California Golf Course Reviews

La Purisima Golf Course

Handsome La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc proves rolling, rustic and robust

Set amid the wine country of California's Central Coast, La Purisima Golf Course spreads across 310 acres of beatific, rolling land. The grounds are sprawling, rustic and beautiful -- but the course has teeth. Newcomers and high-handicappers should enjoy the scenery and temper their scoring expectations.
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Stevinson Ranch Golf Club - hole 6

Stevinson Ranch: A unique stay-and-play in the San Joaquin Valley

Playing the Alps hole at Stevinson Ranch is indicative of the interesting challenges at this unique golf outpost in California's lush San Joaquin Valley 90 miles east of San Jose. The drivable, 338-yard par 4 features a massive mound obscuring the view of the green and the pin. It's the perfect example of the collaboration between owner George Kelley and architect John Harbottle III.
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Palm Desert Resort C.C. - golf course

Palm Desert Resort C.C. beckons locals 'and' snowbirds with player-friendly course

Even though it's a golf course geared primarily to locals, Snowbirds shouldn't overlook Palm Desert Resort Country Club, where a quality track, a welcoming staff and a fine time can be had for a solid value. "We're a player-friendly golf course for that relatively senior golfer who wants to ... have some fun," General Manager David Bartholomew said. "It's not going to beat you up."
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