Catalina Island is home to the oldest golf course west of the Rocky Mountains. The scenic 2,100-yard course boasts nine holes and two sets of tees for 18 hole play. The course offers a fully stocked Pro Shop. There’s no need to worry about the hassle of bringing clubs over on the ferry – you can rent clubs, electric and pull carts. A PGA-certified golf pro is on staff. The long, narrow golf course winds down a canyon setting toward the ocean, so the views are as good as the golf. Golfers Beware: The small greens and deep bunkers are enough to challenge any golfer and don’t be surprised if one of the Island deer, hawks or foxes make an appearance on the green. Fun Fact: Since 1967, the Avalon Men's Golf Club has sponsored the Catalina Island Junior Golf Tournament. Famed junior golfers who played in the tournament include Craig Stadler, Corey Pavin, and Tiger Woods. Tiger played on Catalina at age 4 and then again at age 14! There are plans for a new golf course in the future, but you’ll have to meet us on the green to find out!
If your kids are in town, the Catalina Island Golf Gardens is a place the whole family can enjoy. Nestled in an idyllic garden setting and less than one block from the beach, Catalina Island’s Golf Gardens is the ideal spot for an afternoon of family fun. This unique 18-hole course has been on the island for nearly 40 years and is known in mini-golf circles as one of the world’s most beautiful and challenging courses. The classic styling and award-winning layout make for an unforgettable experience.