Palos Verdes Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6433
Slope 133
Rating 72.3
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6433 yards 72.3 133
Blue (W) 71 6197 yards 77.6 141
Blue 71 6197 yards 71.2 130
Combo #2 71 5880 yards 70.0 127
Combo #1 71 5824 yards 69.5 126
White 70 5691 yards 68.9 124
White (W) 70 5691 yards 75.1 138
Red 70 5434 yards 67.8 120
Red (W) 70 5434 yards 73.4 134
Green (W) 70 4830 yards 70.9 128
Gold 70 4416 yards 63.6 110
Gold (W) 70 4416 yards 69.7 125
Scorecard for Palos Verdes
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: 71.9/131 392 203 412 226 520 338 561 147 386 3185 357 362 283 418 439 185 470 330 401 3245 6430
Blue M: 71.1/129 W: 77.6/141 363 200 389 210 502 330 531 147 369 3041 364 362 263 418 416 172 452 330 401 3178 6219
White M: 68.7/123 W: 74.8/135 355 179 374 193 474 317 494 137 343 2866 342 355 130 404 334 145 440 322 380 2852 5718
Red M: 67.7/119 W: 73.4/132 334 173 350 182 430 309 460 127 328 2693 335 347 125 387 329 135 424 311 373 2766 5459
Gold M: 64.1/110 W: 69.4/124 305 85 289 159 373 263 449 110 360 2393 324 291 129 337 263 96 384 207 343 2374 4767
Handicap 5 15 7 13 1 9 11 17 3 10 12 16 2 4 14 18 8 6
Par 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 15 7 13 1 9 11 17 3 10 12 16 2 14 18 6 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, with permission only.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.8
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Timeless 1924 Bell/Thomas Gem

PVGC is now closed to the public at the start of this year full up with 600 members - likely due to the fact that nearby Rolling Hills CC was blown up and will reopen very shortly with a McLay-Kidd design.

Aside from LA/Bel Air this course is simply outstanding and I'd play it every day. For me it's more fun than Riviera. If you live/work in the South Bay this is the golf course to play. Course conditions were immaculate. Hadn't played PV since 2001 - the recent restoration and clearing of trees/sight lines enhanced my appreciation of the routing/design and genius of the Bell/Thomas team. A perfect front nine no back to back same pars. A wonderfully routed back nine with a gem of a quirky under 300 yard 12th with a dead uphill tee shot over a 100 foot deep barranca. Slippery sloping old school small greens at their very best. Deep traps flashed with rough and only the bottoms are raked.

Some of my very favorite golf holes in the world are on this course.....and yes I'd rather play here than Pebble Beach. It was an honor and true joy to experience perfect sunny weather for an early morning 3 hour excellent adventure.

Should be included in listings of golf mags top 25-50 old school courses in America - just doesn't get the play/press/accolades it deserves. If you are invited absolutely do not pass up Palos Verdes GC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A timeless classic

I almost gave 'PV' a five-star rating, not because it can compete with the Pebble Beaches and Whistling Straits of the world, but because this place just oozes with class and the timeless architecture of William Bell and George Thomas. A renovation by Origins Golf Design last year took down hundreds of trees to open up beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and transformed the bunkers into works of art. The greens are tiny and difficult to putt. The hilly terrain makes the longer 6,430-yard course feel like 6,800 yards. I can just about guarantee I won't play another 1920s-era Golden Age classic as good as this one the rest of the year, unless I meet a member from Riviera CC or Bel-Air CC -- two other Thomas gems - the next time I visit LA. I can see why only afternoon tee times are available to the general public. The members don't want to share.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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MorganBojo
Commented On 01/07/2015

Good stuff Jason....how were you able to get on and play? I will be in LA next month and this looks like an awesome track.

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