Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 10
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 10
The 10th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club is a par 5 that rolls gently downhill. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 11
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 11
A hidden pond is the main defense on the short 11th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 12
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 12
The 12th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club bends right, playing just 370 yards from the tips. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 14
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 14
Take an extra club on the long par-3 14th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy GC - hole 15
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Glen Ivy GC - hole 15
The 15th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club climbs dramatically uphill to deliver great views. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 16
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 16
The 16th hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club sweeps right off an elevated tee box. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy golf course - hole 18
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Glen Ivy golf course - hole 18
Watching the ball drop off the dramatic 18th tee is the signature moment at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfPass
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 6
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 6
An army of trees block the sixth green at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 9
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - hole 9
Water lurks right on the 194-yard ninth hole at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Glen Ivy Golf Club - water features
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Glen Ivy Golf Club - water features
Waterfalls, like this one on no. 9, are featured on several holes at Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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At Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California you can watch your game soar

CORONA, Calif. -- Here's a fun game to play at Glen Ivy Golf Club: Count how many seconds it takes the final tee shot to find land.

The course yardage guide claims the 200-foot drop from 18th tee to the fairway is the biggest on any golf course in the United States. Whether that's true or not is irrelevant. What's cool is watching the ball soar for up to 10 seconds before gravity brings it back to earth. That magical moment is the top highlight on a 6,673-yard course filled with its fair share.

The 2002 Ted Robinson design, located 60 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, sits across the street from the famous Glen Ivy Hot Springs, one of the oldest and most esteemed hot springs in the United States. Playing golf in such a scenic setting near the Cleveland National Forest has healing powers of its own.

Glen Ivy's front nine starts and ends with man-made water features in ponds next to the first and ninth greens. The most unique hole along the way has to be no. 6, a par 4 where an army of gigantic heritage oak trees block the fairway and green. It takes some creativity to sneak safely over or around their towering trunks and limbs.

The monumental climb uphill to the final tee box begins at the par-5 13th hole. The two par 3s at these upper elevations -- the 215-yarder at no. 14 and the 202-yarder at no. 17 -- are scary good. The 434-yard 16th hole sports its own fun downhill tee shot.

With the theatrics on no. 18, golfers end on an exhilarating high every time.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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At Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona, California you can watch your game soar