Los Angeles is bathed in sunshine almost 300 days a year, with cold fronts almost unimaginable – so what does this tell us? Well, besides providing great bikini weather, the climate is ideal for golf, a sport that requires spending several hours outdoors. Many snowbirds flock to LA to play golf during the winter, while locals regularly invade the links… but are there any courses that stand out among the myriad that this city has to offer?
Of course there are. And in this roundup, we’re going to suggest some of the best places to golf around Woodland Hills.
Balboa Golf Course, located at 16821 Burbank Boulevard in Encino, represents one of the two courtyards that make up the Sepulveda Golf Complex, with Balboa being quite difficult for the medium to high handicapper. Boasting narrow tree-lined walkways to test your game and shooting skills, this foliage-lined oasis features a full-service restaurant, lounge, lighted driving range, and training facilities in addition to custom lessons, practice greens, cart rentals, club rentals, banquet hall and back nine play during the first hour of the day.
GOLFTEC, located at 21015 Oxnard Street, appeals to golfers from the San Fernando Valley looking for everything from lessons and instruction to a personalized club fit – to say nothing of state of the art Training center which provides all the tools any golfer needs to improve their game. Certified personal trainers, with years of teaching experience and using the latest technology, can help players of any age or skill level achieve their goals, while open-air and on-course golf lessons Porter Valley Country Club invite those looking to win a club championship or just starting to get their feet wet.
Woodland Hills Country Club, located at 21150 Dumetz Road, is nestled in the beautiful hilly oak-covered foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in the West San Fernando Valley and features a golf course designed by renowned architect William “Billy” Bell Sr. in 1925 at the height of “the golden age of golf course architecture”. A fun and stimulating layout, WHCC is known for its fast laps, fast greens, majestic oak-fringed fairways and a friendly and welcoming membership for all. Providing an exceptional opportunity for individuals and families looking for a distinctive place to golf, train, meet new people, relax and enjoy life, WHCC has become the “hidden gem of the San Fernando Valley.
Woodley Lakes Golf Course, located at 6331 Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys, offers medium speed greens, very minimal elevation changes, challenging par threes and practice facilities that include three putting greens and a chippings / sand trap area. The grounds are well maintained with beautiful wide fairways and tolerant boundaries, resulting in a difficult course but not impossible. Contact Woodley Lakes for more information on recent service changes due to COVID-19[female[feminine.
The “City of Angels” is full of angelic golf courses.