DeBell Golf Club

3.8217058824 3.8 stars from 5 (259)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5608 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

  • 1500 Walnut Ave, Burbank, California 91501, Los Angeles County
  • (818) 845-0022
  • (818) 845-8124
  • www.debellgolf.com

Year built: 1959
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1959), William H. Johnson (1959), Richard Bigler (1984)
Type: Public
Greens: Kikuyu Grass
Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5608 yards 68.9 122
Blue (W) 71 5608 yards 74.7 136
White (W) 71 5285 yards 73.3 131
White 71 5285 yards 67.7 119
Red (W) 71 4946 yards 71.8 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 259 Reviews
5 stars:
64
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

218 out of 258 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Grass around fairways."


u509238934's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Fair way grass is fine but the sides too high and need trimming so that balls don’t disappear in the grass.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u509238934's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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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


"De Bell review"


reygoyos's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Love the price and the layout is pretty tight. Good course and conditions are great! Better than most municipal golf courses in la!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dodendawn"


kevin1277744's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Have golfed here several times. Have read other reviews, and sometimes the negative ones have merit, but definitely for the most part, they are great most of the times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is not easy"


Ngitsun1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Course was in good condition rough is now an issue with a lousy golfer like me.

Greens are a little hard to read each green had a different feel


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor Course that think its a Private Club"


afrias35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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This course has a horrible pace of play, also staff doesn't keep good track if Golfnow tee time and the last 4 times we've played here we end up teeing off 30+ minutes late.

Just a course that thinks they are a private course when they aren't. No marshalls, no cart girl.

Overall just spend your money elsewhere, not worth the time. Will always be a 5.5+ hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"As good as usual"


dvdcom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on

it is a short course but it is a challenging course. Good to have super twilight price in summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Complete Game Required Tee to Green"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Drove up from N. San Diego and first time playing this track. Started with a cocktail, clubhouse and restaurant looked very nice and clean. The course is scenic when you're looking around, not paying attention to golf. I like how it's tucked away in the foothills.

Actual course is a bit 'rough' around the edges (branches, debris, uneven spots) but my fault for being in those areas. Sometimes challenging to drive since no smooth cart paths (dirt/gravel) and would definitely be a challenge to walk since there's a good amount of elevation. Fairways and green complexes were good. This is a fairly narrow shot-makers course and are rewarded for good course management. Played Blue tee's, Mid-irons off the tee were common to accommodate many dog-leg holes. I actually skipped hole 7...didn't know it was there and had to cross the street haha.

I actually enjoyed the experience and would play it again, but I could see how the pace would drive others nuts.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never again!!!"


u000002028683's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Pace of play was slow. Staff was too busy to recommend tee box to play or inform us where #1 tee box was.

The course is in terrible shape. Small rocks in all the sand traps( more like desert).

Faiways were decent at best.

The best part of the round was the cold beer i had before the round.

Not enough parking for guests. I had to park up the road.

Never again!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Sergio2933133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Short but challenging track, pin position can be challenging at times on the greens. Good scenery!


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


"The pace of play is way slow."


u3234476's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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I had two times playing at this course and had same experience of way slow pace of play. The whole round took about 6 hours which is hard to be acceptable. Is the courser overbooked at weekends?


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fair Canyons"


Austinkc's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played some Canyon courses that are just he[ll]. But this one seemed to be able to maintain wide fairways, flat (and uphill) lies, and remained friendly through all 18 holes. Folks at the clubhouse were friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, bit crowded."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Second time playing at this course. The layout is good and we'll taken care of. I wish to play more often but it gets crowded and a round takes longer than it should.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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Reviewed on

If you have never played this course, it can be a challenge, as you do not need a driver on every hole. Some, you do not even need a fairway wood from the tee.

The greens are in great shape, and everything else is just as you’d expect from this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Most Over rated course i have ever played!!! Beware not 4 star!!!"


edwardtheblessed's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I went looking for a new course to try and like to play the nicer courses so i looked for a 4 star or higher rated course. After seeing the 4 star rating and knowing the 3 1/4 star rating of my home course Santa Anita in Arcadia I was excited to try a great new high end course. OMG what a terrible shock when I saw and started playing this very average or below average course my day was ruined. The tee boxes are fair...the greens are fair but nothing special but OMG the fairways are so poor in many places. It was a terrible disappointment to see fairways in such a state of disrepair in so many places hole after hole. The score card layout is tiny and hard to read and almost all holes are dogleg's with no ability to see the pin so a clean clear layout on the scorecard is necessary to play effectively at all. There is no layout board at the holes so you are left guessing on distances and angles. This is at best a 2 1/2 star course and is also by the way 100% up and down steep grades for most holes so bring your workout clothes. Overall I warn you DO NOT EXPECT A 4 STAR PLAYING EXPERIENCE from this not worth the drive very average course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u842386443's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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The course is challenging, the fairways are narrow and you have to hit your spots. Front nine works on your short game and the back works on the long ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002916072's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best round"


u842386443's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Played the best round of my life with a 37 on the back nine! Luv the course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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