Lakewood California Golf Courses

Lakewood Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
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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Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course -- A typical beginning course
Review by: Morris i played this course yesterday and found it to be a great practice facility for my pitching wedge, which i used to tee off on 7 of the 9 holes (all of which happen to be par 3's). The 200 yard 7th is the hardest of all the holes, but still holds no challenge to the average golfer. Water comes into play on a couple of the holes, but typically is only a threat if you fail to hit the ball 30 yards from the tee box. Overall the facility is kept nice, or as nice as you'd expect from a par 27 course. This course includes a decent pro shop equipped with all the beginning golfer's equipment, as well as a limited amount of intermediate equipment (such as Ping and Adams golf). The people are really nice there and do a great job of making you feel welcomed. As for the course, it provides for a great practice facility if you are in dire need of perfecting your iron play and approach shots. The fairways are clean but the greens are somewhat tricky however, not nearly as readable as i thought they would be (I missed 5 birdie puts during one round!). The "sand traps" are mearly sandboxes without the wood barriers, and do not slope down at all. personally, i like this course due to it's practice facility qualities and great price ($6.50). A great place to take the beginning golfer.
From elk grove,CA




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