This may be the silliest ranking list on the site, because when it comes to golf in the far southeast corner of California (i.e., Imperial County), the choices are very, very limited. There are just two regulation 18-hole courses here and two 9-hole executives. It’s a clear 1-4 rank in my opinion, so they are all grouped in one simple list.
These 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 Greenskeeper.org 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.