Rancho Park Golf Club
Rancho Park Golf Course is a municipal course with quite a history. Far from your average city-owned public course, this is a track which has hosted some impressive events over the years – such as the Los Angeles Open, the USGA Public Links, the Senior Tour, and more. Located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, this course is accessible from a number of spots around Los Angeles, although heading for the course during rush hour would obviously be a major challenge.
Room to Play
Many of the golf courses that you find within big cities – whether in L.A. or other metropolitan areas, tend to be short on yardage because land is so expensive. That is not the case at Rancho Park. When you tee it up here, you will find more than 6,800 yards to challenge your game from the black tees. However, if you aren’t quite up to that kind of a test, you can move forward to the blue tees at just over 6,400, or the white tees at just over 6,000. The variety of tee boxes here means that you should be able to pick out a set that suits your skill level nicely.
Considering some of the other courses in the area include the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club, it is a downright steal to play golf at Rancho Park for just $43 as a resident on the weekend. The weekday rates go down from there, and even non-residents can play for less than $50.
No time to play a full round but would still like to get in some swings? Rancho Park offers a driving range where you can fine tune your swing for the next time you do get to tee it up. Also, there is an instruction program if you choose to seek the help of a teaching professional.
If you play any golf in and around the L.A. area, you have to play Rancho Park at least a few times. This is a classic municipal course in one of the biggest cities in the world, and it has a history that any golfer should appreciate. Whether you are an accomplished and experienced player, or you are just getting started, there is something for everyone at Rancho.
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