Alondra Park Golf Course — Golf Course Review

Played here Sunday at twilight.  Thank goodness the days are getting longer because I don’t know how much longer I can take teeing off at 2-2:30 and only getting at the most 15 holes.  I need to play a full round of golf but time is always an issue.

This is a public golf course in Torrance California on the border of Lawndale, Gardena and Torrance.  One of only a handful of golf courses in the South Bay it does get a lot of play if just for the plain fact, it’s convenient.

There is not a lot to the golf course.  It’s flat.  The greens have little or no break; your typical municipal fare.  The only note of mention is that this course recently (like 5 years ago) renovated their front 9 holes.  The ironic thing is they ran out of money to finish the back 9 and so they charge a little premium in order to help fund that endeavor later down the road.

Now the golf course since the renovation has two distinct types of greens — one for the front which is hard fast and one for the back which is slow and soft.  Be prepared to run the ball on the front 9 holes and throw the ball up and play aggressively on the back.

Overall greens are in good shape  for both the front and back.  Fairways are OK.  Tee boxes are relatively flat.  Sand in bunkers — LOL what sand?  It’s dirt and hard pan at that.

Played with a nice couple for the front 9.  He also happens to run the van/club repair shop opposite the driving range.  Nice fellow, great striker of the ball, and knowledgeable about the current golf equipment give him a shout out for me.  His van is open M-Sat 12-5pm.

Pace of play was decent.  Managed to play a few more holes than previously before darkness forced my hand.

It’s OK golf for the price ($22.25 Twilight) on the big course.  If you want challenging though try their 18-hole par 3 course.  Small greens, loads of undulation, and pretty popular among the locals.  It is in my opinion one of the hardest par-3 golf courses around.  Sunset between holes 13/14 A hawk ensuring that sleeping duck gets much needed rest.  Alondra Park Hole 7 Hdcp 1 Hole 2014-01-05 15.31.56 And So It Starts.... Golf! Alondra Park Hole 10, view of the green from 150 out. Alondra Park Hole 13, Tee to Green More sunset at Alondra Park

Leave a Reply