Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles Est. 1999

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Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles: As you might imagine, there is nothing ordinary or mundane about Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. Like its larger than life owner, this is a very special golf course, full of panache, challenge and plenty to keep you on your mettle. From the sumptuous Italianate clubhouse, with classical baroque music playing in the locker rooms, to the reconstructed closing stretch of holes, no expense has been spared, and no detail overlooked.

The excellent Pete Dye designed links-style golf course (reworked by Jim Fazio) is laid out directly alongside the Pacific Ocean. The undulating terrain, often tightish fairways, prodigious bunkering and occasional water hazards ensure every facet of your game is tested. Go too far offline and, as on all British links courses, dense bushes and uncompromising, thick grass lies in wait. If the wind picks-up this is a layout that can certainly bare its teeth.

Two significant departures from the otherwise authentic links theme, come at the greens of the par-4 1st and par-3 17th holes. The backdrop to both are spectacular and substantial waterfalls - something you would more normally associate with the tropics rather than a seaside golf course. Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit the waterfalls are spectacular.

Come rain or (more typically) shine, Trump National, Los Angeles is a delight to play, with ocean and coastal views that are as constant and memorable as on any great coastal golf course.

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Making Contact

Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles
One Ocean Trails Drive,
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
USA
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Office   +1 (310) 265 5000
Pro Shop   +1 (310) 303 3240
Fax

  +1 (310) 265 5522

Email   contact@trumpnational.com
Website   www.trumpgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Kris Brown (Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open, links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee distances
 
Surroundings: Oceanside (Pacific Ocean).
 
Designer: Original design by Pete Dye (1999, as Ocean Trails Golf Club); remodelled by Jim Fazio (2006).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7242 5881 4538
Par 71 71 72
SSS or Slope 75 69.8 68.6
 
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How2Get There?

25 miles S of Los Angeles
From I-405 (which connects LAX and Long Beach), exit onto I-110 (Harbor Freeway) and head south, direction San Pedro / Long Beach Harbor. After 7.5 miles bear left and continue south on Gaffey Street, direction San Pedro. After 2 miles turn right onto 25th St and head west. After 3.3 miles turn left into golf entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (May thru' Sept): $300 (all days); golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Trump National Los Angeles, originally started life as the Ocean Trails Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course that opened in 1999. In that same year a landslide demolished the 18th hole, causing the club to close temporarily. It re-opened in 2000 as a 15-hole golf course.

American property developer Donald Trump bought Ocean Trails in 2002, closing the course in 2004 for extensive re-working and renovation. Rumour has it that the reconstruction of the 18th hole alone weighed-in at a massive $64 million. In January 2006 the course was officially re-launched and re-opened as Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.729923)
Longitude: (-118.349461)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Holiday Inn - San Pedro / Los Angeles Harbor 
111 S Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California 90731
+1 (310) 514 1414
www.holiday-inn.com

At first glance, the Holiday Inn San Pedro-Los Angeles Harbor gives the impression of a historical landmark. The hotel was actually built in 1986, and renovated in 2001. Located at the south end of the Harbor Freeway (I-110), the hotel is in the heart of the Port of Los Angeles. Local attractions include the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, Long Beach Convention Center, the Queen Mary, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Trump National
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Golf within 20 miles Palos Verdes; Rancho Park; Los Angeles CC (private); Riviera (private)
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The Queen Mary 
1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, California 90802
+1 (562) 435 3511
www.queenmary.com

A chance to stay on one of the world's most famous (former) ocean liners. Originally launched in 1936, 307 of the staterooms, spanning three decks, now provide hotel accommodation in Los Angeles Harbor. Each cabin is uniquely appointed, and embellishments can include rich wood paneling, Art Deco features, original artwork and portholes for the outside cabins. If you wish to enjoy some fresh ocean air and exercise, four times around the Sun Deck equals one mile.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Trump National; Palos Verdes
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