World's Best Golf Courses currently covers more than 4500 top golf courses including great Stay & Play golf resorts. It is an invaluable resource for anyone planning a short or long haul golf holiday. 

We have sought out and played what most golfers from around the world would describe as the “best” golf courses. This unique guide represents a wide and rich selection of courses all travelling golfers would be very interested to play. On each individual golf course page you'll find all the information you need to make your own bookings.

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Featured PGA Tour Destination: Los Angeles

2020 Genesis Open

Tracing its history to 1926, the Genesis Open PGA Tour tournament will be held between February 13 and 16 for a purse of $9,300,000. The scene of action is the Riviera Country Club,  home to one of California's finest and most renowned golf courses, a layout that is perennially included in Golf Digest's listing of America's 100 greatest courses. 

Riviera CC was established in 1926 and quickly became noted for its spectacular beauty and uniquely challenging design. The masterly layout of George C. Thomas is consistently maintained to the standard set by club founder Frank Garbutt, who declared, "Only the best is good enough."

Tiger Woods will serve as host of the The Genesis Open and one that will benefit his foundation. He will go against J.B. Holmesdefending champion, Dustin JohnsonJordan Spieth, Justin RoseRickie Fowler,  Justin ThomasPhil Mickelson  amongst others.
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Should you want to tee off else where:
Riviera CC is a private club, so if you’re looking to tee off while you’re here to catch the competition, you may want to consider the following golf courses less than an hour away: 

Lost Canyons Golf Club: The Sky Course offers a scenic topography of hills and canyons. The well-maintained layout has plenty of bunkering and tight fairways, but what you will notice most is the tranquility and the spectacular par-3 17th known as Hawk’s Bluff, balancing on the edge of the canyon.  

Palos Verdes Golf Club: This is a semi-private course that isn’t on visiting golfers’ radar. It boasts a well-maintained parkland layout, a lightly wooded feel, and occasional glimpses of the Pacific Ocean.

Tustin Ranch Golf Club: An affordable option, Tustin Ranch Golf Club is a resort-style course with a picturesque par-3 11th, waterfalls, fountain beds, rock formations, flowerbeds and a citrus orchard. 


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