Top Luxury Golf Resorts in California

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Top Luxury Golf Resorts in California

To most West Coast golf enthusiasts, teeing off at a scenic course and enjoying a meal and cocktails afterward would be a memorable afternoon. For those that seek only the top courses, the most luxurious facilities, and the finest accommodations available, we suggest these California golf resorts.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Beach, California

Situated on the scenic Newport Beach coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers the very best of nature’s beauty and man-made luxury. This world class golf resort is a recipient of a Forbes 5-star rating, and Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report called it “the 2012 Grand Resort”. The prestigious Conde’ Nast Traveler voted it the “#1 resort in the United States”. What makes The Resort at Pelican Hill special is location, luxury, and attention to detail. From the Italian-limestone fireplaces to the marble walk-in showers, one realizes they are not in Kansas anymore to hit the links. Other standard features in each villa includes 42′ flatscreen T.V.’s, private garages, gourmet kitchens, and of course, the views. The 2 championship 18-hole courses, Ocean North, and Ocean South give golfers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean found no place else. The plush locker room and clubhouse remind visiters that they deserve only the best. Among the fine dining found at the resort’s 5 eateries are the flagship Italian restaurant Andrea. Celebrated executive chef Jean Pierre Dubray brings Northern Italian cuisine to Pelican Hill. His haute-cuisine leave guests clearing their calenders for another visit to this chic golf mecca on California’s Newport coast.

Lodge at Pebble Beach
Monterey, California

Since opening in 1919, California’s Lodge at Pebble Beach has pampered golfers and hosted countless prestigious tournaments and championship events. Presidents, celebrities, and professional golfers have hit the links here year after year expecting only the best in accomodations and a world-class golfing experience. The seaside resort offers it’s well-heeled guests such perks as concierge services, luxury accomodations, and superb dining. The deluxe guesthouses include fireplaces, private decks, all situated on the 18th green at the legendary Pebble Beach course. The resort’s visitors are accustomed to fine dining and The Lodge’s 4 restaurants do not disappoint. The Bench serves wood-roasted specialties with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the 18th hole at Pebble Beach.

San Martin, California

Nestled in the wine country of Northern California’s San Martin Valley, the exclusive luxury of the CordeValle resort attract affluent golfers from all corners of the globe. Professional events such as the prestigious PGA Tour, PGA America series, and USGA compete here annually. The upscale accomodations and picturesque 1,700 acre setting provide a perfect location for golfers to enjoy a hassle-free vacation away from those unsuitable public courses. Lodging options include fairway homes, bungalows, and suites, each providing elegant comfort and spectacular views in various-sized floorplans. Goose-down comforters, fireplaces, and garden baths only scratch the surface of the opulence enjoyed by guests of CordeValle. For those that may want to enjoy activities other than golf, the resort is home to a winery, art collection, spa, tennis, and 3 superb restaurants.

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, California

Home to a scenic 18-hole championship course, the Rancho Bernardo Inn is an exclusive getaway set in the warm sun and scenic charm of San Diego. Brick verandas with fireplaces and sparkling poolside cabanas offer guests a retreat unmatched by any other area golfing facility. Catering to it’s prosperous guests, the resort reflects it’s dedication to excellence at every opportunity. The posh rooms and suites feature large, open french windows, stone fireplaces, plush comfy furniture, and views that may have visitors considering a permanant move to the San Diego area. The Rancho Bernardo Inn made the Conde’ Nast 2012 top-ten list for California golf resorts, not an easy task to accomplish. The resort’s restaurant, Avant,  reminds diners that only the best is available here. A day spa, the San Diego Zoo, and of course, the beaches are among the nearby activities available for non-golfing members of the family.

Ritz Carlton
Half Moon Bay, California

Just 23 miles south of San Francisco at Half Moon Bay sits the magnificent Ritz Carlton resort and home to 2 championship golf courses. The elegance, not traditionally associated with golf, is over-the-top. The hotel extererior resembles a castle while inside the guests are royalty. The rooms provide floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views of the northern Pacific coastline. Aside from the world-class golfand spa, other activities such as tennis, surfing, horseback riding and wine-tasting are available to the resort’s guests. Fine dining at Navio and The Conservatory Lounge remind it’s upscale diners that only the very best is available here. The championship courses challenge and amaze even the most seasoned golfers, and the stunning back-drop of the Pacific Ocean make the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay a premier destination.