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Elite ’14 Jerry L. The Logo Los Angeles, CA 8/1/2014

Los Amigos Golf Course has definitely improved, since my last round circa 2008. Played a “scouting” round with my usual golf buddies. Here’s my assessment: Fairways – nice coverage – very few bare spots Rough – pretty forgiving – trees are not an issue unless your tee shot is way off line Sand Traps – got into a few that weren’t raked – got up and down anyways, as the sand is in great shape Club House and Amenities – Bar with sitting area, and a separate dining room can accommodate large groups This course is on par with Rio Hondo – pardon the pun.  Prices for this course are excellent for the quality of golfing experience. The signature hole with water and wood bridge is a classic risk/reward hole.  I took the risk and was rewarded with a double bogey. Contact Irene Yi at the golf course office to arrange a tournament.  We will definitely consider having our next tourney here.

 
1. stuartkay Posted: 08/06/14 9:09a Member Since: Oct 31, 2003 From: Los Angeles
Played Los Amigos for the first time Saturday 8-2. Was anticipating a really great experience and was not disappointed. I had heard the Course was is disrepair about 3 years ago and was taken over by a management group, well they did a fantastic job on everything from the Course conditions, the Pro shop, the bathrooms and overall quality of the grounds. As for the Golf Course itself, loved the combination of doglegs, short holes and challenging par 4′s. Am looking forward to playing there again very soon. BTW would choose Los Amigos over Rio Hondo anyday.
 
2. ringworld Posted: 07/30/14 10:47p Member Since: Mar 24, 2004 From: Torrance CA
For those of you who know me, this used to be one of favorite courses. It has always had good bones and character that a lot of the longer courses have but seem gimmicky. This course was a pleasure to play. It’s a short course but makes you use every club in your bag. The course has undergone some improvement. A lot of the old landing spots have been replaced with bunkers tightening the landing area. The turf is lush with good coverage. Even the greens are completely different from what I remember. I mean this course is in GREAT shape tee to green.Scorecard has been updated. Used to be a 70 par now it’s 71. Hole 9 was lengthened a little to become a short par 4. You can try to bomb the ball past the bunkers that protect it but it’s definitely a risk/reward scenario for the average golfer like myself.Greens are perhaps the best I have seen on this course, period. They feel soft underfoot but roll true. The greens have good undulation so take a look at your ball from either side to get a good feel for the green. Fairways like I said earlier have good coverage. Lies may be on the thin side but very playable for this time of the year. Rough has been cut short as well and not as penalizing as you would think. Still the rough will take a lot out of your ball so stay away. Sand in the bunkers are white sandy beaches. If you don’t mind the beach you won’t mind hitting out of this fluffy white stuff.Pace of play– OK. We were a twosome stuck behind a foursome. They were two holes behind the group in front of them. One thing I should say about the greens and bunkers though is FIX your divots and RAKE your bunkers. For the love of Pete folks take care of your course. It took a year and a half to bring this course from life support and to have the lot of you NOT take care of this, shame on you.Facilities have also been updated. Cafe is redesigned and seats large groups comfortably. Their bar is also updated as the banquet room as well. There was a copyright conference there and the facility shines.Hats off to the staff and maintenance crew. You guys have done a heck of a job and dare I say give Rio Hondo a run for their money. At $18 to walk at twilight it’s a deal especially with the long summer days. We finished with plenty of light teeing off at around 3pm.One thing to mention is the practice area. Wowzers. Two chipping areas; one with a small bunker. Two large putting areas, and a range with a grass hitting area. Everything here seems a lot more inviting I also noticed a lot more business here.My advice if you are questioning whether to play here or not. Do! You won’t be disappointed. Now take that Golf Advisor, one more thing we the community here at Greenskeeper.org know that you don’t.
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