Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort - Zaharias Course

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4.2
178 Reviews (178)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
88.9%
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4.2
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4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
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4.1
12 Reviews (12)
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4.0
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4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6826 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.4
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Industry Hills Golf Club Babe Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6826 yards 73.4 135
Blue 71 6552 yards 72.2 131
Combo Blue/White 71 6309 yards 71.1 128
White (W) 71 6088 yards 76.5 145
White 71 6088 yards 70.0 125
Combo White/Red (W) 71 5656 yards 74.4 140
Red (W) 71 5333 yards 72.1 133
Scorecard for Babe Zaharias
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/133 395 345 438 374 407 570 300 419 315 3563 424 526 373 182 193 382 424 195 564 3263 6826
Blue M: 72.0/129 361 337 383 368 401 555 241 413 308 3367 409 522 368 176 179 379 418 188 546 3185 6552
White M: 70.0/125 W: 76.5/145 326 325 349 345 377 512 220 399 292 3145 373 497 342 151 144 346 398 164 528 2943 6088
Red W: 72.1/133 295 255 307 317 323 446 170 314 222 2649 362 434 305 133 120 319 383 145 483 2684 5333
Handicap 17 13 7 11 15 3 9 1 5 2 10 12 16 18 8 6 14 4
Par 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 3 4 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 17 7 1 13 3 5 9 15 2 12 8 14 18 10 6 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways Bermuda Tiffway II
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
178 Reviews (178)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 24
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 36
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 23
Locals 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 30
Convenient to the City 28
Worth the Drive 26

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

PALM READER

This review is for the BABE course at Industry Hills. Checking in at Pacific Palms is a bit awkward and perhaps even unfriendly. We arrived at the pro shop only 20 minutes before our tee time and were told to come back in 5-10 minutes to get our cart key because the Starter was taking a break (??). We didn't quite understand why the carts were being held hostage so close to our tee time. Anyhow, the BABE round starts with two narrow, unforgiving, uncomfortable tee shots. The first five holes are par 4's and many require something other than driver off the tee. The only par 3 on the front plays 250+ from the blue tees. Hole 9 is perhaps my least favorite hole and feels crammed into the edge of the property. Having said all of that, Industry Hills is kept in wonderful condition. The layout is challenging and mostly fair. Most every hole is tight and requires a precise tee shot and approach. The greens roll true and have many different difficult pin locations available. This is a course that is best played multiple times to learn the best strategy required to attack, and when it is best to play conservative shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super nice course well maintained and challenging.

Super course conditions and friendly staff. The only down side for my round is the cart broke down, but we got another delivered within a half hour. The good news if you are reading this is next week they are getting all new carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf experience

Played this course for the 2nd time, same great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Worst experience checking in

tee time 1:50pm, Checked in at 1:25pm and had me get the cart at 1:40pm. Signed and assigned the carts without keys, could not start the carts and went back to the shop to pickup the keys and all staff looked like being busy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tough Course

Beautiful course tucked inside a resort. Course was tough. Bring your A-game! Make sure you are hitting the ball straight because it could get very frustrating, fast. Very enjoyable course either way.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

What happened?

Great course.. fairways are bad. The Ike is a jewel... Babe is a rat... So sorry... Please bring it back! Greens are nice at least..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

OK

Ike under maintenance, Decided to play Babe, Course in decent condition but 5.5 hour is ridiculous pace

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Little disappointed with fairway conditions

I do like this course overall. However, on this day, fairways were probably in the worst shape I have ever seen them. Looked like they had done maintenance fairly recently, so hopefully, the fairways will recover in the next month or 2 and be back to what I am used to with this track. Was able to get a hot deal on this day so was still worth the cost. Otherwise, I'd pay normal green fees.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good, could be great

I was staying in Manhattan Beach and looking for a course that didn't put me on the 405. It was almost an hour to drive out to Industry Hills, but I was mostly against traffic in both directions, so the drive wasn't too bad.
Couldn't believe that we mostly had the course to ourselves on a Friday morning. Even without waiting on many shots, though, it's still going to be a 4.5 hour round. There's a lot of distance between holes, and the governors on the carts really slow you down. Without exaggeration, I bet you could knock at least 10 minutes off your round with carts driving at just normal speeds.
I enjoyed the layout of the course a lot. There's a lot of elevation change, and you have to be both straight and precise with your distances off the tee to be in the correct position to hit the green. Second shots have to worked to come in from the right direction to utilize slopes while minimizing risk. A shot straight at the hole, especially on the front nine, is often the incorrect play. While the course is somewhat narrow off the tee (again, much more so on the front than the back), the fairways tend to be in valleys that funnel balls back into the short grass.Thicker rough that prevented this could definitely make the course a much tougher test. I do appreciate that they both kept the sizes of the green down, while doing an excellent job of using slopes and humps to create distinct pin placements. The architect did a pretty good job of accepting that the course was going to be shorter, and embracing the challenge instead of taking a normal, modern course and just shortening it.
That said, I have two complaints with the course. The bigger one is that I wish the architect had allowed more options for running the ball up to the green. For example, the first hole could be an amazing risk/reward hole, as it plays blind and steeply down hill. Firming the course and removing the trough in front of the green could allow bombers to attempt to drive the first green, with a huge potential for disaster. Instead, the trough forces a layup and then an elevated shot to a narrow green without much back to front slope to help stop the ball. This is one example of a way the course could've been way more fun.
My other complaint is with the conditioning. The greens were on the slow side, and that's fine, if not preferable. But the course was really overwatered, which seems wrong from both an environmental and playability perspective.
Overall, I enjoyed my round here. The views were great, the layout was fun, and the price was absolutely reasonable. But it was hard to not think about how much better it could've been with a couple of design and maintenance changes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting design in an Interesting Place

Very cool track on a mountain side in the middle of the eastern industrial side of town. Beautiful resort attached to 36 holes of some very tricky golf but if you hit it well you can score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played Babe for the first time in several years. The course was in very good condition and the whether was great. It is still as I remembered it, where keeping the ball in play off the tee is essential. I only used drive a few times as many of the tee shots are to fairly tight fairways; at least for this 11-12 handicapper. Challenging but fair course which I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring your straight ball

Bring your A game cause this course is very challenging. The Ike is longer but this course is tougher and it is not short. It's just a bit shorter than Ike. I can almost guarantee you'll shoot a better score on Ike than the Babe.

That said the course is great. This place has really improved to first class conditions. Best condition I've ever seen the course. Greens roll really well. Bunkers are groomed. Fairways are green with no dirt patches. This is country club quality. But hold your hat cause this course will challenge every part of your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning

Great mountain views, lots of elevation changes, and perfect course condition. The only downside was that groupings were not ideal. I was a single rider and there were a number of walking groups holding me and many others back. Nevertheless, you can't beat the views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The "Babe" course was pleasantly surprising

Our annual golf tour of destinations in California included our last round being played at Industry Hills Golf Club on the Zaharias Course. Narrow, hilly, wooded, and really, just beautiful. The Par 3's over water and up hills were fun to play. Everything looks a little longer that it is. I never took driver out of the bag. Since ours was a tournament, kudos to the staff that ran it. It was efficient and we got our round in right at 5 hours. The greens were putting true. Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SlowGreen

Wow Green was very slow slow fairway was good

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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