Best golf courses: California / Nevada

California / Nevada: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Santa Barbara
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Daray Jr. & Halsey

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Jack Daray Jr & Stephen Halsey
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Nicklaus Design (project led by Steve Nicklaus)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Palmer & Seay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Palmer & Seay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay. Remodelled by John Fought & Bob Cupp.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Reno
Palmer, Zoeller & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Arnold Palmer (Legend course, 1999); Fuzzy Zoelley & John Harbottle III (Challenge course, 2000).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Lehman and Casey O'Callaghan
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Muirhead, Desmond

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

Desmond Muirhead
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Johnny Miller & Chi Chi Rodriguez
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Schmidt & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Baird, Gary Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Gary Roger Baird

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
McClure, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Originally designed by General Bob McClure. Significantly upgraded, re-routed and re-bunkered by Gene Bates (2008/09).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carnes, Edwin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Original design by US Army General Edwin Carnes. Significantly upgraded, re-routed and re-bunkered by Gene Bates (2008/09).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
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 and William Park "Billy" Bell (1925). Various modifications made by various designers over subsequent years, culminating in a major renovation (and return to the course's origins) by Tom Doak (2018).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Hills & Fazio

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Mountains Course (Arthur Hills - 1991); Canyons Course (Tom Fazio - 1998)

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

Ted Robinson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
RTJ II

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Rathert, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Mark Rathert
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
San Francisco
Macan, Arthur

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Original layout by Arthur Vernon "Mac" Macan (1926); modifications by Dr. Alister MacKenzie (1927), Robert Trent Jones Sr (1965) and Kyle Phillips (2005).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Costello, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Brian Costello
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye. Later renovation designed by Gene Bates (2006).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Miller & Pulley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Johnny Miller & Jack Barry, with later revision to 18-holes by Algie Pulley.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

John Fought

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Harbottle III, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

John Harbottle III
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mesquite
Panks, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mesquite

Designer

Gary Panks
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Panks & Angus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Gary Panks & Michael Angus

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
San Jose
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Daray Sr, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Jack Daray Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Cal Olson & Payne Stewart
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Bell, Brad

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Brad Bell
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Arthur Hills
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Nash, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Greg Nash

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Carmel-by-the-Sea
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Jacobsen & Hardy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Harbottle, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

John Harbottle
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2012)
Reno
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

(Closed in 2012)

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Keith Foster
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sacramento
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sacramento

Designer

Keith Foster
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Raugust, Andy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Andy Raugust
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Maud, Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Charles Maud (a golf and polo enthusiast).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Restricted
Palm Springs
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Dye, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Perry Dye
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ted Robinson

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ted Robinson

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hurdzan, Fry & Cook

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and John Cook

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hurdzan, Fry & Cook

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and John Cook

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2014)
Modesto
Nicklaus & Sarazen

Visitors?

(Closed in 2014)

Nearest city

Modesto

Designer

Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gene Sarazen
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Modesto
Griffiths, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Modesto

Designer

Denis Griffiths
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Clark, Clive

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Clive Clark

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Gary Roger Baird
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Johnny Miller, Ron Fream & David Dale
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Flint, Homer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Homer Flint
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Johnny Miller
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Hughes, Lawrence

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Hughes

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Bickler, Cary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Cary Bickler

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Nicklaus Design

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Originally designed by William Park "Billy" Bell, with a significant renovation by Perry Dye in 1997.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Jacobsen & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & John Harbottle III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Miller & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Johnny Miller & John Harbottle III
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Robert Muir Graves, Damian Pascuzzo & N. Meagher.
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

Ted Robinson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
San Diego
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
San Francisco
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Arthur Hills
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Duane & Palmer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Original design by Francis Duane & Arnold Palmer (1973); modifications by Arthur Hills (1999).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Arthur Hills

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bakersfield
Baldock, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bakersfield

Designer

Bob Baldock
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Hunter Jr & McGinnis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

Ken Hunter Jr. and Mike McGinnis
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Original course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1969). Redesigned by Kyle Phillips (2004).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Palm Springs
Susalla & Robinson

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Eddie Susalla (Classic course, 1956); Eddie Susalla and Ted Robinson (Cove course).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Clark, Clive

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original layout designed by Ted Robinson. Substantially redesigned by Clive Clark in 2006.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original layout (known as the East course) designed by Ted Robinson. Substantially redesigned by John Fought and re-opened in 2007 as the Players course.

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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Wilson, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Original design by Dick Wilson (1965); later improvements by Joe Lee (1973, 1984) and Damian Pascuzzo, Steve Pate & Jeff Brauer (2011).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Wilson, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Original design by Dick Wilson (1965); later improvements by Joe Lee (1973, 1984).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2009)
Las Vegas
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

(Closed in 2009)

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Mancour, Larry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Larry Mancour
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Robert Muir Graves
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Las Vegas
Ault, Edmund

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Edmund B. Ault
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Stamps, Bert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Bert Stamps
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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

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.
(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

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Johnny Miller, Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Johnny Miller & Fred Bliss
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Muirhead, Palmer & Dye

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Dinah Shore Tournament course (Desmond Muirhead, 1972). Arnold Palmer course (Arnold Palmer, 1979). Pete Dye Challenge course (Pete & Alice Dye, 1988).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Gary Player Signature Course

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Landmark Golf

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Pascuzzo & Pate

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

Damian Pascuzzo and Jerry Pate
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Raynor, Baldock, Stranz et al

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

DUNES course: original design by Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor (1925); modifications by Rees Jones (1998), and Tom Fazio, Tim Jackson & David Khan (2015). SHORE course: Robert (Bob) Baldock & Jack Neville (1961); redesigned by Mike Stranz (2004).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

A Peter Jacobsen Signature Course
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Luis Obispo
Noyes, Russel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Luis Obispo

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Nelson, Robin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Robin Nelson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Dr Gil Morgan, Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Bernardino
Landmark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Bernardino

Designer

Landmark Golf Design
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Mesquite
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mesquite

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay designed the Palmer course. Canyons course was designed by David Druzisky in 2005.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Thomas, Bell & Morrish

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Original design by George C. Thomas Jr and William Park "Billy" Bell. Later modifications made by Jay Morrish.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
San Francisco
Whiting, Sam

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

LAKE course: originally designed by William "Willie" Watson and built by Sam Whiting (1924); subsequently redesigned by Sam Whiting in 1925/6 after severe winter storm damage. Later modifications by Robert Trent Jones (1953) and Bill Love (2016).
OCEAN course: originally designed by Willie Watson (1924); substantially remodelled by Sam Whiting (1927); completely redesigned by Tom Weiskopf (2000), and renovated by Bill Love (2012).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Egan & Neville

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Front-nine originally designed by Chandler Egan (1932). Back-nine designed by Jack Neville (original designer of the Pebble Beach Golf Links).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Morrish, Jay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Jay Morrish
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Pete Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Rossen, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Original design by Dick Rossen, subsequently redesigned by Ted Robinson.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not weekends
Los Angeles
Bell & Thomas

Visitors?

Not weekends

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

William Park "Billy" Bell with George C. Thomas Jr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter; modifications by Tom Doak (1998-2006).
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Neville & Grant

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Original design by Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919), with later improvements by Herbert Fowler (1920), H. Chandler Egan (1928), Jack Nicklaus (1998) and Arnold Palmer & Thad Layton (2007-16).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Greg Norman
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Jr; renovated by RTJ Jr & Bruce Charlton (2013).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Rees Jones
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Fazio, Poellot & Tatum

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Johnstone, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Robert Wood Johnstone
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Robert Muir Graves

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Tom Fazio
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
O'Callaghan & Cadle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Casey O'Callaghan & Wade Cadle
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Temecula
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Reno
Irwin & Gentry

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Hale Irwin & Stan Gentry

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reno
RTJ II

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Casper & Nash

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Billy Casper & Greg Nash
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Casper & Nash

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Billy Casper & Greg Nash
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Ted Robinson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr.

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Original design by George C. Thomas Jr & William Park "Billy" Bell (1926); later modifications by Tom Fazio (2012).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Poellet, J. Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

J. Michael (Mike) Poellet
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Dye, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

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
Modesto
Morrish, Carter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Modesto

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Santa Barbara
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
San Francisco
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Couples & Bates

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Fred Couples & Gene Bates
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
By arrangement
Truckee
Miller & Harbottle

Visitors?

By arrangement

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Johnny Miller & John Harbottle III
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Las Vegas
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Tom Fazio in collaboration with owner Steve Wynn.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Baird, Gary Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Gary Roger Baird
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Faldo & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Nick Faldo.

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
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Schmidt & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson & Sandy Tatum
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Duncan & Salomon

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Tom Duncan & Sid Salomon
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Classic Course

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Robinson & Fleming

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Ted Robinson & Dave Fleming

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Robinson & Fleming

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Originally designed by William Bell; later revised by Ted Robinson & Dave Fleming.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
San Francisco
Whiting, Sam

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Sam Whiting
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr, with Tom Watson & Frank "Sandy" Tatum.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr. The first six holes inspired by Pine Valley, the rest by Augusta National was how RTJ once described Spyglass Hill. Modifications by Tom Fazio (1996).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson & Sandy Tatum
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
San Francisco
Bell & Thomas

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

William Park "Billy" Bell & George C. Thomas Jr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Gary Player Signature Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2015)
Modesto
Harbottle & Kelley

Visitors?

(Closed in 2015)

Nearest city

Modesto

Designer

John Harbottle III and owner George Kelley.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

Johnny Miller, Sandy Tatum, Jim Summers & Fred Bliss
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Lipe, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Jim Lipe
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ted Robinson

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Temecula

Designer

Original layout by Ted Robinson; later remodelled by Perry Dye (1995)
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Schmidt & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Schmidt & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Dawson & Hughes

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original design by John Dawson & Larry Hughes. Remodeled by Ted Robinson (1987).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Designed by William Park "Billy" Bell and finished by his son William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
San Diego
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Diego

Designer

Original design by William Park "Billy" Bell and finished by his son William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr; substantial modifications by Rees Jones (2001).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Francisco
Watson & Whiting

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Francisco

Designer

William "Willie" Watson & Sam Whiting (1925).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Weed & Floyd

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Bobby Weed & Raymond Floyd
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Las Vegas
Weed & Zoeller

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Bobby Weed, with input from Fuzzy Zoeller.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye (1999, as Ocean Trails Golf Club); remodelled by Jim Fazio (2006).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

Ted Robinson
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Santa Barbara
MacKenzie & Hunter

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Santa Barbara

Designer

Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929); modifications by Tom Doak (2018).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
San Jose
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Jose

Designer

Greg Norman
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Bailey, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Dick Bailey
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sacramento
Miller, Johnny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sacramento

Designer

Johnny Miller
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Schmidt & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Layout redesigned and updated in 2004 by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Los Angeles
Thomas, George C.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Los Angeles

Designer

George C. Thomas Jr
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Sacramento
Jones Sr & Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sacramento

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr & Jr
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Mesquite
Rider, Dennis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mesquite

Designer

Dennis Rider
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reno
Fleming, van Meter & Eiguren

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

John Fleming, Steve van Meter and Lou Eiguren
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Las Vegas

Designer

Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sacramento
Bell, Brad

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sacramento

Designer

Brad Bell

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