Golfing is synonymous with Southern California, and Los Angeles is a Mecca of gorgeous landscapes and 18-hole championship golf courses. With the lush desert, cool ocean breeze, and warm weather, you will probably play some of your best golf in or around Los Angeles County. Take a weekend trip to one of these exclusive golf courses; from the brand new luxury Trump National Golf Club to the historic Griffith Park courses.
Trump National Golf Club: The newest and most extravagant golf course in the U.S. is the Trump National, located just south of Los Angeles in Palos Verdes. The course is situated directly on the bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and overlooks the magnificent Pacific Ocean with views of Catalina Island in the distance. Donald Trump didn’t cut any corners when creating this golf masterpiece on the beautiful California coastline. If you are looking for a luxury golf experience in Southern California, this is the course for you.
Angeles National Golf Club: Jack Nicklaus golf courses are famous for their left to right play and confidence building fairways and this could possibly be his masterpiece. The landscape rivals the famous desert courses in Arizona, but provides a cool ocean breeze that makes Los Angeles one of the top golf cities in the world. “Travel + Leisure” recently ranked the Angeles National Golf Club as one of the best new courses in the world, perfect for all skill levels. Play your way through the par 72 championship course with two lakes, one creek, and 54 bunkers, while enjoying spectacular views.
Rancho Vista Golf Club: The beautiful 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson is situated in Antelope Valley, where you can play a round amidst the gorgeous desert landscape. Take your family out for an extended stay in Palmdale with a golf-filled weekend; head out to one of the luxury Palmdale hotels with your business partners for round at the exclusive golf club. This course is one of Southern California’s best and is situated on a beautiful oasis.
Griffith Park Golf Club: One of the oldest and longest running golf clubs in Los Angeles is Griffith Park, and the Wilson, Harding, and Roosevelt courses have been a Southern California golfer’s favorite for many years. Centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park in the United States. The 4,107 acre park is covered in lush landscape full of oak trees, wild sage, and Manzanita. It may not be the most extravagant club in L.A., but it sure holds a lot of historic value in the city of Angels.
Malibu Country Club: Nestled in the gorgeous coastal town of Malibu just north of Los Angeles where many local celebrities call home, the Malibu Country Club offers the public one of the most sought after 18-hole championship courses in the world. The William Francis Bell-designed course is tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains and has provided golfers with unrivaled natural beauty through the 6,614 yard course. Despite the name of the club, this popular course is open to the general public.