Orange County is known for its pristine beaches, but don’t forget about the golf courses!

Whether you’re visiting for a few days or staying for a lifetime, there are so many beautiful golf courses to explore in Orange County. Here are just a few of our favorites:
 

Pelican Hill Golf Course

Both a local and visitor favorite, you will find Pelican Hill at the top of Golf.com and the Orange County Register’s best golf courses. There are two signature courses to choose from, both designed by Tom Fazio. You may book your tee times online as well as purchase your experience.

The Ocean North course provides ocean views from every tee with changes in elevation. This par 71 course is nearly 7,000 yards and offers beautiful vistas of the California coast. The daily guest fee is $295 with numerous amenities. The Pelican Hill Golf Club will give you the ultimate golf experience.

Monarch Beach Golf Club

Another course that offers views of the Pacific Ocean while you play the links, a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course that is competitive and fun. Walking is encouraged on this par-70 championship course, but you can rent golf scooters, phat scooters, or waterman caddies to add a little adventure to your experience. 

The amenities at this course are numerous, and rates range from $75 to $220 depending on tee times and membership status.

Goose Creek Golf Club

This course has been rated a top golf course on Yelp and the best value for the green fee by Greenskeeper. This course is Parkland-style, built along the Santa Ana River and located in the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area. This course has been home to numerous PGA and LPGA qualifying events, offering competitive, fast-moving play. 

Greens fees range from $44 to $75 depending on the day and time. Book online for further savings.

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

This championship-length golf course has five sets of tee boxes, allowing you to choose your difficulty from 5,045 to 7,000 yards. This course provides hills and lake holes, offering different challenges to golfers. The scenic views are many while you enjoy this course. 

Greens fees range from $50 to $110 depending on the time and day. Visit O'Neill's Bar and Grill when you finish your round.

Oak Creek Golf Club

A competitive course designed by Tom Fazio, Oak Creek Golf Club is home to a plethora of flora and fauna. This course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses and is a 71-par, 6834-yard golf course that was part of the original Irvine ranch. This course is open for play year-round and will challenge you at every hole. Book your tee time online!

Orange County is chock-full of golf courses whether you want a difficult championship golf course or one where you can just hit the ball around with your buddies. If you love golf, you must check out the five golf courses above.