Wunderground® Travel Planner: Los Angeles Downtown, CA
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It's no surprise that given the near-perfect weather year-round in Southern California that golf is incredibly popular in Los Angeles. Beautiful public courses can be found in just about every area of the city.
For those who love to watch the pros in action, the hot golf ticket in town each February is the PGA Northern Trust Open. The $6.4 million purse attracts the best golfers in the world to its week of competition at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Tel. 800/752-6736.
Rancho Park Golf Course.
The City Parks and Recreation Department lists seven public 18-hole courses in Los Angeles, and L.A. County runs some good ones, too. Rancho Park Golf Course is one of the most heavily played links in the country. It's a beautifully designed course, but the towering pines present an obstacle for those who slice or hook. There's a two-level driving range, a 9-hole pitch 'n' putt, a snack bar, and a pro shop where you can rent clubs. 10460 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A., Los Angeles, CA, 90064. Tel. 310/838-7373.
Griffith Park has two splendid 18-hole courses along with two challenging 9-hole courses.Harding Municipal Golf Course
andWilson Municipal Golf Course
(4900 Griffith Park Dr., Los Feliz323/663-2555
) are about 1½ mi inside the park entrance, at Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard. Bridle paths surround the outer fairways, and the San Gabriel Mountains make a scenic background.
Holmby Park Pitch 'n' Putt.
The Holmby Park Pitch 'n' Putt is truly cozy: the longest hole is 68 yards. 601 Club View Dr., near Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, CA, 90024. Tel. 310/276-1604.
Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course.
You may recall the 9-hole pitch 'n' putt Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course from the movieSwingers.
3207 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA, 90039. Tel. 323/663-7758.
Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course.
The 9-hole Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course can be reached through the park's Vermont Avenue entrance. 2650 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA, 90027. Tel. 323/665-2011.
Sepulveda Golf Complex.
Several good public courses are in the San Fernando Valley. The Sepulveda Golf Complex has the Balboa course (par 70) and the longer Encino course (par 72), plus a driving range. 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino, Los Angeles, CA, 91436. Tel. 818/995-1170.
Woodley Lakes Golf Course.
Five lakes and occasional wildlife spottings make the Woodley Lakes Golf Course fairly scenic. It's flat and thus somewhat forgiving, but the back 9 is more challenging, with only one par 4 under 400 yards. 6331 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, 91406. Tel. 818/780-6886.
Pasadena and Environs
Los Verdes Golf Course.
If you want a scenic course, the county-run, par-71 Los Verdes Golf Course has fierce scenery. You get a cliff-top view of the ocean—time it right and you can watch the sun set behind Catalina Island. 7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90075. Tel. 310/377-7370.
Scholl Canyon Golf Club.
Sitting on landfill, the Scholl Canyon Golf Club may only be a par 60, but it's fun and challenging, attractive for its top condition as well as its ups and downs and elevated views. 3800 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA, 91206. Tel. 818/243-4100.
1107 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
The best aspect of this grande dame of Newport hotels is its lushly landscaped acres: 26 of them, overlooking the Back Bay. The casually elegant, low-profile architecture, spread over the generous grounds, will appeal to travelers weary of high-rise hotels. When booking your room, suite, or bungalow, let them know your preference of bay, golf course, garden, or pool views. Most rooms have patios or balconies. There's a 9-hole golf course and 16 lighted tennis courts. Pros
: high-quality linens and bedding; centrally located for shopping.Cons
: self-parking is far from main property; 10-minute drive to beach. www.newportbeach.hyatt.com. 393 rooms, 9 suites, 4 bungalows. In-room: safe, Internet. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, parking. Credit cards accepted.
398 Wrigley Rd.
Avalon, CA 90704
If you stay in the mansion where Wrigley Jr. once lived, you'll enjoy all the comforts of a millionaire's home—at a millionaire's prices. Nightly rates, which start at $400 in summer, include breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks (note that the restaurant does not serve dinner), plus use of a golf cart. The guest rooms are traditional and elegant; some have fireplaces and all have water views. The hilltop view of the curve of the bay is spectacular; the Windsor Room, with views of both the ocean and bay, is among the most coveted. Service is gracious and attentive, and a stay at this enchanting property is memorable. Pros
: timeless charm; shuttle from heliport and dock; first-class service.Cons
: smallish rooms and bathrooms; pricey. www.innonmtada.com. 6 rooms. In-room: no a/c, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, some age restrictions. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Some meals.
690 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
A suitably stylish hotel in a very chic neighborhood (it's across the street from the Fashion Island shopping center), this 20-story tower caters to luxury seekers by offering weekend golf packages in conjunction with the nearby Pelican Hill golf course. Guest rooms have private balconies (usually with outstanding views), marble bathrooms, and original art. The spa does its bit for luxury with a pearl powder facial. The hotel lured Beverly Hills chef Bill Bracken, who now pampers diners at the elegant Palm Terrace with a contemporary menu of seductive small bites and entrées such as potato-encrusted Chilean sea bass. Pros
: proximity to Fashion Island; 24-hour exercise facilities; first-class spa.Cons
: steep valet parking prices; some rooms have views of mall; pricey. www.theislandhotel.com. 295 rooms, 83 suites. In-room: safe. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pool, tennis courts, gym, spa, business center, parking, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S
Corona del Mar, CA 92657
This new ultra-glam resort, which opened in 2008, allows golfers to stay at Pelican Hill, one of the state's most renowned links with 36 championship holes designed by Tom Fazio. Adjacent to Crystal Cove State Park, the resort has 204 bungalow suites, each a minimum of 847 square feet with Italian limestone fireplaces and marble baths, built into terraced hillsides overlooking the Pacific; the resort's 128 villas are larger than most suburban homes and staffed with butlers 24/7. With its wraparound terraces, the Coliseum Pool (inspired by the Roman landmark) is a spectacular focal point. Soothe sore muscles at a 23,000-square-foot spa after a day on the course before enjoying a sunset dinner from the Andrea Ristorante, one of the area's most opulent dining rooms. Kids are treated like VIPs, too; Camp Pelican, a separate facility, has all sorts of games and activities for young 'uns. Pros:
paradise for golfers; a gracious, attentive staff.Cons:
sky-high prices, even for a swanky resort; common areas can feel cold. www.pelicanhill.com. 204 bungalows and suites, 128 villas. In-room: safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, golf courses, pools, gym, spa, children's programs, parking. Credit cards accepted.
10300 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
With a precious courtyard surrounding the pool, the well-maintained, all-suites Beverly Hills Plaza has a look that would be right at home in the south of France. A combination of two former apartment buildings, the property is near a golf course and busy Wilshire Boulevard at the edge of Beverly Hills. Rooms are decorated with warm tones of beige, gold, and cream. The outdoor garden's waterfall and koi pond make for a relaxed atmosphere. You'll find bathrobes, hair dryers, movies, and coffeemakers in the roomy suites; video-game and DVD players can be rented at the front desk. Pros:
European ambience; amiable staff.Cons:
lowest-priced suites are accessible via stairs only; no services or restaurants close-by, so car is a must. www.beverlyhillsplazahotel.com. 116 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, kitchen (some), Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pool, gym, business center, parking. Credit cards accepted.
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
County-fair murals and whimsical carousel animals welcome you to this all-suites hotel at the entrance to Pomona's Fairplex. Contemporary in style, rooms are done in neutral tans and blues and have coffeemakers and wet bars. Most have balconies. It's about the only lodging in Pomona you should consider staying at, say locals and visitors alike, who rave about its comfort and cleanliness. The hotel books many groups throughout the year, so be sure to book in advance. McKinley's Grill serves steak and seafood, and Mountain Meadows Golf Course is adjacent. Pros:
close to Fairplex; clean rooms; comfortable beds; signature dog beds.Cons:
parts of the hotel feel dated; not close to many restaurants. www.sheraton.com. 247 suites. In-room: a/c, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pool, gym, parking, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
If you want the relaxation of the wine country and the challenge of hitting the links on a championship golf course, this is the place for you. Each room has a private patio or balcony overlooking the course and is decorated in soothing earth tones with a Southwestern theme. The on-site restaurant, Temet Grill ($$$) serves regional fare and local wines. Try the marinated Colorado rack of lamb with mascarpone polenta or the herbed roasted chicken breast with warm basil vinaigrette drizzle. Pros:
beautiful grounds; great restaurant; clean and comfortable rooms.Cons:
resort is a bit isolated from Old Town and wineries; some parts feel dated. www.temeculacreekinn.com. 130 rooms, 1 guesthouse. In-room: a/c, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, golf course, pool, gym, parking. Credit cards accepted.
800 Wildrose La.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Take a ride down a twisting bobsled course in winter, or beat the summer heat on a dual waterslide at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Miniature golf and go-carts add to the fun. www.alpineslidebigbear.com. Admission: $4 single rides, $18 5-ride pass. Hours: Daily 11-4.
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