniversary. When you tee up at Pebble Beach Resorts, you'll be playing among all the great legends of golf.
Pasatiempo is set in the hills overlooking Santa Cruz with Monterey Bay and Pebble Beach in the distance. The course is known of its challenging rolling and tiered greens that make 3-putting more likely than you care to admit. This is a semi-private golf club, so you'll have to check which tee times are available to the public.
3. Spyglass Hill
Spyglass Hill is known for its stark juxtaposition between the first five holes and the rest of the round. You'll start with incredible ocean views and the Del Monte Forest and then get greeted with a litany of bunkers, ponds, and uphill tests. Be sure to bring your a-game.
4. Torrey Pines (South)
Often referred to as a "golfer's paradise," Torrey Pines has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier municipal golf facilities. The course is named after the indigenous Torrey Pine, native to the area. You'll be able to recognize is by its clusters of fine pine needs. Keep a look out!
5. Sandpiper Golf Club
Sandpiper boasts incredible views from every hole. When you see the gleaming white sand lines against the backdrop of dramatic cliffs and the expansive ocean, you'll be sure that the entrance fee was money well spent. This course will challenge every golfer, from the most experiences to the greenest newbie.
6. Spanish Bay
The 17-Mile Drive at The Links at Spanish Bay will offer you some of the most spectacular seaside views in Pebble Beach. You might get distracted from your golf game with the smell of the beach, the cool ocean breeze, and the sound of the famed bagpiper leading your home at the end of a twilight round. The green and golden hues against the beachside backdrop give a distinctly Scottish look and an experience unlike any other.
This article was written by Lauren Gaw.