Southern California, with its endless sunshine, outdoorsy lifestyle and dramatic ocean and mountain scenery around its golf courses has long been a mecca for golfers.
“The weather in Southern California is fantastic,” said Drew Mandile, a Beverly Hills-based agent with Sotheby’s International Realty who has played at most of the top courses and clubs in and around Los Angeles. “You get so many opportunities to play here.
“If it rains, it rains for three days and then it goes away,” he said. “It’s a great lifestyle.”
Especially during the pandemic, golf has boomed everywhere, said Julie Bloom, senior vice president of operations at Sunrise Company, which develops and builds high-end homes within golfing communities in the Coachella Valley and then manages the clubs as well. “It’s one of the things that people have been able to do outside and still be socially distanced,” Ms. Bloom said.
During the pandemic, a lot of people “reconnected with golf, especially younger people,” she said. “We think we may see generational changes moving forward.”