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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.