Eaton Canyon Golf Course

3.4012941176 3.4 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2862 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 33.6
  • Layout

  • 1150 N Sierra Madre Villa Ave, Pasadena, California 91107, Los Angeles County
  • (626) 794-6773
  • (626) 794-9958
  • golfeatoncanyongc.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1962)
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $8.00 - $16.00
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2862 yards 33.6 122
Blue (W) 35 2862 yards 36.1 118
White/Red 35 2696 yards 34.6 114
White 35 2683 yards 32.7 119
Red (W) 35 2477 yards 33.7 111
Orange 35 1857 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

9 out of 15 reviews


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"4 holes then rained out"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite weather reports showing zero percent chance of rain, it rained enough that we could not proceed past the 4th hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Eaton Canyon continues to improve"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am so pleased to say that Eaton Canyon is once again a great golf experience. Fairways are well grasses, if somewhat bumpy. The greens are in fantastic shape, running at an appropriate recreational speed. The course layout has always been one of my favorites, with spectacular views of the foothills on holes 7 and 9. It’s also somewhat of a secret, which is why we played 9 holes in well under 2 hours. If you are short on time and want to play 9 holes of regulation-length golf, I highly recommend playing Eaton Canyon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Surly closing"


DrGonzalez's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018

Reviewed on

I heard that there has been some discussion of closing Eaton so I decided to see what it was it was like. I now understand at least some of the issues; the staff has already checked out. When I first showed up I had to wait for the starter who was in the bar.

The course was okay. A few dry spots but the greens are in good shape.

After 9 holes i went in for breakfast. They gave me the wrong menu then they didnt have what I ordered off the menu. The cook was tne bartender too as the bartender/ waitress was complaining about gow she didnt want to work Sundays. She may soon get her wish including not working Monday througj Saturday, too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Getting better every week"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The return of Eaton Canyon continues to progress well. Fairways are looking great, with good grass on the short-grass areas. Greens are fantastic, very smooth, not a hint of disease or over/under watering. Putts roll true at a reasonable Stimp level. All in all, Eaton Canyon is a delight to play again. My only complaint is that they are a little too willing to send out large groups of 5 or 6. This may be because volume is still low. Pace of play is still excellent, with 9 holes taking just under 2 hours. If you are crunched for time, Eaton Canyon is a great way to play 9 holes of regulation length golf and only costs you 2 hours out of your day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


u6025784's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like this course. Elevated tees bigger greens and bunkers with sand in them. I will play here again. 9 hole course with 2 par fives. Nice practice areas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very slow play"


jjmcc's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

payed for 18 wholes, however, after 5 hrs we ran out of sunlight on the 15th whole.

Players hitting multiple shots from the tee's. Waiting on every shot. No one dropping after hitting into hazards. Long searches to no avail. Did not want to be confrontational, however, did suggest they move along to keep the pace of play up.

No one but a teenager to complain to in the pro shop. They are loosing some of the fairways, so a good drive may be rewarded with sitting in the mud.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Eaton Canyon is almost back"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It broke my golfing heart to see the previous management let this golf course fall into such a deep level of disrepair. We used to play here all the time. A 9-hole, regulation-Length course that played in just over 2 hours was a great way to squeeze more golf into a busy schedule. But the drought and generally poor management made the course virtually unplayable.

Then, in September of 2017, management changed. We started hearing rumors that the new management really knew what they were doing, that things were improving. Wanting to see for ourselves, we played two weeks ago for the first time in over a year. I was blown away at just how much better it is than the last time we played. In just a few short months, the greens are pretty good, the fairways actually have some grass on them, in short, Eaton Canyon is playable again.

There is still work to do, but the new company has worked wonders so far and I have no doubt they will continue to improve the course. If you are looking for a quick 9-holes of regulation golf, I highly recommend you try Eaton Canyon. You won’t be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Eaton Canyon coming back"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Eaton Canyon is coming back! After several years of neglect, the new management company has worked miracles to bring it back to a playable condition in just the few months they have been on the scene. There are still a few places that need work. However, the greens are in good condition, fairways have grass again and, generally, the course is playable now.

If you were a fan of Eaton Canyon in the past or just looking for someplace to play 9 holes at regulation length, I strongly encourage you to try Eaton Canyon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"used to be nice but now piece of junk"


snrk007's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

really fun course - back about 2 years ago. now just piece of junk. Good 9 hole design but dirty path everywhere. even after a nice drive, you are hitting off of dirty... won't be returning. really sad to see this gem become so rotten


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Need of TLC"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in need of maintenance. Greens in terrible condition including missing patches of grass. Also goffer holes throughout fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"You get what you pay for."


ekane77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing at Eaton (first time was a year ago) and the fairway conditions have not improved; picture dead patches, overgrown "rough" (couldn't distinguish which was the fairway and rough, they all looked the same). I understand there is a drought and they are restricted from watering but come on now. How dare you charge $24.95 for conditions that awful. Needless to say I will not return. I would rather go play at Scholl and pay that amount and get to play full 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course has nice scenery"


Kyledemeyer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is advertised in golf now as an 18 hole course. Well, that means there that you play the 9 holes twice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Times"


DrGonzalez's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Eaton several times now. It's a great 9 hole course with some tricky par 3s and long par 5s. Great way to get in some golf when time is limited.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is in bad shape."


Jonathan4480093's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not a very good golfer. That being said, I am not very picky. This course was in such bad shape, it wasn't very fun to play. The fairway was like rough, and the rough was pretty much rocks. Even driving a cart was bumpy and not easy to ride through all the rocks. Everyone was nice, and the greens were fine, but I wouldn't recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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