Los Angeles (North) - California - USA

Los Angeles Country Club,
10101 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles,
California (CA) 90024,
USA


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The location for the Los Angeles Country Club makes it possibly one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the world. It’s therefore fitting therefore that North course does full justice to the land because it is a truly magnificent layout.

The club was founded in 1897 as the Los Angeles Golf Club, moving locations three times before settling on its current site adjacent to Beverly Hills in 1911. The original club founders, Joe Sartori and Ed Tufts, along with Norman Macbeth and Charles Orr, laid out the inaugural course at the new Wilshire site.

The course (now known as the North) at the renamed Los Angeles Country Club was refashioned by Herbert Fowler in 1921 but re-routed in 1927 by George C. Thomas Jr. and his right-hand man, William Bell, with excellent effect. Fast-forward to the new millennium when Gil Hanse was entrusted to restore this classic course to its former glory.

The layout is at once thrilling and often exciting with its hills, ridges, swales and valleys. There are two 18-hole courses, the North and the South, if you can get a game, but only have time for one round, try and persuade your friendly member to play the North course.

There are far too many great holes to mention them all, but the par threes are exceptionally strong, exactingly long and noteworthy. The 7th is perhaps the toughest of them all, measuring almost 240 yards where only the perfect tee shot will find the sanctuary of the green. The 9th is perhaps the signature hole, with the clubhouse as the backdrop, but many members consider the 11th to be the star of the show with downtown LA as the backdrop.

As far as park courses go, Los Angeles North is as good as it comes. The course holds your interest all the way round and it’s a challenging and tough but fair layout. Roll this up with a beautiful setting (except perhaps for the odd imposing tower block) and you have a little piece of heaven.

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Description: The location for the Los Angeles Country Club makes it possibly one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the world. It’s therefore fitting therefore that North course does full justice to the land... Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Reviews: 11
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Edward
Played this course in 2002 and what a course it is! They have tried to get the US Open here about a dozen times but the members always refuse! Truly immaculate in terms of condition and views of LA. Where else in LA can you see deer roaming the fairways! A particular treat is the Playboy Mansion behind the green on 13! The CH is fabulous and the food is awesome! All in all an outstanding golf course and if you are as lucky as i am to play it you will remember it for the rest of your life!
July 11, 2006
10 / 10
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alexb
December 30, 2008
The L.A.C.C. North Course is perhaps GCT's finest layout. Sadly, no more deer remain on the North side of Wilshire today (the soul survivor of the massacre did so by escaping to the South Course, where it still currently resides (in a state of constant fear).Countless urban-coyotes and their droppings rule the North Course today. The members will never allow the USGA to hold its Open at this site. After all, these are the same people that would not tolerate an abundance of deer innocently roaming their sacred grounds.
Wes Thrailkill
December 14, 2009
i played this insane layout with my buddy before i went off to my second year of college, and fired a 79. Probly one of the best ball striking days ive ever had, on a truly difficult course. Very hilly, greens are superb. play it from the tips, like golf is meant to be played