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HOrange County is home to some of the only beachfront courses in California and one of the most beautiful places to golf in California and around the world. Mild year-round temperatures and a variety of landforms and seascapes allow golfers to enjoy Orange County’s natural beauty while shooting for that ace. With tournament services, PGA staff and first-rate golf instructors, customer service comes first at these clubs and resorts, keeping players happy and coming back for more.
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Monarch Beach Golf Links
50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive N.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-8247
www.monarchbeachgolf.com

This championship par-70 course is one of only a few seaside golf courses in California. With mild winter temperatures, golfers can enjoy this premium course year-round. A golf vacation with friends or family is easy to plan at the nearby St. Regis Monarch Beach, a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel. For visitors planning a golf outing or corporate event, tournament arrangements can be made for 12-144 players and the help of a tournament director will ensure a successful event. For a fun and challenging course, Monarch Beach Golf Links is a hole-in-one.

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Pelican Hill Golf Club
22800 S. Pelican Hill Road
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 467-6800
www.pelicanhill.com

With two oceanside courses to choose from, the Pelican Hill Golf Club is second to none when it comes to a seaside golf experience. The North Course offers sweeping views of the Pacific, and with several cliffside holes, the beauty of the ocean adds to the challenge of this par-71 course. The South Course offers players a varied landscape containing fragrant sage and local flora, as well as greens edged by deep ravines or the enchanting ocean. Few, if any, golf outings match the beauty and challenges of the majestic Pelican Hill golf courses.

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(credit: Ryan M./Yelp)


Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 672-6800
www.coyotehillsgc.com

For a unique golf experience, the award-winning Coyote Hills course offers sweeping views of Orange County and Los Angeles. This par-70 course is absolutely pristine, and its convenient location in the center of Orange County makes it widely accessible. Designed for tournament play, the event staff at Coyote Hills ensures that your corporate outing or charity event runs completely smoothly so you can enjoy your day on the links. A variety of programs, as well as individual and group instruction, makes Coyote Hills the perfect place to learn and play.

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(credit: Jules S./Yelp)


San Juan Hills Golf Club
32120 San Juan Creek Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-1167
www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com

This immaculate par-71 course tucked away in the picturesque hills of San Juan Capistrano offers only the best when it comes to player satisfaction. PGA staff and knowledgeable golf instructors can help you shave strokes off your game, and attentive event managers help ensure the perfect tournament for any occasion. The 19 Sports Bar and Grill will help fill you up as you wind down from a challenging 18 holes, and the first-rate pro shop has all the equipment and apparel you need to play your best.

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(credit: Shannon B./Yelp)


Newport Beach Country Club
1600 E. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-9550
www.newportbeachcc.com

This gorgeous and challenging course, set against the Pacific Ocean and Newport Bay, is a favorite among many professional golfers. The narrow, tree-lined fairways and reconstructed bunkers raise the game of all who step foot on this demanding, yet scenic, course. While this course is home of the annual Toshiba Classic and limited to members only, outings and tournaments can be scheduled on Mondays for corporate or charitable events. With soft ocean breezes, immaculate grounds and a course that will test your mettle, the Newport Beach Country Club is one of the go-to premium golf courses in Orange County.

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David McDonald is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.