Los Angeles is the nation’s second largest city, and with its diverse population comes an incredibly diverse and flourishing golf scene. From the elite country clubs frequented by celebrities, to more modest public courses, Los Angeles has something to offer every golfer. There are 20 public facilities managed by the city of Los Angeles alone, and there are seemingly countless other courses to fit every budget and satisfy even the most discerning golfer.
The City of Los Angeles Golf Division is the organization that owns and operates the municipal courses in the area and it is the largest municipal golf system in the world. They have a wonderful array of different courses, from the famed Rancho Park Course which has hosted PGA and LPGA tournaments, to the family friendly par 3 courses like Harbor Park and Penmar. Rates are affordable for non-residents and downright cheap for residents.
Los Angeles is also home to the PGA TOUR’s Genesis Open at the famed Riviera Country Club. One of the most sought after memberships in the nation, the hallowed fairways of Riviera have been walked by many of the greatest golfers in history, as well as the who’s who of entertainment, business, and politics. The tournament consistently draws one of the most elite fields of the year, and has also featured some of the most memorable finishes in PGA TOUR history over the years. The event allows the golfing public to enter the grounds for one week each year, and consistently draws very large crowds, even by TOUR standards. Riviera and it’s other high end counterparts, L.A Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club, are certainly the cream of the crop in the area, but there are amazing facilities and programs for the less privileged golfers as well.
Los Angeles is also a great place to watch some of the top collegiate golf in the nation. LA is home to both the University of Southern California, and UCLA, two of the top programs who consistently produce PGA and LPGA Tour stars, as well as contend for national championships each year. As a golfer and golf fan, it is hard to beat Los Angeles.
Gene H. is PlayYourCourse’s featured pro providing golf lessons in Los Angeles, California. Gene is a PGA certified teaching professional with nearly twenty-five years of teaching experience. As a high level golfer himself, he is capable of working with players of all abilities, but his passion lies in working with beginners.