in Courses, Uncategorized

Monterey Park Golf Course – Executive

3600 W Ramona Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 266-4632

9 holes (par 29)
Yardage: 1,400 yards

Hours: 6.30am to 11pm (closes at 10pm on Sundays and Holidays)
Green fees: see below

Monterey Park golf course is set in the hills just south of the 10 Freeway (off Ramona). It is next to and shares the same parking lot as the Luminarias Restaurant. It is very close to downtown Los Angeles, about a 5-10 minute drive east of downtown.

The course is a 9 hole executive. There are two short par 4’s, at 295 and 255 yards respectively. The rest are average length par 3’s. You start and end with the par 4’s. The course design is good with nice variation of holes. It is a hillside course, so there are a lot of elevation changes from tee to hole. The most noticeable is on the 3rd hole. Hole 3 is probably my favorite hole of the course. You have to hit down a steep elevation (may be 50

 yards). The hole is 115 yards long. There are few hazards on the course. No water and may be two bunkers on the entire course. One being behind the green on hole 9.

The course is average to above average condition. Recently it was decent, but I have been in the past and it has been a lot worse. The greens are of a good size and in fair shape, but run slow. I have played here about a year ago and the greens were terrible with divots and large holes in them. There are a lot better now though. Overall the grass around the course could do with some basic maintenance. The fairways could need a cut and the whole course could use a good watering. On some holes it is hard to distinguish between the fairways and rough. They have mats to hit off, but no plastic tees. I typically just tee off from the grass in front of the mat.

The good thing about this course is that there are lights. It is fully lit, which enables you to play until close at 11pm (10pm on weekends and holidays). This makes this course a good spot for after work or winter months when it gets dark early.

The main negative for me with Monterey Park is with the clientele. Your stereotypical golf crowd doesn’t seem to play here. People seem to like to party and play in large groups. The management does not enforce any rules and allow groups of 6 and 7 to play. Which severely slows everything down. There are signs throughout indicating a no-alochol policy on the course, yet all of the trash cans are full of just alcohol containers. Also I have seen that some people don’t seem to follow the courtesy of the game and do not shout “fore” when a ball is hit near you etc. Due to this reason I have marked the course down overall.

Richie says… “Monterey Park is a well designed course which allows you to play a variation of shots during your round. I just wish the starter was more strict and not allow groups of more than 4 to play at a time. It just slows down play.”

Chris says… “The course is nicely layout and I love the views of the city and freeway.  Starter is too accommodating, they should not be booking such large groups. I wouldn’t play this at the weekend or go out of my way to play here.”

Hole by Hole

Hole 1 – 295 yards (par 4)
Hole 1 – second shot (100 yards out)
Hole 2 – 150 yards
Hole 3 – 115 yards

Hole 4 – 130 yards
Hole 5 – 110 yards
Hole 6 – 105 yards
Hole 6 – green
Hole 7 – 130 yards

Hole 8 – 110 yards
Hole 9 – 255 yards (par 4)
Hole 9 – 2nd shot (80 yards out)

iBella Obsession Golf Club Iron

Comments are closed.