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3.7
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
85.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 65 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.5
71.4%
Recommend this course
15 out of 21 reviews
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3.7
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7023 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.9
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Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $8 - $14
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

Reviews

3.7
65 Reviews (65)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 10
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

encino 2020

fun times considering our world is going through so much. nice to be outdoor with the fellas. thank you

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible

Rude staff. Poorly kept fairways and greens. Bad bad bad , even for a decently rated city course. It’s worth the extra cash to go somewhere better

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

reliable course

I was a little surprised that the quality of the fairways wasn't better, but the courses have seen a lot of action since the Covid shut down and the greens were still in good condition. I will always play these courses, but really wish the city would employ a few more professional greenskeepers to maintain the fairways. It isn't like cutting the grass at the park.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

LA Munys are the best

For a municipal course, you cannot beat the Encino/Balboa complex. Either course is a quality parkland style course. Most fairways are tree-lined, but you can usually recover from a wayward drive. However, you do have 4-5 forced carries over barrancas (you can find your ball in them) which gives you a challenge. The greens have been better, but the speed was consistent. I've played plenty of more expensive courses with worse greens. They now use 4 tee boxes for almost every hole which made it fair for my girlfriend who is still learning. And this is a great walking course - the old style course where tee boxes are near the greens and you can generally see 2-3 other holes from the one you are playing. I am a 12 index, and I shot 12 over today. I love it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good and Fun Course

The course was great but the pace of play was not good. We were backed up the entire 9 holes that I left early because it would have been over 5 hours for the round at the current pace. Conditions were nice and the course was challenging enough to have a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course for the price

Well maintained and good layout...I would go back and play here again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

If you go in for a round of golf between 10am-12pm you will be walking. That is a guarantee. My group was told that we could not have carts to ride in at 11:40. I asked if we could wait a 5-10 minutes until one is ready and I was rudely told "its not possible, the carts need two hours to charge". As we started to tee off on the second hole approximately 10 minutes later people were receiving carts to ride in. Further more due to the group behind us having carts and us walking we constantly had people waiting for us to finish, making us feel rushed.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good place to get comfortable with the game

Not narrow - you won’t spend all day looking for balls, which is nice. The course does have some length to it so you still need to strike it well. Greens are a bit spongy and longer than usual right now, maybe short on maintenance staff due to the pandemic. Overall good course, usually play in around 4 to 4.5 hrs.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Awesome course. Awesome value

For the price and convenience, really can't beat Encino/Balboa golf course. For an L.A. muni course, great shape, pace of play is solid, and staff is friendly. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Negligent

It was 106 degrees and they would not allow people to take carts out in the 10am-12pm slot.

They told us there would be stations out on the course where we could get drinks as we walked around, but their were not.

One of the members in our group almost passed out due to the heat and when we tried to call the office to see if someone could bring some waters to us the phone just rang out.

The actual course is good, but the experience was terrible.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

They don’t charge their golf carts

Gold cart died on the back nine and all they had to offer was a free bucket of range balls. Service was below mediocre. Play at your own risk.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track for your confidence

As munis go its a good one, tips make all the 3pars challenging , couple monster 4 pars on the course too, definitely worth 30 bucks, greens city course slow, And zero break., you can go low here

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 114
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 Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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