Monterey Park Golf Course
|Red (W)||29||1415 yards|
|Mens M: 28.1/88||280||148||135||125||115||120||140||140||286||1489||1489|
|Ladies W: 29.4/90||280||148||135||125||115||120||140||140||286||1489||1489|
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2022 #23)
Monterey Park Golf Course
Well I have been playing here for years since the 80's. They have recently dropped 4.5 million into this place to create a double-Decker range with self loading tees, AWESOME!! They re-did all the lighting, they added steel telephone type polls (Got rid of the old Wooden ones) all around the driving range plus higher nets all around the range itself. They have lockers now to store your clubs while you are at work then you get off work and come and hit some balls or play a round, your clubs are there in the locker ready for action. They also re-did all the greens and fairways. On #1 they put in OB stakes on the right and added a sand-trap in front of the green and to the right up the fairway. Hole #2 seems about the same. Hole 3 they backed up the tee box and added a sand-trap to the bottom right below the green that is new. Hole 4 they left just about the same but trimmed the tree limbs so it is easier to get on. Hole 5 they added a sand-trap to the right of the green. In the old days I would hit to the right and bounce on left not anymore so makes this hole more challenging. The left trap is still there but a blind trap. The 6th hole green is nuts with added swales etc, it all depends where the flag stick is that day as the greens are quick. Hole #7 I used to bounce in from the right also but part of that 4.5 million was to fix the irrigation system. So no more bouncing in from the right side on 7 as they have watered around the green so your ball will stick in the rough. In the old days everything was dead so you could bounce it in. Now the Green on 7 is Sickly FAST. I hit the center of the green and rolled almost off to the left. If the flag is on one of the swales good let two putting :-) Now #8 they surrounded the tee box with fencing to protect from people teeing off on #9 so that is safer. I used to bounce in from the left on #8 also but it is more watered then the old days. On this day I was able to use the old school knowledge and still bounce in from the left side. But the pin was playing back a blue flag and I still 3 putted for a 4 ouch. Now #9 the FINAL Hole, they added sand-traps all in the front and moved the back left trap to the front as well making this hole more challenging. I drove the green in the old days coming in right to left mostly because again no watering but now if you try that move as I did you will stick in the rough and not move as they are watering.. :-)
Now the food at the snack shack with Kitty cooking it up is awesome. The servers are also AWESOME as they will bring your food to the range as well as by the Fire Pit that is surrounded by Big Screen TV's next to hole #1's tee box so you can watch everyone tee off as well as finish the round awesome!!. The pro-shop is crazy with every gadget you can think of and they also have a club fitting room near the range. I love all the upgrades they have done. Online deals range from $12 to $10 and replays just about $6 dollars or so. Now the thing about Monterey Park that sets it aside from places like Arcadia 3-Par & Pico Rivera Golf Course is you have TWO PAR 4's #1 & #9 so you can practice your driver and not just your short game. I RECOMMEND THE NEWLY DONE MONTEREY PARK GOLF COURSE and GIVE IT 5 STARS!! Good Job + the Owner is Very Nice!!
Also the ladies in the reservations department where you pay to play a round are very nice and professional as well. Take Care - Chris P.S. I also recommend the Mediterranean Club Sandwich & Fries. :-)
Perfect for a quick session after work
What else can I say about this course other than it was just pure fun. The fairways are solid, and hitting the rough is genuinely punishing. The greens have a lot of undulations that make reading putts difficult even for the avid golfer. If you are obsessed with golf, but can't find time to play because of your 9-5 (like me) I would highly recommend playing this course after work. It'll help dial in your wedge and putting game.
Here is a very short course, almost par3 and simple.
but it has a golf practice for outdoor.
Great Value and Great Course
Some challenging greens with a peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff and shop. Range is awesome as well. Will be back!