Griffith Park: Wilson G.C.

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

536

416

192

335

329

397

397

431

576

3609

410

222

367

375

577

152

438

398

399

3338

6947

Hndcp

13

1

7

17

15

9

5

3

11

4

6

16

14

10

18

2

12

8

Par

5

4

3

4

4

4

4

4

5

37

4

3

4

4

5

3

4

4

4

35

72

Griffith Park, Wilson G.C.The Wilson Course is by far the more difficult of the two Championship courses in Griffith Park and arguably the most difficult municipal course in Los Angeles. Wilson was the first course of the two and was redone by George C. Thomas, Jr. in 1923.  It is certainly the most popular judging from the difficulty one has in getting tee times.  Rancho Park is also difficult and has more notoriety having hosted several Los Angeles Opens, but to me Wilson is the best designed and the most challenging.  The par-4 16th ranks with the 11th at Rancho as the most difficult in the City.  At 438 yards it is not overly long, but the long approach shot is uphill to a very small green that is absent of bunkers, but surrounded by deep thick grass.  All the fairways are lined with a variety of mature trees.  One wonders how the bunkering has changed over the years since Mr. Thomas finished with it and how good the course could really be if maintained the way private courses are manicured.  Still it is a classic layout and as a Los Angeles resident I feel lucky to be able to play here.


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