Best Public Winter Golf Courses in California

Pebble Beach Golf Course

Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach

Considered California’s most ideal golf destination, Pebble Beach is a dream come true. Pebble Beach’s dramatic coastline offers an astounding view and golfers around the world regard it as America’s finest public course.

Pebble Beach has played host to many top past tournaments, including 5 U.S. Open Championships.

The nearby city of Monterey offers world-famous, compelling attractions. Explore the colorful Fisherman’s Wharf, historic Cannery Row and the popular Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Winter offers discounted prices since the busiest months fall between April and November. Year-round resorts include The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero.

Add this course to your bucket list and make a Pebble Beach pilgrimage at least once in your lifetime.

Torrey Pines South Course

Torrey Pines (South), La Jolla

Bask in the splendor of the spectacular, world-renowned golf course at Torrey Pines. Located north of downtown San Diego, the course offers views of golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey Pine trees.

Torrey Pines is also the site of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship. Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in 90 grueling holes of exciting golf.

If you’re a single handicapper, the South Course is perfect for you. Enjoy its open fairways, large landing areas and well-manicured greens.

Bring a camera because you’ll see a picturesque ocean view at almost every hole.  You’ll love strolling on the South’s verdant grounds.

La Quinta Resort

La Quinta Resort (Mountain), La Quinta

You won’t care what your scorecard says. Soak in the sunshine and spectacular mountain views at the La Quinta Resort.

The mountain course has hosted many famed golf tournaments. Play where Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and David Duval have tested their skills and made their marks.

La Quinta is great as a romantic weekend or as a treat for your family. It has deep blue pools, gorgeous manicured lawns, bright flower beds and quaint shops.

Sip cold cocktails at the famous piano bar. Stargaze while sitting on a patio. Re-balance your psyche at its blissful spa.

With 90 holes of golf heaven, La Quinta is where your next golf trip should tee off.

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