This popular course sees quite a bit of backup for tee times, but its natural beauty and varied holes are well worth the ... More
Santa Anita Golf Course
This popular course sees quite a bit of backup for tee times, but its natural beauty and varied holes are well worth the wait. The long fairways are lined with oak trees and the San Gabriel Mountains are visible. Those attractive trees can cause trouble when it comes to drives, as well as the numerous sand bunkers when approaching the greens. Unlike many of the Southern California courses with views of the mountains, this one is far enough away from the hills to provide a smooth walking game.
It's my home golf course, so I'd better like it. But it's a great course, picturesque, hilly. It can be forgiving on certain fairways. A good experience for an intermediate golfer like me. It can get crowded and play slow on weekends. I suppose that sounds like most golf courses. I can't think of any water that comes into play on this course. There's a fairway bunker on 18 that I've hit into, though...
Santa Anita is a L.A. County Classic. It was built in the 1930s as a WPA project utilizing WWI surplus equipment to contour the landscape. Most holes provide the players with options. The fairways are wide, but placing your drives in correct location can be the difference from a birdie opprotunity to struggling for bogey. The 16th fairway is the home strench of a 19th century race track that pre-dated nearby Santa Anita. In the Winter there are great views of a snow covered Mount Baldy. The course is crowded due to its location and reasonable price. You can hear your ball rolling on the greens over the bermuda grass. Any golfer interested in history should play here.
The Rodeway Inn and Suites Hotel is only 11 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Many area attractions are just
a short drive from this hotel, including Santa Anita Park racetrack, Rose Bowl Stadium, Dodger Stadium, the Staples Center ...
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 127 acre botanical garden and makes for a great place to
visit along with your family. You'll find a variety of ornamental plants and flowers. Peacocks and more than 200 ...
Embassy Suites Hotel Arcadia Pasadena Area is located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, seven miles east of
Pasadena, and approximately 20 miles from Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport. This location is also a mile from Santa Anita ...