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3.8
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
19
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
89.3%
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119 out of 149 reviews
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4.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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20 out of 20 reviews
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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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25 out of 25 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: 69.3/112 W: 76.4/131 288 288 394 346 133 454 416 402 443 3164 415 348 129 290 508 325 129 468 379 2991 6155
Forward M: 68.5/110 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 18 8 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

3.8
149 Reviews (149)

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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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Sunday Round with friends

Greens in good condition, perfect pace of play. An all around great day.

Gal at pro shop had her A game on and managed the tee times perfectly.

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

Great day almost

The golf course was in good shape. The only issue we had was at the eighth hole. The ambassador talk to us about slow play. We did have two women in our group, but they were doing fine. The problem we had is that the ambassador stated that we had long hitters behind us. And they wanted to play through. Within one hole we caught up with the group ahead of us. They never jumped ahead of us, but they drove into us three times. They came about a foot from hitting one of the women in the head. These guys were real JERKS. Women have the same rights to play and enjoy there round of golf without worrying about there safety. Our tee off time was 12pm. You should give the group that was behind us a warning. And you should give the two ladies, Loi, and Julianna a free round of golf. I love your course but you should make it safe for everyone. That was the ambassador fault. Thinking more about long hitters than the enjoyment of all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition

The course was very lush! The greens were slightly bumpy, but playable. Overall this was the best I have seen the course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect weather with the most over booked pace of play you could imagine

Weather was perfect, the staff was great and course was in good condition. Rest of the round was a joke; tee'd off 15 minutes late as the course had tee times set up every 4 minutes. We were 1-2 groups deep in the tee box on every hole and 4 groups deep on multiple holes throughout the round. After the 16th hole and 5 hours and 20 minutes we walked off completely disgusted. Course management seriously needs to adhere to a bare minimum of 10 minutes between tee times to aid in preventing these types of rounds from happening. It was anything but an enjoyable round at my favorite course in Long Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun round

Course was in good shape and pace of play was 4 hours and 30 mins

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

I was very frustrated! I conformed my reservation to make sure the greens weren’t aerofied and when we played it had just been done Tuesday the day before I scheduled my tee time! So I paid full price for really crappy greens!!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Confused

The flag colors did not match the distances, but wasn’t that big of deal on smaller greens

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