Wilson Golf Course, Griffith Park


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Wilson Golf Course, Griffith Park Est. 1923

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The Wilson Golf Course, Griffith Park is a generally well-regarded layout, which includes several attractive holes and features. This tree-lined parkland course will test most facets of your game, and should provide a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges. Worth visiting if you are in the area. Sharing the same clubhouse and sitting alongside the Wilson course is the 18-hole Harding Golf Course, also named after a President of the United States.

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Making Contact

Wilson Golf Course, Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive,
Los Angeles, California 90027
USA
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Office   +1 (323) 663 2555
Pro Shop   +1 (323) 664 2555
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Email   griffithpark.golfcourse@lacity.org
Website   www.golf.lacity.org
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and neighbouring Harding Golf Course. Holes 7 and 8 run close to Interstate Hwy-5.
 
Designer: George C. Thomas Jr
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6967 6442 5525
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.0 70.6 72.9
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Wilson course. Also at Griffith Park is the 18-hole par-72 Harding course (6679 yds from back tees, opened 1923).
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How2Get There?

3 mi W of Glendale / 9 mi N of downtown Los Angeles.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $38; Fri $42; Sat/Sun $48. Reduced rates for 9-hole, twilight and super-twilight rounds, and for juniors and seniors. [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
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Wilson golf course (named after Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States) was the third municipal golf course built in Griffith Park. It opened in 1927 replacing parts of the original Tom Bendelow designed Griffith Park Municipal Golf Links, which dated from 1914. Wilson co-hosted the Los Angeles Open in 1936, '37 and '38, in conjunction with the neighbouring Harding Municipal Golf Course (named after Warren G. Harding, the 29th President).

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Location

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Latitude: (34.143670)
Longitude: (-118.289527)
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