California Best Stay and Play Golf Resorts


Best Stay & Play Golf Resorts in California

California's four and five star stay and play golf resorts offer ocean and coastal views and comfortable on-site accommodation. Most Californian resorts will take care of dining and leisure and offer numerous services that ensure a relaxing, fun and adventurous stay.

Also on our list are championship golf courses at higher elevations that promise stunning vistas of Los Angeles and San Gabriel Mountains, and spacious, full-service guest rooms with luxury spas and conference rooms.

Some resorts or hotels in California provide more than one golf course and may have clusters of golf courses including championship courses a short distance away from the resort, expanding your choices and taking your golfing experience to the next level.

Look up our top-rated golf resorts in California to determine what kind of stay works best for you and your family. Contact details are provided on the same page so you can make quick inquiries and choose the right resort for your needs.

  California & Nevada Golf Map   To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the Stay & Play resorts and nearby golf courses on the California map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your vacation.

Where2Golf has applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and
Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts

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click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Alisal (Ranch) 3b.gifSanta BarbaraUSA: California/Nevada
Alisal (River) 3b.gifSanta BarbaraUSA: California/Nevada
Aviara 4b.gifAAA 5-DiamondSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Barona Creek 5a.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Carmel Valley Ranch 4a.gifAAA 4-DiamondsCarmel-by-the-SeaUSA: California/Nevada
Classic Club, CA 5a.gif5-starPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
CordeValle 5a.gifSan JoseUSA: California/Nevada
Crossings at Carlsbad 0.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Desert Springs (Palm) 4a.gifAAA 4-DiamondsPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Eagle Falls, CA 0.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Grand Del Mar 4a.gifAAA 5-DiamondSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Half Moon Bay (Ocean) 4b.gifAAA 5-DiamondSan FranciscoUSA: California/Nevada
Half Moon Bay (Old) 4a.gifAAA 5-DiamondSan FranciscoUSA: California/Nevada
Indian Wells (Celebrity) 4b.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Indian Wells (Players) 4b.gif4-starPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Indian Wells CC 0.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Industry Hills (Eisenhower) 4b.gifLos AngelesUSA: California/Nevada
Industry Hills (Zaharias) 4a.gifLos AngelesUSA: California/Nevada
La Costa (Champions) 4b.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
La Costa (Legends) 4a.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
La Quinta (Dunes), CA 4a.gif4-starPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
La Quinta, The GC at 4a.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Mission Hills, Calif. (Dye) 4b.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Mission Hills, Calif. (Player) 4a.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Monarch Beach 4b.gifAAA 5-DiamondLos AngelesUSA: California/Nevada
Oak Valley 4a.gifSan BernardinoUSA: California/Nevada
Pala Mesa 3b.gifTemeculaUSA: California/Nevada
Pebble Beach 5b.gif5-starCarmel-by-the-SeaUSA: California/Nevada
Pelican Hill (North) 4b.gifAAA 5-DiamondLos AngelesUSA: California/Nevada
Pelican Hill (South) 4b.gifAAA 5-DiamondLos AngelesUSA: California/Nevada
Quail Lodge 4a.gifAAA 4-DiamondsCarmel-by-the-SeaUSA: California/Nevada
Saddle Creek 4b.gifModestoUSA: California/Nevada
Shadow Ridge 4b.gifPalm SpringsUSA: California/Nevada
Silverado (North) 4a.gifSan FranciscoUSA: California/Nevada
Silverado (South) 4a.gifSan FranciscoUSA: California/Nevada
Spanish Bay 4b.gif5-starCarmel-by-the-SeaUSA: California/Nevada
Sycuan (Oak Glen) 3b.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Sycuan (Willow Glen) 3b.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Temecula Creek Inn 3a.gifTemeculaUSA: California/Nevada
Torrey Pines (North) 4a.gifSan DiegoUSA: California/Nevada
Torrey Pines (South) 5a.gifSan DiegoUSA : California/Nevada

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