A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California
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A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

Get your camera out and prepare to post some amazing golf selfies (golfies!) at the most iconic and stunning golf holes in all of Southern California.  From pristine coastlines to fairways nestled along the Santa Rosa Mountains, you’re sure to get a ton of “likes” with these pics… some are a total given, but some may surprise you!

Aviara Golf Club – Hole 3

No doubt this is a stunning golf course from start to finish but the abundance of flowers and other vegetation makes this as much of a postcard picture as any.  The par 3 green sits just above a pond adding to the beauty.  Whether standing on the bridge to the green, the far side of the pond away from the green, or the tee box you will surely get a picture perfect moment.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

Torrey Pines South Course – Hole 3

If you don’t have a picture of yourself on this hole you better get to it.  This is one of the most iconic golf holes in all of the region.  Be sure to play in any month other than May or June to avoid the low hanging ocean air (aka overcast skies and fog) so you can get the picture in all of its glory.  Snap a shot of you with the blue Pacific Ocean, sinking sun, hang gliders, and your perfectly stuck shot on this cliffside green.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

West Stadium Course – Hole 17

Floating greens are a challenge but when the surrounding vistas are the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains it just amps the backdrop factor.  Go at the right time of year and your picture will feature a sunny day of golf, perfectly blue waters, palm trees, and snow capped mountains.  Yep, you can capture it all!  Will you stick the green?  Maybe not, but no one will notice in your picture.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

Pelican Hill North Course – Hole 17

Talk about an ocean view… sail boats will dot the waters and there is no better spot for a twilight sunsetting golf outing.  The image of this hole is all over golf media and is a must have for any Southern California golf fanatic.  Can you picture your new profile picture with this hole as your backdrop.  A must!

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

PGA West Arnold Palmer Private Course – Hole 16

Is video more your thing?  Use caution but this hole is notorious for the bighorn sheep who frequent the green for some lunch as well as dot the cliffs surrounding the green.  I wouldn’t get too close but you get my point.  A little slow play doesn’t hurt all that much but those horns might!  This course might be tough to get on but you can always go be a spectator when the PGA Tour rolls through town.

Barona Creek Golf Club – Hole 9

This tucked away gem gives you a whole new perspective of what Southern California is.  This prairie style golf course looks unlike other golf courses in the region.  The hotel alone is an impressive backdrop to any golf photo much like if you were playing up hole 18 at Carnoustie in Scotland.  Every element of this hole 9 are worth the photo as you approach the resort but in truth, every hole is stunning.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

Coronado Golf Course – Hole 3

Practically nestled underneath the famed Coronado Bridge you’ll have an excellent opportunity to take a San Diego Bayside photo op with sail boats, military boats, sunshine, and palm trees.  This public golf course has some of the most stunning and picturesque views in all of the region.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

La Quinta Resort Mountain Course – Hole 16

Another course hugging the Santa Rosa Mountains does not disappoint.  This hole literally edges up the surrounding terrain giving you a striking contrast from emerald green, to dusty rose mountains, to crystal blue skies.  Be sure to wear a pop of color to make your picture that much more bright.

A Tour of the Most Iconic Golf Holes in Southern California

Where did you get your best golf selfie?  What hole in Southern California needs to be added to the list?  Share below in the comments!

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