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Congratulations to Angeles National Golf Club for 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Los Angeles County.

Congratulations to all the great golf courses out there that won Best Playing Conditions for their Region.  Haven’t thought of playing there?  Consider this a wake up call and give their golf course a try.

Angeles National Golf Club 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Los Angeles County

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This year we have expanded our awards to 11 regions! @GreenskeeperOrg Winner #2016 @AngelesNatl #Golf #BestPlayingConditions for #LosAngeles #Breaking

We’ve waited all year for the results , and the results are in. proudly presents it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards for 2016.

Not to be confused with our other award “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on that stand out above the rest with our site users.  These golf courses distinguish themselves by providing consistent, exceptional playing conditions.

The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience.  A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux.  It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.’s registered trademark and creed, “Know Before You Go”®, centers on communicating these current playing conditions. The rating system used on is in part created by superintendents. views it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards as it’s highest honors.

Want to treat yourself to some choice conditions?  Want and experience you can remember?  Consider playing at one of these great golf courses in your area.

Click HERE for our previous article:  “Best Playing Conditions for 2016.”

Angeles National Golf Club

kviser Angeles National Golf Club Sunland California Golf Course Rating
Posted: 01/16/17 5:55p
Member Since: Feb 4, 2005
From: Saugus, CA

Played today, using the over 55 discount ($65, including cart). The course is in decent condition, with only one very saturated area just left of 17 green. As far as all the recent rains go, the course must drain rather well. The fairways and rough were mostly dormant Bermuda grass, cut low most everywhere. Great rollout on poorly hit tee shots, but tight lies as you approach most greens. Tees were mostly lush and level. Greens rolled fast and true with very subtle breaks. There was plenty of soft, white sand in the few bunkers I was in today. POP was about 4.5 hours, okay for a holiday of sorts (to paraphrase the previous reviewer). Go out and play, Monday and Tuesday are reduced rates for 55 years or older and nearby residents.
2016 Best Playing Conditions for Los Angeles County - Angeles National Golf Club
2016 Best Playing Conditions for Los Angeles County – Angeles National Golf Club

Posted: 12/12/16 5:21p
Member Since: Jan 6, 2013
From: Playa del Rey

Played my free birthday round at Angeles National with a friend and two of his buddies, and really enjoyed the course immensely. It was my first time to ANGC and I simply loved the layout and the variety of long and short holes, along with the tremendous mountain scenery and really good conditions. The fairways are currently in that dormant yellow stage, but they play very nicely no matter the color. The rough is a deep, verdant green though, which makes the contrast very stunning indeed. The greens are super tough though – fast and so many tricky slopes and undulations – couldn’t catch up all day, but nothing but good things to say about their condition overall. I found the bunkers to be in fine shape – nice, fluffy sand greenside, and thinner traps to hit out of cleanly from the fairways. And the tee boxes were all in excellent shape. Loved the variety of tee boxes as well to choose from (we played the blue tees). There’s not a lot of elevation at ANGC to worry about, but there are plenty of difficult shots and carries that will eat your ball supply if wayward. The native areas are in play on pretty much every hole so you must be very clean and precise. The course is definitely fair though. Fair, but very tough. The very fast greens also make approach shots something of an adventure every single time. And some of your second shot carries will make those palms sweat! Free is a pretty great price to pay for this place – thanks for the hospitality. But I will definitely be rewarding ANGC with my actual hard-earned money in the near future – it’s very much worth it and I want a chance to redeem myself on those greens and shoot a better score. POP was great although I did feel bad for the threesome behind us as my crew, despite my hints to speed things up, were very deliberate on every shot and simply took too long to get moving. I’ll do better next time to be more vocal, but we were approached by a marshall starting the back 9 (actually the front 9 for us as we started on 10) and did pick up the pace thankfully. Not much more to add than that, but I really wonder what took me so long to get out here other than fear of a really high price and a course that would simply beat me up. Now that I know I can handle this track, the price worries me less. It’s worth it. Really nice place.

Why Did We Expand the Regions?

It’s simple. has been growing.  We expanded the number of regions because golfers like you have reported about golf course conditions of the golf courses you play.  In short golfers come to us if they want informative, relevant golf course reviews and it’s all due to your, our GK Community’s, diligence.  You let us know your experiences and well if we hear about it everyone else does too.

Why so Many Regions?

Golf is an experience and every experience is unique.  Different golf courses offer different experiences.  What we look for in golf course reviews offers a little insight into every golf course we play.  Not just one point of view but many, and by providing many different points of view you get a clearer picture of what each golf course has to offer.  To that end we felt it necessary to provide regions with their own highlighted golf course.  Local players can enjoy the fact there is a great facility they can play just around their corner.  Golfers looking to experience new golf courses can play these and experience first-hand these unique golf experiences.  Put simply, we allow not just your high-end. daily fee courses to shine but the local municipal as well.  They all deserve a fair shot and they all deserve to shine.

Look for additional Golf Course highlights from our Best Playing Conditions for 2016.