Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Journey Comes to an End

I have spent the past seven months of my life traveling around and playing par 3 and executive golf courses in the Los Angeles area. I didn't expect there to be so many places to play in this great city.

I have played all 41 public courses in the Los Angeles area at 39 locations, 477 different golf holes and driving a total of 1,842 miles in the process. As far as I am aware I am the first and only person to play at every one of these locations and document the courses in the process.

This all started as I enjoyed playing short golf courses, but had an issue finding information and pricing on courses. There was no central location with the information shared. I thought I would set up this blog and share the information with fellow golfers. I anticipated there being about 10-15 courses in the LA area when I started out. However as I did research and found new places, it ended up being 41! Sometimes I went outside the LA area, but in general the majority of the courses reviewed are within 15-20 miles of downtown Los Angeles.

There are several hidden gems - courses I found which are not widely publicized online and only really known by locals. You will discover these as you read through the site and reviews posted. There is also a map in the right sidebar which will lead you to a Google map with all of the locations highlighted for your convenience.

I am proud to have finally completed this challenge which I set myself earlier this year. It took many hours of my spare time to travel, play and document all of the courses. But I had a lot of fun and met a lot of new people in the process. Now I turn this website over to you to use as a reference. Please feel free to add any comments to the courses or posts and help share information within the community.

I hope you enjoy all of the documented information and playing the courses as much as I did.


  1. Your posts were very helpful especially for someone like me who has recently moved to LA! :-) Many thanks!

  2. I grew up in the SF Valley not far from the Mission Hills Golf Course, and used to play several of the other courses on your site a lot. I think I probably played the Van Nuys Executive course more than 100 times from around 1973 until my parents moved to Minneapolis in 1992. I used to play El Cariso from time to time when I was on the golf team at Monroe High School from 1978-1981. I have really enjoyed the nostalgia of reading your reviews and looking at your pictures. My big surprise is how little some of these places have changed in the last 35 years! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the positive comments.

  4. What a great golf journey you have had. Thank you for documenting your experiences here. It will truly be inspirational for all golf lovers here.

  5. I was looking for into on short courses to playing in early morning before work. This is a very nice reference. I'll make sure to check all of them out. Thanks a lot for this!