Best Golf Courses in Orange County and San Diego
If Los Angeles is largely a clutter of unplanned and unchecked growth, Orange County is the opposite. Master-planned communities in the area between LA and San Diego Counties mix with protected open space, charming coastal artist colonies and hip surfer towns. Green spaces and good golf courses are easily found, everything from 5-star oceanfront resort courses to affordable public facilities and hidden 9-hole gems.
And it’s difficult to feel uncomfortable in San Diego. It’s not as big and busy as Los Angeles, its downtown is right at the scenic waterfront and the weather is supreme year-round. What’s not to love?
The terrain for golf in both regions is quite diverse. Inland, rolling hills and elevation changes are the norm, while at the coast, several of the top resorts in the land dish up dramatic ocean views, superlative service and accompanying accommodations and spas fit for kings and queens.
Residents in both Orange County and San Diego have many golf-course options, but they have just as much fun off the course too, taking full advantage of all the boating and ocean sports, hiking and back-road exploration their home territories offer.
Visitors can do the same. Bring your clubs, but also pack your swimsuit and sneakers.