So having played them all, here is my top 5.
I have taken into account several factors, which include course design, course condition, value for money and how busy the course is.
1. Scholl Canyon
18 hole executive golf course. It has it all – fun course design, great value for money and amazing views of the whole LA basin. For me it is the best.
2. The Links at Terranea
9 hole par 3 golf course. The best maintained course in the LA area. It is immaculate and gives the feeling of the PGA Tour. Prices are high, but good deals on cheap tee times can be found online.
3. Marriott Manhattan Beach
9 hole par 3 golf course. Interesting course design, with elevation changes and lots of water! Above average condition.
9 hole par 3 golf course. I have played here probably more than any other course. I have an enjoyable time and good experience every time I come here. The course is well maintained and never overly busy. You may even spot a celebrity, like Larry David; who uses the range here to practice often.
5. Vista Valencia
18 hole, executive golf course. Well maintained and interesting course design – hole 17 is the highlight and the best hole in the Los Angeles area. You hit off an elevated tee onto an island – aka… 17th at Sawgrass. This course is long and more geared to those who like to hit it far.