Where to Play and Stay in California

There’s arguably no place more saturated with visually stunning golf courses than the state of California. Rugged coasts, ocean views, lush fairways - a golf trip to California has so much in store.

But with more than 900 golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to California can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. From the rocky shores of the Monterey Peninsula to the world-class courses in the desert, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to California.

Most Popular Golf Courses in California

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Carved into the coastline of California, many agree Pebble Beach is one of the top golf courses in the U.S., possibly the planet. Luckily for you and golfers in every corner of the globe, Pebble Beach is open to the public. Steps from the Pacific Ocean, Pebble is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for a golf trip to California.

TPC Harding Park

TPC Harding Park

TPC Harding Park is an 18-hole, par 72 course nestled on the shores of Lake Merced in San Francisco. Harding Park has hosted several prestigious championships including the 2020 PGA Championship, the Presidents Cup in 2009, and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on multiple occasions. The fairways are lined with towering cypress trees, the contoured greens are some of the best in the west, and the stunning lakeside views complete the experience on your golf trip to California.

PGA West

PGA West

Located in La Quinta, California, PGA West features six different golf courses, most notably the PGA West Stadium Course. The course is known for producing some higher than average scores with challenging green complexes and bunkering. Nonetheless, the resort remains a top destination on a golf trip to California.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Spyglass Hill is often regarded as one of the most beautiful and most difficult golf courses you can play on a golf trip to California. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the course boasts sweeping views of the Monterey Peninsula that present a prevalent ocean wind. Spyglass is of championship caliber, too, as co-host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the U.S. Amateur Championships.

The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club

Aside from being the oldest athletic club in the United States, The Olympic Club also boasts 45 holes of incredible golf, too good to pass up on your golf trip to California. Two 18-hole tracks, the Lake Course and the Ocean Course, have hosted several world-class championships including five U.S. Opens and the U.S. Women’s Championship in 2021. A favorite of members and guests, the Cliffs Course is a 9-hole, par-3 track with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

FAQs About Golfing in California

Are golf resorts in California open?

Yes! Many golf courses and resorts are open and ready to welcome you on your golf trip to California. However, some remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended course of play to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your golf clubs directly to the course of your choice with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Are golf trip packages available in California?

Yes! There are several stay & play packages available on your golf trip to California with the potential to save you additional dollars.

How do I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to California?

Tired of dragging your clubs through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your golf clubs, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Sticks will collect your clubs from your home, business, resort, or golf course. Arrive at your destination to find your golf clubs waiting! Ship Sticks will ship your golf clubs back home at the end of your golf trip to California, too.

Why should I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to California?

Because golf is a game meant to be played at venues all over the globe, Ship Sticks is dedicated to ensuring your golf clubs arrive safely and on-time on your golf trip to California. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Sticks is the best way to ship your golf clubs on your golf trip to California.

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