Regulation at De Bell Municipal Golf Course

3.7425941176 3.7 stars from 5 (221)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5608 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 221 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

189 out of 220 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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LeoC1344164's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Turkey day round"


bari4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early to beat the heat. Course was in really good shape. Very green and lush. Greens were a little fast and rolled good. Only a few greens had small amounts of cancer but not bad. You definitely do not need a driver except for about 4-5 holes. Hitting straight is a must for a good score as the rough could be really rough. Great course and staff. A hidden gem! Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course, could use a ranger"


u000003209074's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, always tough first four holes, but great price being in Burbank. After playing there several times wish they would be more strict on starting times and having a ranger to push along the those who do not have a great pace of play. Was in a foursome and waiting on every hole for a threesome who after nine was three holes away from group in front of them. Otherwise always great to be at the course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



truecourse's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"DeBell November 2017"


taylorlittle1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. It has its bare spots but for the most part I could not complain once about the round. The course was very green and lush! Maybe watering a little too much but wow it was a nice round out there. Had a great round in early November


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My tee time got cancelled"


David3048585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I Would have lived to play the course but when we arrive they told us that they cancell d our tee time .... some of us cane from really far and it sucked that we all arrived on time and were cancelled... that being said there was nothing we could do about it and we left without playing ..hopefully next time we could get an earlier warning ...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Dogleg course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well maintained and the club house is very nice. The driving range is neat. Every hole on the front nine appeared to be a dogleg thus you cannot boom the driver and must hit shaped shots: high draws or high fades, Greens were well kept.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course! Great value!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saturday early afternoon in about 4 hours, for $30. You can't beat this deal. Beautiful course tricky, tight layout that kept me interested every shot. I'll be back even if it's a 2 hour drive for me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun, short, shot makers course"


n8doggttu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pros: Greens and fairways were in great shape. Great pace of play for a Sun morning, didn't have to wait on many tees. Bev cart gal was super friendly and came around several times. Got a good deal on Golfnow for a Sun round.

Cons: Short course if you like that kind of thing. Did not have to hit the driver often. Several blind shots and some significant dog legs. Restaurant very busy with Sun brunch, took forever to grab a hot dog at the turn.

Overall - like the course and the facility, will be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course to get away from LA golf crowds"


dstsang's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with elevation changes and lovely scenery. we saw deer, coyotes, quails, lots of wildlife. The course is challenging with arrow fairways and plenty of dog-legs. staff was really friendly. we played in the afternoon and it was nice to have a municipal course mostly to ourselves on a weekend. Our personal pace was slow this round, but I've finished this course in under 4 hours with a 3 some.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine grass was too long and the greens condition can be better.


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


"Fire near the course, only play 14 holes"


u000003771728's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice day 100 degree around the golf course, enjoy the play until hole 14, big fire seeing from peak of the mountain, for safety concern pro shop staff suspending all golfers continue to play, wish nothing was damaged around the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Weds golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens for the first few holes were in substandard condition. You must address this issue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7290888's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
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


"De Bell Golf Burbank 06.13.17"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course especially for the Hot Deal of $15, although the starter told me the same $15 rate could be purchased in at the course at our 230pm tee time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



wltjrque84's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gotta Love De Bell"


u9375290's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played several times. Always seem to play with nice people when paired. Good crowd. Course is really pretty challenging and a great value and in pretty decent shape. Club House, very nice. Great value. Win-win-win.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Last Time"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I want to be fair in this review by saying that this course is centrally located and is pretty much the only offering for public courses in the area. You could pay the overpriced Angeles National or play the 5 1/2 hr round at Brookside in Pasadena but this really is the only municipal game in the area. I have played it about 7-8 times now over the last 4 years and I keep telling myself I will never play it again. This will be the final time.

'Let me start by being fair and lead with the positives. Friendly staff, good bar/restaurant where you can get a solid meal. Not a quick grab and go spot. This place has freshly cooked food and a full bar setup with a decent view and nice seating area. Staff is always pretty friendly and the course is fairly priced. It is also located in Burbank which is centrally located as far as LA is concerned.

The bad: I simply hate the course design and conditions. The holes are just laid out all wrong. The types of shots that this course forces you to hit are so silly that you would never have to play that same shot on any other course anywhere in the world.

279 yard par 4. followed by 233 yard par 3? Really? You pretty much hit iron off every tee save about 4 holes. It's a "Target Golf Course" which normally is called an Executive Course. But this course remains a 5600 yard "normal course". If you are lucky enough to his the middle of a 10 yard wide fairway par 5 then you will most likely lose your ball on the second shot due to the unkept rough and dirt piles.

This course eats balls for breakfast lunch and dinner. The rough is not kept at all leaving massive mounts of dirt and high grass followed by dead areas of rocks and soil right next to it.

The other problem is that none of the sprinkler heads have yardages and the carts don't tell you either. You only have the 200,150,100 at best on some holes and thats it. Also, the bunkers have more rocks in them than the canyons themselves.

I am really not trying to be negative but There are so many other courses to play.

Overall I think the people just end up here because of the lack of golf options in LA.

On the other hand if you travel 45 minutes NorthWest towards Thousand Oaks you will find Tierra Rejada which is another canyon course and in great shape and way more amazing. Sunset views from up on the cliffs are outstanding. Plus you have about 4-5 other golf courses out there that are all reasonably priced, open, and all different in their own way. It's kind of a hidden little pocket of fun, inexpensive public courses that are kept up better than De Bell and some of the others in the LA area.

Just My Two Cents


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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