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3.8
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
85.9%
Recommend this course
44 out of 56 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 26 reviews
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3.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7023 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.9
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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.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.8
56 Reviews (56)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good and Fun Course

The course was great but the pace of play was not good. We were backed up the entire 9 holes that I left early because it would have been over 5 hours for the round at the current pace. Conditions were nice and the course was challenging enough to have a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course for the price

Well maintained and good layout...I would go back and play here again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

If you go in for a round of golf between 10am-12pm you will be walking. That is a guarantee. My group was told that we could not have carts to ride in at 11:40. I asked if we could wait a 5-10 minutes until one is ready and I was rudely told "its not possible, the carts need two hours to charge". As we started to tee off on the second hole approximately 10 minutes later people were receiving carts to ride in. Further more due to the group behind us having carts and us walking we constantly had people waiting for us to finish, making us feel rushed.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good place to get comfortable with the game

Not narrow - you won’t spend all day looking for balls, which is nice. The course does have some length to it so you still need to strike it well. Greens are a bit spongy and longer than usual right now, maybe short on maintenance staff due to the pandemic. Overall good course, usually play in around 4 to 4.5 hrs.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Awesome course. Awesome value

For the price and convenience, really can't beat Encino/Balboa golf course. For an L.A. muni course, great shape, pace of play is solid, and staff is friendly. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Negligent

It was 106 degrees and they would not allow people to take carts out in the 10am-12pm slot.

They told us there would be stations out on the course where we could get drinks as we walked around, but their were not.

One of the members in our group almost passed out due to the heat and when we tried to call the office to see if someone could bring some waters to us the phone just rang out.

The actual course is good, but the experience was terrible.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

They don’t charge their golf carts

Gold cart died on the back nine and all they had to offer was a free bucket of range balls. Service was below mediocre. Play at your own risk.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track for your confidence

As munis go its a good one, tips make all the 3pars challenging , couple monster 4 pars on the course too, definitely worth 30 bucks, greens city course slow, And zero break., you can go low here

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 83
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 Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Oh Golfers. What don’t you get about PACE???

So, after having come back from the Coronavirus break, the course opened for play about a week ago. The City had been maintaining the course on its regularly scheduled programme of punching holes etc. So the course is in decent shape, the greens are lush but slow.
I don’t mind any of those things - except! The PACE was terrible today. And here is the problem with that: they stretched the tee times to 12 minute intervals for social distancing. Yet we waited on every shot, on every hole, after having teed off at 12pm ish. This is a INEXCUSABLE, golfers!!! And, the course needs to tell people that there is NO EXCUSE to play slowly, or be caught up by the group behind you when you have almost half as many groups in an hour than usual!!!!!!!!! We waited on every shot on every hole, and we played in just under 5 hours!!!! This is so embarrassing. I would understand it if it was the usual 8 minute tees times on a Sunday. It used to be 6 minute tee times couple years ago until we pointed out the fact that the pace was being killed by mismanagement and misunderstanding by the City of how golf is supposed to be played.
There needs to be a sign, and also a vocal reminder by the City and all the courses across the whole state, the whole country, in these times of social distancing the times, when they are allowing you to take a cart by your individual self, there is absolutely no excuse that the group behind you catches up and has to wait on every shot. There just is no excuse for that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Muni

No bells and whistles at Encino, but it’s a good layout. Pace of play is pretty quick, course is long, and can be challenging. Highly recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

They raised the Range ball prices!!!

So, so shocked and annoyed.
The city bought a slew on new carts for the courses, and that’s fine. The new carts have GPS.
So the city raised prices of the cart rentals to pay for that, but also raised the prices of the range balls!!!! Why???!?!?!???!!! These “Top Range” balls are a joke. They don’t compress and they don’t fly straight. They are rock hard and low spin that if you tend to come over the top and hook the ball with no spin at all it literally won’t fly. You have to hit the range balls with a lot of spin with a fade type shot, otherwise it won’t get up in the air and flies all over the place. For those of us who like to hit compressing draws the ball just won’t fly properly. It gives you false information.
I understand how the city must have got a real cheap deal with these balls but to raise the prices on them when all the City course ranges are now connected with the key card, it’s really taking the mickey that each range is totally different in conditions from one to the next.
I don’t get why Woodley Lakes, which is the only grass range available has different turf now than what the Encino range landing area has. Why not put the same mud and grass that Encino has, on to Woodley’s hitting area. Then I might understand why you would have to charge a little more. Why does Encino need all that grass in the landing area? It never really needed it before. Everything is backwards with the city. Totally dyslexic. Woodley now has no grass with a woeful sand base.
Anyways. Encino’s greens are fantastic right now, though it feels like the back nine is always a bit moist and softer than the front nine.
The rest of the course is about what you would expect from a city course. Decent sand in the bunkers. Enough turf in the fairways. Absolutely no rough to speak of.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Previously Played

Course is poor condition.

I’m not sure if I would recomendé it to a friend. Space time is not good. The fairways side needs to be trim up, grass is to thick, hard to find balls.. staff needs to be more friendly.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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