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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 28 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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4 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7023 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7023 yards 71.9 119
Black (W) 75 7023 yards 78.8 126
Blue 72 6574 yards 70.1 114
Blue (W) 75 6574 yards 76.6 123
White 72 6139 yards 68.1 109
White (W) 75 6139 yards 74.1 117
Yellow 72 5348 yards 65.0 100
Yellow (W) 75 5348 yards 69.7 108
Scorecard for Encino
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.9/118 W: 78.3/125 370 551 184 495 376 223 461 314 425 3399 507 449 428 380 330 222 453 211 554 3534 6933
Blue M: 70.1/114 W: 76.6/122 356 539 170 477 366 193 434 301 406 3242 486 437 372 370 317 201 431 197 511 3322 6564
White M: 68.5/110 W: 74.4/117 315 454 157 443 358 170 422 289 397 3005 469 424 359 361 308 196 416 174 496 3203 6208
Yellow M: 65.7/103 W: 71.4/111 278 426 137 403 342 145 327 269 368 2695 441 399 338 335 261 187 391 144 451 2947 5642
Handicap 11 13 9 15 7 5 1 17 3 14 2 6 18 16 8 4 12 10
Par 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 7 15 5 9 17 1 13 3 4 6 10 12 14 16 8 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1957)

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.

Reviews

3.9
28 Reviews (28)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 10
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8
Convenient to the City 7

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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4.0
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Previously Played

Good course

Course was very busy but the staff are great about making sure to keep everyone moving. Overall course condition was good. Watch out for the squirrels on the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Starters Rude!!!

we had a 1224 tee time, and the starter pushed us back to 1:10 - he took walk on golfers and regulars ahead of us. The course had no Marshall and the tee boxes had two lined up & waiting most of the day. First time we had a bad experience and this starter was very Rude...

We should have been given a refund for the Twilight time

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

Fairways patchy, greens are good.

Why the Number 1 hole is in the worst shape compared to all the rest of the holes, I have no idea. The whole left side is dry and dirt-sandy. Patches of dead dried mud areas all over the fairway. The rest of the holes are actually OK, you will still find some dead areas with caked mud, but that's always been the case here most of the time. The greens are very good right now though, grown back nicely from the punching a month ago - except for the 1st hole! So weird. The tee boxes are 8 out of 10. Not much rough as it was in the early summer. For a place using reclaimed water, I guess the city told them to cut back here too.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good greens bad fairways

Greens were nice and fast but the fairways had a TON of dead bald dirt spots everywhere. Center golf course snack stand was closed for some reason which was a total bummer.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

WIDE OPEN, but greens not quite back yet.

Played on Columbus Day, expecting crowded conditions at 1:00pm. NOBODY on the course! Paired up with two very cool guys and we played the front nine in just over an hour. Finally caught another twosome at 12, and finished in about 3:15 minutes.

Greens need another two weeks to fully recover from aeration. Bunkers were firm, but consistent. I hate that I know that, but I was in a few of them.

It was hot, but not overly sunny. I bring my own hydration, so I can't comment on Food and Beverages. GREAT price on GolfNow.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Good course to hone your game

Keep in mind this is a muni course, so the facilities are a little dated and the condition of the course isn't going to be anywhere near a private course. It's a great course for beginners due to the wide fairways and not too many hazards.

I usually play the back nine on weekend mornings for $14. Saturdays aren't as crowded as Sundays, but it can get pretty busy here. If you play 18 holes during a non-twilight tee time, it can get pretty expensive for a muni course (around $45 + cart).

Greens are pretty slow, but are generally pretty large and don't have too many breaks.

Fairways are wide open and not too many doglegs. This course is a little longer than the Balboa one here and also a tiny bit more difficult.

The food is not bad at all. I usually pick up breakfast to go after my 9-hole round.

Also the staff is friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good time

This course is expansive. It has several large putting greens and a wide driving range. It was not overly crowded. I thought the fairways were in good shape and the greens were okay. However, other amenities are in need of support. It is a little dated, the restrooms need updating and they have three range ball machines; one for each size of bucket. There are beverage locations through out the course but they've all been closed down. I never saw a beverage cart. The 19th Hole, however, was pleasant. The Starter Cage personell was surly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course for LA, stick with Balboa

Balboa/Encino are two course on the same grounds and I assume under the same ownership. The greens on both courses are in pretty good shape. The occasional odd bounce will frustrate you but they mostly roll well. The biggest difference between the two courses is the upkeep. For whatever reason Balboa seems to be in MUCH better shape both in and out of the fairways. On encino there was probably a 1/4 chance even a fairway lie would be thin or in group that needs repair. If you're out of the fairway it would move up to 3/4. Nice, long course with some challenging holes but in very poor condition. If you're going to head to these courses I'd stick with Balboa for quality but maybe Encino for challenging play.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Greens.

Played the course as the Greens got good reviews, they were not wrong, Greens rolled fair and true with some pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Good Weekend Course

I had a nice weekend playing in that course. Phase of play is fine no rush and finished 18 holes 4.2 hrs.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blechhh

Just completely below average everything. The course conditions are just abysmal. The rough is the same grass I mowed in my yard last week. If you are driving a cart, watch out for the monster dips midway through the fairways. Was hoping to find a nice quality course in the valley. Safe to say I did not and I won't be back. Sticking with the IE for the nicest public courses in LA. Oak Quarry, Sierra Lakes, Tustin. Same price, 1000x the quality.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

I love this course!

The golf course is challenging but fun to play. Beautiful setting and worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fair Deal

Nice staff. Locals friendly. Pace of play was better than average.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has long wide features

Course had a lot of par 4 & 5's which was great practice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good practice facility and restaurant. Driving range and two large putting greens.

Greens in great condition. Fairways alittle rough but no problems. Several flooded areas inspite of drought conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Flat and open fairways

Good for under $30 on Friday. plus you can some birdies and pars .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round of Golf

The course is plenty long and plenty of space to hit it long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Loved It!!!

Amazing course conditions. Very friendly staff. Beautiful wide open course that is as forgiving as you can ask. And the food service was incredible. Best breakfast sandwich I've every consumed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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