Top 24 Los Angeles Golf Courses and Resorts

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    Top 24 Los Angeles Golf Courses and Resorts

    Oak Quarry Golf Club, Los Angeles, California
    Photo Courtesy of Oak Quarry Golf Club, Los Angeles, California

    Here is a list of what I consider to be Top 24 Golf Courses and Resorts in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California, is home to a great many fine golf and resorts, and that can be a bit of a problem for visiting golfers: where to play. That being so, I have built the following list.

    I've visited Los Angeles many times in the past, not because I wanted to, but mostly because I had to. Personally, I really don't enjoy the big city experience one bit. However, I can tell you that, corporate meetings aside, I have enjoyed my experiences in Los Angeles, and the golf too. There are, of course, huge numbers of people who, just like me, during the course of their business activities, do have to visit LA, and often. Having said that, I can't think of anyone I've ever met who has visited the area for a vacation, golf or otherwise. Still…. This list of Top 24 Los Angeles Golf Courses and Resorts will help you decide where you'd like to play.

    The opportunities for golf, as a sidebar or for a vacation, are seemingly endless. There are grand resorts, and grand golf courses, spread around the great city in all directions for a 100 miles, or more, and those, I'm sure, would be of special interest to residents of Los Angeles looking for that ultimate golf getaway, for a weekend or even longer. Carlsbad would be an excellent choice, as would be Palos Verdes, Long Beach and the City of Industry. Then, of course, San Diego with all it has to offer is less that an hour and half drive away; Palm Springs and its more than 100 golf courses and resorts is less than 100 miles to the east, and an easy two-hour drive. So, as you can see, the opportunities for great golf in and around the City of Angels are virtually endless; that being so, it makes a whole of sense to review and list the best public golf courses. The following listings will help you plan your trip, vacation, or golf getaway:

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  • 02 of 03

    Golf Courses and Resorts Within 100 Miles of Los Angeles:

    Indian Wells Golf Course
    Courtesy of Indian Wells Golf Course


    Golf Courses and Resorts Within 100 Miles of Los Angeles:

    Now for those golfing opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area:

    Where to Stay: Los Angeles Golf Resorts:

    • Terranea Resort,  Rancho Palos Verdes.
    • The Pacific Palms Resort & Conference Center, City of Industry.
    • The Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast.
    • Long Beach Marriott Resort, Long Beach.

    That should give you a few ideas about where to stay. Now for those golf courses. As always, the picks are mine and mine alone, although I did get a little help from my friends. Hope you agree with me:

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    Top 24 Los Angeles Public Golf Courses

    Industry Hills Golf Course
    Courtesy of Industry Hills Golf Course


    Los Angeles Public Golf Courses:

    1. Angeles National Golf Club
    2. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo
    3. Black and Gold Golf Club
    4. Coyote Hills Golf Club, Fullerton
    5. Eagle Glen Golf Club, Coronado
    6. Griffith Park - Two Courses, Downtown LA
    7. Trump National Golf Club
    8. Oak Quarry Golf Club
    9. The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Courses (2 x Tom Fazio)
    10. Rancho Park Public Golf Course
    11. The De Bell Golf Club, Burbank
    12. Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine
    13. Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point
    14. Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club, Moreno Valley
    15. Cross Creek Golf Club, Temecula
    16. Rustic Canyon Golf Club, Moorpark
    17. Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Irvine
    18. Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Tustin
    19. Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont
    20. Morongo Golf Club (two courses), Beaumont
    21. Redhawk Golf Club, Temecula
    22. Marshall Canyon Golf Course, La Verne
    23. Santa Anita Golf Course, Arcadia
    24. Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Estates

    How to Get There:

    Obviously, LAX is the main portal into Los Angeles. The airport is served by all major airlines, domestic and international.

    And, of course, there are many other opportunities for great golf all over the United States, California and the world. Favorite locations include Scotland, Florida, the American Southwest, Bermuda, the Bahamas and many more. For up-to-date golf travel news and information, be sure to Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter.

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