The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation operates the largest publicly owned golf course system in the nation, with 20 golf courses at 18 different facilities. These golf courses feature a variety of beautiful and interesting settings from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific coastline overlooking Catalina Island.
This golf course system offers affordable greens fees, discount programs for senior citizens and students, and an excellent junior golf program. Of the 20 golf courses, 13 are 18-hole regulation length courses, three are convenient 9-hole regulation length courses, one is a challenging 18-hole executive length course, one is an 18-hole par-three course, and two are 9-hole par-three courses.
A product of forward thinking public officials throughout its acquisition and development era, the County’s golf course system is now, in its maturity, a leading symbol of public and private sector partnership in offering quality golf service operations. Innovation and cooperation characterize the efforts between this Department and skilled golf industry professionals who operate our golf courses under management lease agreements. The collaborative efforts of these firms and individuals, and aggressive capital improvement programs, will help ensure that Southern Californians will continue to benefit from the finest public golf experience available for many years to come.
Reservations & Fees
Starting time reservation requests for daily play will be accepted at the golf course Starter’s Office up to one week in advance of the playing date desired. Requests may be made, in person or by telephone, from 5:00 a.m. to sundown on Saturdays and Sundays and 6:00 a.m. to sundown on weekdays. The golf course Starter’s Office will open at 5:00 a.m. seven days prior to a Holiday to accept reservations for that Holiday.
Tee times may also be available online at participating locations, please see our FAQ page for the full list. Click the button below to view our FAQ page.
Golf course management may, at its option, implement a program that requires the registration of an individual’s telephone number or another item of identification for making a tee time reservation.
If you have any questions please contact the respective Golf Course Staff. You may also contact the Los Angeles County Golf Operations office at 626.821.4650.
Established in 2008 to promote the spirit of the game which embraces integrity, competition and camaraderie, and love of the great game of golf. The Club is available to County employees, family, friends, and the general public (annual membership fee applies to all members).
The Los Angeles County Golf Club generally competes on the last Sunday of each month at one of our 20 County courses. For more information please visit Los Angeles County Golf Club by clicking the button below or email the Tournament Director, Tim Smith, at TSmith@parks.lacounty.gov.
Senior Citizens, 65 years of age or older, may purchase an annual golf identification card which when presented at the Starter’s window at any Los Angeles County Golf Course shall entitle the owner to reduced greens fees as approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Any person presenting valid proof of age (birth certificate, valid Driver’s License, Medicare card) and a current 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ inch photograph, may apply for an Annual Senior Citizen Identification Card from the Starter at any County golf course, excluding Maggie Hathaway.
The Senior Citizen Identification Card annual fee does not include greens fees. The card is nontransferable and may be used only by the person to whom it is issued. Fraudulent use is cause for recall and revocation of the senior golf discount privileges.
Senior Citizen Identification Cards are valid only for non-holiday, weekday play (Monday through Friday). Persons using the card may play or make a reservation before 7:00 a.m. and after 9:00 a.m.
Senior Citizens may use their identification card between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on weekdays, exclusive of holidays, via “waitlist/stand-by.”
Established in the early 1980’s, the Golf Advisory Committee is a body appointed by the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide recommendations and advice on golf related issues. The meetings are open to the public, and scheduled on five (5) times a year on the second Wednesday of the month at various County golf courses. Notice of the meeting is posted 72 hours prior at each County golf course. You can also contact the Golf Operations Office at (626) 821-4650 for information on upcoming Golf Advisory Committee meetings.
The Committee supports the Department in an advocacy role, and its responsibilities include:
- Suggest and/or review proposed modifications to the Golf Operations Manual.
- Review and recommend promotional and player development programs.
- Consider proposed greens fee and golf cart rental fee increases.
- Provide input from the public golfer standpoint.
- Evaluate and recommend capital improvements to golf facilities.
- Apprise the department of trends and issues in the golf business.
Committee members are selected from the group of lessees representing the various types of golf courses in the system, the Southern California Golf Association, the Southern California PGA Section, the Western States Golf Association, the Women’s Public Links Golf Association, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the Los Angeles County Women’s Golf Association, and from ten Men’s, Women’s, and Senior Citizen clubs at the courses. The 27 members serve on the Committee for a four-year term.
The Los Angeles County Junior Golf Foundation (LACJGF) is a California Non-Profit Benefit Corporation organized to promote the participation of Los Angeles County youth in the game of golf, and is dedicated to teaching golf’s traditions of Respect, Integrity, Character and Honor (R.I.C.H.).
The LACJGF was created to work closely with the Los Angeles County Junior Golf Program in their effort to offer a comprehensive curriculum of lessons, clinics and tournaments to be regularly conducted at all 20 County golf facilities. A major goal of the program is to continue to offer these lessons at no charge to the juniors.
The LACJGF is a major sponsor of the Los Angeles County Junior Golf Championship. The Championship Final is no charge to the qualifiers and they are treated to a round of golf, lunch, a sleeve of golf balls and free range balls, a commemorative hat, a ball-marker belt clip and crystal trophies for the winners. All the amenities for the Championship Final are provided by the Foundation.
The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable and public purposes pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and its meetings are conducted quarterly. The Board of Directors comprises business professionals and motivated citizens interested in growing the game of golf, especially for juniors.
The Department of Parks and Recreation does not sponsor or cosponsor any particular golf club; however, the Department will recognize and approve one club for men, one club for women, and one club for seniors at each County golf course.
- Any person 18 years of age or over shall be eligible for membership as a regular member, with the exception of the Senior Citizen’s Clubs whose members must be 50 years of age or over.
- No eligible person shall be denied membership on the ground of race, creed, color, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sex, age or disability,
- Total regular membership in club(s) may be limited at any time by majority vote of the club members, or their board of directors, provided that such limit shall be a number not less than 250 persons for an 18 hole course, and 150 persons for a 9 hole course.
- The annual membership dues charged by recognized clubs shall be in keeping with the County’s stated goal of serving the greatest number of people at a reasonable cost.Currently, most golf courses offer all three clubs. Membership into each club is controlled and handled by each golf club independently. For more information regarding membership into these golf clubs, please contact each golf course directly.