Recreation Park American Golf Club

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3.6
133
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
80.9%
Recommend this course
103 out of 133 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
6
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
19
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
84.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6405 yards
Slope 118
Rating 70.3
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Recreation Park Golf Course 18
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6405 yards 70.3 118
White 72 6155 yards 69.3 112
Red (W) 74 5930 yards 74.1 127
Scorecard for Course 18 Golf
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: 70.0/117 295 296 412 360 140 460 428 412 483 3286 426 360 137 304 522 329 138 511 392 3119 6405
Middle M: 69.1/114 288 288 394 346 133 454 416 402 443 3164 415 348 129 290 508 325 129 468 379 2991 6155
Forward W: 74.1/127 279 281 387 328 126 428 416 382 427 3054 399 315 129 281 489 321 122 450 370 2876 5930
Handicap 15 13 5 9 17 1 3 7 11 2 10 16 14 4 12 18 6 8
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 13 3 7 17 9 5 1 11 6 10 16 14 2 12 8 18 4

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 - $7.50 - $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

3.6
133

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I like the course but the pace was too slow for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course was In great shape from tee to green. Big Rec has always had some of the best greens in LB and today they lived up to it. The greens where so quick today I loved it!!! This is the way greens should be all the time to give you the feel of what a PGA play feels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Subtle Challenge

Some of the best greens around the area. Best muni practice area in the region, Subtle challenges. The course looks easy but has teeth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Rec 18

Great course excellent green as always must play golf course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cool golf on a hot day.

The course was in good shape and pace of play was very good. Sometimes it can be slow what with the popularity of the course.Will try and play here when I can get good golf now prices. On a hot day it is one of the cooler places to play in the area due to being close to ocean.

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

Nice course

Great day of golf . Great greens very fair course , cool beach weather,loved it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Day

Fun day. We got out early and finished in 3.5 hours. The course was in just ok condition. Fairways were getting brown in spots. Greens were well maintained.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first out for 18 done in 3 hours in time for work !!!!!!

greens were a bit slow, they were aerated probably a few weeks ago so it still showed but they were still fun to play on, usually they are fast, the fairways were in great shape, few trees missing since the last time i played but a great lay out

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

Great cart girl

Always like playing their great course friendly people

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

Municipal course

slow pace of play but reasonable price on golf now. Considering a municipal course it is what one expect for the price point.

Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old girl needs a drink.....

I haven't played this course in twenty years, decided to take my son (who is new to golf). The lay-out of the course had stood the test of time, its still challenging and fun. My problem is the conditions of the entire course (except for the greens) being hard/dry/dead fairways and collars. I've never seen fivesomes with all 5 members driving their own cart. MOST of these riders drive right up to the green. Too many carts, not enough water, no aeration equals very poor conditions.

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

Twothumbsup

Course is in good shape. Greens are in great shape and rolling great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rec Park HML

Pace of play was good.

GPS on cart did not work but starter was happy to allow us to change carts on second hole.

Course was not as green as we are used to.

Good value for the price.

Started on time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best public tracks in SoCal

Course in ave shape considering they aerated recently. Greens still bumpy and fairways have punch holes through out. Otherwise it’s a great course not long but challenging and a beautiful layout. One of my favorites.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

I have been playing this course sporadically since the 1980's and have never seen the course in such bad shape. Almost no grass on the fairways! This course is an interesting track. You can remember every hole as each is distinct. Too bad the condition of the course made this experience sub par.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Customer Service??

Poor customer service at front desk and cart management.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Surprise

Played the first two holes in the dark with lights, but the rest was great. 3.5 hours. wonderful.

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