Saturday, October 12, 2019

Gold Digest Recognizes Two Los Angeles Courses As Best in State

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A Los Angeles County-based investment professional, Kristin Hetzer, enjoys staying active in her free time by playing golf. In June of 2019, Golf Digest released its biennial list of the Best Golf Courses in California. Included on the list are two courses in Kristin Hetzer’s home region of Los Angeles.

Bel-Air Country Club

Notable for its exceptionally steep terrain, which requires players to travel between holes via tunnels, an elevator, and a suspension bridge, Bel-Air Country Club has attracted members and their guests since opening in the 1920s. The course originally benefited from a design by George C. Thomas and William P. Bell, and was restored in 2017-18 by Tom Doak, who successfully returned the par-70 layout to its original Roaring Twenties glory.

Los Angeles Country Club (North)

This par-71 venue stretches for 7,530 yards through the outskirts of Los Angeles. Also designed by George C. Thomas, with help from William P. Bell, the course similarly underwent a successful renovation in the 2010s. Notable holes include the long and challenging par-3 9th and the picturesque par-3 11th, the latter of which offers a view of downtown Los Angeles.