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3.3
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Value
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Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6614 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.6

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in March 2015.

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.3
143 Reviews (143)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Narrow Fairways 19
Undulating Greens 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18

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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

What a treat to play on closing day!

I had been forewarned about the condition of the fairways, but my time was limited and I was looking to play 18 prior to 11:00am. Little did I know I would have this entire course to myself on closing day! The fairways were brown, but the dormant kikuyugrass played firm & fast and still offered good lies. But the greens were simply magnificent! What a great layout this must have been back in the day, and it was both an honor and a privilege to be among the last to play there.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had I known...

This course is under reconstruction. All fairway and tee boxes do not have grass making play near impossible. Greens are also under kept and inconsistent. I thought I was getting a good deal and drove an hour to find the course in the condition it was in. I'm sure once it's reconstructed it will be great.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

this course is fairway worst

I will never again play
Because. Fairway gless is all dead
Only try green!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

This is a really hard course!

This is a really hard course with forced carries and really tight fairways. It was complicated by the course conditions. There was no grass in the rough areas, and even some of the fairways had no grass. They are discounting the price because of the conditions, and it's still not worth the price. There is no restaurant, only a snack shack.

The only good point is the greens are in good shapes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Last Time at Malibu

I have played Malibu Golf Club many times in the past. The fairways were TOTALLY Brown and basically Unplayable. The greens were decent. The overall clubhouse was fair. My understanding is that they are getting ready to put a bunch of money into the clubhouse. They definitely need it on the course. I would NOT go back out there even if it were free. The golf course is NOT being well maintained AT ALL..Not sure how others would even want to play this course..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible conditions, don't waste your money

They haven't watered this in months. Hard pan dirt everywhere. Only the greens are nice. Don't go.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Challenging Course but Completely Dried Out

Malibu GC is getting crushed by the CA drought which is unfortunate because it has a lot of promise. They are keeping the greens green but the rest of the course is brown (not an exaggeration). A lot of elevation changes and it's definitely a challenge to get around without any course knowledge for the first time player but each cart comes loaded with a booklet with hole lay-outs and guidance to help you out.

If we get some rain, I'll definitely come back to give it another shot. In the meantime, they should consider giving the tee boxes as much love as the greens. Hitting driver/woods off sand/dirt/small rocks makes you cringe.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$50

I would only pay $50 to play here and not much more.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

The course just destroyed.

I don't understand how and who decided to destroy one of the most beautiful golf courses in the area. Seems to me they don't have money to pay their water bill.
With all this drought troubles the most of the courses manage to keep their fairways green, but Malibu golf course turned the fairways into some kind of cracked desert like dirt.
Don't go there even for $25, nor for $10. Terrible and depressing

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Grass is all brown

I understand they are redoing this course from scratch that will take two years to complete. For that reason they have totally let it go. Fairways are brown. They are still charging $60 a round. We complained and they gave us 1/2 our money back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

you have a month or so to play this course...

and you really should before the 'redesign' starts and the course is closed for 2 years. I played today and the conditions were bad. The fairways were yellow or dead grass and even dirt patches but the greens were good. This is the last time you'll get to play this Bell family design - the Bells are famous in California for their courses such as Torrey Pines Industry Hills Ojai Valley Inn and spa & Buena Ventura to name a few. The redesign plans to make it a more 'user friendly' course (I guess that means lessoning the slope) and to enhance the facilities. Despite the terrible fairways we still had a good time and shot in the 80s. Play it while you can as the bell design dies to be resurrected, we hope.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

fantastic layout, back in the day... had to be great

Really quite a golf course, with tee box elevations, winding thru the canyons, very pleasant golf course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

I had always heard such great things about this course.

I was quite disappointed. I found it amazingly dry and now so well cared for... I was surprised after all the good I had heard about this course. Maybe it is a tough season and I should try again in the near future.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

BAD

they need to tell you everything is dead, except the greens?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Help. Needs water!

This course hasn't seen water or basic maintenance in at least a year.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Fairways are basically dead

We didn't know until we arrived. The pro shop staff let us know the conditions were extremely dry. The fairways basically had no grass,completely brown and dead due to drought conditions in southern California. If I had known the conditions were that bad I would not have booked a round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Drought Conditions

The fairways had clearly not been watered in weeks; they were yellow, blotchy and dead. Greens were in good shape, but the conditions of the fairways and tee boxes just took all the joy out of the game. Better off spending your money elsewhere, especially with all the choices of courses within driving distance of Malibu.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

This course needs help!!

NIce course, very hilly. Lots of greens up on plateaus, side-hill lies, intimidating tee shots. Greens excellent, very true, speed medium, large greens for a smaller course. But the fairways and tee boxes are in tough shape. There's a fair amount of just plain dirt...no grass, not even dead grass. The cart paths are pretty beat, broken up in some places. Bunkers just hard packed sand, not cared for. So simple maintenance issues are pretty poor. It's a nice course but must be hurting financially?

I paid $60 on a Sunday AM, so can't complain too much.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

California Drought Effect to Golf Couse

There's a small lake that can be used to water and recycle the drained water if proper system is installed.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Malibu Country Club Going Out of Business

Over the past 15 years I have played Malibu Golf Club many times. It has been a couple of years since I've played there and it was my last! The fairways haven't been watered in months and the grass is dead. Many tee boxes had no grass at all. I chose this course because of the way it used to look and play. This round was a birthday gift for two of my closest friends and I was truly embarrassed! So Long!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Poor
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