ORANGE COUNTY GOLF COURSES

A stay in Anaheim puts golfers within effortless reach of OC’s highly touted, luxury golf experiences from some of most legendary names in the golf world. And with nearly 300 days of sunshine annually, golf is a year-round pursuit that ignites the passions and imaginations of avid players and novices alike.

With views of surf breaks on every hole, the Monarch Beach Golf Links is renowned for its captivating championship play along the Pacific. Located atop the bluffs of the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point, this par-70, Robert Trent Jones Jr masterpiece has hosted many of golf’s great players, celebrities and dignitaries, from Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer to Jessica Alba and Shaquille O’Neal. When the waves call, unique “Waterman Caddies” offer insider surf knowledge in addition to their golf expertise.

A true golfer’s sanctuary secluded in Irvine, the Oak Creek Golf Course is a sustainable, environmentally sensitive gem designed by Tom Fazio — hailed by many as the best modern-day course architect. Along with a competitive 18-hole layout featuring tapered fairways, scenic greens and a world-class practice facility, the lush course sets the tone for elevated OC moments amid authentic Spanish architecture, rustic stone terraces and dynamic flora and fauna.

Tijeras Creek Golf Club

Pelican Hill Golf Club, and soon to be a St Regis Hotel, in Newport Beach lives up to its prestigious accolades from Travel + Leisure, Golf Digest, and Condé Nast Traveler. Offering 36 dramatic holes that hug the coastline, a world-class Tom Fazio design is paired with Pacific Ocean panoramas that prove beauty can be a hazard in itself. Golden hour unveils the most stunning views of the day, while a luxurious clubhouse, expert forecaddies, GPS-enabled golf carts, complimentary valet parking and a Golf Academy led by PGA professionals truly elevate your experience.

The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course offers a pristine park-like setting amidst Trabuco Creek and The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo in South OC. Designed by PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman and well-respected local golf course architect Casey O’Callaghan, this daily-fee course is challenging without being intimidating. Before your game, enlist the talents of a skilled Callaway fitter. After a round, savor award-winning, farm-fresh California Ranch cuisine paired with craft cocktails and a robust wine list.

Monarch Beach Golf Course

For a fast, fun and inviting game that’s off the beaten path, The Ranch at Laguna Beach’s 9-hole GEO Certified® golf course offers a rare chance to connect fully with the land’s natural drama — with not a house in sight. Set amongst the breathtaking Aliso and Wood Canyons, this ultra-private oasis pairs a relaxed vibe with speedy greens, dramatic elevation changes and striking views in what’s arguably the most serene setting in Orange County.

Located in the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Margarita, the Tijeras Creek Golf Club makes the most of its natural setting, beginning with water on three of the front nine holes and ending with old-growth Sycamores and majestic oaks on the back nine. Designed by Ted Robinson, a master of “Top 5” West Coast design, the award-winning course offers well-groomed fairways, a challenging link-style layout and the famed hole 16 — voted one of Orange County’s Best 18 Holes by members of the Southern California Professional Golfers Association.