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Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
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4.3
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4.2
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 37
Length 3148 yards
Slope 126
Rating 37.8
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Harbor Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

4.2
31 Reviews (31)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 9
Walkers 8
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Cant play 18

GolfNow allowed me to book 18 only to find out at the turn the course does NOT allow for replay during Covid. That reason made zero sense and while I wasnt upset with the course staff, I am frustrated GolfNow advertising 18 holes when in fact it is only 9. Might want to update that.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play average. Lots of groups of 5 on the weekends. Great course for ther price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great value

Hot Deal teetime on Golfnow was $16. With Golfnow rewards, only paid $6 to walk. Course is in great shape. Fairways have good coverage. Ball sits up nicely in the rough. No rakes in the bunkers, so lots of footprints Greens are medium speed and hold shots well. Masks required throughout the course, but noticed many not wearing while playing. Recommended for a casual 9 hole round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great early morning walk

This morning was my best round at Harbor Park. I have always enjoyed playing this course. Today’s score was +2. No birdies just steady play. Course conditions were excellent. Staff is always pleasurable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 749
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Harbor

Walked the Blues (3148/34.9/118) in 2H, 45M midday. This is a 9 hole course, so that equates to a 5 1/2H 18. The weather was clear & hot.

Started as a 4some. A husband and wife quit after 1 hole, they were probably 80+ and the heat was more than they bargained for. Played the next 5 holes as a 2some with a nice retired gentleman from Chicago. He grew annoyed with the antics of the 4some in front of us and rode in from the 7th tee. It was before noon, and the group in front was flat out drunk. Yelling at each other, yelling at people in alternate fairways. I let the 5some behind join me for the final 2 holes. As a 6some, we were still waiting every shot for the 4some in front of us.

First time I played here since the early 1980's, I have fond memories of this course. My wife used to work for a small company that closed early on Wed. afternoons and the entire staff came out and played 9 holes twilight as a team bonding experience. I remembered a fun layout, actually recognized most of the holes.

The tees were thin and pretty chewed up.

Both the fairways and rough had decent coverage. They could best be termed thin with occasional patches of lush turf.

The sand traps were not that well maintained. Lots of footprints, but the sand quality was decent in the ones I was in.

The greens were definitely the highlight of the course. Fairly smooth, medium speed and they held well struck irons well.

The customer service of the starter was excellent. No drink cart, but they had a restaurant onsite that was doing a brisk business. Nice short game practice area out front. The price for 9 is a little steep, but they offer a reduced rate replay based on availability that would not be that bad for 18 holes. In spite of the mediocre playing conditions and terrible POP, I enjoyed getting reacquainted with "Ringworld Country Club"... If I lived closer, I would work it in because I enjoy the layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Nice course, bad Greens

This is a great practice course, but not for putting. The Greens are extremely slow, bumpy and unpredictable.
For beginner-intermediate golfers, this is great place to practice the full swing. The holes are regulation length with tree-lined fairways, demanding straight shots from tee-to-green.
It's always fun to meet a few good senior players at this location. They can teach everyone how to score low, even without a power game.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great practice and casual play course!

I love this course and play it often. Great if you are playing solo or only have a few hours, this is an excellent local gem that is easy to walk on and inexpensive. Unlike most 9-hole courses which are short and wedge happy, the holes here are regulation including 2 par-5's with many challenging greens which add a level of difficulty. The layout is fairly easy with only one difficult, blind tee shot on #6 which brings a hazard into play. The reachable par-5's add some excitement for eagle opportunities. Course condition is average and pace of play can be slow at times. Recomended for beginner and intermiate golfers with forgiveness off the tee.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Great little course!

Was pleasantly surprised ay the condition and difficulty of the course. I had a 630am T time so the pace was great and finished at 2 hrs while walking. Had some challenging holes that you really had to think about and the greens were in great condition. Definitely coming back next time i'm in town!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Regulation skill in 9 holes and play another 9!

This is a great course for the $.

As a novice golfer, I appreciate the challenges that Harbor provides without the pressure of some of the more popular courses.

Pace of play is a lot better than other courses in the area.
I play 9 holes then decide to play another 9 for $9!

Great deal!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value nice course

Had a great time on 9, had to do it again!
And I'll be back again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Regulation 9-Hole?? A RARE Find

Don’t have 5-hours to play a full round of golf? Then Harbor Park Municipal Golf Course is for you. It is the only 9-Hole REGULATION golf course that I know of in the LA/OC areas. This William F. Bell design was built in 1958 with a complete renovation in 1994 (Btw—He also designed nearby Palos Verdes Country Club). Its straightforward layout is mostly flat and invites walkers (although carts are available). There are two notable exceptions: No. 5 (Par-5) that drops down toward the green after the dogleg. This is directly followed by No. 6 (Par-3) with a tee box that has you hitting to an elevated green (Note: Depending on the day’s tee marker placement, this is usually a blind tee-shot since the flag is usually obstructed by trees that jut out from the left chain link boundary fence).
The only downside that you may experience is the pace-of-play. One of the reasons is the course practice of sending out FIVESOMES (at least on the Weekends and/or when it’s busy). Our Start Time was 1:24pm. We finished a about 4:05pm. While 2 ½ hours is not an outrageous pace-of-play for a Municipal Course—it might push the borders of your patience. Fortunately I was paired with four very sociable guys who made the waits more bearable.
Since it is a Regulation 9-hole, you may find yourself at the end like me playing the “What If?” numbers game: “I shot a 42, but, what if it was 18-holes. Hmmm, I might have shot a . . . “.
However, you can avoid the numbers game by just walking back up to the Starter and trying to book another 9—then, you’ll have your answer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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