Best golf courses: Around Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city that has so much going on that you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to explore. You can expect sunshine nearly 300 days per year, meaning the weather is ideal for golf. Plenty of snowbirds flock to L.A. to play golf during winter. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Los Angeles. on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Nicklaus Design

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

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Nicklaus Design (project led by Steve Nicklaus)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Lehman, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Lehman and Casey O'Callaghan

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Los Angeles
Thomas, George C.

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Private club

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Los Angeles

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Original design by George C. Thomas and William Park "Billy" Bell (1925). Modifications made by various designers over subsequent years, including Dick Wilson, George Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr (1976) and Tom Fazio. Major renovation, returning the course to its George Thomas origins, by Tom Doak (2018).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Hills, Arthur

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Los Angeles

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Arthur Hills

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Olson & Stewart

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Los Angeles

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Cal Olson & Payne Stewart
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Hills, Arthur

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

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Arthur Hills

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Baird, Gary Roger

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Visitors welcome

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San Bernardino

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Gary Roger Baird

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

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San Bernardino

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Father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Thomas, George C.

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

George C. Thomas Jr designed the Harding and Wilson courses, which opened in 1923 and 1927 respectively.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Bell, William F.

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

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William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr & Casey O'Callaghan.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Bell, William F.

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr & Casey O'Callaghan.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

Designer

Original design by Ted Robinson Sr (1995); remodelled by Perry Dye (2000).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Los Angeles
Fowler & Thomas

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Private club

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Los Angeles

Designer

Original layout of current NORTH course by Herbert Fowler (1921); revamped and re-routed by George C. Thomas Jr and William Park "Billy" Bell (1927); modifications by Gil Hanse, Geoff Shackleford & Jim Wagner (2010). SOUTH course: redesigned by Gil Hanse & Geoff Shackelford (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2016)
Los Angeles
Dye, Pete

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(Closed in 2016)

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Los Angeles

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & Perry Dye, and Fred Couples

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2016)
Los Angeles
Dye, Pete

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(Closed in 2016)

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Los Angeles

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & Perry Dye, and Fred Couples

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Los Angeles

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Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Jacobsen & Hardy

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Los Angeles

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A Peter Jacobsen Signature Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Schmidt-Curley Design

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San Bernardino

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Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Schmidt-Curley Design

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San Bernardino

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Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Morgan & Schmidt-Curley

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Visitors welcome

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San Bernardino

Designer

Dr Gil Morgan, with Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Landmark Golf

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Visitors welcome

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San Bernardino

Designer

Landmark Golf Design (lead designers Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Johnson, William H.

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

Designer

Original design by William H. Johnson (1964); modifications by Dave Fleming & Bob Dobek (1984).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not weekends
Los Angeles
Bell & Thomas

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Not weekends

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Los Angeles

Designer

William Park "Billy" Bell with George C. Thomas Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Hills & Forrest

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

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Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Check if open
San Bernardino
Dye, Pete

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Check if open

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San Bernardino

Designer

Pete Dye

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Bell, William P.

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

William Park "Billy" Bell and William H. Johnson.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Fream, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Temecula

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Los Angeles
Thomas, George C.

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Private club

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Los Angeles

Designer

Original design by George C. Thomas Jr & William Park "Billy" Bell (1926); later modifications by Ted Robinson (Sr); renovated by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1993); later modifications by Tom Fazio (2012).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Hanse, Gil

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Gil Hanse (Hanse Golf Course Design)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr designed the original 36-holes (Valley & Mountain courses); layout now comprises 27 holes.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Los Angeles
Nicklaus, Jack

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Private club

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Los Angeles

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Lipe, Jim

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Jim Lipe

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Couples & Schmidt-Curley

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Fred Couples Signature Course, designed with Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Robinson & Rossen

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Ted Robinson Sr and Dick Rossen.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

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Los Angeles

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye (1999, as Ocean Trails Golf Club); remodelled by Jim Fazio (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Ted Robinson (Sr).

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