Number One at Brookside Golf Club

3.2534647059 3.3 stars from 5 (314)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7046 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7046 yards 74.0 133
Blue 72 6711 yards 72.7 130
White 72 6389 yards 71.1 127
Silver (W) 72 6114 yards 74.9 128
Silver 72 6000 yards 72.7 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 314 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
105
3 stars:
93
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

197 out of 311 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals walkers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways plays long   Great for patio dining drinks watching the game  

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JumanjiAllen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Greens"


Daniel9909010's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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The fairways were not good but the greens were in great shape even though it seemed they were punched. Wish they would do something about the 12th and 16th greens not playable unless you get it in the hole.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Stay far away"


u423598987's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

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Zero organization - no attempt to speed play- they send groups of 5 out weekday days included.

I live 2 miles from there - kept trying once or twice a year.

I give up - never again.

American Golf and City of Pasadena should both be ashamed of this mess.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good shape"


RichJaraba's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Greens were excellent. Most fairways were in very good condition. Played the round in 4.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"First time to finish in 4 1/2 hrs"


ChiSoo7718433's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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I expected a lot of delays since this course is famous for it but this round was so quick without any delays.

Awesome!

Hope this continues from now on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



nalandy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disaster at Brookside"


smar1010's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I had a 10:12 Tee time

I showed up just before 9:00

Waited in line for window #1 was told I needed to go to window #2. Waited in line for window #2 and was told I needed to check in at window #1. When I explained the last 15 minutes, the gentleman at window #2 went to window #1 and straightened things out. There were no carts available and someone would call my name over the PA system and then I should report to Window #1. I asked for range balls while I waited and they were all out. So I putted for 20 minutes when I heard the ball dispenser working. I went back to the window and was given a medium bucket ticket for my troubles. I hit about a dozen balls when my name was called. I went to Window 1. They gave me a cart, I went to the cart and found someone else was in it and they took off. Went back to window #1 and was assigned another cart. Okay, back to the range - all my balls were gone. Went to the 1st tee, found I was in a group of 5. The Ambassador found a threesome two groups later and I was set.

This place is a zoo on the weekends. Everyone I interfaced with was very nice. The restrooms were okay. I found the course challenging and under different circumstances probably a lot of fun. But after my rough beginnings, I had already checked out. Several places in the fairways were pretty well trampled and spotty for grass. Some places were marked GUR and some were not. Greens were fast, but bumpy. Carts worked well and no issues.

Coming over from Santa Monica, I found it a bit difficult to get to the course and parking may be interesting if a football game is at the Rose Bowl as course overflow was sent into that parking lot. I will not return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"ridiculous 5.5 hour round on a friday afternoon"


snrk007's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

haven't played here in 2 years - remember now why. Ridiculous 5.5 hour round. every hole is backed up. cheap rates but hard to get into rhythm when it takes so long to play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Alvrcrrll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play All Day -Literally"


Nick7128259's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Brookside #1 is a nicely maintained, well laid out, challenging course that also has its rewards. You need to approach each hole creatively and with a plan; it doesn’t work to just walk up to every hole with your driver, hit as far as you can and then hope you can get on in regulation.

The challenges is: boredom and muscle atrophy will set in long before you can execute your plan. The pace of play here varies from bad to horremdous. On this day, after five hours, we still were not teeing off on hole number 17.

And there’s no consequence. No one moving folks along, no one enforcing faster play.

So, if you were looking to play golf all day, you can certainly do it here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Turtle pace"


u240075951's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
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This course is usually overbooked and crowded, but pace keeps up, however on my outing last weekend the pace was extremely slow, to the point that 3 groups (14 people) , yes you read correctly were stacked up on a single tee box , 10th tee waiting for a twosome to play. It took 6 hours to play a round, and there was not one Marshall or ambassador seen on the course to speed up the pace. The only Marshall or ambassador was located at the starter position for the first hole for both courses, which by the way we're also stacked with groups waiting to go off.

Brook side is usually a good place to play, however the last few times ou it seems that the only concern is to get as many golfers on the course as possible and forget about he customers satisfaction and enjoyment. More field marshals on the course is desperately needed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money!"


u000004365994's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
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The pace of play was extremely slow. Waited on every hole. Started at 8:30 am did not see a course Marshall until approximately 130 pm. The fairways were in the process of being aerated. Discount should’ve been given or at least warn prior to making reservation.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Brookside's tournaments are a disgrace"


ultralinear's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Both of Brookside's courses are solid, generally well conditioned golf courses. But, the entire facility is let down by the disgraceful behavior that occurs during their constant tournaments.

Last Friday, we knew we would be following a tournament that started over an hour before our tee time. The overall pace of play was really not bad considering the number of players on the course.

But, the behavior of the players in the tournament was unimaginably bad. As loutish as the players were (heavy drinking, yelling, driving carts on putting greens) in the end, I hold Brookside's management responsible.

Tailing the groups and driving all over the golf course were "Hole in One Monitors." These were golf carts filled with college-aged girls who drove their carts up and down the fairways with no particular destination or purpose. They would routinely call out across the fairways toward the players in the tournament who often shouted back to them, or just drove their carts across a fairway to meet up with them.

I understand that a golf course needs to make money but a 36 hole facility like Brookside owes a great deal to the players who play their courses on an ongoing basis not just to a collection of fools who play and abuse the golf courses during a single tournament.

Never in the course of the five hour round did I see a single ambassador anywhere on the golf course. Astounding. The management of Brookside has failed badly and should be replaced.

I would love to read the management of Brookside respond my my review and the many complaints lodged by other players about this unnecessary problem.

But, I bet we won't get a word of reply from them.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Phillip2192322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No Carts"


bullock12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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AM Tee time held up by 40 minutes because the course had no charged carts - even before 10am. Fairways have lots of burnouts and messy. Greens lumpy and uneven - bumpy rolls.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u956616621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001405468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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