Golf Course Review Harding Golf Course Los Angeles California
Reviewed by: roarksown1, Playa del Rey
Played Harding on Saturday with two friends and rode from the blue tees with a 10:36 tee time. Groups were spread out nicely and we finished in just over four hours so that was ideal.
No range time as they said it was closed but I saw people out there later so no idea what happened there. No point in getting to the course early as the putting area is also closed and they will call your name ten minutes before you tee off and that’s when you pay inside.
Course is in very nice shape right now and was really fun to play on a gorgeous day. Really nice and green fairways with occasional thin areas but few and far between. Rough is very playable and provides a good cushion. Tee boxes are just okay but the greens are in very nice shape, rolling medium fast and holding shots well. Not a ton of ball marks out there either and good coverage – nice work by the grounds crew.
Was only in one bunker on hole 16 and the sand was a bit thin but playable. Overall though, the course is in very solid shape and will probably get a lot of action in the coming weeks.
Snack shop at the turn was closed but there was a mobile stand there for drinks and snacks -that was a nice touch. I always enjoy the layout at Harding and think 18 is a fantastic closing hole to finish off a really nice day.
Golf Course Review Wilson Golf Course Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed by: weber, coto de caza
Drove up to Griffith Park fully expecting to play Harding, because Wilson always seems to be so much more popular, but I was able to get out without any problem. Has been a while since I last played Wilson, so was thrilled to get back out there. Wilson has always played difficult for me, maybe because I still play it from the “tips”. Too many holes which I no longer can reach in regulation, so for me to score, the short game needs to be sharpe.
Greens rolled well, or maybe because I actually made a few putts, it seemed that way. Not fast, but reasonable speed. Most of the fairways were in good condition, with some areas which could use some attention. Both bunkers I found were well maintained with plenty of sand.
I like the two Griffith Park courses because neither come in after nine, so I don’t have to deal with “back nine play”. Enjoy the course, although it is rarely kind to me, but the beautiful setting with all the trees somehow makes the boogies a little easier to accept.
I played here Sunday morning at 9:36 AM with fellow GKer, Noemi.
The course is in pretty good summer condition. There are a few areas of the fairway and rough that are somewhat stressed out but overall there were good lies everywhere. Parts of the rough were heavy and long enough to be considered penal. Wayward tee shots could find side-hill lies or tree trouble easily. I walked the course and it was fine. The pace got slow just before the turn but later it picked up. However, it still took around five hours to complete. The greens were medium slow in speed but mostly smooth. Tee boxes were nice and level without a lot of divots. Bunkers tended to be thin with hard pan.
We got food from the “restaurant “ after. It was okay and reasonably priced.
Golf Loyalty Program through LA City Parks & Recration
You may have seen this advertised at your local city course here in Los Angeles. LA City Golf presents their revamped Player Card. It’s not just a reservation or discount card, it’s now a golf loyalty program.
We are not only blessed with some of the best weather for golf but now you can play for FREE provided you get your Player Card and take advantage of the savings. Even the most cost-conscience golfer can play regularly at these great courses with the re-vamped Player Card from LA City Golf and get FREE Golf through their loyalty program.
How it works
With the roll-out of their new reservation system, LA City Golf presents their golf loyalty program with the LA City Player Card. Register your Player Card for $25/year. You can obtain a Player Card at any LA City Golf Course or by calling 818-291-9980. (Click HERE for additional information.) For every $1 you spend on tee times at all participating LA City Courses you get a point. Get enough points and you can redeem these points for FREE Golf after 10AM Weekdays and it’s good for 18 months.
If you’re like me you live next to more than one of LA City’s Golf Courses. It pays to play local. Play courses like Rancho Park, Wilson, Harding, Encino, Balboa, Hansen Dam and Woodley Lakes to name a few. Show your Player Card to the starter and qualify for points you can redeem later for FREE golf.
And who doesn’t like FREE golf?
Just over 10 rounds playing regulation courses and the card pays for itself for the year. Play 9 hole courses it pays for itself in a little over a 15 rounds of golf. Seniors can take advantage of the deal. Regular Joes like you and me can take advantage of the deal. It’s available to every golfer in LA City and surrounding areas.
Not Just FREE Golf
As a Player Club member your Twilight rates are extended an hour early. You can book 9 days in advance (general public can book only 7 days in advance. Player Club is available at all of Los Angeles City Golf Courses.
Rancho Park Golf Course – Host to a few PGA, LPGA and Champion Tour Events, Host of the LA Open, 24th Amateur Public Links Championship (USGA)
Wilson Golf Course (Griffith Park) – Host to the LA Open (1937-1939)
Harding Golf Course (Griffith Park) – Host to the LA Open (1937-1939)
Encino Golf Course (Sepulveda Golf Complex) – Part of a sprawling Golf Complex in the middle of the Valley. Some Great golf and value.
Balboa Golf Course (Sepulveda Golf Complex) – Part of a sprawling Golf Complex in the middle of the Valley. Some Great golf and value.
Hansen Dam Golf Course
Woodly Lakes Golf Course – Located opposite the Sepulveda Golf Complex; it’s range was recently revamped.
Harbor Park Golf Course (9 Hole) – Golf this regulation 9 Hole Course with some of the best conditions for LA City Courses.
Roosevelt Golf course (9 Hole) – in the Heart of Griffith Park
Penmar Golf Course (9 Hole) – Close to the Santa Monica Airport and a great landing emergency landing area. Just ask Harrison Ford.
Rancho Park Par 3
Los Feliz Par 3
LA City is excited to offer this program to golfers to prove that it pays to play LA. That’s a lot of golf and for the modest investment of only $25 yearly. Seniors can take advantage of these specials and even deeper discounts.
Check it out. Click HERE for additional information at the LA City Golf Course website. Just remember you heard it here from Greenskeeper.Org. Check out local maintenance schedules and aeration alerts here at Greenskeeper.org in addition to the latest golf course reviews of your favorite courses. Know Before You Go (r) with Greenskeeper.Org. Click HERE to view our website.