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August 4th, 2015

Best Spots to Celebrate National Golf Month Around Marina del Rey

August has arrived and for one big slice of the Marina del Rey population, that means one thing: Golf, golf and more golf. Afterall, it is National Golf Month, which unofficially means you have every excuse to throw responsibility to the wind and play those 18 holes whenever and wherever you want. Of course, you probably can’t jet to Pebble Beach on your lunch hour, but trust us, there are enough golfing options around town to soothe your golf cravings, brush up on your game, and celebrate National Golf Month like the star you are.

Here are four spots to check out that are just a handful of miles from our Marina paradise — take a look and by all means, go golf!

1. Penmar Golf Course
1233 Rose Ave, Venice

Just a few blocks from Venice Beach is the 9-hole Penmar Golf Course, an LA staple that’s been around since 1962. It’s not exactly a championship course so don’t expect to bump into Rory Mcllory doing his magic here, but for some weekend play with friends, it’s a great spot.

 

2. Players Club Golf
3211 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

This indoor golf spot is just plain fun for avid golfers who want to play “anywhere,” anytime … right in Santa Monica. Feel like playing the Pebble Beach course? Sure! Maybe play a game on St. Andrews in Scotland? No problem. The Player’s Club Golf has hi-definition full swing golf simulators that literally make you feel like you’re playing at one of these legendary courses. This is super cool technology, plus they have three PGA pros on staff to give lessons and offer game-helping tips.

 

3. Westchester Golf Course
6900 W. Manchester Ave, Los Angeles

Just a few miles from the Marina is the Westchester Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-64 public course that will work for pretty much any level player — including kids. They have a newly renovated driving range that’s great for practice, plus there are lessons available, and a slew of junior golf programs to get your kids into the game. For the price, you seriously can’t beat it.

 

4. Rancho Park Golf Course
10460 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

This well-known 18-hole, par 71 public course opened way back in 1949, and up until 1994, it hosted 18 L.A. Opens, and a bunch of LPGA and Senior tour events (pretty impressive stuff). It may not be the newest, most pristine course in the world, but if you want some challenging play, or weekend practice, it’s a nice place to do it. Plus it’s open until 10 pm so you can definitely get in a few holes after work.

 

Are you planning on celebrating National Golf Month? Let us know where you like to hit the links around town!