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Top 10 Best Golf Courses in and Around Santa Ana, California

Jan 17, 2019 5:00:00 PM / by Rhonda

If you’re in the Santa Ana, California area and itching for a tee time, there are a variety of golf courses and clubs to consider. Whether you’re an avid and skilled golfer looking for a private club, a beginner wanting some instruction and a way to meet fellow golfers, or a family with young children seeking a more laid-back kid-friendly environment, you don’t have to venture far to find the perfect golf course for your needs.

Golf player at the putting green hitting ball into a hole

Here are the top ten golf courses in and around Santa Ana, California:

  1. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA

The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club is a public-access daily fee facility featuring an 18-hole championship-length golf course designed by PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman and well-respected local golf course architect, Casey O’Callaghan. Set amidst Trabuco Creek and The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, the 240-acre club offers unparalleled value in a pristine, park-like setting.

  1. River View Golf Course

1800 W. Santa Clara Avenue, Santa Ana, CA

River View Golf Course is an 18-hole course featuring 6,190 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. River View is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. The course will challenge you with its river, while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Challenging tee shots, elevated tees and greens, a seasonal river that runs through the course and perhaps the finest public greens in Orange County, have made this one of the area's most popular and challenging golf courses.

  1. Tustin Ranch Golf Club

12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, CA  

Tustin Ranch Golf Club is a first-class picturesque facility secluded within the community of Tustin, CA. It features a signature Ted Robinson-designed golf course that the readers of the Orange County Register have consistently voted the best "Orange County Golf Course and Driving Range" for multiple years. The golf school is as equally impressive as the course, with some of the best instructors in the nation. The club is also known for its warm hospitality, first-class service, and delicious food and beverages.

  1. Willowick Golf Course

3017 W 5th St., Santa Ana, CA

Located in the heart of Santa Ana, Willowick Golf Course is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Orange County. The course offers everything you would expect from an established, successful course: two sets of tees, grass driving range, three practice putting greens, a pro shop chock-full of products, a PGA Class A professional on staff, and affordable green fees.

  1. Costa Mesa Country Club

701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa Country Club features a golf course with driving range, private teaching area, sand bunker, and chipping and pitching greens. It contains two municipal golf courses and a clubhouse that can be rented out for weddings and special events.

  1. Mesa Verde Country Club

3000 Clubhouse Road, Costa Mesa, CA

Mesa Verde Country Club, located in Costa Mesa, Orange County, is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the area. It is a member-owned golf and country club. The Club is situated on what was formerly farmland. It now features 135 acres of beautiful turf and trees and is home to an 18-hole championship golf course originally designed by course architect William F. Bell.  

  1. Newport Beach Golf Course

3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach Golf Course is an 18-hole executive golf course located between the 55 and 73 freeways, behind John Wayne Airport. This unique course features two distinct 9-hole courses plus a practice facility featuring a full driving range, putting green, and chipping green. All of their practice areas are lighted for night practice, open till 9 pm.

  1. Coyote Hills Golf Course

1440 E. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA

Coyote Hills Golf Course is an award-winning 18-hole, par 70 golf course that features five distinct tees and panoramic views of Los Angeles and Orange County. Enjoy an outstanding golf experience at one of Southern California’s best golf courses.

  1. Marbella Country Club

30800 Golf Club Drive, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Situated in the lush rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, the Mediterranean-inspired Marbella Country Club has earned recognition as one of the finest private clubs in Orange County. The club boasts an award-winning championship golf course and an array of golf, tennis, fitness, dining, and social amenities.

  1. Mile Square Golf Course

10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, CA

With a reputation for having some of the finest putting greens in Southern California and two courses designed by famed golf course architect David Rainville, this course is a "must play" for anyone in the area. Mile Square features two challenging 18-hole courses and a beautiful clubhouse with full-service banquet facilities. Conveniently located in Mile Square Park, just off the 405 freeway in Fountain Valley, CA.


We hope you have enjoyed this look into the Top 10 Golf Courses in and around Santa, Ana California. Leave us a comment below with your favorite golf course around Santa Ana and why you enjoy it so much. 


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