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About

Holes 9
Par 27
Length 992
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 27 992 yards
Scorecard for 9-hole 3-par
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 27.2/87 W: 28.5/89 98 100 148 90 131 82 88 135 120 992 992
Handicap 5 8 1 9 2 6 7 3 4
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 27

Course Details

Year Built 1948
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William H. Johnson (1948) William P. Bell (1948)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $8 - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.3
58

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 4
Brunch 2
Dinner 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 11
Plays Long 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 15
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 6
Worth the Drive 6
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Played On 12/08/2016
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Once a gem, not so much anymore

I grew up playing this course, and no one needs me to explain its history. Suffice to say it's now in complete disrepair. Very sad.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 08/10/2016
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging layout

This course has everything except the water hazard. Beautiful layout and challenging holes that go up and down. Play the black tees to enjoy the challenge.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 08/01/2016
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

Same old, same old

So LA City courses recently re-vamped their pricing to match the rest of the areas, and to try to improve conditions and POP by spreading out the tee times to 8 minute intervals, like most other places. Well, the tee times are nice, but the price-hikes are not, especially seeing that nothing has been done to the course so far. It definitely no longer feels crammed or busy, which is good, but I don't think the prices needed to be increased seeing as gas prices have gone down to levels before they hiked the prices almost 6 to 10 dollars from 5 years ago. And they've done nothing to the course. The greens were cut a little bit today, but the rest of the course looked the same, played the same, with the same hard dirt patches. They had cut some tree limbs away and cleaned up some, but it's very disappointing to see that the course is the same as I last played it. Not worth the money, especially since there are other courses that charge less for better conditions.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/25/2016
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Good + Muni in LA

I've played this place 4 times now in the last 3 months. I guess you can say its my "home" course. I must say that this is a great place to get your game back on track. Wide fairways, good/clean greens, and tee boxes that are flat (although some times a bit too patchy.) The course is old, and the facilities show it, but I think that age has made for a great course in the middle of Los Angeles. Large, and sometimes purposefully un-groomed trees make for a heck of a challenge for the fairway-impared. Thick, slick rough also makes for challenging shots, even of you miss off the tee box by just a yard or two. The course definitely has that "classic" vibe that someone who grew up in the desert playing target golf can appreciate. As for the off-the-course critique, remember this is a municipal course in LA - If you are expecting a modern clubhouse, or even a weekday beverage cart, you are in the wrong place. The people are nice, the restaurant is always full, and the practice greens are great. The biggest positive is the on-course beverage shack between the 10th and 11th. They have an awesome selection of canned beer, and those hot dogs are really on point - just remember to bring cash (no credit/debit excepted.) The biggest gripe is the driving range. Limited space and expensive vending make for a warm-up only reason to use it. For driving range only-useage, I prefer that 6 story complex in K-town... Over all, I can't complain too loudly about Rancho Park. It's a Los Angeles classic that they are trying their darndest to keep up. I feel its worth the fee, especially if you are saving the $$ by walking....
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/03/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rancho

Starter was very friendly and helpful in pairing me up with a group. Pace of play is slow as usual but tolerable. Greens in great shape
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 01/13/2016
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

DEPRESSING, on all fronts.

Driving range has been repaired recently, but the balls are so bad, it makes no difference what it looks like out there at the target with the new astroturf and new flags. The starter dude is jovial enough, he says it's been slow lately is why it's fairly wide open. I thought, cool, we'll get to play quick, then. Teeing off just around 10;30, I thought we'd be done by just after 2pm, on a weekday. Boy, was I wrong. The course is trashed. Tees thin, fairways thin, muddy, patchy with all kinds of different grasses that are more obvious in the dormant winter than in the summer, there is no over-seeding at courses like this, so you take what you can for the cheap muni price, but it is as good as it will get at this price. The greens were all bumpy, still! They still show signs of the punching from October! in all kinds of waves and tracks of where the holes used to be. Even with the good rain we've had, they are not laid down, nor flat. Bumpy like crazy, not rolled out. Some firm, fine, but mostly just bumpy. Deplorable. This is LA at its finest, just like the freeway and roads, as the jokes go, around here. No rough to speak of. The whole place all looks the same down-trodden look and condition. Yes it's cheap, it's a muni, and therefore it usually gets more play, but now I saw why people are staying away. This is not acceptable, but I guess it is what it is at this level of muni and pricing, you still get to get out and swing you clubs and play golf and try to make putts and have some fun. And to top it off, there was a total log jam of 4 groups at hole 4 and 5, we saw a marshal, we think, drive by and tell us it looks fine up ahead a couple holes, groups in position like they're supposed to be; but!, if that is the case, then why are 4 groups standing at the 5th tee? I tell you why. Because of 6-minute tee times. Just do the math. So it took just over 5 hours to finish today. It's really a shame and a disgrace, that LA can do this to this classic golf course that is renowned the world over. Like I said, that's the joke around here, that the golf courses run by the City is like the freeways and roads around these parts, that they have some of the worst conditions for one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world. So embarrassing.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Poor
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Played On 11/17/2015
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Verti-Cut!

Played again a week later, hoping that the greens will have gotten better. Nope! Boy, was I wrong. They had verti-cut the greens! I know it got a bit cold with the very dry, low-humidity weather we're having so the course got firm, but to verti-cut them now, after the greens were punched only a month and half ago, and had not recovered fully! So disappointing. The rest of the course is starting to show the lack of water again too, dry, crusty and patchy in many areas and starting to see less and less of the rough again too. The whole course was strewn with debris from the wind we had the night before, broken branches and leaves everywhere, at least when we played, mid morning thru lunch. The only good thing was the bunkers, they had some newer sand in them and played like normal bunkers, which is an amazing statement for this place, as will all the regulars will attest. But it doesn't excuse the rest of the course.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Played On 11/12/2015
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sloooooooooow

Six hour rounds are just not acceptable on a weekday. Had to quit after 12 holes because the pace of play was so slow. Illegal pin placement on tenth hole didn't help to speed up play because if you didn't hole your putt it rolled all the way back past your feet.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Played On 11/10/2015
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Greens 5/10, not recovered from punching

Early morning tee time, course was mostly wet and soft . Decent coverage throughout, not much rough to speak of, as always. But the greens are almost unacceptable. To have punched them over a month prior, to see them like this, you wonder if they punched at all. Well you know they did because it's bumpy from the punches still, and they have not cut them or rolled them to pack them down a bit. That #9 green needs to be either totally stripped and started over, or they need to triple roll that compared to the rest of them because the punchy waves are unbelievable on that green, that they can't figure something out for it. May be in another month it'll be better.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On 11/07/2015
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

LIGHTS REQUIRED

This was my fourth time so obviously I do enjoy playing here but today the pace was so slow we were unable to finish the last three holes due to darkness. We were a group of three and our tee time was 11:54. It was very disappointing to say the least. No one from the course apologized. They had to have known this was going to happen when there was a backload at Hole #1. Oh well we three all got Pars on the last three holes. Wink wink.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average

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