California Golf Course Reviews

Rancho Mirage C.C. golf course - 2nd

Saddle up for a surprising challenge at Rancho Mirage Country Club

Playing at just 6,100 yards from the tips, Rancho Mirage C.C. is a well kept, semi-private desert course where speedy, undulating greens, a host of engaging water features, some burly par 4s and pleasing mountain vistas combine to provide real backbone.
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Rio Hondo Golf Club - hole 7

Rio Hondo Golf Club in Downey: A hidden gem, but avoid trouble with the trees

Rio Hondo Golf Club in Downey offers a welcome respite from the bustle of nearby Los Angeles. The tree-lined fairways and gently sloping greens are a fairly well kept secret, but make sure to hit it straight if you want to score well. Robert Gray has more.

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Palm Royale C.C. golf course - 5th hole

Par-3 nobility at La Quinta's Palm Royale C.C. in the SoCal desert

For a quick play and some sound exercise, the par-3 Palm Royale Country Club in La Quinta is the course for you. "It's a fun, low-key little course," said local golfer Sue Ellen McMaster. "There's no anxiety out here. It's great to walk and get some exercise and take everything in, instead of always whisking around in a cart.
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