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Golf in Northern California

Golf in Northern California: Coastal Courses and Mountain Greens

Discover beautiful golf courses from Tahoe to the Pacific Coast where you can enjoy lush greens and incredible scenery. Championship golfers like George Archer, Juli Inkster, and Ken Venturi all hail from the region, which has hosted numerous U.S. Opens.

Pebble Beach Golf Links is Northern California’s most famous golfing destination, with three amazing courses on the Monterey Peninsula. It’s known around the world for its magnificent coastline setting, scenic sand dunes, and towering pine trees. Tee off nearby in the Bay Area at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (San Jose), TPC Harding Park (San Francisco), and Diablo Creek Golf Course (Concord).

Heading to Wine Country? Practice your swing among the vineyards at The Chardonnay Golf Club and Silverado Golf Course in Napa. You’ll also find numerous golf courses nestled against the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Play a round at Coyote Moon or Old Greenwood, both located in the Tahoe area.

Rancho Solano Golf Course

On your next golf outing in the Bay Area, be sure to book a tee time at the Rancho Solano Golf Course. You'll enjoy this premier golf course and it's 18 holes across 6,705 yards. Drive in from Napa or Vallejo.

With a course rating of 72.1, and a slope rating of 128, Rancho Solano Golf Course proves to be a fun challenge for all levels of skill – whether you're a weekend warrior or a scratch golfer, you'll find your time at Rancho Solano Golf Course to be pleasurable and memorable.

Diablo Creek Golf Course

Keep your drives straight and your approach shots soft – golf in the Bay Area is the real deal. Visit the city of Concord and head for the Diablo Creek Golf Course, one of the premier courses in the region. You can make the short drive in from nearby Benicia or Martinez.

Diablo Creek Golf Course is 6,439 yards long from the back tees, playing to a par of 69 across the 18 holes. It's course rating of 70.5, while the slope rating is 118. Diablo Creek Golf Course was designed by Robert Muir Graves, and it opened in 1963.

Adobe Creek Golf Club

Embark on your next journey through the Bay Area of northern California and experience some of the very best golf in the region. Book your tee time soon for the Adobe Creek Golf Club, one of the premier courses in Petaluma. If you're staying in nearby cities like Novato or Sonoma, you're just a short drive away.

The Adobe Creek Golf Club is 18 holes and a par-72. Grip it and rip it as you play through the nearly 7,000 yards at Adobe Creek Golf Club – it also features a slope rating of 131, with a course rating of 73.8. Adobe Creek was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and it opened in 1990.

Del Monte Golf Course

Enjoy a premier golf outing the next time you visit Monterey along the Central California Coast. You can still and play in Monterey, or visit from nearby Watsonville or Pacific Grove. Book a tee time soon for the Del Monte Golf Course, one of the top courses along the CA coast.

A par 72, the Del Monte Golf Course stretches to 6,357 yards on pristine and lush fairways. You'll find this course to have a slope rating of 125, and a course rating of 71.6. It was designed by Charles Maud, and opened in 1897. Visit Monterey this spring or summer and play 18 of the most ideal holes in CA.

TPC Harding Park

While San Francisco receives thousands of visitors every year, each hoping to catch a glimpse of the history and culture of the city, there are those who choose to visit for a slightly different reason – golf. Travel into the City by the Bay, with your clubs, and book a tee time for the TPC Harding Park golf course.

You'll no doubt enjoy the lush, and expansive fairways across 18 holes and 6,743 yards at TPC Harding Park. Opened in 2003, TPC Harding Park was designed by Chris Gray. The course at TPC Harding features a slope rating of 124, with a course rating of 72.1, making it a fun challenge in the Bay Area.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Bring your clubs along the ride the next time you visit the San Francisco Bay Area. Half Moon Bay Golf Links has been ranked as "One of the Best 18 Holes in the Country" by Golf Digest magazine. This top-ranked championship golf club in Half Moon Bay is only minutes from nearby Pacifica. Half Moon Bay features two award-winning courses: the Old Course and Ocean Course. Golfers have enjoyed playing golf in this incredible setting, overlooking scenic Pacific Ocean for over 30 years. Take a break from the course to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the on-site Mullins Bar & Grill. Consider hosting your next special event in the spacious club house – a perfect venue for wedding receptions, banquets and fundraisers.

Santa Teresa Golf Club

Make the most of your next visit to the Bay Area with a relaxing round of 18 holes at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose. You can set up shop in San Jose, the charming city it is, or visit from nearby Los Gatos or Milpitas. No matter where you visit from, enjoy this premier golf course.

With 18 majestic holes spread across nearly 7,000 yards of lush San Jose real estate, the Santa Teresa Golf Club is a fun and challenging par 71. Featuring a slope rating of 124, with course rating of 72.1, the Santa Teresa Golf Club opened in 1963, and is always available for the public to play.

The Bay Area's Exceptional Golf

Experience some of the best golf in the Bay Area on your next trip to California. Whether you're heading into San Francisco, Hayward, or San Jose, tee up and shoot for par at any of these seven premier courses.

Just northwest of the San Pablo Bay you'll find the Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma. Drive in from nearby Novato or Sonoma and experience 18 holes and par 72, with unparalleled views of California wine country. Adobe Creek was opened in 1990, and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Make your way to Fairfield and book a tee time for the Rancho Solano Golf Course. Once billed as the "Best Golf Course" in the area, by the Rancho Solano Daily Republic, this golf course is 18 luxurious holes, and a quick drive in from Napa and Vallejo. Keep an eye on the ninth hole – a par-4 with a devastating dogleg left and five bunkers.

For a premier golf experience in the Bay Area, head for the Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. Opened in 1963, the Diablo Creek Golf Course is a par 71, playing to 6,896 yards from the back tees. Make the short and scenic drive in from nearby Martinez of Benicia and play a round of 18 holes, or visit the East Bay Golf Center for tips and gear.

The Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco was named for President Warren G. Harding when it opened in 1925. 18 holes spread across 163 acres, the TPC Harding Park Course is a true gem – it's hosted top tournaments like the WGC - American Express Championship in 2005, The Presidents Cup in 2009, and The Charles Schwab Cup Championship in 2010. Drive in from Milbrae or San Mateo and play this exceptional course.

Yielding exemplary views of the Pacific Ocean, the Half Moon Bay Golf Links is a must-play in the Bay Area. Not far west of Redwood City and Menlo Park, the Half Moon bay Golf Links offers two courses – the traditional Old Course, and the links-style Ocean Course. 36 holes in total.

Make your way to the southern region of the Bay and explore San Jose. Once there, be sure to play 18 challenging holes at the Santa Teresa Golf Club. the Santa Teresa Golf Club hosts tournaments like the San Jose City Championship and the San Jose City Championship Senior Flight. Make the short drive in from Milpitas or Los Gatos and enjoy golf in San Jose.

When your trip has you visiting Monterey, enjoy exceptional views of the Monterey Bay when you play 18 holes at the Del Monte Golf Course. A quick trip from Pacific Grove or Watsonville, the Del Monte Golf Course is a par 72. Designed by Charles Maud, it's one of the oldest courses in CA, opening for play in 1900.