Santa Anita Golf Course

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3.3
126
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.4
71.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 126 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
28
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
71.4%
Recommend this course
20 out of 28 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
56
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
69.6%
Recommend this course
39 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6412
Slope 119
Rating 70.0
Type Public
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Santa Anita Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6412 yards 70.0 119
White 71 6090 yards 68.5 115
Red (W) 74 5862 yards 73.0 124
Orange 74 4393 yards
Scorecard for Santa Anita
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.1/120 W: 75.1/129 363 365 547 129 370 408 370 193 474 3219 354 408 204 510 323 185 439 291 435 3149 6368
White M: 67.8/117 W: 74.9/121 306 351 534 112 280 391 351 175 428 2928 324 393 185 478 309 171 424 275 417 2976 5904
Red W: 73.3/117 306 351 534 112 280 391 351 175 428 2928 324 393 185 478 309 171 424 275 417 2976 5904
Handicap 11 5 3 15 7 1 9 13 17 14 6 8 10 16 12 2 18 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1935
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.3
126

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Seniors 8
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Poor conditions and horrible pace of play

A 5 hour and 45 min round - horrible! And even after complaining to the starter, all he could say is that they are busy. They never thought to have a marhall go out and monitor or consider spreading out the tee times a little bit. The greens were like the fairways, like crabgrass - nothing was consistent and un- fixed divots littered the green. Bunkers were not raked and bare spots all over the fairways. A great drive is rewarded with hard pan. If you don’t mind those conditions then this place is perfect for you!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Santa Anita

Great conditions at the time. Played mid morning on a Monday and finished in 3.5 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An interesting course

It was my first time playing this course. For being in the middle of a city, it had more hills than expects. Then I learned the hills were train cars that had been buried several decades ago.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Greens

Historically, always had good greens. New owner, bad greens. Different type of grass has grown onto the greens and the ball bounces and goes all over the place. You’re better off on temp greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

five stars

im glad i ignored the the bad reviews and played here.

professional n friendly staff,great layout n pace of play was just right.

no complaints.i had a good time

5 stars for Santa Anita Golf Course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played fast but greens are horrible

They lost most of their greens to Kikuya Grass. They are also very slow.

But we played in less than 3.5 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 1/2 hour round on a Monday???

To slow of play. 10 minute wait on each hole sucked!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor management of tee times and check in’s

Was told the tee times were running on time and that was completely not the case. My tee time was for 10:17 and didn’t get off the first tee until 10:45 and freaking weekday. The pace of play was a joke. It took 5 1/2 hours to get in a weekday round. I never saw a marshal or anyone out there speeding up the pace of the groups.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in good condition but the very slow pace of play means I won't be returning here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Painfully Slow

I started my round 25 minutes late because they ran out of carts. After 3 hours and 9 holes, I decided my patience point had been reached so I never finished 18 holes. I know this was a holiday but I will not give this course another chance.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

all day round

Three hours to play front nine. 75% of golfers were walking. Had a 2 group wait at every hole. If you have 6-61/2 hours for a round of golf, this is a excellent course.The course is in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scotland grey day at Santa Anita.

I haven't played Santa Anita in awhile despite being a local. I actually haven't played much golf in general over the past 6 months. I tend to put my clubs in time out every few years and take a breather. On a whim I decided to run up to Santa Anita. I found a great twilight time so I went for it. I didn't think I'd get in 18 before dark, but I went anyway.

The weather was cool and grey like a Scottish day. Just how I like it when I play golf. And in SoCal. that type weather usually keeps people away. Sure enough, the course was really open. I think I played about 22 holes in total. Shot an 81 which I was pleased with considering how long I've been away from the game.

I learned that the course is under new management. It looks like the clubhouse and out buildings have been painted. The pro shop is now stocked. (It wasn't for many years) The staff was very friendly. They didn't see my golf now reservation but I gave em my confirmation # and they were ok about it.

I've always liked SantaAnita. SA is a classic So Cal course going back to the 30's right near SA racetrack. There is no real elevation changes, but the course is very rolling with elevated greens. IT's a good course. There is brown out there, but not in the important areas. The greens were slow but in good shape.

Overall it was a good day. Love that Scottish weather.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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