Los Angeles Public Golf Courses

You love golf and you are moving to Los Angeles.  Where are you going to find the best courses?

Firstly, if you are going to live in the City of Los Angeles you are going to want to investigate the City of Los Angeles Public Golf Courses. They are beautiful courses and very inexpensive to play.

Green Fees at most courses are $30 for 18 holes during the week and $19 for Twilight rates.  Carts are $24 regular rate and $16 for twilight.  This is the resident rate.  A full Los Angeles City Golf green fee chart can be found here.  For a full description of the golf courses, rates, booking rules, visit the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

18 hole Los Angeles area golf courses

Rancho Park Golf Course
10460 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90064

Rancho Park Golf Course, in the heart of the Westside of Los Angeles, is one of the busiest in the world.   It has been host to many Los Angeles opens, PGA Senior Opens and LPGA tour events.  You can also view celebrities at the driving range.  If you can even get a reservation, a round can take anything up to 5 and a half hours.  Take a book.

Wilson Golf Course

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, 90027

Harding Golf Course
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, 90027

Both Wilson and Harding golf courses are busy courses in Griffith Park, near Downtown Los Angeles.  Be prepared for long rounds here also.  Harding borders the L.A. Zoo, so don’t be surprised to see peacocks running around on the fairway.

Encino Golf Course
16821 Burbank Blvd.
Encino, 91436

Balboa Golf Course
16821 Burbank Blvd.
Encino, 91436

Encino and Balboa Golf Courses, are in the San Fernando Valley in Encino, just over the hill from West Los Angeles.  Encino is the more popular course, so Balboa is a little easier to get a reservation on.

Woodley Lakes Golf Course
6331 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, 91406

Woodley Lakes Golf Course borders Encino and Balboa, and is the prettiest of the three.  It is close the the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, so you can see an array of birdlife on the course, amonth them egrets, herons, mud hens, ducks and more Canadian geese than you will see in a lifetime, which makes for a rather messy course.  You might also see Wiley Coyote and a family or racoons.  Like Encino and Balboa Golf Courses, Woodley can be extremely uncomfortable to play in the summer due to the oppressive heat.

Hansen Dam Golf Course
10400 Glenoaks Blvd.
Pacoima, 91331

Near Burbank Airport, Hansen Dam Golf Course is another of the Valley courses to be avoided at the height of the summer heat.

9 hole Los Angeles area golf courses

Penmar Golf Course
1233 Rose Ave.
Los Angeles, 90291

Penmar Golf Course, in Venice is a great 9-hole executive golf course.  If you don’t have a lot of time, and want to get in a good practice round, Penmar is the place. Penmar does tend to be a busy course, so book in advance if you want to ensure a time.

Harbor Park Course
1235 N. Figueroa Pl.
Wilmington,  90744

Harbor Park Course is on the way to San Pedro. It serves the purpose of getting in a practice round of golf.

Roosevelt Golf Course
2650 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, 90027

Like Wilson and Harding, Roosevelt Course is in in Griffith Park.  A good way to practice your game without taking up a full day.

Map of Los Angeles Public Golf Courses

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5 thoughts on “Los Angeles Public Golf Courses”

  1. Jane…I LOVE that picture! Almost made me think Hawaii for a moment!

    Always good to know where golf is available! I’m not sure I even know the public locations in Atlanta? Hmmmm!

    Great information for your Los Angeles Buyers!

  2. I have a hard time believing that you can play golf in Los Angeles for $30. That’s fantastic, it cost more than that to play in Nashville. I would have thought that the price to play golf would be preportional to the value of the land. Just goes to show that I shouldn’t assume anything.

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