Max Weisenseel fires off a fairway shot on the par-4 eighth hole at Horse Thief Country Club in SEYL mini-tournament action.

The game of golf is a popular way to pass the time in Tehachapi, thanks to scenic mountain vistas and the ideal climate.

Tehachapi has two golf courses within its own borders: the Horse Thief Golf & Country Club in Stallion Springs and the Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley.

Horse Thief Golf & Country Club

Horse Thief Golf course is open to the public and offers an 18-hole, par 71.9 track (USGA rating) with more than 6,500 yards of playable area set amid giant oak trees and granite boulders. Located 12 miles from Tehachapi, this course is an undiscovered treasure of Southern California. Only 130 miles from LA, golfers who play here enjoy a clean, fresh environment with the best summer weather Southern California has to offer.

For more information, call 661-823-8571.

Oak Tree Country Club

The Oak Tree Country Club is located in the Bear Valley area of Tehachapi. Although the club is private, locals who are current members may bring visitors with them. The nine-hole golf course features more than 3,000 yards of play area.

For more information, call 661-821-5144.