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4.0
868 Reviews (868)
5 Stars
281
4 Stars
421
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
83.9%
Recommend this course
751 out of 868 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
60.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 48 reviews
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3.8
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.9%
Recommend this course
105 out of 133 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Military
Par 72
Length 6780 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8
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Navy Golf Seal Beach - Destroyer Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermudagrass/Kikuyugrass
Greens Bentgrass/Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Military Courses in the U.S. (2021 #2)

Reviews

4.0
868 Reviews (868)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 54
Undulating Greens 42
Bunkers 38
This course/club is great for:
Locals 53
Advanced Golfers 34
Walkers 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 52
Worth the Drive 20
Near the Airport 15

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Played On
Reviews 48
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hello, Khhong. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not like it use to be

Greens are sandy and unkept, fairways are not what they use to be, slow pace and worst of all don’t get ice from the snack shack on destroyer. Was in a dirty bucket in ground thet was lined with cheap trash bag. It had dirt and smelt like plastic. Ruined my drink I out in it. Not satisfied which is a shame cause I loved this course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello, kook92683. Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello, Khhong. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Problems

Maybe my favorite regular course. Always in great shape. Ive never seen it this bad EVER! I dont know whats going on but i would avoid for the next few months at least. Greens are 50% dead, fairways are butched with multiple dirt and dead lies. Figure it out quickly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave feedback on your recent round with us, brettly714. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback is extremely important to us. Our utmost goal is always to provide our golfers a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. We will take your feedback and use it as a chance to improve. We hope to see you again soon, and thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hi, u000003820564. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Worst Course Condition Ever

I have played this course for over 20 years & have loved it. Recently they raised their rates to what I believe are too high so I will probably now only play at twilight rates. But first the course condition needs to improve.. The course condition is generally great but this round was horrible. On quite a few of my shots that actually hit the fairway I was hitting my next shot off of dirt. The greens have always been great but there were multiple times in the round that I could not putt without going over multiple dead spots. 75% of one of the greens looked dead.

I generally love this course but was VERY VERY disappointed in the condition for this round. It will be a while before I try to play here again & this is said because it's the closest course to my home.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello, Robin1291636. Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

What happened to this course?

This course used to be a nice course. Greens used to be the best in Orange County. Not sure what happened. Looks like they cut a lot of water. Every green has several dozen bald spots. Fairways are patchy at best. Lakes/ponds have completely dried out. Challenging/fun layout, but I would probably pay $20-30 at most to play here. They are charging $70. Which is absurd for a course in this condition.

On top of that, pro shop employees both looked like they hated their jobs and were irritated with ppl coming in to pay and play. Big sighs, and uninterested in being friendly.

Save your money and play elsewhere. Long Beach public courses are much nicer and way better value for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi u000007755368, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. Thank you for playing.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Used to be a gem

I can't count how many times I've called this course my favorite course in the area, but that all changed today. The conditions at heartwell or costa mesa CC are better. The greens are being eaten by fungus and have turned to dirt on every hole on the destroyer course. The tee boxes have thin grass on every box. You can see the dirt. I don't mind the dry lake beds because we can play out of them, but I am blown away by how horrible this golf course has become. I was here a month ago and the greens were at least in good condition. You can't even putt them. No reading these greens. It's embarassing. This course was lovely when Trump was directing this governments troop amenities. I wonder what's changed?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/15/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, devinfalk. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 13
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Drought conditions

This course is in desperate need of water. Fairways are rock hard, dry and bare. All water hazards except one on hole 5 are dry lake beds. Greens are bumpy and full of imprints and un-repaired ball marks. Bunkers have little to no sand consisting of hard pan under a thin layer of dirt. Tee boxes are hit and miss with grass. Course was in much better shape in winter.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u000001898067. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 13
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth what they are charging

Not sure what is happening here but fairways are bone dry with bare spots in between dry patches of grass. Bunkers have more hard packed dirt than sand, Dry lakes on all former water hazards and hard, dry, bumpy greens. Foursome of Asian men in front of us were painfully slow. Our group waited for five minutes on every shot and 10 minutes for them to putt. No one enforcing pace of play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u000001898067. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Need s Repairs

Use to be a good course. Now just paid $70 to play on dirt fairways

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi kjahlvin, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 49
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello Jsyang0505,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello, lakers23. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, lakers23. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0

Starters was confused

The person who was running the tee times looked lost. It was unorganized and too many tee times together. I hope Corona courses get maintained better again so there are more options than this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi lakers23, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. Thank you for playing.

Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0

Greens was tricky

Usually have good experience but 50 year old white marshall was horrible. The tone he talks to players and not just one group but overall was rude. He gives off a bad vibe not inky for himself but he just has bad aura. He needs to watch his tone especially for someone making minimum wage. If he is so mad at his own life, he should actually do something with his life. Be happy brokey and enjoy your free perks of playing for free once in while.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162326786! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/06/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Jsyang0505. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Finished 18 at 3:30 start

The Korean bro at the checkin is always nice. I teed off early with my playing partner Dillion and was an enjoyable round. Learned some things and spent time with someone who enjoys golf as much as I do. Good times and I enjoyed the fast greens. Trees in play so have to navigate along with the bunkers. I like the free relief drop aspect on this course. Hole 10 Par 3 I believe gets a bit backed up due to layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, lala23. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, u185332253. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Destroyer at Seal Beach Navy Golf Course.

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