3301 Via Campesina,
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274-1468
The course at Palos Verdes Golf Club is a perfect example of architects George Thomas and William Bell’s genius. While not long in length at 6219 yards, their use of the natural terrain, barrancas, creeks, and hills while taking into account prevailing westerly ocean breezes combined with small greens, extensive bunkering, narrow fairways with strategically designed landing areas, presents a challenge for golfers of all levels. Members have taken great care in preserving the original design and routing of this masterpiece. The front nine is known as a “perfect nine” in that there are no two consecutive holes of the same par. Thirteen of the original eighteen holes had ocean views (a Thomas hallmark). The fourth hole, a 213 yd. par 3, is framed by snow-capped Mt. Baldy during the winter season. The views make playing this gem a memorable experience. With four sets of tees it is likewise enjoyable and challenging for players of all abilities. Fore magazine recently referred to it as “the hidden gem” in Southern California.