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3.5
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.2
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
78.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 54 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.2
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
2.9
66.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.2
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
2.9
66.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6619 yards
Slope 117
Rating 70.6
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Balboa Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Timm (2008) William P. Bell (1954)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $8 - $14
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.5
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 13
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful course

The course had no carts, or push carts and forced all customers to walk in 110 degree heat and I almost got heat stroke, never playing this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Horrible experience

I booked hot deal as I always have through app. Due to covit all bookings are for walking. I have never run into a situation that I could not get a cart or pull cart and I pay the extra charges when asked. When I showed up to Balboa Golf Course to check in for an 11:20 tee time I requested two carts for our group. I was rudely informed that they were out and their website says they run out of cars by 9:30 each day. I told them I booked through Golf Now and there is no indication to carts being in short supply. The commit from the employee was " That is your problem for booking through Golf Now. That you should not use their app it is a poor way to book tee times:
Since I booked a hot deal I cannot get my money back and that is a chance I take.
I would like to tell all golfnow participants to never play Balboa Golf Course, a Los Angeles City owned course. I would also recommend GolfNow to drop them on their site.
The day was not a loss. My wife works at a local golf course where we get free golf, so we went there.

Friendliness Poor
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t use tee off . Com

Was charged $99 on my bank card?!? For what site says free!!!!! Got to the course with confirmation receipt, and there was no tee time for me!!!! Had to go back home! I will not hesitate to tell everyone NEVER use tee off . Com, I have no problem with the course but have to fill that part out!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course. Cheap, if you play after 5:00 no way you get 18 in with the pace.

Starter had issues with payment processor. 25 min late tee off because of it. Only got 13 holes in

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course for Beginners

Balboa is a par 72 course with 18 holes and wide fairways. It’s a great Course to practice on and learn your chops.
Pace is usually pretty good, prices are reasonable, and staff is helpful.
While it’s not a hard Course, it’s still a very fun Course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No one answers the phone at GolfNow.

In San Diego for the week and searches San Diego golf courses. Found balboa park and booked it. Got to course and my reservation was for
balboa in Encino ???
Tried to call golf now: it’s all automated and no way to talk to a person to fix the issue.
I know Covid but surely someone can talk on the phone !!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really Good Conditions

Played the course under really good conditions. Finished in a little over 3.5 hours. The bunkers could be better and and some workers seemed to take the time while we were on the tee box and we had to hit over them but that’s minor stuff.

Overall we thought the course played true and well and was a value for the walking price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course greens in great shape

Overall course conditions were fair. Rate of play was excellent today.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging course

Course conditions were good with the exception of a couple of greens. Pace of play was good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0

I didn't play because I couldn't play. I need refund.

Hi,
my reservation number is 333201159, I reserved on May 28 using promo code (SDz6gVxXg) and I paid rest of balance.
tee time is 1:50 PM June 3rd (including cart).

Today, about 100F temperature and my left knee is not good but, I thought it wouldn't be problem if I ride a cart.
However, when I talked with a clerk (his name is James P) at the course around 1:20 PM today, I was very disappointed.

He said because of curfew, the cart is not available. I told him I can't play without a cart because of a bad knee. He said he understand and nothing he can do. Besides he said GolfNow should refund to me.
I decided not to play and I drove my home back. (It was wasted my time.)

Please solve the problem. (the attached is the paper he gave me.)
- I want refund and the same value of promo code that I used.

Besides, please let me know how I contact (by phone) your representative. It is very difficult to connect.

I look forward to your prompt reply.

Thanks.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for beginners

Course layout has wide fairways and semi-difficult green locations. Overall the course is well worth the price and a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

great day!

The sun went down before we finished, but it was a great day anyways. The greens were in very good shape, I just wish, like at most courses, people would repair their ball marks. I mean come on, it's a great feeling making a big old ball mark on your approach shot and almost as rewarding fixing it!
cd

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens in tip top shape

Once you get past the rude starter who berates you for using Golfnow to book your tee time, you are in for a surprise. The course is in good shape and the greens were excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Greens

First off because I didn't know the greens were being punched we decided to play Encino because Balboa was running 30 mins behind. The greens of course on the front 9 at Encino weren't bad but I like to keep score so putting is essential while i'm playing. I don't think it's fair to your Customers to not let us know that the greens are under repair and then charge us full price. Thank God I was smart enough to ask if we could play the other course. I know you will not respond back or even think about giving us at least $10.00-20.00 off the next round which I would feel is fair. I drove from Torrance, CA to Encino. Map it out. that is a long drive to go and be surprised. Other than that I always enjoy my round no matter what bad circumstance come up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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