Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course

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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.7
87.7%
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375 out of 424 reviews
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4.0
39
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
89.7%
Recommend this course
35 out of 39 reviews
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4.0
103
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
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4.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Military
Par 72
Length 6780 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8
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Navy Golf Course - Destroyer Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6780 yards 72.8 129
White 72 6463 yards 71.3 125
Red 72 5847 yards 68.5 117
Red (W) 72 5847 yards 74.5 131
Scorecard for Destroyer
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/129 W: 79.8/144 371 332 532 375 366 570 407 391 182 3526 371 180 368 516 422 167 444 221 565 3254 6780
White M: 71.1/125 W: 78.0/140 361 289 506 359 359 550 387 380 152 3343 355 164 347 493 410 160 435 207 549 3120 6463
Gold M: 68.4/118 338 284 457 344 351 497 334 357 122 3084 346 135 280 448 395 108 377 196 478 2763 5847
Red W: 74.1/131 338 284 457 344 351 497 334 357 122 3084 346 135 280 448 395 108 377 196 478 2763 5847
Handicap 13 15 1 11 7 3 9 5 17 4 18 6 2 12 16 10 14 8
Par 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 37 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 35 72
Handicap (W) 11 15 1 7 9 5 3 13 17 6 18 12 2 8 14 10 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermudagrass/Kikuyugrass
Greens Bentgrass/Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Williams (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Navy Golf Course Junior Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
424

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Brunch 8
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 54
Undulating Greens 42
Bunkers 37
This course/club is great for:
Locals 52
Advanced Golfers 34
Walkers 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 20
Near the Airport 15

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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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Course in great condition

Played this course about 20 times over the last 10 years. The course is in the best condition now than I've ever experienced before. Was a little slow the first couple holes, but the pace of play sped up after that. The length of the course, coupled with the afternoon breeze made it very challenging. I cannot wait for my next round there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2019-02-04T15:17:17.000+00:00

Hello, We're glad you liked our course conditions. Thank you for continuing to come back to play Navy Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Very Slow!

If you're looking for a reasonable pace of play, don't come here... just finished a round of 05:15 . Painful...and it was Wednesday. No marshalls in sight.

The course setup is challenging from the back tees, and the course is in decent shape, the greens are above average condition.

I would play here again if it weren't so slow, but this is my fourth time and never had a round under four hours. Heck, I'd be happy with 4.5, but over 5 hours seems to be the norm.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2019-01-10T14:56:11.000+00:00

We are sorry to hear the pace of play when you came was unusually slow. We will continue to work diligently on this. We hope you'll give us another shot soon.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course great price!

First time trying the course. My friend and I loved the layout and condition. We got a great deal online and met some great people. We will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2019-01-09T17:20:05.000+00:00

We're glad you had a terrific first time playing at Navy Golf Course! We look forward to your next round with us.

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-04T15:01:19.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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5.0
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Previously Played

Course was in great shape, greens rolled quick and smooth. Overall a great day even when Parga lost his 6 iron.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2019-01-03T16:14:53.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5 stars! We'll keep an eye out for the 6 iron. We hope you'll join us again soon with another tee time!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good valve

Although frost delay caused teetime to change 40 minutes later, a free bucket of balls and good practice facilities made up for it. Once play resumed you hardly notice it due to good spacing of groups. The course is long, with plenty of water or bunker hazards strategically placed, you will enjoy playing this course over many times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-31T19:30:40.000+00:00

We're glad you had a pleasant round despite the initial delay. We hope to see you again next year!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great Day @ the Destroyer

First time here at Navy. Course was in great shape and played very nice. Great course and value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2019-01-02T14:50:50.000+00:00

We're glad you enjoyed your first time playing at Navy Golf Course! We hope to see you out here more often this season.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-26T21:51:49.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-14T15:02:39.000+00:00

Hello, u966763154. We are sorry to learn you had a negative golfing experience with us. Please, feel free to give us more feedback we can build upon. Thanks for playing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great for December Golf!

This was a good find for a visitor. Friendly, good course conditions, and reasonably priced. The only minor complaint would be pace of play. Folks need to pick it up a bit, 4 hours 40 minutes is long for public play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-03T17:10:43.000+00:00

We're glad you played Navy Golf Course while on your visit! We will continue to work on the pace of play. We hope you give us another shot soon.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Go Navy Golf!

Best value in Orange County with fun challenge for the weekend golfer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-03T17:12:23.000+00:00

We're glad you found value in our golf course! Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Awesome Course

A great course layout . It’s called the destroyer course for a reason but had an awesome time playing it. Worth playing again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-03T17:14:08.000+00:00

We're glad you found the challenge worth it. We hope to see you out here again soon!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

nice layout with challenging green complexes

very good shape. rough areas mowed down pretty low for easy recover. plenty of trees that make hitting the fairway a must. enough water hazards to challenge the best players. deep bunkers with interesting shapes had nice sand in them - easy to escape from. greens held very well and were moderately fast, some had slopes that you had to watch for, especially in front flag locations.

the down side was it played slow - 5 hours for a Tuesday middle of the day. nobody knows how to play ready golf. every par 3 hole had the 2 groups ahead of us waiting when we arrived at the tee. on the long par 3 #17, the next group was not waved up - then none of the 8 tee shots reached the green; about 4 of them didn't make it half way to the green. frustrating to watch...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-11-26T14:34:31.000+00:00

Thank you for the great, in-depth review! Be sure to come back soon with family & friends!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-11-13T14:02:49.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-11-12T13:39:23.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Slow Play

Have never played here, the course was in really good shape, the layout was interesting and the greens were really nice.

That said, pace of play was a huge issue for me. It took us 4 hrs and 55 minutes to play, waited on every shot the whole day. This sucks the fun out of the game. Every group we could see in front of us was in slow motion. For you slow golfers, while others are hitting, get your yardage, pick your club and be ready to hit when it’s your turn. For you walkers, how about walking with a little urgency?

Play ready golf! Never saw a marshal on the course encouraging ready golf or telling golfers to pick up the pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-11-12T13:55:15.000+00:00

We're glad you decided to play at #NavyGolfCourse for the first time! We hope to see you out here again soon this season.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Destroyer Course at Navy Golf Club

Always come here when we are in the area. Good layout and in good shape for this time of year. Good pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course
Commented On 2018-12-10T15:27:03.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4 stars. We hope you'll stop by #NavyGolfCourse again on your next visit!

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Navy Golf Course on 10/31/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! We're glad you had a great time at #NavyGolfCourse
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Sunday round with friends

Round went off on time, pace of play was OK (a little slow). Fairways were a little soggy and mushy. Course played well and general conditions were good. It would have been better if the club house kitchen didn't close at 3pm as we wanted to eat when we were done but had to go elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Navy Golf Course on 10/31/2018:
We're glad you had a great Sunday round with us. Join us again this weekend!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise.

The "Destroyer" is a mature "Old School" course offering mature trees and several dog legs that offer some risk/reward choices depending on your angle off the tee and approach. You are definitely rewarded for staying in the fairway and if you stray, will often find trees challenging your next shot. Sometimes its best to just take your medicine...

While I was disappointed that the range was not open, I do understand that due to its proximity to the neighborhood homes, they open a little later in the morning. The course staff are friendly and accommodating, the course was in good condition, with the large greens being the highlight. It's nice to find challenging greens that offer undulation and interesting pin placement. The pace of play was decent at around 4 hours and 15 minutes or less, but I can imagine that during weekends, that might increase, but that applies to every course.

Some of the fairways could use some attention, but the course overall was in good shape for the price. The course is in the process of updating and improving the on course bathrooms, the snack shack on course is well stocked, again tended by a friendly staff. The Club House is nice, the restaurant seems to have a good selection of food and they offer a full bar.

I had the honor of playing with two retired veterans and the Navy Course seems to draw quite a few current and retired military personnel. It was a pleasure to play with these gentlemen (Including a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient).

Overall, for the price, it was a fun round on a quality course for the money. I will work this course into my rotation a little more often. From the excellent staff, good conditions and friendly playing partners, it was a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Navy Golf Course on 10/29/2018:
Thank you for the in-depth review! We're glad our golf course exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you out here again as part of your rotation!
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