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3.5
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
77.5%
Recommend this course
106 out of 143 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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3.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6412 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.0
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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
Architect James Harrison Smith (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12.00 - $30.00
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

3.5
143 Reviews (143)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Seniors 9
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

4 hour round, course in great shape

Very happy with the experience playing Santa Anita. We played in 4 hours almost to the minute. Greens were firm and fast and putts rolled true. Fairways were well grassed with only a few bald spots. Bunkers were fluffy allowing legitimate bunker “explosion” shots. Staff was helpful and friendly.

My only complaint is that the course now charges a $5 deposit on the cart key. They willingly refund it at the end of the round, IF you know about it. They don’t do a good job of telling you about it up front. They don’t try to hide it, but old timers like me never realized they charged me the deposit. Fortunately our playing partners alerted us so we could get our deposit back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for your review, RhoPage. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Santa Anita Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

good day to golf

Very few players on the course due to early morning sprinkles and forecast for more rain. It did not rain, the course dried out and we had a great time. Finished in about 4 hours. A round of golf here usually takes over 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting fairways

The giant up and down hills in the middle of many fairways on this course make you think they must be burring some old trains or elephants under those fairways. It’s fun for those golfers like to play out of uneven lays.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Santa Anita Golf course. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Your comments are by no means the standard we strive to achieve, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Favorite Course

I love playing Santa Anita. Very close to my home, terrific and friendly Staff makes you feel at home. The course is very nicely layed-out with a nice variety of fairly easy holes to pretty difficult ones (at least for me). It will always be my first choice as to where to play.

There is only one down-side and that is the often encountered slow pace of play. Two factors contribute to the slow play: 1) The fact that because it is an LA County Course, Five-somes are allowed. 2) Players who walk the course instead of riding. Invariably we will come up to a tee box, and find a group of walkers just sitting on the bench, with nobody on the green or even within their driving range ahead of them. It is as if they are resting.

If something could be done about the pace of play, Santa Anita would be perfect! But in all fairness, all LA County Courses have that exact same problem.

Bottom line is that I will continue playing at Santa Anita on a regular basis because there are so many more positives that negatives about it.

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

Good value

Great value for the money.
Very friendly staffs makes the golf outing very pleasant.
Course condition was great! As well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Fix the greens please!

These have got to be some of the slowest greens in Southern California. The stimp on these greens can't be higher than a 5. So slow! If they can fix these greens to a normal speed this would be a great place to play.

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

Lucky to be my home course

Great course!! My home course now!!
Mostly all good; but we can do better!!
Best course around for all levels!!!
Agape
Coach Mylo

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Definitely worth it!

Was able to capitalize on a discounted rate and truly enjoyed my entire day out here. The Mountain View’s were amazing and the course was in very good shape, specifically the greens. Pro Shop staff are always great and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Santa Anita Golf Course on 01/02/2019:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Usually fantastic, just a bad day

Played 5pm, and it was an absolute nightmare. Usually the course is wide open but for some reason it was backed up on every hole. Just a bad day. For a muni course it’s usually a good value and decent conditions

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Santa Anita Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 12/05/2018

Hello takaoizumida, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Santa Anita Golf Course, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will continue to see improvements in the course the next time you are with us. We are glad to see that you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with us. Thank you for playing our golf course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Much Better than Expected

Jordan checked us in and was very friendly and informative. Later on the course Steve drove out to introduce himself and ask the 5some in front of our 3some to step it up. The wait had been minimal up to that point, on the busiest day of the year. After that we never saw another person. Had a great time! We loved the layout; the greens were fast and in great shape and could see clear evidence of improvements in progress. All workers were more than accommodating and shut down their machines as we approached. We loved our experience and will certainly be back!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in good shape and the greens are a tad sandy and slow but rolling fine. The course could use a little more water but otherwise fun to play. Pace was right around 4 hours so that was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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
Response from Santa Anita Golf Course on 11/02/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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