List of best public golf courses in California

I just found this list on and am quite impressed, because I really know some of these courses. What feeling would that be to play famous Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, Spyglass or Pelican Hill?! That would truly be an amazing experience (for such crazy golfer like me)!!

In 3 months time I’ll have a 3 week vacation in California and hopefully will find the time to play one or another course. Which one would you choose?

1. Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach
2. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach
3. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz
4. Torrey Pines (South), La Jolla
5. Trump National Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes
6. PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta
7. Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach
8. CordeValle, San Martin
9. La Quinta (Mountain), La Quinta
10. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark
11. Pelican Hill (Ocean South), Newport Coast
12. Saddle Creek, Copperopolis
13. Indian Wells (Players), Indian Wells
14. Desert Willow (Firecliff), Palm Desert
15. Harding Park, San Francisco
16. Indian Wells (Celebrity), Indian Wells
17. Barona Creek, Lakeside
18. DarkHorse, Auburn
19. Pelican Hill (Ocean North), Newport Coast
20. Oak Quarry, Riverside
21. Aviara, Carlsbad
22. Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach
23. Old Greenwood, Truckee
24. Whitehawk Ranch, Clio
25. Coyote Moon, Truckee
26. Maderas, Poway
27. Marriott Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert
28. Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet), Seaside
29. La Costa (South), Carlsbad
30. Lost Canyons (Sky), Simi Valley

 …puhh. ALL of them! :)

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