Los Angeles golf courses - Pete Dye, Tom Fazio have real celebrity star power in the City of Angels
Released on = July 25, 2007, 12:39 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = If you\'re looking for stars, you\'ll find plenty of big names on Los Angeles golf courses. But we\'re not talking about Hollywood icons like George Clooney or Brad Pitt; we\'re talking about celebrity golf course designers.
Press Release Body = By S. Adam Cardais, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
If you\'re looking for stars, you\'ll find plenty of big names on Los Angeles golf courses.
But we\'re not talking about Hollywood icons like George Clooney or Brad Pitt; we\'re talking about celebrity golf course designers. Though Los Angeles golf is not as developed as the Palm Springs golf scene or even the San Diego golf course circuit, the City of Angels has a handful of solid golf courses by \"brand name\" designers such as Pete Dye and Tom Fazio.
Here\'s a rundown of a few of the best celebrity-designed golf courses to play in Los Angeles
Trump National Golf Club: Designed by Pete Dye, this course, formerly called Ocean Trails Golf Club, reopened earlier this year after more than a year of renovation. It has a bumpy history; a landslide wiped away its 18th fairway in 1999. But now it\'s back in full form and the views are as magnificent as ever.
\"Just spending a day here enjoying the views, soaking up the warm Southern California sun, being lucky enough to see the plume of a passing gray whale...has been enough incentive to keep (golfers) busy despite a portfolio of only 15 playable holes,\" David R. Holland wrote in a 2002 review for GolfCalifornia.com.
Oak Creek Golf Club: This course was designed by Tom Fazio, one of the most respected names in the business. At just under 7,000 yards from the black tees, the course will challenge the scratch golfer, but four other sets of tees make it accessible to a range of skill levels.
Oak Creek features tapered greens, several beautiful lakes and bull-nosed carved bunkers. If you\'re feeling a little rusty, hit the practice grounds before your round. It boasts 65 turf tees, a 9-acre all-terrain landing area, three practice greens and a large practice bunker.
The facility also includes a full pro shop and a restaurant, The Oak Creek Cafť
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July 25, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.