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THE INN AT PASATIEMPO
Santa Cruz

Charming lodging with a retro 1950s facade, across the road from the front nine of one of Alister MacKenzie’s finest designs, ranked 111th in America.
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Hole 6


LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB
Now a Waldorf Astoria resort, offering tee times at five challenging golf courses, three by Pete Dye, one by Jack Nicklaus (pictured) and one by Greg Norman.
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Hole #9, Par 4 Credit: Waldorf Astoria
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THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES
La Jolla

Thrilling setting overlooking the Pacific. Torrey’s South Course was the site of Tiger Woods’ dramatic U.S. Open win in 2008.
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Torrey Pines south
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OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA
If relaxing golf and a spa treatment aren’t enough, there’s an artist-in-residence at the Artist Cottage who will assist in anything from water colors to mixed media, even origami.
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OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA
Carlsbad

Luxury accommodations, plus recent renovations to the resort’s two championship golf courses, and La Costa’s golf performance institute, make the Carlsbad resort one of the finest in California.
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PEBBLE BEACH RESORTS/INN AT SPANISH BAY
The Monterey Peninsula has long been the finest meeting of land and sea. There’s access to four resort-owned courses (Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte), plus others.
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The Links At Spanish Bay

PGA WEST
La Quinta

Home of the PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge, PGA West’s Stadium course is the most well-known, but the facility has six courses in all—three of which are available to resort guests.
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Stadium Course at PGA West - La Quinta, CA

THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL
Newport Coast

Mediterranean-inspired bungalows and villas overlook portions of two Tom Fazio-designed layouts with the panoramic Pacific beyond. Superb cuisine.
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ROSEWOOD CORDEVALLE
San Martin

A former PGA Tour stop, CordeValle’s Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed 18 was the site of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.
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