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Los Angeles Country Club

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Established  1897, 120 years ago
Total holes  36
Phone  +1 310-276-6104
Designer  George C. Thomas, Jr.
Type  Private
Designed by  George C. Thomas, Jr.
Number of courses  2
Los Angeles Country Club
Location  10101 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California
Tournaments hosted  Los Angeles Open (1926, 1934–36, 1940)
Address  10101 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hours
Similar  Bel‑Air Country Club, Hillcrest Country Club, The Country Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Cypress Point Club

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The Los Angeles Country Club is a golf and country club in the Western United States, located in Los Angeles, California.

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History

In the fall of 1897, a group of Los Angeles residents organized the Los Angeles Golf Club, and a 16-acre (6.5 ha) lot was leased at the corner of Pico and Alvarado streets (now part of the Alvarado Terrace Historic District) for a nine-hole golf course. Called "The Windmill Links," the course was named for a makeshift clubhouse crafted from the bottom of an abandoned windmill. Through the middle of 1898, this site served as the club's home until the course became too crowded. The club was removed to Pico Heights, at Hobart and 16th streets. The new home was named "The Convent Links" for its location behind a convent near Rosedale Cemetery. Again, nine holes were laid out for play, but by the spring of 1899, this course and clubhouse had also become too restricted for play.

The search committee for a new site, consisting of the club founders Joe Sartori and Ed Tufts, found the club's new home just 0.2 miles (0.32 km) west, on the northeast corner of Pico and Western. The clubhouse was transported intact to a new site in Beverly Hills, and it was expanded there. The club also laid out an 18-hole course. The club reopened on May 30, 1911. It now has 36 holes of golf and tennis courts. The original golf course was laid out by Joe Sartori, Ed Tufts, Norman Macbeth, and Charles Orr. Later, the courses were redesigned by Herbert Fowler and George C. Thomas, Jr., and again by Thomas with William P. Bell in 1927-28. In 1996 and 1997 an extensive renovation of the north and south courses was completed. In February 2010, an extensive restoration of the North Course by Gil Hanse and Thomas biographer Geoff Shackelford took place to return the course to George C. Thomas, Jr.'s design from 1921. The course reopened in October 2010.

The north course hosted the first Los Angeles Open 91 years ago in 1926, and it returned four times: 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1940. The most recent in 1940, won by Lawson Little, was plagued by heavy rains.

On July 22, 2015, the United States Golf Association announced that Los Angeles Country Club was selected to host the 123rd U.S. Open in 2023.

Its address is 10101 Wilshire Boulevard.

Tournament history

  • Los Angeles Open
  • The playoff in 1935 was 18 holes and was won by two strokes, 73 to 75, and both earned the same amount.
  • Notable members

  • J. Win Austin, Los Angeles City Council member, 1941–43
  • Robert L. Burns, Los Angeles City Council member, 1929–45
  • Arthur Letts, department store founder
  • References

    Los Angeles Country Club Wikipedia


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