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This is one of the best designed, maintained and situated courses in the city. Although private, any golf fan should do what they can to find a member to tag along with. The greens are particularly immaculate, but the entire course is meticulously kept up. Much of the course was recently redone, making it significantly more challenging. A dress code is enforced and does not allow any casual dress. This is a private course. The green fees are subject to change.
These four public courses are located inside of the city's largest park, and each course comes complete with its own distinctive challenges. The Harding course is more scenic and has considerably more natural hazards including trees and water. The Wilson course requires longer drives but not as much accuracy in the approach to the greens. All courses are very reasonably priced. Amenities include a clubhouse, locker rooms, electric carts, club rentals, a snack bar and a driving range.
Once the site of the PGA's U.S. Open, the Rancho Park Golf Club is easily one of the best municipals in the city. Flanked by an equally good par-three course, the 27 total holes here are usually in much better shape than other municipal courses. Hazards are sand-guarded greens, and an often disorienting hilly terrain. This is a very popular course, so plan far ahead and expect delays. A L.A. city card is required for admission.
This club, which opened in 1927, has a well-designed 18-hole golf course. The course boasts of Poa Annua and Bermuda grass, water hazards, sand zones, a training facility for putting, and a professional golf trainer. Electric carts, pull carts and clubs are available for rent. There is a restaurant, bar and a golf shop on the premises. There is a strict policy for dressing formally while you're here.
This unique golf experience consists of a nine-hole course in the backyard of the Westdrift Manhattan Beach. Particularly ideal for businessmen staying overnight, this attractive course is overlooked by many of the hotel's rooms. Hazards include two water traps and four sand bunkers. Rental clubs are also available.
This product of the "Roaring 20s" was designed by renowned golf course architect George Thomas. Widely regarded as one of the finest private courses in Los Angeles, this is a tough course with plenty of strategically placed hazards. To get in, you will have to know a member, but most agree it is worth the extra effort and cash. The country club also features outstanding tennis and other sporting facilities.