People have been flocking to SoCal to try and make it big for generations and while no one can guarantee you a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the finding good golf part isn't so difficult. Whether it's in greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or Orange County, there are plenty of opportunities to get away from The Scene, the traffic and the smog to hit a little white ball around.
If you can't get into ultra private Tinseltown enclaves like Los Angeles Country Club, play Trump National LA, the only public golf course in Donald Trump's entire course portfolio. If the greens fees at Trump National and high-dollar tracks are too steep for your portfolio, play Rustic Canyon Golf Course or another of the low-fuss escapes up in the less trendy hills.
Checking out the Lamborghinis parked on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills can be a thrill, but so can an afternoon at one of the free public parks with beach on the ocean. Newport Beach in Orange Country provides this type of escape and two Tom Fazio ocean cliff courses at Pelican Hill Resort. Other top resort choices include Pacific Palms Resort and its two old school William Park Bell-designed golf courses. Or if you bring the kids, Disneyland is always an option out in Anaheim.