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Norwalk Golf Center – Par 3

13717 Shoemaker Ave
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 921-7047

9 holes (par 27)
Yardage: 1,001 yards
Hours: 7am-7pm
Green fees: $7

Norwalk is a 9 hole par 3 golf course. It is located in the City of Norwalk which is about 15 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles. From the 5 freeway, exit Rosecrans. The course is visible from the road and pretty easy to find. There is a large parking lot with plenty of parking.

The starter was very friendly. There is a practice putting green, small driving range (about 100 yards long with 6 stalls). There is no cafeteria or bar on site, just a fridge with some drinks for sale. I was told by staff that on Friday evenings (summer months only) they bust out the grill and barbecue food for people at the course.

Norwalk is a great value – just $7 to play 9 holes; $4 for a replay. The course itself is great and fun to play. 8 of the 9 holes had sand traps. There is also water which comes into play on hole 9. The longest hole is 140 yards, but the others are around the 100-110 yard range which makes it good for beginners. Each hole has variation and the design is very good. Hole 9 is 140 yards and you have to tee off over a small lake (pond). There are three tees which makes the hole playable for people with all abilities. The greens at Norwalk are a nice good size and really well maintained. They have undulations and run really well. When I played there was not a pitch mark or defect on any of them. The grass throughout the course is very good.

You tee off mats and tees are provided for both right and left handed golfers. The mats seem to be in good condition. Also each tee box has a bench and ball washer. All of which is in great shape. It is remarkable to find a course so well maintained for so little money. I have to say that Norwalk Golf Center is the best course I have played in the Los Angeles area for under $10! My only issue with Norwalk was with the maintenance guys. On two occasions when I was on the tee box and getting ready to take a shot. The maintenance guys then moved onto the green to water/ cut the grass. I had to stand and wait for a few minutes. They really need to let the golfers play and wait until I was finished. Especially as there was no other group directly behind me.

The pace was good and everyone when I played were playing at a good speed. After I had finished playing I chatted to staff. They told me during the week it is quiet, especially mid-afternoon. I was told that the busy time is on Sunday. So I would recommend avoiding Sunday if you wish to play here. They have lights throughout the course, however close pretty early (7pm). I presume the lights are mainly used for winter months when it gets dark earlier. This course does not require you booking tee times. Just show up and play. Note the course is reserved each Saturday 10am-noon for the Junior Golf Academy.

Richie says… “Amazing value for money. Nice course design and very enjoyable to play. If I lived closer I would be all over this course like a fat kid on a cupcake. However it is a little far for me to travel and play here on a regular basis. I highly recommend trying this course if you have not already.”

Hole by Hole

Hole 1 – 98 yards
Hole 1 – green

Hole 2 – 119 yards
Hole 3 – 120 yards
Hole 3 – green
Hole 4 – 99 yards

Hole 5 – 111 yards
Hole 6 -114 yards
Hole 7 – 91 yards
Hole 8 – 109 yards
Hole 9 – 140 yards
Hole 9 – looking back at the 3 tee locations