Top 10 Golf Courses in Orange County

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When you think Orange County surfing probably comes to mind first, but equally impressive are the many top-notch golf courses. There’s everything from budget-friendly public courses to world-renowned country clubs with sweeping ocean views. The OC should be on every avid golfer’s list as a must-visit destination.

 

Continue reading for our list of the Top 10 Golf Courses in Orange County

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1. Pelican Hill Golf Club

Pelican Hill may not be your cheapest option with green fees starting at $300 and including a caddie, but not gratuity. With that being said, no list of Orange County golf clubs is complete without the addition of this gorgeous course complete with ocean views. After an immaculate round of golf, head over to the neighboring Pelican Hill Resort offers up a luxurious post-round gathering spot. 

 

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2. Monarch Beach Golf Links

Monarch Beach offers up another opportunity for oceanfront golf with beautiful views around every corner. With green fees starting at $150, it’s not a budget option, but you’ll get a forecaddie adding to the luxurious experience. Put this course on your bucket list and you won’t regret it. 

 

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3. Tijeras Creek Golf Club 

Tijeras Creek in the upscale community of Rancho Santa Margarita is a great reasonably priced destination for golfers of all skill levels. Starting at $75 for a tee-time, Tijeras Creek offers up 18 holes of golf full of parkland and water features. If you’re looking for a fun course, Tijeras is a great option. 

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4. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Arroyo Trabuco designed by Tom Lehman and Casey O’Callaghan is a challenging course with long holes and a surprising amount of elevation changes. Set in the foothills of Mission Viejo, it’s a beautiful setting at a decent price. Rounds start at $85 and afterward, you can take advantage of the on-site Irish Pub for dinner and a drink.   

 

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5. Ben Brown’s Golf Course at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

The Ranch at Laguna Beach is an executive-length 9 hole course nestled in between a gorgeous canyon in Laguna. It may not be a full 18 hole course, but it’s as funny as any you’ll ever play. Don’t miss out on the hip surf-inspired pro-shop. Rounds start at $25. 

 

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6. Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Tustin Ranch is consistently voted by the Orange County Register as the best “Orange County Golf Course and Driving Range” and for good reason. The Ted Robinson designed course is challenging yet flat, which makes it a great option for golfers looking to walk. Known as a “public course with a private feel,” tee times start at $110. 

 

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7. Oak Creek Golf Club

Oak Creek Golf Club designed by Tom Fazio is a public course in Irvine that’s great for all skill levels. A “Top 50 Public Range” for 2013 by Golf Range Association of America and as “Orange County’s Best Practice Facility” by Fore Magazine in 2016 and Southland Golf Magazine in 2009 the state-of-the-art practice facility will help you take a few strokes off your handicap. 

 

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8. Strawberry Farms Golf Club

Strawberry Farms is an exclusive club in Irvine with challenging holes and beautiful views. Starting at $125 it’s moderately priced and fun for intermediate to advanced golfers. 

 

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9. Black Gold Golf Club

Black Gold Golf Club in the upscale community of Yorba Linda, designed by Arthur Hull. It follows a similar design to other courses in Southern California but offers up a few fun and interesting holes. It’s a fairly affordable option with tee times starting at around $50. 

 

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10. Newport Beach Golf Course

This 18-hole course in Newport Beach is designed by David Rainville and features 3,216 yards of golf. It’s a reasonably priced option with a popular driving range to help fine-tune your game between rounds. 

 

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Taking a business trip and looking for things to do around meetings to Orange County? The Hotel Atrium is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and close to every major golf course, the area has to offer. If you’re looking for even more things to do around Orange County during your stay, check out our attractions page. Book your Orange County stay with Hotel Atrium today!

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