Public Golf Courses in California

With the Golden State’s temperate, sunny climate, public golf courses in California are the perfect place to enjoy a round of golf almost any time of year. Public golf courses in California are also home to some of the most spectacular greens in North America. There are beautiful courses all along the scenic coasts, as well as in the dry deserts further inland.

Top Ten Destinations
In total, there are over 1,100 public golf courses in California, primarily located in the sunnier regions of the state. The top ten golfing hot spots are:

  • Palm Desert
  • San Diego
  • La Quinta
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • Fresno
  • Indio
  • Rancho Mirage
  • San Jose
  • Palm Springs

Public Golf Courses in the California Desert
Thanks to the miracle of irrigation and the Colorado River, which separates California from Arizona, Californians are able to enjoy a game originating in the snowy mountains of Scandinavia and nurtured in the cool, rainy highlands of Scotland.
Only a few hours from a number of Los Angeles County Golf Courses rests Palm Desert and its neighboring communities. This area stretches along Interstate 10 and make up perhaps the number one golfing destination in the state. Two of the many fine golf courses you will find there include Monterey Country Club and Palm Valley Country Club. The Monterey Country Club features over 375 acres of stunning greens with spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and encourages non-residents to join them and enjoy a private country club lifestyle.
Palm Valley Country Club offers a 36-hole, private championship golf course with fairways that are lined with majestic palm trees and beautiful lakes. The terrain requires you to test your skills with every club in your bag, so you must come prepared to play your best long and short game.