GOLF IN CALIFORNIA
California, the Golden State, is a massive place. Whether you dream of carving a wave (maybe for the first time), relaxing at a wine country estate, taking a spin on an iconic theme park ride, or walking through soaring redwoods, you’ll find your perfect getaway in California.This land is super-sized by any metric. The third largest U.S. state comprises more square kilometres than many countries, with a land mass that’s more than three times the size of Greece and four times bigger than Iceland.
To see a good chunk of California in one trip, you need to strategize. The state’s elongated outline sprawls across nearly 1450 kilometres, stretching from its northern border with Oregon to its southern border with Mexico. Put the pedal to the metal and you might make the north-to-south drive in 15 hours. (It’s about the same distance as driving from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida.) Spin your wheels west to east across the skinny part of the state, and you’ll still need most of a day. From Santa Barbara to Needles, California is 560 kilometres wide.
All this rambling geography translates to vast and varied scenery. Find your landscape in 1350 kilometres of coastline, 65,000 square kilometres of desert, or a smattering of snow-capped volcanos. Stand among the planet’s tallest trees in the temperate rainforest of far northern California, or visit North America’s hottest and driest point near the state’s eastern border. Explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a 650 kilometre long string of saw-toothed peaks that cradles Lake Tahoe, one of the world’s largest alpine lakes, and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States at 4,421m.
California is also a fertile, peaceful place where you’ll find a near-equal balance of vineyards and deserts, beaches and mountains, hippies and traditionalists. Catch an epic wave in Big Sur or swirl a glass in Napa Valley. Be dazzled by the Joshua Tree night sky or just star-gaze in Hollywood. Swish down the slopes of a Tahoe ski resort, or cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge with the top down and the music blasting. Above all, don’t forget to soak up some Golden State sunshine.
Here is a list of the 10 best California attractions: Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley Wineries, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Big Sur Coastline, General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, Hearst Castle,The Hollywood Sign, Disneyland Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, California Beaches.
There are also iconic pieces of architecture worth a view and the chance to see a celebrity in Hollywood. Whether you are looking for nature, mainstream entertainment, or cultural and educational activities, California has something to offer everyone. So you don’t have to try to pick which of the hundreds of attractions to visit.
California comprises some of the major U.S. cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego among others.
Enjoy California’s Wide Variety Of Unique Golf Experiences
California’s many ecosystems desert, mountain, coastal ocean are ripe with unique golf courses and experiences. The Monterey Peninsula is famous for its mix of coastal cliffs and dunes. Lush resorts and green courses thrive in the stark desert landscape of the Coachella Valley several hours east of Los Angeles. The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco provide urban backdrops to legendary private clubs and busy municipal courses.
San Diego is recognized as golf heaven with its balmy weather and ties to important golf equipment manufacturers such as Taylor Made and Callaway. Driving toward Lake Tahoe in northern California reveals Truckee, a mountain getaway in the High Sierras with a half-dozen high end courses.
California’s coastal resort courses steal the show Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Halfmoon Bay, but there are a handful of budget courses with views of the Pacific Ocean, too: Pacific Grove, Coronado, Los Verdes and the Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara. Inland courses tend to be hillier than those on the coast but no less dramatic.