Best Golf Communities in California

Best Golf Communities in California

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. 


Heritage Solaire Roseville- Roseville, CA

This 55 plus community in California is situated in the Sacramento metropolitan area and offers an active adult lifestyle with private amenities and low-maintenance homes. Situated on a 54-acre site, it  includes approximately 493 new homes, a manned gatehouse, and community clubhouse with a variety of social and recreational amenities, including a fitness center, aerobics studio, and catering kitchen with bar area. Within a 15-minute drive are seven different golf courses, including Diamond Oaks and Wood Creek Golf Club. 


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

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.


Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes and Monarch Ridge Townhomes- Nipomo, CA

Located in San Luis Obispo County and placed on the “50 best places” to retire list by Where to Retire Magazine, this California golf resort community is three hours north of L.A. and just 15 minutes from the beach. Members of this active lifestyle community enjoy privileged access to two links-style golf courses and an elegant 31,000-square-foot clubhouse with bocce ball, pickleball, fitness facilities, a resort pool, spa, clubhouse dining, and other amenities. 


Trilogy® at Rio Vista- Rio Vista, CA

Here we have a Northern California golf community set among the scenic hills of Solano County, in the Sacramento Delta region between San Francisco and Sacramento. Anchored by a challenging Ted Robinson Sr. golf course established in 1996, additional resort-like amenities two full-service clubhouses, a large fitness center with an indoor jogging track, indoor lap pool and an active program of clubs, activities, and special events. 


Trilogy® at The Vineyards- Brentwood, CA

Wine and golf enthusiasts delight in the lovely rural setting of this Bay-area active lifestyle community surrounded by vineyards, orchards, parklands, and the adjacent Golf Club at Brentwood which offers residents preferred pricing. On-site amenities include tennis and fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, and a full-service day spa. After your round of golf, enjoy a glass of local vino on your patio with sweeping views of Mount Diablo amid the scenic hills of Contra Costa County.