Golf Nomad Regional Course Rankings: Eastern Sierras, CA

This is a very spread out area, from Death Valley up into Gold Country. It contains the counties of Inyo, Mono, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador. I am basically lumping them all together as what I call the “Eastern Sierras” stretch of California.

These rankings are based on my impressions of the overall design, scenery and relative value combined with more measurable elements such as conditioning, facilities and customer service (taking into account my personal experience(s) at the course and general word-of-mouth from reviews/ratings).

Keep in mind when clicking on any active review links below that often I review multiple courses in the same article, so sometimes you have to scroll down in the story to find the course listed here.


  1. Sierra Star Golf Club • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  2. The Golf Club at Copper Valley (formerly Saddle Creek) • Copperopolis, CA
  3. Teleli Golf Club (formerly Mountain Springs) • Sonora, CA
  4. Greenhorn Creek Resort • Angels Camp, CA
  5. Pine Mountain Lake Golf & Country Club • Groveland, CA
  6. Castle Oaks Golf Club • Ione, CA
  7. Bishop Country Club • Bishop, CA
  8. Furnace Creek Golf Course • Death Valley, CA
  9. Mace Meadows Golf Course • Pioneer, CA


  1. Sequoia Woods Country Club • Arnold, CA


  1. Snowcreek Resort Golf Course • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  2. Big Trees Golf Course (formerly Wawona) • Yosemite National Park, CA
  3. Phoenix Lake Golf Course • Sonora, CA
  4. Forest Meadows Golf Course (aka Murphys 9) • Murphys, CA
  5. Twain Harte Golf Club • Twain Harte, CA
  6. Mount Whitney Golf Club • Lone Pine, CA

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