Owned and managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Rancho Park Golf Course offers golf aficionados the opportunity to play a course that ranks near the top of the list for Southern California golfing venues. Designed by renowned golf course architects William P. Bell and William H. Johnson, the 18-hole public golf course presents enough challenges to keep accomplished golfers hungry for more, while not diminishing the love of the game displayed by eager beginners. The more than 1,200-yard distance between the black and yellow tees make the par 71 golf course suitable for most any player’s game.
The Cheviot Hills neighborhood golf course has hosted numerous professional events, including the Los Angeles Open17 times. Create3d as part of Cheviot Hills Park in 1947, Rancho Park Golf Course sits adjacent to tennis courts, baseball fields, and plush Hillcrest Country Club. As a 21-year old PGA rookie in 1962, Jack Nicklaus earned his first professional paycheck at the public golfing venue. LPGA legend Nancy Lopez won her second career title at Rancho Park Golf Course playing in the Sunstar Classic. Rancho Park Golf Course has become a regular stop on the men’s Senior PGA tour.
What to Expect at Rancho Park Golf Course
Rancho Park Golf Course presents every type of challenge that makes the golfing venue one of the most popular places to hone your swing in Southern California. However, one type of hazard is notably missing from the golf course: Water. Rancho Park Golf Course does not include any water hazards, which makes the venue ideal for beginner golfers who want to gain enough confidence to tackle more difficult golf courses.
The 129 slope rating given to Ranch Park Golf Course means players can expect undulating fairways that require perfectly placed drives to prevent difficult second shots on the par four and par five holes. The undulating fairways often force golfers to address uneven lies that place the feet at unnatural ball striking positions. With about eight months of dry weather, Rancho Park Golf course plays shorter than the displayed scorecard yardage. Expect plenty of roll from tee shots, especially on holes that play downhill.
Fast, small greens test the putting skills of the most advanced golfers. Large sand bunkers surround many of the greens to challenge the short games of the best amateur players. Small changes in direction make some of the greens difficult to read. The best strategy for golfers on the par three holes involves applying significant backspin on tee shots to ensure balls stick on the fast moving putting surfaces.
This course has everything except the water hazard. Beautiful layout and challenging holes that go up and down. Play the black tees to enjoy the challenge.
Total Holes: 18
- Lighted Driving Range
- Practice Putting Greens
- Rental Clubs
- Cart Rental
- Coffee Shop: (310) 839-7750
- Banquet Room
- Snack Bar
- Locker Rooms: Men’s and ladies’ locker rooms
- Back Nine Play (Valid only for the first hour of daylight)
10460 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064