Top Golf Courses in Coastal Orange County

Crystal Cove enjoys close proximity to multiple world-class golf courses.

The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is nestled among 504 acres of coastland in Newport Coast, situated near thousands of acres of preserved, natural wilderness. A destination Golf Resort with three main components – 170 bungalows and 34 bungalow suites, a new golf clubhouse and 128 private villas. Designed by world famous golf course architect Tom Fazio, the golf course features 36 outstanding holes that make up the Ocean South and Ocean North courses.


Ben Brown’s Golf Course / The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Nestled in the majestic Aliso and Wood Canyons, right in the heart of Orange County, resides The Ranch at Laguna Beach resort. This Orange County hotel and spa is situated on an iconic piece of land where canyon and sea meet. The Ranch LB has been re-envisioned as the home of Southern California’s newest hotel and spa. Our premier boutique coastal ranch hotel and spa is the perfect blend of the rich history of this storied canyon and the artistry that is Laguna Beach. Welcome to our distinctly local resort and California’s only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.


Shady Canyon Golf Club (Irvine) (Private)

The 18-hole “Shady Canyon” course at the Shady Canyon Golf Club facility in Irvine, California features 7,012 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 74.5 and it has a slope rating of 144 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA, the Shady Canyon golf course opened in 2002. Steve Buck manages the course as the General Manager.


Big Canyon Country Club (Newport Beach) (Private)

The 18-hole “Big Canyon” course at the Big Canyon Country Club facility in Newport Beach, California features 6,981 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bermuda grass. Designed by John F. Harbottle, III, ASGCA, the Big Canyon golf course opened in 1971. David H. Voorhees, CCM manages the course as the General Manager.


Monarch Beach Golf Links

Few California golf resort experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and the variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, master golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned a one-of-a-kind golf course design – challenging and fair, with views of surf breaks on every hole.

Monarch Beach Golf Links is an intriguing Orange County, CA, layout – one of only a handful of oceanfront golf courses throughout California. With commanding & sweeping views of the sea and beyond, our par-70 championship resort golf course offers an unending variety of play.


Strawberry Farms Golf Club (Irvine)

Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers true championship golf amid a tranquil, natural setting. Strawberry Farms is a par-71, 6,700-yard course with canyons and wetlands. The 18-hole course offers picturesque views across the 35-acre reservoir.


Newport Beach Country Club (Private)

If you’re looking for a modern-day interpretation of Newport Beach club life, it doesn’t get any better than Newport Beach Country Club. This celebrated social haven captures the spirit of Southern California through exceptional golf, warm atmosphere and panoramic views of emerald fairways and sapphire seas.