Conveniently located only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and surrounded by 260 acres of Rosemead's Whittier Narrows Park, Whittier Narrows Golf Course offers 27 holes of challenging and enjoyable golf. Three distinct 9-hole William F. Bell-designed layouts offer a variety of playing combinations for all levels of golfers. The 18-hole River/Pine duo offers mature, tree-lined fairways and breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Mountains from several holes, while the 9-hole Mountain layout is a great option for a quick round of golf.
Whittier Narrows Golf Course offers instruction for students of all ages and levels who want to enhance their golf skills and strategy. With seasoned golf professionals on site to answer your golfing questions and even custom fit clubs for you, we have everything you need to develop and improve your game.
The Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) is dedicated to providing its Members, and all golfers, with the best possible golf experience. Whittier Narrows is proud to partner with the SCGA at our course. To find out more about SCGA events and information, contact the golf shop at (626) 288-1044 (626) 288-1044 .
Whittier Narrows' practice facility provides the perfect setting for brushing up your skills in a controlled and focused environment before (or after) you head out to the course. Tune your swing at our 33-stall grass driving range, or practice your chipping and putting on our short game practice greens. We're conveniently open until 10:00 p.m. and our facilities are night-lit to accommodate after work and late-night practice sessions.
We offer instruction for men, women, and juniors of all abilities, taught by our seasoned teaching professionals. From golf fundamentals and shot selection to on-course instruction and development, we will customize a curriculum tailored to your individual needs. We offer both group and private lessons. Ask about all our options in the golf shop!
PGA Junior Golf Camps offer the best junior golf instruction, taught in a safe and fun environment. Full and half-day camps are available, and all camps feature daily golf instruction, on-course instruction, and social activities designed to help attendees become leaders on and off the course. Register today!
Candlewood Country Club....Your Home Away From Home
Candlewood Country Club is a private, member owned community in Whittier, California - it is a lifestyle that you will be proud to call your "home away from home" - a place to escape from the stresses of everyday life, connect with family and friends, forge lasting friendships and create incredible memories.
THE PERFECT LOCATION:
With our ideal position within Southern California, we have the perfect location. We are only 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a half hour driving distance from beach communities, shopping and Orange County. Only 10 minutes from the 5 or the 605 freeways, makes the course easily accessible. Our location is just one of the things that makes Candlewood Country Club one of the best kept secrets for golf in Southern California.
OUR GOLF COURSE:
Candlewood's golf course offers a unique natural terrain with rolling fairways, accentuated with groves of trees, magnificent water features and brilliant splashes of colorful flowers throughout the course. Our course is immaculately groomed and maintained year-round with a challenging layout designed to test the best players while maintaining a positive experience for players of all skill levels.
Since the course opened in 1967, Friendly Hills Country Club has hosted many qualifying tournaments for the SCGA Amateur, Mid-Amateur, the US Amateur and the US Open. Today's golfers play the same fairways that have challenged US Open Champions Scott Simpson, Jerry Pate, Lee Janzen, Curtis Strange and Tom Kite along with British Open Champion Bill Rogers and PGA Champion, Bob Tway. Friendly Hills Country Club is the proud home course for Eric Meeks, the 1988 US Amateur Champion. USC star Jordan Nasser, who grew up playing on the course at Friendly Hills, claimed the 95th California Amateur Championship in 2006.
Designed by James Wilfred "Jimmy" Hines, this club-style course is regarded as one of the finest and most challenging golf courses in Southern California. The course begins with a 567-yard uphill par-five which is flanked by bunkers and a scenic creek. Once players reach the green, the real fun begins as the green is a large two-tiered green, making a two-putt very difficult. The finishing 18th hole requires a straight tee shot to avoid the lake on the left. The second shot will likely require the player to either draw or fade the ball to avoid a beautiful strategically placed pine tree which looms in the middle of the fairway. In between the 1st and the 18th holes are tight par fours, lengthy par threes and a reachable par five requiring players to use every club in their bag. The combination of hazards and undulating terrain gives the course a 71.5 rating with a slope of 136.
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Get in a couple swings ov er lunch or hit a few golf balls after a long day at the office until dark at our state-of-the-art golf range. With three practice putting greens, a chipping green with a large practice bunker, and a full-length natural turf driving range, with 25 stalls, this practice facility will undoubtedly help you take a few strokes off your game.
Our PGA-trained golf instructors offer valuable assistance for beginners and veterans alike through private golf lessons. Our professional services include club fittings, club repairs, and much more to help you get more out of your game. At Friendly Hills Country Club, we have also partnered with the top golf manufactures to provide demo days to experience the latest equipment first hand.
Call the Pro Shop for more information: (562) 693-3623