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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

(Closed in 2016)

Nearest city

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
Jacobsen & Hardy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

A Peter Jacobsen Signature Course

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

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.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Arthur Hills

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

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Fazio

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
San Bernardino
Morgan & Schmidt-Curley

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye (1999, as Ocean Trails Golf Club); remodelled by Jim Fazio (2006).

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).

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Gary Roger Baird

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

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(Closed in 2016)

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Hills & Forrest

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

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

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Not weekends

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Lehman and Casey O'Callaghan

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Jim Lipe

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Nicklaus Design (project led by Steve Nicklaus)

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Check if open

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Pete Dye

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

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

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.

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

North course: original course at this location laid out by club founders and members Joe Sartori, Ed Tufts, Norman Macbeth and Charles Orr. Later modifications by Englishman course designer Herbert Fowler (1921), and a subsequent revamp and re-routing designed by George C. Thomas Jr and William Park "Billy" Bell (1927). Further changes made by Gil Hanse, Geoff Shackleford & Jim Wagner (2010).
South course: redesigned by Gil Hanse & Geoff Shackelford (2016).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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); further modifications by Tom Fazio (2012).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Arthur Hills

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