Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



Bel-Air Country Club

Los Angeles, CA, United States Private

Overview

Completing a George C. Thomas hat trick of designs (the others being No. 16 Los Angeles C.C. (North) and No. 18 Riviera) is Bel-Air C.C., a charming throwback design that winds through mansion-dotted canyons of Los Angeles, the topography so steep that golfers are guided from hole to hole via a tunnel, an elevator and the city’s most famous suspension bridge, which spans a gulch on the par-3 10th and serves as a dramatic backdrop for the 18th green. Bel-Air’s design had been altered over decades by, among others, Dick Wilson, George Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Tom Fazio. But in 2018 Tom Doak erased every bit of their work, removing most of the phony water hazards and faithfully recapturing Thomas’s splashy signature bunkering. To complete a round amidst these Hollywood hills, you’ll definitely encounter a Hollywood star. Her name is Bel-Air.

About

Holes 18
Length 6505
Slope 135
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1925
Designer George C. Thomas, Jr./William P. Bell/(R) Tom Doak

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 135th.
Previous ranking: 127th.

100 Greatest: Ranked 1991-'92.
Highest ranking: 94th, 1991-'92.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 15, 1987, 1991-'97, 1999-2003, 2007-'10. Ranked 18th, 2021-'24. Ranked 19th, 2015-'18. Ranked 20th, 2011-'12, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 20, 1989. Ranked 21st, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 25, 2005.
Current ranking (and previous): 18th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3145
Character
7.7695
Challenge
7.1692
Layout Variety
7.5305
Fun
7.6409
Aesthetics
7.5049
Conditioning
7.6155

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