Few states know how to treat the demanding golfer quite like California. From San Diego all the way up to Los Angeles, golfers will find not only world-class golf courses but also charming towns, beaches, rocking nightlife and even mountain terrain - so you'll have no problem staying busy on a California golf vacation.
Obviously, the paragon of California golf is Pebble Beach Resort & Spa on the stunning Monterey Peninsula. The club has four world-class layouts, including, of course, the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. Oh, and did we mention the 22,000-square-foot spa, offering massages, body scrubs, wraps, hair care and other pampering treatments?
Located just north of San Diego, in Carlsbad, is La Costa Resort & Spa. The resort's North and South courses have been host to the PGA Tour for 40 years. Both are beautiful, challenging golf experiences - so challenging that after your round you'll probably need to hit up the Jacuzzi or steam room at the spa, if not splurge on a full-body massage.
And what would a California golf trip be without a visit to Palm Springs, playground to the stars? Palm Springs' Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa is fresh from a $35 million makeover, and it's never looked better. It has a splendid Ted Robinson-designed course and a spa offering massages, facials and other treatments.
Whether you're looking for scenery, luxury pampering, a bit of bling or all three on your next golf trip, California won't disappoint.