Palos Verdes Golf Club

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6433 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - $19
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Timeless 1924 Bell/Thomas Gem"

HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"A timeless classic"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

Commented on 01/07/2015

Good stuff 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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