Lakewood California Golf Courses

Lakewood Country Club

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Lakewood Country Club -- Long but Fun
Review by: Al Carpenter Lakewood CC is a fun course with a plenty of challenges for everyone. LA County has just recently added new cart paths, hundreds of trees and revamped the bunkers. Lakewood tends to play long (7200 yds from the tips). I find that you have to use a lot of different shots to have a good round. The #1 handicap hole is a long dogleg right that requires a good tee shot. Whenever I par this hole I feel like it was a birdie. There is also two 200+yd par 3's (from blue) that will challenge most. The #12 is long and over water (and water on the left) but lots of room in front on the green. If you don't have the length, a lay-up is a smart play. The par 5's are pretty straight forward with only two of them realistically reachable in 2 (unless you're Tiger). Like all public courses, LWCC tends to slow down later in the day (more right now as SkyLinks is closed for remodeling). But it rarely gets bad and allows for unrushed walking. The people are great and you have to try the soup at the shack (between #2/#3 and #9/#10). I give it 4 stars when comparing it to other county/muni courses and the price can't be beat ($29 walking on weekend).
From Lakewood, CA

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Franklin Canyon Golf Course -- The American Golf Course Smells Like CRAP!
Review by: Chip Our tournament scheduled a 90 player modified back nine shotgun and these clowns (American Golf Company?) totally screwed it up! We will never return to this miserable cow pasture of a course. The course was like a SANDBOX, from aerification and they did not notify us of the situation, nor did they attempt to rectify our pain and suffering. The tournament director was unable to correct the wrongs, the assistant general manager was unable to address our concerns, since she stated that there was no way that we could get a refund because the tournament had been closed-out, (whatever that means) and the general manager was out golfing at another course. As we sat in our carts adjacent to the club house, a strong odor was emitting from the cesspool located just behind the #9 green and next to the clubhouse. Several of us were gagging so bad, we were dry heaving and tears were running down our cheeks; it was like someone had taken a dump on the seat right next to you. Extremely unhealthy conditions for anyone; the Health Department needs to shut this course down and declare it a toxic dump. This course isn't worth the drive from the peninsula and if I wanted to smell what I smelled there, I'll go to the Greyhound Bus Station in the downtown area of Oakland, California. I tried to give this course 'negative stars' but the system program wouldn't let me.
From The Peninsula, CA USA