Winter is quickly approaching, and if you’re an avid golfer living in a cooler climate, you likely don’t have many options when it comes to playing during the colder months of the year.
The good news is that you don’t have to take a trip to an expensive coastal resort if you want to play golf in the winter. Instead, consider Los Angeles as a fun and affordable alternative to pricey international destinations.
With an average temperature of 67°F from December to February, LA is a perfect year-round golf destination. Plus, there is so much to do around the city that you can even bring the whole family for a mid-winter or holiday break.
Of course, Southern California has its fair share of exclusive country clubs. But the moderate climate also means that there are countless municipal courses as well. One of the top picks in LA is the Rancho Park Golf Course, an impressive 18-hole, par 71 championship course located in the heart of the city.
If you’re up for a challenge, Rancho Park is for you. The course requires a high degree of skill, “especially on approach shots to smallish greens,” according to the course description. It has a rating of 72.5 and a slope of 129.
Rancho Park Golf Club is also full of history. It was opened in 1949 for the USGA Public Links Championship and has hosted many events since, including 18 Los Angeles Opens and LPGA and Senior tour events.
Onsite, you’ll find a coffee shop, snack bar, cart and club rental, practice putting greens, and other amenities. Pros also provide lessons at the course.
Green fees are as follows: on weekdays, you can expect to pay $35.50 for 18 holes and $18 for nine holes. During the weekends, you’ll pay $45.50 for 18 holes and $23 for nine holes.
Rancho Park Golf Course is centrally located on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, so it’s accessible from many popular destinations in Southern California. If you’re already planning a trip to LA — whether it’s for vacation or business travel — you can easily squeeze in a round or two at this top-notch course.
But what’s a golf trip without a stylish place to stay? If you’re searching for accommodation during your visit to LA, check out Century Park Hotel in West Los Angeles. We cater to all sorts of travelers, including business people, groups, couples, and families, and we’re located less than one mile from Rancho Park Golf Course.
Century Park Hotel is also close to LA’s top studios, agencies, and other thriving businesses if you’re traveling to Southern California for work. While you’re in town, take advantage of your time by hitting the golf course or another one of the city’s popular attractions, such as the Petersen Automotive Museum. If you’d prefer to have a more relaxing trip, visit the Santa Monica Pier or one of LA’s world-famous shopping areas. All of these places are within a short driving distance of Century Park Hotel.