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Golf Course Review Wilson Golf Course Los Angeles California

Wilson Golf Course

Golf Course Review Wilson Golf Course Los Angeles California

Reviewed by: RDDenn, Redondo Beach

Golf Playing Conditions 4.37 FAIR
Golf Playing Conditions 4.37 FAIR

Played Wilson early on Memorial Day. Waited about one half hour after getting on the waiting list before I was on the tee. Pretty empty considering it was a holiday, went out as a threesome followed by another and saw some threes and even a pair playing behind us. Maybe the rain the day before or because it was cool in the morning (48 degrees when I got there), but it turned into a spectacular day and was crowded when I finished. A tick under 4 hours for POP.

The course is in good shape. Overall good coverage on the fairways. The rough was cut pretty low but still a factor to hit out of. It was pretty lush Kikuyu in places. Was in one sand trap and had good sand but a playing partner in the same trap had almost no sand under his ball. The greens were soft and I had seen them faster. That said, they were pretty good at medium speed that picked up a little as the course dried out. Some bumps but not too bad. There were some long (as opposed to round) punches on some areas of a few greens but nothing that affected a putt.

Good customer service by the starter. Saw him come out of the shop to show a person the group the guy was playing with. Seemed to very competently handle both courses. Only complaint was the coffee shop did not open until 6:30 am. No coffee! Otherwise no complaints on a great morning on the course. And traffic was light on the way home. Can not ask for more from Wilson.

LA City Golf Player Card
LA City Golf Player Card
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Recent Golf Course Review Wilson Golf Course Los Angeles California

Wilson Golf Course

Golf Course Review Wilson Golf Course Los Angeles, CA

Reviewed by: weber, coto de caza

Golf Playing Conditions 5.32 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 5.32 GOOD

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.

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LA City Golf Rolls out Re-Vamped Player Card

LA City Golf Player Card

The Player Card

Golf Loyalty Program through LA City Parks & Recration

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks - Golf Division
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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

It’s simple.

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?

The Analysis

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

LA Golf Loyalty Card
LA Golf Loyalty Card

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.

Editor’s Note

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