Best Golf Communities in California

by Robert Borges on July 17, 2019

California has always been a desirable locale for golfers seeking retirement. The Golden State features the second most golf courses in the US (after Florida), many of them being the centerpiece of sprawling lifestyle communities. From the coast to the Bay Area to the desert valley of Coachella, let’s tee off on a few of the best golf communities in California. 

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Terra Lago- Indio, CA

Four Seasons Terra Lago California Golf Community

This new Southern California golf community is located about 15 minutes east of Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. The specially-designed 55 plus community combines more than 800 single-family homes with an extensive suite of amenities, including a clubhouse, sports courts, fitness center, and bistro. Best of all, members have access to Terra Lago's two acclaimed 18-hole golf courses.

The Retreats- Rancho Murieta, CA

The Retreats California Golf Community

The Retreats in Rancho Murieta, CA, is an exclusive golf and country club community near Sacramento. Residents enjoy access to The Rancho Murieta Country Club, boasting two 18-hole golf courses and a clubhouse with top-notch amenities like a pro shop and restaurant. Social events and activities foster a tight-knit community atmosphere. The area also features walking trails, lakes for various recreational activities, and proximity to the Murieta Equestrian Center. Homes in The Retreats offer luxury living with low-maintenance yards, ranging from 3-4 bedrooms and 2,300 to over 3,000 square feet.

Trilogy® San Juan Oaks- Hollister, CA

Trilogy San Juan Oaks CA golf community

This premier 55-plus golf community located in Northern California offers a resort-style lifestyle and convenient access to top cities and attractions. The community features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Fred Couples, providing a challenging experience for golfers of all levels. Amenities include three distinctive restaurants, a planned 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, pickleball courts, walking trails, and social activities. Surrounded by protected open space and close to wineries, historic towns, and beaches, Trilogy San Juan Oaks offers luxury homes from Shea's Freedom Collection, ranging from 1,507 to 2,579 square feet, ideal for those aged 55 and over.