Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course

3.9941294118 4.0 stars from 5 (382)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6780 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $14
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Navy Golf Course Junior Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 382 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
224
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

338 out of 380 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Good course definitely for the price"


condry1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
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Greens - A

Fairway - A

Tee Boxes - A

Bunkers - C+

Layout - B

Pace of Play - B

No drinking water on course - D

Value for Price - A+

Definitely recommend this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course...."


u000005431045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Played a Hot Deal this afternoon. Course is in great shape. A few dry spots on the fairways but it’s understandable considering it’s Summer. Greens are a bit spotty but rolled better than average. Problem with the course is slow pace of play. Too many high handicappers insisting on playing blue tees. This course plays too tough for a high handicapper to play blue: plenty of doglegs, trees, and 10-20 mph winds.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you had a great time despite the slow pace of play on this day.


Idamay55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Come play again soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/16/2018:

We appreciate the 4 stars. We hope you enjoyed your round with us!


Paul6532075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Navy Golf Course.

"Great Local Course at a Great Value"


u000004391507's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Navy Destroyer course is in terrific shape with some very interesting holes. It's a very good challenge for the mid-handicapper with some long holes. It's a really nice track in very good shape. A couple of quirky holes aside, it was fun to play. My only objection was the pace of play - which is mostly do to the golfers and not the course. The day I played the weather was exceptionally hot and added stiff wind late in the day around 4PM so that made it more difficult. Bring your own water and ice chest, very little water on the course, and no cart persons bringing refreshments. The only opportunities are on Holes 9 and 11 which are at the Snack Shack. Otherwise, a great experience, I will play the course many times going forward.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

We are glad you found value in the course! We are glad you had an overall great time despite the pace of play. We look forward to your next round with us.

"POP"


csbyers1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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It took 5 hours to play which was unusual. Prior rounds were 4:00 to 4:15. Usually the marshalls go a good job of keeping groups moving. Holiday??


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

We appreciate your patience on the holiday weekend, and we do hope you give us another shot soon!


u069503511's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/06/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating. We hope you book your next round of golf with us soon.

"Nice"


daltonium001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Good course maintenance and conditioning. Always a pleasure to play this course because of the care given to keep it in good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 07/06/2018:

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you always enjoy playing at Navy Golf Course.

"Nice day on the course."


dfncj4ever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Reviewed on

First time playing this course. 3:15 tee time, finished with plenty of daylight left. Wind was on and off, not bad.. Friends have played this course many times and gave me suggestion on where I should hit it. Will play the course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/28/2018:

Thank you for the 4 stars! We are glad you decided to try out the course and had a great time. We look forward to your next round with us soon.


Randell85's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/28/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating. Come play again soon!


u574670349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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I wasn't told that the driving range and putting was going to be closed so we couldn't warm up.

Other then that we had a good round..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/28/2018:

We apologize for the miscommunication but are glad you still had a great round. We hope you give us another shot soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/22/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are glad you had an excellent time.

"Work in progress"


Sicktight311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
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They are fixing something with the lake in front of the 12th green so the lake is dry and they are playing the hole with a temp green and it’s playing about 250 yards. The lake left of the landing area on 13 is also dry. Aside from that, the course was nice and green, better than normal grass coverage this year (been playing here since the late 90’s) and the greens were holding and rolling well, although a touch slower than normal for Navy. Well worth the $32 I paid for the round with a cart, great value there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/20/2018:

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found value in the course! Come play again soon.


sarpei's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating. Book your next round with us very soon!

"slow round"


jaygolf7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on

I played there on June 10, last Sunday. There were four some playing in front of our group. Starting from 4th hole, they divided into two group of two some, and made our group waiting every hole until 13th hole when I finally spotted a marshal and complained the situation. And the group behind us kept on hitting drivers while we were still in the fair way. I played there many times, but this time it was terrible experience. It was first time I played there in the afternoon and I will never do it again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/12/2018:

We apologize for the slow pace of play on that Sunday. We hope our Marshal was able to address the issue promptly. We hope you give us another shot soon.

"Slow Play Can Ruin A Round of Golf"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Sorry to say this round was brutal! Backed up two groups at every hole! This is the first time I’ve had this happen here. I don’t know if the marshals weren’t doing their jobs or if there were just a couple of inconsiderate groups. Probably the later. The cruiser course is a better fit for beginners.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/12/2018:

We are sorry you did not enjoy your round as much as expected. Please, do not hesitate to bring these types of concerns straight to management next time. We hope you give us another shot soon.

"Extremely slow round."


Ray1482013's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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The course is in pretty good shape, but outside of that, it wasn't a great experience. The pace of play was terrible (teed of at 130pm and finished at 7pm). We saw one Marshall and he was sitting in the shade watching the par 3 over water (not saying a word). There were a few groups in front of us keeping everybody back. This is a common complaint here and it will never change. Someone will respond and say, "hey, thanks, we'll work on it", but it won't happen. The snack shack closed early afternoon on a Friday, so there was no food or anything along the way. Also, no beer/snack carts at all. Didn't see a single one. So, I won't be back... Too bad. Interesting layout and the course is in good shape, but I can't spend that long out there...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/11/2018:

We are sorry to learn you had a negative experience of the course this time around. We apologize for the slow pace of play this past Friday. We hope you give us another shot in the near future.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating! Book your next round with us soon.

"Let's Hear It For The Marshall"


u272841062's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My favorite course by far and I have posted before about the course and staff. No matter what my game I always leave wondering how long before I can get back again..

So let's talk about the Marshall. Every been out with an over aggressive marshal who is telling you to pick up play when there is no one in front or behind you for 10 minutes plus. Yea what the heck. Ever have a group in front of you practicing with multiple balls, holding up four groups behind or hitting up on you and laughing in a drunken state? Wonder where the Marshall? Yip me too.

So at the 1st Tee there were two open time slots because of no shows before the foursome in from of me took off. About 20 minutes behind the group ahead. We take off 10 minutes later as a twosome then another twosome takes off behind us. Things are going smooth when the Marshall comes out to the 9th hole and is super friendly. He asks if the group in front of us is moving at an OK pace? Yes they were. He comments how he noticed a large gap between them and the group ahead of them. I told him that there was a 20 minute break in front of them. He thanked me and just wanted to make sure we were not being held up. Then he says hey there are lots of groups coming up behind you, would you mind if the twosome behind you join up with you for the back nine? We tell him sure and we had them catch up with us at the 10th. He thanked us and off he goes. We finished our round with four of us and the couple husband and wife who joined us were awesome. We never caught up with the group in front of us again and never seen anyone behind us. How about that a Marshall that does his job, asks and does not demand and has the best interest of all the players in mind including opening up the course for groups behind who are starting to bunch up. Try to find that at other golf courses.

Three Cheers for you Marshall! I can wait to return..


Pace of Play: Good

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



Response from Navy Golf Course on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the thorough feedback! These photos are wonderful. We're happy to learn you had a great time at the course and that you enjoyed the quality of our course staff!


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