Santa Anita Golf Course

3.3616000000 3.4 stars from 5 (90)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6389 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6389 yards 70.1 120
Red (W) 74 5910 yards 73.3 117
White 71 5910 yards 67.8 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 90 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

64 out of 90 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers  

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"SLOW PLAY RUINED EXPERIENCE"


u000001358928's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the years, but probably won't ever play this course again. Our Sunday 11:08 AM tee time turned into 5 1/2 hours of waiting on every single shot. There were several times when we arrived on a tee box to find we were the second group waiting to hit. This translated into a round of playing the first hole 18 times. Not golf. And the worst part was that there was NOT a marshal on the course, and the guy in the pro shop told me that 5 1/2 hours "IS NORMAL" for a weekend! It won't be normal for me, 'cause I won't be playing this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



fuji44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No Mashall through out the course"


sjaynino's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good fairway condition through out the course considering drought season but, no mashall was found to push slow players at all.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course!!"


u00000994980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the course and the staffs!

However last Sunday , they let 2 minors go out with out adult supervision to keep the pace and Golf etiquette be observed at round! Every one pays the green fee to enjoy a good Sunday Golf . They should learn little more about Golf etiquette first!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LHPhil's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


klosio's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played here before when the pace of play was terrible (lots of fivesomes). Wasn’t horrible this time. Completed the round in 4.5 hours. Love playing Santa Anita due to being close to my home.... will


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dvdcom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs a starter if they intend to use split tees"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very good condition. Still a few places on the fairways that need help. Over all, however, very good condition. Played the front 9 in about 2 hours. When we made the turn, we were amazed to find another group on the tee box. Seems the clerk inside had started this group on the back 9, since the front 9 was backed up. I’m told they do this all the time. Unfortunately, they do this without regard for any group making the turn. This slowed down our back 9 and to a less enjoyable experience. They really need a starter if they intend to start groups on the 10th Tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u00002710429's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Pace was slow. Group in front of us fell two holes behind on back nine. No marshals to police the course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



abraham7007298's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



weonbokzhi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Holiday pace"


pingolfer09's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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Reviewed on

The staff was friendly . Practice mats are ok. Definitely need newer range balls.

Tee boxes and greens are nice as most courses are this time of year. Considering were still in a drought the fairways are playable.

Really slow I think one or two ambassadors would really help solve the slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



sfctadc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace was slow but to be fair it was the day after Christmas so it was expected to be slow. However, this course allow too many groups of five so the slow pace was contributed by management. Always a trip to see 6-8 foot mounds in the middle of fairways. One of the few courses that can penalize you for hitting in the middle fairways. Greens were in good shape. Because this course has no course marshal, the group ahead of us drove up to the greens on every hole, even par 3s, completely ignoring the cart direction signs. May even have driven on the greens on a few holes. Very poor etiquette.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Difficult"


Richard8950620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
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Reviewed on

I'm an average golfer. Either it was a difficult course or I had one of those bad days. Greens are fast hard. Must plant your ball on the green or they will roll off. Super hilly. Hard to predict where and how your ball will lie. Over all must play this course again to get a better score.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not worth the $"


weekdaysonly's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course three times in the past 8 weeks. Overall, I've been playing this course for over 15 years. It was once my go-to course. Simply put, the conditions do not warrant playing here for any price, much less $45 on a Wednesday. There isn't a rough, it's dirt. The fairway landing areas are either bald or have impossibly tight lies. Greens and boxes are just ok. Way too many better courses within the same distance for $10+ less to consider golfing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course and Wide Open"


roddaye's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs more water! Brown in some spots. Somehow front desk had trouble finding our reservation from Golf Now?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



byung8146384's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Well kept greens"


u958724369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were well kept, and the flags stratigically placed. However, the conditions of the fairways were well kept at all


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"6 hour round"


skimiks11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They send people right after a tournament which makes the day to be around 6 hours. To me, this is not acceptable. Never coming back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not For The Weekend"


Daniel1414628's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This review is purely for anyone looking to play on the weekend. Most public course play slow on Sat and Sun, but this course in particular is having some pace of play issues, likely because of the sheer volume of golfers. It took 3+ hours for the first 9, then when we got to the turn there were 12 people on the tee in front of us. Three of our foursome gave up and went home. Pace is fine during the week. Greens were nice.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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