If you’re looking for a way to spend the day outside in the wonderful Southern California sun, check out our guide for these near to Santa Monica golf courses and golf activities. While there aren’t any golf courses in Santa Monica proper, you’ll find dozens and dozens in the Los Angeles area that are within a short driving distance, and even some fun virtual golf and putting options within Santa Monica city limits. If you happen to be in the area during the right time of year, you might even get a chance to see some famous golf events, such as the Los Angeles Open (also known as the Genesis Invitational) in February every year at the Riviera Country Club. Whatever you’re looking for, there is some Santa Monica golf for you!
Public Golf Courses Near Santa Monica
This golf course is open every day of the week and all military veterans are welcomed to play for no cost!
This casual course is located near LAX and is know for being affordable and unpretentious.
Van Nuys has a total of 27 holes and is great for golfers of any skill level. If you’re lucky, you may even have a chance to spot some wildlife at this affordable course.
This public golf course is located in Manhattan Beach and offers a fun and challenging day for any skill level of golf player.
Owned by one family for over 100 years, the Weddington Golf & Tennis club offers 9 holes as well as a 25 stall driving range.
Municipal Golf Courses Near Santa Monica
This course features 18 holes and has been open for over for over 70 years!
This course features 9 holes and is located in nearby Venice, California - an easy drive from most hotels in Santa Monica.
Located just a stone’s throw from the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, this course features 9 holes and some amazing views or Los Angeles while you play.
The Lakes at el Segundo has been open for over 25 years, and it offers lesson, clinics and a driving range in addition to its 9 holes.
Private Golf Courses Near Santa Monica
Home to the Los Angeles Open, this golf club holds the famous Genesis Invitational every February.
This private country club is considered luxurious by the members and guests who play on its golf courses and tennis courts.
The Bel-Air Country Club is a private golf course and club that offers an air of sophistication for its members and guests.
This is the oldest golf course near Santa Monica, which was created by George C. Thomas and has been in operation for over 120 years!
Other Santa Monica Golf Activities
If you’re looking for other unique Santa Monica golf experiences, check out some of these virtual golf options!
If you are interested in a golf lesson or a swing evaluation, visit GOLFTEC Santa Monica and one of their trained professional coaches can help you at their training bay to improve your swing with cutting edge technology.
If you’re in the market for a custom golf club fitting, check out Club Champion in Santa Monica for all your customized golf needs.
You can also enjoy a variety of prestigious full golf courses indoors when you visit Wired Golf in Santa Monica. Wired Golf is an all indoor golf club where you can practice on a virtual driving range, play 18 holes on a simulated course and even train with Wired Golf's PGA professionals!