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3.6
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
81.0%
Recommend this course
79 out of 98 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
82.4%
Recommend this course
28 out of 34 reviews
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3.5
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.7
78.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6628 yards
Slope 117
Rating 70.6
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Balboa Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Timm (2008) William P. Bell (1954)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
98 Reviews (98)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 13
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice Course for Someone that Wabts to Get Out and Get Some Practice on their Game.. Wide Open Sort of Say.. Does have the Tree Lined Fairways

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

KEEP THE COURSE MAP

Balboa is a fairly straightforward course. Most holes are straight or have minor turns one way or another. the layout, though, is tricky, with the OUT holes primarily existing within the IN holes - meaning the nine holes heading in SURROUND the OUT. As new players it took us a bit to find out way on a few, but sans that, our twilight nine was a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

For public course not bad

Greens were in good shape. Fairways ok. Tee boxes good. Pace of play 4 1/2 hours. Would play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great City Complex

Grabbed an open single tee time for 12:30 on a Saturday. The parking lot and range were packed, so I was concerned about a really slow day. Not only did I finish in exactly 4 hours, but I was extremely happy with the condition of the course. It's old school at it's best. Straight and walkable. Well guarded, smallish greens. No bare spots in the fairways and really helpful staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Fun & Easy

Balboa is a mid-tier LA city course. The conditions are a bit above average from what you would expect, greens are in pretty decent shape too. They are very slow and flat so 20+ footers come a little easier. Overall the course feels like a nice walk in the park and its a fantastic place to play if you live close by.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A war zone

The course definitely has danger zones. My friend came less then an inch from getting hit in the head by a golf ball . We were in our cart by the restrooms and hole #14 when a ball comes screaming by our heads and grazed my friends Beard. The shot came from in front of the green that faces the restrooms. NO WARNING GIVEN. The group was apologetic but didn't explain why no warning was given.
The pace of play was slow especially on the back 9. Waiting10 to 15 minutes to tee off. Crazy for a Monday play. Greens were in very good shape. Overall would give the course a C. Balboa GC.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the better LA munis

Straightforward layout. Good conditions. Good value. Not very challenging but solid

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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