The 5 Best Golf Courses in Orange County | Forelinx

1. Oak Creek Golf Club | Irvine, CA

          

        

In true Tom Fazio form, Oak Creek Golf Club beckons the competitive spirit of golf players at all levels. Each of the 18 holes throughout this Orange County golf course presents new challenges amid tapered fairways, scenic greens, beautiful lakes and bull-nose carved bunkers.

The city of Irvine, California, where you'll find Oak Creek, experiences nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. Talk about the ideal climate for improving your game. Oak Creek is more than just a golfer's sanctuary. While owls and hawks nest in the eucalyptus, egrets and herons fish in the meandering creek. While you may not realize that all of these unique elements enhance your playing experience, you will surely realize that this 71-par, 6,834-yard Irvine golf course beautifully captures and elevates all there is to love about the game of golf.

          

Oak Creek Golf Club

1 Golf Club Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 653-5300

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2. Monarch Beach Golf Links | Dana Point, CA

               

                   

Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr., has built an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California. With commanding sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean, this par-70 championship course offers a one of a kind golfing experience. 

               

Monarch Beach Golf Links

50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629

Phone: (949) 248-3002

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3. Strawberry Farms Golf Club | Irvine, CA

                        

          

This par-71, 6,700 yard course is set amid canyons and wetlands, the 18-hole layout offers picturesque vistas across the 35-acre reservoir, large rolling greens surrounded by wildlife and natural vegetation and scenic hills studded with granite boulders and natural waterfalls. Developed by Doug DeCinces, former California Angel third baseman, Strawberry Farms Golf Club is sure to provide golfers with one of the best golfing experiences in Orange County.

        

Strawberry Farms Golf Club

11 Strawberry Farm Rd, Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: (949) 551-1811

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4. Tustin Ranch Golf Club | Tustin, CA

               

           

Tustin Ranch Golf Club is a first class facility secluded within the community of Tustin, CA. It features a signature Ted Robinson designed golf course that the Orange County Register have consistently voted the best "Orange County Golf Course and Driving Range" for multiple years. 

Additionally, California Golf Course Owner's Association voted Tustin Ranch Golf Club the "CGCOA Course of the Year" for 2008. Golf Digest Magazine ranked the challenging Tustin Ranch Golf Club four-stars several years in a row. It is safe to say that Tustin Ranch deserves to be on this list. 

         

Tustin Ranch Golf Club

12442 Tustin Ranch, Tustin, CA 92782

Phone: (714) 730-1611

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5. Black Gold Golf Club | Yorba Linda, CA

           

                      

A favorite amongst Orange County Golfers, this Arthur Hills designed par 72 layout stretches up to 6,756 yards and incorporates several water features including a stunning waterfall off the 18th green, slight elevation changes, rolling hills, strategic bunkering and the incredible vistas overlooking coastal Orange & Los Angeles Counties, including portions of the Newport Beach Coast and Catalina Island. 

Black Gold Golf Club is managed by Kemper Sports and prides itself in maintaining immaculate playing conditions. Black Gold deserves every award it wins for being one of the best value courses in California. It's rare to play such a strategically rich golf course at such an unbelievably affordable rate. 

               

Black Gold Golf Club

1 Black Gold Dr, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Phone: (714) 961-0060

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