California Mission Trail ... with Golf! Stage Three

The California mission trail stretches from San Diego in the south, to Sonoma in the North. Their foundings took place over a 54-year period (1769 to 1823) and total 21 historic sites. The architecture of the day is preserved, offering a glimpse of the history of the region that would become the 31st state. Today, these outposts pair well with other area attractions, including wineries, beaches and, of course, golf. As we travel from north to south, join us along our trace as we feature a worthwhile golf course near each stop across this expansive network of historical sites.


Santa Bárbara (Santa Barbara)

Golf Course: Sandpiper

Restaurant: Bouchon

Affordable Abode: Carpinteria


San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Golf Course: Buenaventura

Restaurant: Dargans

Affordable Abode: Ventura


San Fernando Rey (Mission Hills)

Golf Course: Hansen Dam

Restaurant: Nashville Hot Chicken

Affordable Abode:  Santa Clarita


San Gabriel Arcángel (San Gabriel)

Golf Course: Alhambra

Restaurant: Yang's Kitchen

Affordable Abode: San Gabriel


San Juan Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano)

Golf Course: San Juan Hills

Restaurant: Ramos House

Affordable Abode: San Juan Capistrano


San Luis Rey de Francía (Oceanside)

Golf Course: Goat Hill Park

Restaurant: Sabai Sabai Thai

Affordable Abode: Oceanside


San Diego de Alcalá (San Diego)

Golf Course: Riverwalk

Restaurant: Lazy Dog

Affordable Abode: Mission Valley



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Written by Ronald Montesano

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