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3.8
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
86.4%
Recommend this course
166 out of 194 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
80.4%
Recommend this course
37 out of 46 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.1%
Recommend this course
63 out of 74 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 - $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

3.8
194 Reviews (194)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent place to play

Overall it’s worth it. Gets the point across, especially for beginners and intermediate players. However, there are way too many trees in the way, unless you are a professional, it is hard to get around them. Screws up your handicap in a major way. Other than that, it’s affordable, relaxing, you don’t feel rushed if you go after 3:30p. Great place to learn.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in rough shape…

Tee boxes and fairways are in very bad condition.
Way too much dirt and dry spots all over the course. Greens in very good shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 118
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Every green is different. Seriously bad dirt patches everywhere. But really good rough LOL.

The rough is awesome. Plenty of it, and very lush all around the edges of fairways and around the greens. That’s how it’s supposed to be and how it used to be when I first started playing this place almost 40 years ago, before the stupid metal woods came into the game LOL. I hope the rough stays this way. Don’t change it.
Greens were terrible. Dead slow. And every green is different. Some soft and mushy, others rock hard and jagged, and others in-between with vertical mower marks like tracks or rails. But mostly all of them were just darn slow, and horrible.
There are some serious dead dirt patches everywhere on pretty much every hole, and some are finally being marked, so hopefully they put some work in.
What is it with the bunkers???? Embarrassing.
Got stuck behind a couple groups who were absolute novices who weren’t ready to be on the course as they hacked their way around the place hitting their 7th and 8th and 9th shots into the greens, and they were behind by a hole the whole way. We stood on every tee pretty much, and took 25 minutes longer than it should have, finishing the round in 4 hours 40. Pretty sad.

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

Encino Golf course

Great course to score on. Wide fairways, well maintained., with many personality layouts, both for draws and fades. Also theres eagle opportunities with short par 5s

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golfers

Too many golf beginners that delays pace of play & these people just collect the balls.
Dress code are ridicules. Tank tops, carrying dogs on the carts
Not recommeded

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 78
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice course for long hitters!

I did like the house and the conditions were pretty good! The course seams a little long and boring for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens punched but….

The course was in pretty good condition. The greens were punched, but some of the greens had a lot of the debris from the punching and ruined a lot of approach shots and putts. Pace of play was great on the front 9, but the back was very very slow. Had to wait 5 or six minutes between shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Walking Dead course

The smell...stings the nostrils.

While the course has a cool layout, the fairways were dirt and weeds, and the course smelled awful. 80% of the water features were dry and smelled horrific (rotting fish and vegetation).
Apparently they are converting it from 18 holes to 12??? I would definitely skip this place. It's like a Mad Max dystopian course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun simple course

Had a great time. I was paired with 3 other people. We played fast and rarely had to wait. We finished in 4 hours. Fairways and tee boxes were in fair condition considering the drought. Greens were in good shape but were extremely slow. Very hard to adjust to. Overall, i had a great time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not in as nice of condition overall as recent months. Wet, soggy in many parts; dry patches and some burnt out lies in others. The greens have been better at Balboa imo lately. Pace of play was a bit longer than it shoulda been, backed up on the 15th par three which slowed things down. Overall, a nice day of muni golf!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Starter was good, communicated clearly and effectively

Teeoff on time, pace of play was excellent! Looking forward to playing more frequently

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

If you ever get paired with a guy named Rim

Make sure he doesn’t “gimmie” your birdie putt.

Don’t you ever touch my ball and bring it to me as I’m happily driving up to the green with my putter in hand ready to take pride in tapping in my ball for a bird.

Don’t ever rob someone of that!

The course was good otherwise. Just got paired with a Richard- head who didn’t have any golf etiquette.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 89
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 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same Old Encino.

You know what you’re getting yourself into when you play at Los Angeles city Public course. So there were no surprises really. Actually the pace of play was faster than normal less than four hours which was great. Tee boxes and fairways were the usual not great. The greens were really bad even for an LA city public course. Super furry, Super bumpy, super slow and super inconsistent. I shot a great score so it was all worth it.

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

Pretty Nice

Pretty cool facility overall, a lot of space to work on chipping, putting, and hang out before your tee time. Course was in above average condition, especially for a municipal course. All in all a good experience, looking forward to coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 118
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Bunkers bad, greens awful

Greens not cut at all. It’s even over 5 weeks since the punch, they should be in good shape like at other courses but no, here, they are spongy and bumpy, still showing where the holes were punched and those are now like obstacles sending the ball wherever, and coupled with the length of the thick grass on the greens it’s seriously sad.
And bunkers!!!! Why do they not take care of them? You would think it’s as simple as running the machine through them once a day in the morning. But nope, most of them have grass growing in them, and gopher holes too, and then nobody takes them.
How they can take money from people this way, it’s disgusting.
And there seemed to be a really slow group of old guys who just couldn’t get going fast enough that held up the entire afternoon of players, it’s a total disgrace, they’re on the wrong course to be walking, even with their battery-powered hand carts.
Just sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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