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3.8
179 Reviews (179)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
145 out of 179 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6405 yards
Slope 118
Rating 70.3
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Course Details

Year Built 1910
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell William P. Bell (1910)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12.00 - $15.00
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
179 Reviews (179)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Near the Airport 7

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Love the longer spacing time between groups

As much as Covid-19 is sucking, LB golf courses have been doing a great job.
Especially longer spacing times between groups has improved the overall experience tremendously.
I play a lot of golf. Mostly in Lb since I live here.
It can get ridiculously slow, which is super annoying and frustrating.

Please keep tee times further apart!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was closed due to Governor Newsom’s shelter in place edict.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rainy day course

I played this course about four times a year. It is long and can be difficult. It needs to be mowed more often. I will often find myself in the fairway but in thicker grass than what I’m used to. There’s no water either. But it’s a challenge for sure.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A golfing jewel in the middle of Long Beach

The only problem w this course is the pace of play. 5 hour rounds are common. But it is a delightfully easy on the eyes and fun to play Nice carts w GPS. Great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

soccer buddies golf

I am transitioning to golf as beginner. Staff, golf cart, course were better than most I experienced past year compared to other local golf courses. Every members wants to come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Big Rec 18 holes

The weather was great. The course was in good condition. Pace of play was good. We finished in just under 4 hours. This is good considering we played in the afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow did not finish

It was slow did not finish actually had a six Some in front of us no supervision

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Please Warn When Punching

They were punching the Tee Boxes today. They should have warned us as courses do when punching greens. At least leave a couple of patches to hit from. Could not get footing on little pellets.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Easy course, hard to read greens

Course is in good condition but plays slow and has little food services. Had to go into club house and get an expensive but good tasting hot dog.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Simple Layout - 6 hour Round

Second time playing here, the course layout is quite simple, condition of the course was fair / good, but the the pace of play is unbearable. I had a 10am tee time Teed off about 30 mins late. Had to wait on every hole (some less than others), in the end played until 130pm (3.5 hours past scheduled tee time) and had finished 11 holes. I had to pick up and leave. Won’t play this course again unless they stop allowing 5 somes, or get an extremely early tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow. Very slow

The course is gorgeous and fun to play but the pace of play is terrible. Nearly every hole tempts the hackers to wait for the green to clear when they're 240 out... Took almost 3 hours to get through 9.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has wide open fairways

Great fun and enjoyable course. If your looking for a good time and fun place to play your next round. Than look no further. Big Rec is fun and easy for
Any handicap golfer. Had a great round even though I shot more dbl than pars. Still always fun at big Rec.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Rec Park is an ok muni but overall good value

Rec Park is an ok course. Not terrible but not great. It’s good enough for a casual round of golf. It has some challenging holes but most are straightforward. Conditions are usually decent to good. I can’t say a ton of negative things about the course and I would play it again but you just need to know going in what to expect. Tough to find something in the South Bay that is great in terms of pace of play and conditions but Rec Park will give some of what you need.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent

Basic muni course.. tee’d off about 20 min late but after we got going the pace was okay!!
Make sure to tee off early though (before 710am) or good luck to ya!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Busy, yes - but super slow. First two holes took 50 minutes.

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