Griffith Park: Harding G.C.

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

421

317

400

331

178

552

476

391

423

3489

362

395

345

192

366

177

379

346

485

3047

6536

Hndcp

5

17

1

11

13

15

9

7

3

8

2

12

4

18

10

6

16

14

Par

4

4

4

4

3

5

5

4

4

37

4

4

4

3

4

3

4

4

5

35

72

Griffith Park, Harding G.C.Griffith Park is the largest and most popular park in the city of Los Angeles and contains three municipal golf courses.  One of them is a separate nine-hole executive course located in another area.  The other two are championship courses that lie side by side and both were designed by George C. Thomas, Jr., who was responsible for some of the best early courses in California including Los Angeles Country Club and Riviera.  Harding was designed in 1923, the year that Mr. Thomas also redid Wilson.  Neither layout is easy, but the shorter and less difficult is the Harding Course.  The course features several testy short par-4's and back to back par-5's on the front.  There are only three par-3's and the player doesn't get much of a break on those with the 5th the shortest at 178 yards.  The par-5 18th is not long, but it is uphill all the way and usually into the wind.


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