EVERY GOLF COURSE I HAVE PLAYED (and the year I first played it)


The 500 Club, Glendale (2016)

Dinosaur Mountain, Gold Canyon (2017)

Dove Valley Ranch, Cave Creek (2018)

Eagle Mountain, Fountain Hills (2016)

Karsten (ASU), Tempe (2016)

Longbow, Mesa (2016)

McDowell Mountain, Scottsdale (2016)

Palm Valley, Goodyear (2014)

Papago, Phoenix (2017)

Rancho Manana, Cave Creek (2018)

Sidewinder, Gold Canyon (2017)

Sunridge Canyon, Fountain Hills (2017)

Verde River, Rio Verde (2018)

We-ok-pa, Cholla Course, Fountain Hills (2016)

We-ok-pa, Saguaro Course (2015)



Airways, Fresno (2013)

Aliso Creek, Laguna Beach (2013)

Alondra, Lawndale (2015)

Alta Vista, Placentia (2015)

Angeles National, Sunland (2014)

Arcadia, Arcadia (2014)

Arrowood, Oceanside (2018)

Big Rec (Recreation Park 18), Long Beach (2013)

Bixby Village Golf Course, Long Beach (2014)

Black Gold, Yorba Linda (2014)

The Bridges, San Ramon (2015)

Borrego Springs (2017)

Buena Vista, Taft (2016)

Callippe Preserve, Pleasanton (2015)

Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Diego (2014)

Carlton Oaks, Santee (2018)

Castle Creek, Escondido (2017)

Champions Club Retreat, Corona (2014)

Chester Washington, Los Angeles (2014)

Coyote Creek, Tournament Course, San Jose (2016)

Coyote Creek, Valley Course, San Jose (2017)

Coyote Hills, Fullerton (2014)

Cross Creek, Temecula (2014)

Dad Miller, Anaheim (2013)

David L. Baker, Fountain Valley (2015)

Desert Dunes, Desert Hot Springs (2014)

Diablo Grande, Patterson (2018)

Dos Lagos, Corona (2017)

Dragonfly, Madera (2013)

Eagle Springs, Friant (2015)

Eagle Ridge, Gilroy (2015)

Eagle Vines, Napa-ish (2016)

Eldorado, Long Beach (2013)

El Prado, Chino (2016)

Empire Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga (2015)

Falbrook Golf Club, Fallbrook (2014)

Fig Garden, Fresno (2013)

Fullerton Golf Course, Fullerton (2014)

Gilroy Golf Club (the best 11-hole course in the country!)(2018)

Glen Ivy (Trilogy), Corona (2018)

The Golf Club of California, Fallbrook (2017)

Goose Creek, Jurupa Valley (2014)

Greg Norman (PGA West), La Quinta (2016)

Hank's Swank, Fresno (2013, not sure this one really counts...)

Heartwell, Long Beach (2013)

Hemet Golf Club, Hemet (2014)

Hiddenbrooke, Vallejo (2016)

Hidden Valley, Norco (2015)

Hunter's Ranch, Paso Robles (2017)

 Idylwood (now Bluff Pointe), Fresno (2013)

Indian Wells - Classic Course (2014)

Indian Wells - Cove Course (2014)

Industry Hills - Ike (2016)

Industry Hills - The Babe (2018)

Ironwood, Cerritos (2013)

Journey at Pechanga, Temecula (2015)

Lakewood Country Club ((2014)

La Purisima, Lompoc (2016)

Las Positas, Livermore. (2016)

La Quinta - Mountain Course, La Quinta (2016)

The Links at Summerly, Lake Elsinore (2014)

Little Rec (Recreation Park 9), Long Beach (2013)

Los Amigos, Downey (2014)

Los Lagos, Costa Mesa (2015)

Los Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes (2015)

Madera Municipal Golf Course (2013)

 Meadowlark, Huntington Beach (2014)

Menlo Country Club, Menlo Park (2015)

Mesa Linda, Costa Linda (2015)

Mile Square - Players Course, Fountain Valley (2014)

Mile Square - Classic (2017)

The Golf Club at Moffett Field, Mountain View (2015)

Monarch Bay, San Leandro (2018)

Monarch Beach, Dana Point (2016)

Morongo Golf Club, Beaumont (2016)

Navy Golf Course, Cypress (2014)

Oak Creek, Irvine (2016)

Oak Quarry, Riverside? (2014)

Oak Valley, Beaumont (2013)

Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach (2015)

Pala Mesa Golf Resort, Fallbrook (2015)

Palo Alto Municipal (2015)

Poppy Ridge, Livermore (2013)

The Ranch, San Jose (2015)

Rancho Bernardo Country Club (2015)

The Golf Club at Rancho California, Murrietta (2014)

Redhawk, Temecula (2016)

Ridge Creek, Dinuba (2015)

Rio Hondo, Downey (2018)

Riverbend, Fresno (2013)

Riverpark, Fresno (2013)

Riverview, Fresno (2013)

Riverview, Santa Ana (2014)

Robinson Ranch, Santa Clarita (2014)

San Juan Hills, San Juan Capistrano (2014)

San Ramon Country Club (2015)

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club (2015)

San Vicente Golf Resort, Ramona (2014)

SeacliffCountry Club, Huntington Beach (2014)

Sherwood Forest Golf Course, Sanger (2013)

Shorecliffs, San Clemente (2017)

Shoreline Golf Links, Mountain View (2015)

Skylinks, Long Beach (2014)

Spring Valley, Milpitas (2017)

Stanford University Golf Course (2016)

St. Mark Golf Club, San Marcos (2017)

Summitpointe, Milpitas (2014)

Sunken Gardens, Sunnyvale (2013)

Sunnyvale Golf Course (2017)

Temecula Creek Resort, Temecula (2014)

Terra Lago - North, Indio (2015)

Terra Lago -South (2016)

Tijeras Creek, Rancho Santa Margarita (2017)

Valley Oaks, Visalia (2014)

Verdigo Hills, Tujunga (2015)

Warner Springs Golf Club (2018)

Wawona Golf Course, Yosemite National Park (2013) 

Welk Resort - Oaks Course, Escondido (2014)

Welk Resort - Fountain Course (2014)


HAWAII (Kauai) COURSES (2015):



Kauai Lagoons




Some Courses I'd Like to Play...

Not in any particular order:

River Ridge,  Vineyard Course (Oxnard) -- the 18th hole is to an island green, 122 yards from my forward tees. This is a shot I don't currently have in my bag, so I'll need to work on that.

Chambers Bay (The Gary Player Challenge) -- when the US Open was up at Chambers Bay, Gary Player said that a 16 handicapper wouldn't be able to break 100 on the course. Again, and obviously, I'm not yet up to the challenge, but once my handicap gets down, I'm on it!

Tijeras Creek - We played this course today (4/9), and it was really nice, especially the back nine. I generally play the most forward tees available, but they had yellow tees which just seemed like cheating, so I played reds. 70.7/129. Beautiful course, and a gorgeous Southern California spring day!

Ojai Valley

Industry Hills, The Babe

Strawberry Farms, out in Irvine, I think - this is the only course I know of with a Par 6 hole!

2 new courses! July 2017

I played Hunter's Ranch (Paso Robles) on Thursday with my husband. I had looked online for the rates, and noticed it was quite pricey to add a cart, so when I called to book the tee time, I asked if it was a pretty walkable course. I was assured it was, and for someone who walks at least once a week, I wasn't worried. Well! Maybe if you're used to 95 degrees it's walkable! Plus some serious hilli-ness! I started getting a little heat-sick by about #7, so got a cart on the back nine. 

Other than that, though, it was a beautiful course, great condition, lots of character! We loved it and will definitely play again on our way north to visit Mom & Dad. 


Today I played a local course, Mile Square Classic, with four friends. We were not impressed. Now, none of us are great golfers, but usually we can get at least close to the green with two great shots. Not here. And kind of boring, as a matter of fact! The back nine had a smidgen more interesting holes, but even then, as my friend Gail said, "If I didn't keep track, I would think we had already played this hole a couple times!"

We had fun, of course, but probably won't go back. On a side note, the Players Course at Mile Square has more character and has more reachable greens.