5 Best Places To Retire In California If You Love Golf

April 7, 2015
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“Lake Sherwood” by CameronK23 – via Wikimedia Commons.

California has long been a popular place to retire. And why not? The weather is great, real estate is incredibly valuable, and there are plenty of things to do. Golf is a favorite activity for retirees in California and there are plenty of places to enjoy the sport, especially in Southern California. Here are the 5 best places to retire in California if you love golf:

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks, in the Santa Monica Mountains, is home to several great golfing opportunities for retirees. The Sherwood Country Club has an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus championship course, which is currently being restored. Purchasing one of the beautiful homes in this 25 year old golfing community will allow retirees to enjoy all the benefits of the newly revamped country club for another 25 years.


Murrietta is located just an hour from all the different kinds of terrain California has to offer: the beach, rugged mountains, peaceful lakes, and the desert. In Murrietta, you can choose the day’s scenery. If you live in the 1,500-home active adult golf community of The Colony, you can also enjoy the Bermuda grass fairways, challenging greens, and sharp doglegs of the California Oaks Golf Course.


Banning is located in the beautiful San Gorgonio Pass and home to one of the best retirement and golfing communities in California. More than twice the size of The Colony, Sun Lakes Country Club is another retirement community with fabulous golfing. 36 holes sprawl over 1,000 acres of rolling hills. The community features ranch-style homes with a variety of floor plans.

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most coveted places to live in Southern California, particularly for wealthy retirees. In fact, the community has the highest per capita income in the nation. It’s no surprise, then, that it’s also home to two of California’s best golf communities, The Bridges and Enclave at The Crosby. Each has a memorable course and private residences with scenic course views.

Palm Desert

The Palm Desert area is one of the best places to retire in California because of the fabulous variety of world-class golf options. Famous courses like the PGA West courses at La Quinta Resort, the Celebrity and Players Courses at Indian Wells Golf Resort, and the Firecliff and Mountain View courses provide a cornucopia of unique golfing experiences, all within just minutes of Palm Springs and Palm Desert with El Paseo – considered the Rodeo Drive of the area. It’s no wonder golf-loving retirees flock to the area. What makes retirement in Palm Desert even more enticing, however, is the unique and incredible opportunity to purchase the magnificent Cholla Palms Villa located in Cahuilla Hills at luxury no reserve absolute auction on April 30th. For more details, call (866) 929-2243 or contact Luxury Real Estate Auction House Supreme Auction via email to set up a tour.

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