9488 Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770
Phone: (626) 228-0528
Fax: (626) 228-0522
9488 Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, CA, US, 91770
- Phone: (626) 228-0528
- Fax: (626) 228-0522
This course is characterized by generous greens, wide fairways and plenty of trees. There are not a whole lot of other hazards but for some sand here and there, yet the course has its followers because of well-designed and maintained landscaping. Additional features here include a pro shop, equipment rentals, golf lessons, a night-lighted driving range, putting greens, a chipping green, cart rentals, a coffee shop and a cocktail lounge.
This private course is more than 80 years old, and was recently re-designed with more than a dozen agonizing sand bunkers. In addition to countless pits of sand, the fairways are defined by attractive tree lines. These two elements combine to challenge both your short and long games along a well-kept and attractive course. Although this is a country club, they allow reciprocal play.
This diverse course begins with a deceptively straight-foward front nine, but then pulls out all the stops on the very hilly back nine. Added during the 1970s, the better-designed latter half of the course requires an accurate short game to avoid the sand bunkers guarding the greens. The course also features some challenging water traps. Additional features of the course include an impressive three-story driving range for those who like a real challenge.
Located in the scenic city of Arcadia just a few miles away from Los Angeles, the Arcadia Golf Course is 1,947 yards of sheer golfing pleasure. The Golf Learning Center is also located here, where golf aficionados can get some practical training in the game. Taking a few tips from the on-site pro Richard Carlson is a good idea before starting on a game. The club house, pro shop and snack bar offer ample alternatives to relax after a challenging game. Call ahead for more details.
Come feel a unique thrill as you watch a thoroughbred horse race from a large beautiful park area located right in the middle of the track. Families love to bring picnic baskets and eat in this center area. A playground is in the center for little ones who are more intent on rolling and tumbling than watching the horses race past them. Set against the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, the handsome Art Deco grandstand seats 5,000 hopeful spectators. For up-coming races and other information, check the website.
This popular course sees quite a bit of backup for tee times, but its natural beauty and varied holes are well worth the wait. The long fairways are lined with oak trees and the San Gabriel Mountains are visible. Those attractive trees can cause trouble when it comes to drives, as well as the numerous sand bunkers when approaching the greens. Unlike many of the Southern California courses with views of the mountains, this one is far enough away from the hills to provide a smooth walking game.
This regulation course offers nine holes, a driving range and a putting green. The lake hazard near the eighth hole is a special challenge as well as the sand trap near the fourth hole. Many golfers like to play here at night since the place has great lights. The last tee time is at 9pm, though you must finish your game by 10pm. There tend to be more seniors playing here than at other surrounding courses. There is a snack bar on the premises as well.
After renovations on this course, rave reviews from regulars cited the additional water and sand bunkers as major improvements. After 70 years, the course was evidently in dire need of repair, but it is now more popular than ever with plenty of diversity on each hole. The length of the course is average, a little over 6,000 yards. Amenities include a pro shop and snack bar.
These hilly nine holes are set up against the San Gabriel Mountains, providing a rigorous walking game of golf. Among the hazards here, are some dramatically sloped greens and sizable trees. The real challenge, however, is the often windy conditions caused by the proximity to the mountains. The weather can become a serious factor for your game here, particularly on drives, as many of the fairways are curved. Call ahead or browse through the website for more details.
This downtown Pasadena ice rink was once the ballroom of the Pasadena Civic Center, leaving skaters a legacy of chandeliers decorating the ceiling. In addition to public skating, the center also offers figure skating and hockey programs. The rink hosts special events like recitals, figure skating competitions and hockey games. Other features include skate repair, classes, birthday parties and a sports shop.
This par three has a full 18 holes, measuring just over 2,100 yards in length. Although the layout is flat, trees and sand bunkers provide plenty of hazards. Additional features include a putting green, chipping area, practice sand bunker and a snack bar. Best of all, it remains fairly undiscovered so crowds are not too bad...even on weekends. Rental clubs are available but rental carts are not. It is open from sunrise to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Part of the magnificent Angeles Forest, this hike does not require a park pass as it is directly adjacent to a quiet and picturesque residential neighborhood in Pasadena. Park anywhere on the street and locate the trail head at 1750 Altadena Drive. A 3-mile trek will take you up a winding trail along a sandy hillside to a cluster of idyllic campgrounds. The moderate-to-robust level incline suits a wide range of hikers, from beginner to advanced. Beware of hot sunny days, as the hike offers little in the way of shade. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat. The campgrounds are popular with many Angelenos, providing a fine balance of accessibility and remoteness. Running water and restrooms are available and maintained year round. The topmost of the three campgrounds lends to a particularly secluded spot with a stunning view. - Jamie Zum