There’s a whole lot more to California than many people realize. In reality, San Francisco and Sacramento are pretty much the halfway point when I drive from Southern California to the town where I grew up (Crescent City). The golf is much more spread out in this region spanning from the coast to along the I-5, but there are a few real gems.
Once I play more in the Northeastern part of the state, I will probably split this into two regions. As of now, there are courses from Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Lake County, Mendocino County, Trinity County, Shasta County, Siskiyou County, Tehama County, Glenn County and Colusa County.
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 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.
PUBLIC REGULATION COURSES:
- Mount Shasta Resort • Mount Shasta, CA
- The Links at Rolling Hills (formerly Sevillano Links) • Corning, CA
- Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course • Hidden Valley Lake, CA
- Lake Shastina Golf Club • Weed, CA
- Beau Pre Golf Club • McKinleyville, CA
- Ukiah Valley Golf Course • Ukiah, CA
- Eureka Golf Course • Eureka, CA
- Gold Hills Golf Club • Redding, CA
- Baywood Golf & Country Club • Arcata, CA
- Wilcox Oaks Golf Club • Red Bluff, CA
PUBLIC SHORT COURSES:
- Little River Inn Golf Course • Little River, CA
- McCloud Golf Club • McCloud, CA
- Weed Golf Club • Weed, CA
- Arbuckle Golf Club • Arbuckle, CA
- Kings Valley Golf Course • Crescent City, CA
- Del Norte Golf Course • Crescent City, CA
- Brooktrails Golf Course • Willits, CA
- Shelter Cove Golf Course • Whitethorn, CA
- Benbow Hotel & Resort Golf Course • Garberville, CA
- Glenn Golf & Country Club • Willows, CA
- Colusa Golf & Country Club • Colusa, CA
- Oak Creek Golf Course • Red Bluff, CA
- Churn Creek Golf Course • Redding, CA
- Allen’s Golf Course • Redding, CA
- *Bigfoot Golf & Country Club (aka Willow Creek G&CC) • Willow Creek, CA (*CLOSED)