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  • Pebble Beach Golf Links: The famous 17-Mile Drive is the site of 10 national championships and the celebrity-laden AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The nearby Pacific and a backdrop of the Del Monte Forest almost justify the astronomical greens fees.
  • Poppy Hills (Pebble Beach): Golf Digest has called this Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course one of the world's top-20. Cutting through the Del Monte Forest pines, it is kept in state-of-the-art condition. Unlike many competitors, it's rarely crowded.
  • PGA West TPC Stadium Course (La Quinta): The par-3 17th hole has a tiny island where Lee Trevino made Skins Game history with a hole in one. The rest of Pete Dye's 7,261-yard design is flat with huge bunkers, lots of water, and severe mounding throughout.
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (La Jolla): Two 18-hole championship courses overlook the ocean and give players plenty of challenges -- and distractions. In January, the Farmers Insurance Open (formerly known as the Buick Invitational) takes place here; the rest of the year, these gorgeous municipal courses are open to everyone.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.