Knollwood Golf Course

3.1133588235 3.1 stars from 5 (176)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6373 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 12040 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, California 91344, Los Angeles County
  • (818) 831-1366, (818) 363-8161
  • (818) 368-0136
  • www.knollwoodgc.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1957), William H. Johnson
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $12.00 - $15.00
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
56
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

113 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


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


Pauly7914474's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Knollwood GC"


EdwinT50's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play"


hpark0656's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed to play here except for pace of play. Our players do not like this course due to too slow pace of play that is over 5 and hours. I contacted the staff when the front player play slow because of the empty hole. They responded very well and controlled front players. Afterward the pace of play was made up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Are you kidding me?"


vintagealley's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived 45 Min early, had a 4 some booked for 2pm. Staff told us that carts were unavailable, as people come off the 18th hole they would give us a cart. They were already 4 groups behind and giving out hand carts. This course is notoriously slow anyway, and we were not about to wait another hour and maybe get a cart that loses power after 3 holes and walk 2 miles uphill back to the clubhouse. Extremely poor managed course. They did refund my green fee, however, told me that Golf Now would end up charging my card for the “Missed foursome”.. Thankfully Hansen Dam had a 3PM tee time available with a fully charged cart.


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Track"


n8doggttu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Overall good track. Greens make it above average, roll nicely. Fairways are in decent shape for this time of year. Pace of play can be an issue, 5 hr.+ round on Sunday afternoon but that is common to me these days. Good value of a course for the money, especially in LA on a weekend. Will keep coming back to Knollwood CC.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Go play this golf course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an exciting golf course to play. The first hole starts with par-4 with 1 handicap and the course is well laid out. If you're an average to mid-advanced golfer, I would highly recommend this course. No water hazards but it is still good golf course based on its price. ($41 @11:30AM, Sunday)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff"


oakhurst's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well I still don’t know why the dry personality employee charged me 90.00 dollars when I booked it on line for 70.00 very upset about it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slowest Pace of play in my 35 years of golf"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plan on 40 minute start delay if you tee off after noon. Took us 3.5 hours to play 11 holes. Shame bc the course is perhaps the best public layout within 20 miles of down town.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



wlawson1007's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"


bapgreg's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are too fast for amount of slope... one foot putt from above the hole will not stay on the green!

1st six holes took 2 hours (5 hours total). Worth every dime of $24.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Over-Booked Tee Times"


Panamara's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 12:50 tee time & finished 16 holes. They over-booked the tee times after a rainy day. This was a painful round of golf on a nice course. They also had no beverage/food service.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed to play this course. I like recommand to my friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course, horrible pace of play"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had played here once before and enjoyed the course. Thought it was a good challenge for me. The first time I played here, I was one of the first groups out on the course, so pace of play was not an issue. This time however, it was a mess. They are one of the few courses around that allows groups of five. I had two groups of five in front of me who were 2 holes behind causing a massive pile up. On top of that, the majority of the people playing the course were play from the back tees and had no business playing from the backs given their driving distance, causing further delays. I will not be going back here, which is really unfortunate.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


andrewbyron's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

In a nutshell, the course has a great layout but it is completely trashed and not worth the price of admission.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bad pace of play!"


jackh4247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is ok but they always overbook. It took 6 1/2 hours to finish 18 holes due to waiting on every hole. They also book many groups of 5. Don’t think I would go back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great value for what we paid"


LNDDAME's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time we have golfed here. Took offer from Golf Now. Lots of trees yet many wide open fairways. The fairways grass was pretty thin and partly just green weeds. The out of bounds areas were not too bad for finding the ball most of the time. The greens had quite a bit of grass shavings on them. You could see lots of foot prints that appeared to be due to frost but there was no frost it was mid 80's. Upon closer look you can see it is a layer of grass shavings. Maybe the fairways will be better after the winter weather. Played 18 holes in 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u509238934's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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