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Los Angeles Country Club: North

Los Angeles, CA Private

Overview

It’s on the edge of Tinsel Town, but the architecture of the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club has been solid gold ever since its 2010 restoration by architect Gil Hanse, his associate Jim Wagner and their colleague Geoff Shackelford. It matters not that Hanse’s team didn’t replicate the bunkering style of original architect George C. Thomas, but rather the more visually exciting style of Thomas’ associate, William P. Bell. The first nine plays rustically up and down a shallow canyon with holes switching back and forth across a dry barranca, and the second nine loops across a more spacious upland section with one par 3 (the 11th) that can stretch to nearly 300 yards and another (the 15th) that often plays just 90 yards. The hole strategies reinstituted by Hanse will play sensationally when LACC's North course hosts the 2023 U.S. Open.

About

Holes 18
Length 7530
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1927
Designer George C. Thomas Jr.

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 16th.
Previous ranking: 19th.
Highest ranking: No. 15, 1989-'90.

Best in State: Ranked third, 2017-'22. Ranked fourth, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 5, 1977-'91, 2003-'07. Ranked sixth, 2011-'14. Ranked inside the top 10, 1993-2001, 2009-'10.
2023-'24 ranking (and previous): Third.

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Panelists

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

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
8.0264
Character
8.1919
Challenge
8.0298
Layout Variety
8.1918
Fun
7.9036
Aesthetics
7.973
Conditioning
8.1102

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