Golf Digest Magazine's Top Rated Golf Courses for California (2005)

Below is a list of the award-winning golf courses from Golf Digest Magazine's Top Rated Golf Courses for California published in 2005. Click on the golf course name to learn more about the course, see a locator map, read reviews, and more.

Top Rated Golf Courses for California 2005-2006

Rank Golf Course Location
1 Cypress Point Club - Cypress Point Course
Pebble Beach, CA
2 Pebble Beach Golf Links - Pebble Beach Course
Pebble Beach, CA
3 The Olympic Club - Lake Course
San Francisco, CA
4 San Francisco Golf Club - San Francisco Course
San Francisco, CA
5 Los Angeles Country Club - North Course
Los Angeles, CA
6 Riviera Country Club - Riviera Course
Pacific Palisades, CA
7 Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Spyglass Hill Course
Pebble Beach, CA
8 The Quarry at LaQuinta - Quarry Course
La Quinta, CA
9 Mayacama Golf Club - Mayacama Course
Santa Rosa, CA
10 Valley Club of Montecito - Valley Club Course
Santa Barbara, CA
11 The Preserve Golf Club - Preserve Course
Carmel, CA
13 Sherwood Country Club - Sherwood Course
Thousand Oaks, CA
14 Tradition Golf Club - Tradition Course
La Quinta, CA
15 Lahontan Golf Club - Lahontan Course
Truckee, CA
16 Pasatiempo Golf Club - Pasatiempo Course
Santa Cruz, CA
17 Winchester Country Club - Winchester Course
Meadow Vista, CA
18 CordeValle Golf Club - CordeValle Course
San Martin, CA
19 The Vintage Club - Desert Course
Indian Wells, CA
20 The Vintage Club - Mountain Course
Indian Wells, CA
21 The Reserve Club - Reserve Course
Indian Wells, CA
22 Bel-Air Country Club - Bel-Air Course
Los Angeles, CA
23 The Links At Spanish Bay - Spanish Bay Course
Pebble Beach, CA
24 The Bridges Club At Rancho Santa Fe - Bridges Course
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
25 Shady Canyon Golf Club - Shady Canyon Course
Irvine, CA
26 Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club - Rancho Santa Fe Course
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
27 Bighorn Golf Club - Canyons Course
Palm Desert, CA
28 Torrey Pines Golf Course - South Course
La Jolla, CA
29 Pelican Hill Golf Club - Ocean North Course
Newport Coast, CA
30 PGA West Stadium Clubhouse - Stadium Course
La Quinta, CA

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