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Knollwood Golf Course

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3.0
193
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
2.2
Amenities
3.3
49.0%
Recommend this course
119 out of 193 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
12
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
1.9
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
4 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
22
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
2.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
45.5%
Recommend this course
10 out of 22 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6373 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.1
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Knollwood Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6373 yards 70.1 123
Back (W) 73 6373 yards 77.1 133
Middle 72 5963 yards 68.1 118
Middle (W) 73 5963 yards 73.5 129
Forward (W) 73 5714 yards 73.1 126
Scorecard for Knollwood Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 70.1/123 W: 77.1/133 429 538 334 584 382 173 380 167 368 3355 358 475 333 156 303 394 502 126 371 3018 6373
Middle M: 68.1/118 W: 73.5/129 417 474 312 534 350 157 361 150 343 3098 352 455 301 150 284 377 479 121 346 2865 5963
Forward W: 73.1/126 405 460 289 495 346 135 345 135 325 2935 334 452 296 140 293 382 463 87 332 2779 5714
Handicap 1 5 13 3 11 15 9 17 7 4 6 8 16 14 2 12 18 10
Par 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 13 3 11 17 5 15 7 6 2 12 16 14 4 8 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12.00 - $15.00
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.0
193

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Walkers 15
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
In the 'Burbs 13

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1.0
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Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
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1.0
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Pace

Played this course a handful of times and every time I decide to go back I immediately remember why I avoid it. Fivesomes and double stacked tee boxes. 30 minutes per hole. Unless you feel like spending 7+ hours playing golf (mostly waiting) I would avoid this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Knollwood

Recent rain in the area made the cross a little soggy, but the grounds crew was all over the place!

Sand traps wet, but that was to be expected.
Overall B-

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Service

The course was great, but the service was horrible. We encountered extremely rude golfers who were throwing golf balls by our feet. We called for the marshalls since we did not see them make their rounds. The marshalls did not show up at all, and the other players behind us continued to harrass us. The workers at the course were also rude (the starter in particular). I did not feel comfortable at all playing in this course because of this and did not enjoy it as much as I could have.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Really fun little course...but it’s a muni

Great playing conditions and layout. Some really challenging holes, especially the first three. It’s an LA county course, so they have to allow five some, which is ridiculous and really impacts pace of play. I avoid weekend play and try to play when conditions aren’t optimal, like when it rains, on holidays (they are always open), or when it’s hot. Rates are really reasonable and the food is pretty good. Staff is very service oriented. I am in the player’s club which is a pretty good deal. They practically give away the golf for free.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

6 hr round

Unfriendly starter. Very very slow pace. We finally quit on hole 11 after over 3 hours as 4 groups were waiting to t off.
Called starter and his response ‘well you wouldn’t have finished anyway!!!
Pity great layout and we like course but will never play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Assistant Manager Scams for Money

Went out to play a round with a group of friends on thanksgiving morning and had a very unpleasant experience. This review is my opinion on the service I was presented. They had a special discount on thanksgiving that gave players a free lunch (this discount was not advertised) , I, myself, am an active players club member. This discount supposedly didn’t apply to me. After going into the pro shop to ask the assistant manager why I don’t get a discount when I’m paying a membership on the course he went on to say that the workers aren’t supposed to even tell people about the discount so that the shop can make more money. Then, seeing how this assistant manager had no care for loyal customers I asked if he cares more about recurring customers rather than money and he went on to say he cares more about bringing in money by not telling customers about deals or discounts happening. This shocked me, as I live on the course and grew up here and now I know it’s run by people who have no care for loyal customers. He went on to say “it’s his business”, fair enough , if you care about profits more than your customers, go ahead and scam people by not telling them about deals and discounts. To know that this assistant manager , was doing this on thanksgiving is even more bothersome. Bad experience and rude assistant manager , definitely will be worth an extra drive just to have a better golf experience somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst pace of play ever

I do not understand why American Golf facilities allow 5-somes to go out. Completely ruins pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Fun picturesque layout. Managerally abused by American Golf.

I love this layout. The conditions are better than most public courses in LA. It was recentily punched, which I accept as an important part of course maintenance, but they left the bunkers ungroomed so they were terrible. My biggest complaint is Knollwood (American Golf) allows fivesomes! We had to play through two fivesomes (all of whom were riding) and one gave us grief just for asking. Course marshall admitted to me what I already guessed, that Am. Golf is putting profits over quality of play by allowing fivesomes. I may not go back to Knollwood. My friends and I were very frustrated with the constant wait, AND WE WERE WALKING!

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

If you like it slow, this is the place to go.

Have played this course for years but in the last several the play has become increasingly slower. This last round will be my last at this course. We left after 9 holes as it took close to 3 hours to play. I never understood letting 5-somes out but if you are going to continue this practice, it may be a good idea to at least make sure it is a 5-some with decent handicaps and are committed to keeping up with the pace of play. (The 5some in front of us had a combined age of 400 and a combined handicap of 150.) In addition, they have had issues with honoring tee times as they are always running behind. We went off 20 minutes late and this was not the first time. Taking a reservation is easy, keeping the reservation is the important part. On a positive note the course and greens were in good shape (at least on the front nine) and the price is one of the more affordable around but you better commit your whole day if you are going to play there.

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

Great City Course

Played at 0620 with a friend and two singles. Got out early and played behind two foursomes and got the round done in 3 hours 40 minutes. Having played Tierra Rejada last week and seeing the dry conditions their I was surprised at how green and manicured Knollwood is right now. Course is in great shape, tees, fairways, greens and traps, not perfect, but very good. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fourth of July morning

Fourth of July morning! They let a lot of fivesomes out which slows up things. Our group was a hole ahead of the group behind us, never making them wait during the round. And the Marshall drove by us telling us to pick up our pace on the 17th hole that we were a hole behind the group in front of us. Very rude when the group behind us never had to wait, we were aware of it as we were all decent golfers! My suggestion is don’t stop on the ninth hole for food or drinks because the group in front of us didn’t and we were a little bit behind them afterwards! Other than the staff the course is decent and worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Never Have Played Here , But

After reading the first four reviews. I do not think would want to play here. 5-5 1/2 hours to play a round of gold is just a bit too much for me ...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super conditions...but had a ton of time to look at them...

I have always liked KCC...old school course...but this course is crowded...super slow round...part of the problem are the tons of guys playing from all the way back...we played in about 5 1/2 hours...KCC is always fun, and GN usually has some good deals

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

Knollwood GC

Always slow. Nice layout, tough first hole and hole 10 is extremely hard. The price was right on GolfNow. I like the place.

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