GOLF

Tee It Up!

Travel Guide to California - - CONTENTS -

GOLF ACROSS THE STATE

Cal­i­for­nia is one of the world’s top golf des­ti­na­tions, and no mat­ter which re­gion you choose, you’ll find a course to suit your game, whether it’s on the coast at Pa­cific Grove Golf Links (a.k.a. the poor man’s Peb­ble Beach), above, in the desert at TPC Sta­dium Course in La Quinta, or in the moun­tains at Coy­ote Moon Golf Course in Truc­kee.

Mother Na­ture has blessed Cal­i­for­nia

with an as­ton­ish­ing ar­ray of moun­tains, val­leys, forests, coast­line and desert that has helped make the Golden State one of the most at­trac­tive golf des­ti­na­tions on the planet.

Tak­ing ad­van­tage of these ge­o­log­i­cal as­sets, a who’s-who of golf course ar­chi­tects, from old-school de­sign­ers like Alis­ter Macken­zie and A.W. Tillinghast to mod­ern-day shapers such as Jack Nick­laus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Tom Fazio, have crafted chal­lenges to suit ev­ery golfer’s taste and bud­get.

To­day, there are more than 600 pub­lic courses scat­tered through­out Cal­i­for­nia rang­ing from iconic mas­ter­pieces like Peb­ble Beach Golf Links on the Pa­cific coast to hid­den gems such as Green­horn Creek in the Gold Coun­try. De­pend­ing upon skill level and pre­ferred en­vi­ron­ment, here are some notable nuggets that will help cre­ate a golf ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time.

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