Highest-rated golf courses in California, according to Tripadvisor

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October 31, 2021
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Highest-rated golf courses in California, according to Tripadvisor

Great golf courses are judged as such due in large part to three major factors: greens, hazards, and the properties themselves. Other layering affects these calls, too—from turf quality to routing to clubhouse amenities and even the area’s climate or other attractions.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest golf courses in California on Tripadvisor. These courses feature a host of attractive features, a sense of exclusivity and luxury, and challenging routing for even the most competitive golfers. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite home-state courses made the list—and perhaps to make a bucket list for courses you’ve yet to try.

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#25. Golf Course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Address: 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-3734
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#24. Aviara Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Address: 7447 Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4732
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#23. Classic Club Golf

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (137 reviews)
- Address: 75200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211-4124
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#22. Monarch Beach Golf Links

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Address: 50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North, Dana Point, CA 92629
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#21. Trump National Golf Club

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (203 reviews)
- Address: One Ocean Trails Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6169
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#20. Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Address: 1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955-7100
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#19. Maderas Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Address: 17750 Old Coach Rd, Poway, CA 92064-6621
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#18. Poppy Hills Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Address: 3200 Lopez Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953-2900
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#17. Coronado Municipal Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (129 reviews)
- Address: 2000 Visalia Row, Coronado, CA 92118-2315
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#16. PGA West Pete Dye Stadium Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Address: 56150 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-4600
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#15. Pelican Hill Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (212 reviews)
- Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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#14. The Crossings at Carlsbad

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (159 reviews)
- Address: 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4717
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#13. Indian Canyons Golf Resort

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (220 reviews)
- Address: 1097 E Murray Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-4009
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#12. The Links at Spanish Bay

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (223 reviews)
- Address: 2700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953-2668
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#11. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Address: 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV 89449
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#10. Rams Hill Golf Club

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Address: 1881 Rams Hill Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5400
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#9. Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (218 reviews)
- Address: 9002 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211-2057
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#8. Indian Wells Golf Resort

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Address: 44500 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92210-8746
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#7. Indian Wells Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Address: 46000 Club Dr, Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92210-8870
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#6. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Address: 77 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2037
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#5. Escena Golf Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (313 reviews)
- Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-0574
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#4. Torrey Pines Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (535 reviews)
- Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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#3. Spyglass Hill Golf Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (259 reviews)
- Address: 3206 Stevenson Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953-3213
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#2. Desert Willow Golf Resort

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (384 reviews)
- Address: 38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-1674
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#1. Pebble Beach Golf Links

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (800 reviews)
- Address: 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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