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3.7
368 Reviews (368)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
80.9%
Recommend this course
289 out of 368 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.6%
Recommend this course
45 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.1%
Recommend this course
108 out of 130 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6412 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.0
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Santa Anita Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1935
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12.00 - $15.00
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
368 Reviews (368)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Seniors 9
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In a sad state

Hadn’t played here in a long time and regretted it this time. Clearly the course is under some extreme water use restrictions. It is literally dying in front of your eyes. There are completely bare spots everywhere and the ground is rock hard.
The worst aspect is the greens. They were always abysmally slow but they are now shaggy and so bumpy. Every putt is wild ride. So sad for what used to be an enjoyable if quirky municipal course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a nice muni

I have been playing Santa Anita for years now. It is a nice, fair, but challenging layout that is good for the average golfer. Playing about 6400 from the blues, it is playable ball levels aid golfers. Modest fairways, ample bunking and nice size greens, it allows for low scores. The only drawback on this visit was that they had aerated the greens and they were very fluffy, bumpy and slow. Otherwise, the course was in pretty good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

not worth the money

the course was mid priced, so i expected a mid priced course... but what we got was a low level run down and packed with players all over. the last hole was a joke with bald patches every where...the pace of play was horrible, we had people invading our terrain over and over again... we actually let two groups go ahead of me, but i'm the schedule here is way too packed! i would have been ok if i paid 15-20 dollars to play, but at $40 with extra $12 for the cart... i would not return

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course and friendly staff

The course is flat and has wide fairways. Perfect for those who may slice more than they expected lol. I’ve played here a few times and am definitely coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible staffs

I bought my golfnow deal at play at 3:57pm on Friday for $25 each player with carts plus the booking fee. When I get there, there staff asked me to pay for the cart for $12.50 each person. I shows them the booking and screen shot of the deal which said carts were included. They told me GOLFNOW made a mistake and they couldn’t honor the deal. Either I pay for the cart or not playing. One guy by the Adam even told me not to book on GOLFNOW and could of saved myself booking fees. I don’t know what’s going on between GOLFNOW and this course. I have been using GOLFNOW for several years and this is the only course gave me such a hard time. I felt the animosity from 3 separate staffs asking them to honor the GOLFNOW deal. Overall it’s an horrible experience for me even though I like the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slower and slower…. Beware 5 balls

Had a 7:57am tee time on Friday.
Usually get round in sun 4 hrs. This is the 2nd week running we’ve been over 4:30hrs.
We were back up by 4th hole. There were 4 groups playing the par 4 5th.

When we got to hole 14 we saw a 6 ball walking up 16 and a 5 ball putting out on 17.

These guys must have been out at around 7am.
Please Santa Anita… don’t let 5 & 6 balls play!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Played on a Saturday morning. Little over a 5 hour round and teed off 20 minutes late. Nice little track but the pace was atrocious, waited on every tee box

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Horrible Maintained, play somewhere else

Don't waste your time with this course, not only was the staff at the pro shop rude but the course looked like it hadn't been touched all year. Concrete hard tee boxes and barely any grass on the greens. It's very noisy and you can hear the high school band practicing across the entire back 9.The only redeeming quality was a beautiful view of the mountains. Left 3 messages for the general manager to complain about being charged for a cart (which was clearly included) and he has yet to return my call. Huge disappointment, just being honest.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The return visit.

Great work by staff and crew to revive the greens out there!!! There's still a few difficult areas. But, this is so much better than the last time out there. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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