A round of golf is the perfect way to spend the day in sunny California. The ideal weather and natural beauty of the state make it the ideal location for a golf outing. Here are some of the best golf courses to try in Riverside, California.

Oak Quarry Golf Club

Oak Quarry Golf Club contains one of Southern California’s award-winning, championship golf courses. It offers an exciting, 18-hole course to test your skills. The unique landscape of the course is a result of the area’s marble mining history in the Jensen Quarry. The marble mining facilities were abandoned in 1979, and nearly two decades later the area opened back up as one of the state’s most impressive golf courses. Stop out for a challenging round of golf and end the day with a delicious lunch at The Restaurant at Oak Quarry’s casual dining eatery.

Jurupa Hills Country Club

This public golf course got its start in 1960. It features tree borders on a primarily flat course with well-maintained greens. Jurupa Hills offers a Men’s Club, a Women’s Club, and a facility for weddings and banquets. Aside from traditional golf, you can try a game of FootGolf. This sport combines golf and soccer. It has its origins in the Netherlands and was spread around the globe, including Riverside, California. The goal is to get the ball in the hole with as few strokes as possible, much like regular golf. Whether you’re looking for a traditional golfing experience or ready to try a round of FootGolf, then you’ll enjoy spending the day at Jurupa Hills Country Club.

Indian Hills Country Club

There are no parallel fairways to be found on this public, 18-hole golf course. The course is hilly with rolling stretches of land and elevation changes to make for a challenging game. The Riverside County foothills create a beautiful scenery for the course. Indian Hills has been a fantastic golf destination in the community for over half a century. Like Jurupa Hills, this course also offers FootGolf. You’ll find the Indian Hills Golf and FootGolf shop provides all of your golfing needs at a great price. Stop in at the 19th Hole Pub and Grille for some great tasting, high-quality food in a laid-back atmosphere.

Van Buren Golf Center

This public golf facility is one of the leading places for golf in the Riverside area. It contains a 9-hole executive course with gorgeous landscaping. The course contains holes that range from 326 yards to 85 yards to keep the game interesting for beginners and advanced golfers. There are plenty of practice areas available as well. Van Buren Golf Center offers a Junior Golf Program for younger golfers. You’ll also find a Pro Shop and the Brooks Bar during your visit.

Canyon Crest Country Club

Canyon Crest Country Club is a private golf club located in the suburbs of Riverside. The place has an elegant clubhouse with scenic views of the surrounding mountains and palm trees. In addition to a great golf course, Canyon Crest also offers tennis, swimming, and a fitness center. You’ll find tournaments and golf outings as well as facilities for hosting weddings, corporate meetings, and special events.

By: Chris Purcell

Attorney Chris Purcell is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law. He exclusively represents the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Chris was part of the team that won California’s largest-ever wrongful death judgment – a $150 million verdict for a family devastated by a tragic trucking accident. In 2011, he received the Top Gun Award given by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.