Best Golf Courses near Laguna Hills, CA


Whether you want to spend some time hitting a bucket of golf balls at a driving range to practice your swing or play a more traditional round of golf with some friends near the Laguna Hills area, you have a few great courses to choose from. Here’s a look at three of the most popular, pristine, challenging, and/or favorite courses in the area:

Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center

Best Golf courses near laguna hills, ca

23308 Cherry Avenue, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center is a great facility that caters to a wide variety of golfers. This golf center features a public nine-hole, par 29 course with a simple walkable layout designed for easy use for those who are new to golf. Also boasting two on-course lakes, matured trees, and soft sand bunkers, this course can still be a challenge for even the most experienced golfers.

Designed by Michael Orren in 1991, Lake Forest Golf also includes a practice facility for those who wish to improve their game before hitting the course. The facility offers a wide variety of practice areas, including a driving range to a large nine-hole putting green. For those who are interested in golf lessons, Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center offers classes in group and individual sessions.

If it’s simply pristine and breathtaking views that draw you to certain courses, Lake Forest is situated in the midst of an orange grove and has an exceptional view of the Saddle Back Mountains, providing a phenomenal setting for a day of golfing. The course and practice facility are open 5 am to 10 pm daily. You can easily book tee times online.

Tijeras Creek Golf Club

29082 Tijeras Creek, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

For those who seek a longer and more difficult public course, Tijeras Creek Golf Club is here to give you that challenge. This course is close to both the John Wayne Airport and the Tijeras Creek Mall, making its location convenient for those who’ve just flown in or wish to do some shopping before they go golfing.

Tijeras Creek Golf Club has an 18-hole course that’s kept in top condition by attentive staff, creating a top-notch environment for golfing.

Designed by Ted Robinson in 1972, the course has recently undergone a major renovation overseen by course designer Dick Bailey. Because of the recent renovation, many features of the course have been improved.

One of the major improvements is the resculpted bunkers that are filled with San Juan Capistrano sand, making the course that contains one of the holes voted into Orange County’s top 18 holes even better!

The course is open from 6 am until 8 pm daily and offers the convenience of booking tee times online.

Oak Creek Golf Club

1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Oak Creek Golf Club can be found just 12 miles from Laguna. The course boasts year-round playability and five sets of tees on every hole. With the well-kept course and beautiful scenery, it’s a splendid establishment. 

Their 71-par, 6,834-yard course not only has breathtaking lakes and eye-catching flora, the course is also home to certain wildlife. Under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, they work to protect the environment by reducing the use of chemicals and pesticides along with protecting the wildlife. Renowned course designer Tom Fazio, a veteran designer who has been creating courses for over 40 years, created their challenging 18-hole course.

The course is open from 6:30 am through 9 pm daily.