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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6433 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.3

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
Golf School Academy Yes
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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4.7
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/06/2015

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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