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Recreation Park American Golf Club5001 Dukemajian Dr
Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562)494-5000Fax: (562)498-4313
This course plays much longer than its yardage indicates. The first two holes can lull a first-time visitor into a relaxed state of mind because they measure only a few hundred yards in length with no real hazards involved. Then over the span of the next eight holes, golfers must face five par 4's measuring over 400 yards in length. Hole #6, a 456-yard, par 4, is by far the most difficult hole on the course. It forces the average golfer to play the hole more like a par 5, or least nail a fairway wood on the approach shot if they plan on putting for a birdie. The course's terrain is also a factor, including tree-lined fairways, elevated greens and many changes in elevation. The somewhat sloped greens vary between medium to large in size, are a little on the firm side, and are well bunkered with average speed. The Long Beach Open is held here every July. Special rates apply to residents of Long Beach. However, there is a twilight rate in the late afternoons for all golfers. Early morning walk-ons can place their names on the starter's list inside the coffee shop beginning at 5:30 AM.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Greens Fees:||$20 or Less|
|Dress Code:||Shirt and shoes required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Recreation Park American Golf Club
Average Golfer Review (4.5 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 2
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| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great Old SoCal Track!!!, Jan 26, 2009
from Bandon, Oregon
|Awesome little track,sneaky fast greens. The tee shots are open but to score you'd better be in the right place. The pro shop staff is friendly and the green fees are moderately priced. If you're looking for a fun round, bring your game here. Love the old time SoCal feel to this golf course.|
| 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Poorman's Riviera, Apr 09, 2004
from Buena Park, California
|This is a great little golf course. Alway's fun and sometimes difficult, you go back in time a little while you're out there. It reminds me of Riviera (which I've snuck on several times successfully!) - maybe it's the types of trees and terrain. I mostly play the back nine on Saturday mornings but I've played the whole course many times and each time I couldn't wait to go back. Enjoy the "Poorman's Riviera".|