Whittier Narrows Golf Course - River/Pine

3.4617647059 3.5 stars from 5 (106)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6837 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 71.6
  • 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 Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6837 yards 71.6 116
White 72 6668 yards 70.9 115
Gold 72 6478 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 774 6117 yards 74.1 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 106 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

75 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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jonghan69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3384036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unfriendly Staff and Running Out of Cart Battery"


ck1004's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played there with my wife in the afternoon of Sunday. However, the cart was running out of battery at back nine, hole 5. We couldn't play after the cart was running out of battery and walked back to the pro-shop without playing. However, the staff in the pro-shop didn't seem to bother and all he said was I should have called the pro-shop. I've never experienced the cart running out of the battery in the middle of the golf course. So, I didn't know what to do. The staff was very unfriendly and didn't seem feel sorry for us. It was really bad experience with unprofessional and unfriendly staff in the pro-shop. I do not recommend this course to anyone. Unfriendly staff has ruined my wife's and my experience at Whittier Narrow Golf Course. The condition of fairway wasn't good either.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/02/2017

Not surprised to read your comments. It is not just Whittier Narrows but every American Golf Cooperation managed course. I spoke with their regional manager, Kyle Mitchell, regarding to some issues too. But rather to apologize for the inconvenience that his staff has caused me, he turned around and pointed out my fault to dilute and justify their actions and unprofessionlism.


"Sometimes a bit slow"


badbubby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Whittier Narrows is a pleasure to play, always a pleasure to play, a "mom and pop/home course" feel, except, at times, it can be a bit slow, but most golfers are very friendly and let you play through. It has a great layout, a mix of difficult and fairly easy holes, but always a challenge and don't be fooled, it's not as easy as it appears. Some second and third shots (on par 5's) can be tight and you can easily short side yourself, and the breezes are subtle but along with slightly uphill holes club selection is tricky, and so are bump and run shots into the greens where it can be a bit sticky. And all of the par 3's are challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jonchoy1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



GregOsborn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



sarpei's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great LA County course"


Carlos7806238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a bit confusing for a 1st timer. The course consists of three individual 9-hole segments. The fairways are well kept, long and challenging. I enjoyed playing here and I would definitely come back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



richhan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



achao333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

-Sunday morning front desk has the worst attitude and service.

-The pace of play is so slow took us 5.5 hours to finish we gave up back 9 and went to their mountain 9 hole course or else we would of finished even later .

-the course on the weekend is quite pricey for what we have to go through as the course condition isn't the best.

Avoid playing here on the weekends !!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great Conditions"


u000001210800's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here several times. And the tee times special for $21 with a cart you can't beat. The course conditions from tee boxes to Fairways to around the greens and on the greens are Immaculate right now spring is the best time to play Whittier Narrows. I didn't hit a green in regulation all day so I can tell you chipping around the greens was nice no dead spots. Unless you really miss then you'll find the bad stuff so don't miss that bad LOL


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u7080058's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways, and nice greens. The only issue I had was the greens had a layer of fertilizer making it challenging to putt. Otherwise it was a good experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



suejung1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u3384036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u620524708's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Make sure you have no plans if you tee off after 10"


Gogogolfpro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We teed off at 10:45 and finished at 5pm six hours fifteen minutes crazy no golf course should take this long when you tee off there is a group on the fairway safely out of distance a group on the green this was on every hole


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very busy and poor conditions"


u000002440009's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

my son and I played the day after Thanksgiving. I expected the course to have a full tee sheet, but it was worse than that - not only did we tee off late but we joined a threesome. every group in front and behind us was also a fivesome. needless to say, it was a slow round, probably 5 hours.

except for the greens, the course was in poor shape - hacked up tees, thin fairways that were almost dirt in some places. with that many people playing, I would think the course generates a decent revenue. But it's obvious that LA County Dept of Parks does not put any money back into the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/02/2017

No, it is not LA county fault. It is the management company that they hire didn't do their job right. That management company is call American Golf Cooperation.



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