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A Golfer’s Paradise in the Heart of Southern California

June 15, 2020
Category: Long Beach Attractions

When thinking of Long Beach, one might immediately start thinking of The Queen Mary, Retro Row, or the pristine beaches. Another attraction that should be at top of mind should be golfing. Long Beach is one of the best places in Southern California to set up shop on the green and have some fun in the sun.

Long Beach’s central location and gorgeous weather make it a perfect year-round option for golfers of all skill levels, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned vet. The LBC offers up plenty of private and public courses for any budget and lifestyle.

Long Beach’s wide range of golf clubs is perfect for high-profile tournaments, special events, and even beautiful weddings. If you’re planning a trip to Southern California, don’t forget to book your tee times and have the sunblock ready.




Skylinks Golf Course: Located directly across the street from Long Beach Airport, Skylinks was completely remodeled in 2004. The renovated facilities now boast Bermuda Grass Fairways with Bent Grass Greens and the course was acknowledged by CERTIS as the “Renovation of the Year“. 

Skylinks also offers a night lighted driving range, practice greens, a full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, bar and banquet facilities that can hold up to 150 people, and a waterfall backdrop for weddings and other functions. Contact Skylinks Golf Course for tee times and rates.


Length: 18 holes

Difficulty: beginner to advanced

Phone Number: (562) 421-3388

Address: 4800 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90808

Carts Y/N: Yes

Public or Private: Private


Heartwell Golf Course: Heartwell is an enjoyable alternative is a fun 18-hole par-3 course. With holes ranging from 85 to 140 yards, two water hazards, and numerous bunkers, this course is challenging enough for any veteran while remaining beginner-friendly. 

Heartwell Golf Course offers a practice facility feature with simulated environments to prepare you for even the most difficult of shots or chips. Their 35 full-size chipping and putting greens provide their golfers with plenty of room & practice, a full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and a professionally staffed pro shop. Best of all, Tiger Woods played his first round of golf at this very course when he was three years old.


Length: 18 holes

Difficulty: beginner to intermediate

Phone Number: (562) 421-8855

Address: 6700 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90808

Hours: (M-F 6 am – 9 pm, Sat-Sun 5:30 am – 9 pm)

Public or Private: Public


Recreation Park Golf Course: Nestled among stunning rolling hills, Recreation Park was constructed in 1910 as the original site of The Virginia Country Club. TheCity of Long Beach currently owns and operates the course after purchasing the land when the original course moved. 

Known affectionately as “The Park,” it is one of the busiest golf courses in the entire country and it has the facilities to prove it. You can enjoy the night lighted driving range, practice greens, pro shop, a full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and also banquet facilities for up to 150 people. This Long Beach golf course is 18 holes of pure fun and a great way to spend the day.


Length: 18 holes

Difficulty: intermediate to advanced

Phone Number: (562) 494-4424

Address: 5001 Deukmejian Dr, Long Beach, CA 90804

Hours: visit site for more information

Public or Private: Public


El Dorado Golf Course: The El Dorado was once the site of the Queen Mary Open, but now it hosts the $160,000 Long Beach Open. The beautiful 18-hole venue is often described as a ‘player’s course’ thanks to its unique layout, hundreds of trees, and various hazards. 


For the hardcore golfers, there are extensive practice facilities with everything you need to take your game to the next level. There’s also a full-service restaurant that can accommodate up to 150 people for meetings and special events. For bigger groups, El Dorado offers a tent that can hold up to 650 guests. Check El Dorado Park Golf Course online for tee times, rates and scorecards.


Length: 18 holes

Difficulty: intermediate to advanced

Phone Number: (562) 430-5411

Address: 2400 N Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815

Hours: (6 am – 9 pm) 

Public or Private: Public


Bixby Village Golf Course: Bixby Village or Bixby Creek is an affordable 9-hole public course that’s fun for the whole family. Carts cost extra, but the shorter course length makes walking more than doable. 


Bixby Village is the perfect place to work on your game in a relaxed atmosphere free of any pretentiousness found at other courses. Best of all a round of nine holes costs less than a movie ticket!

Length: 9 holes

Difficulty: beginner to intermediate

Phone Number: (562) 498-7003

Address: 6180 Bixby Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: (6 am – 7:30 pm) 

Public or Private: Public


These amazing golf courses across Long Beach are available for skill levels that range from seasoned golf professionals to novices who haven’t picked up a club in their life. Not to mention, most courses are public, making them more affordable and easier to get a tee time.

Whether you have just a few hours in Long Beach or a whole day to spare, make it a point to visit one of these golf courses & have some fun.
Looking for convenient hotel accommodations to experience Long Beach golf courses, driving ranges, and everything Long Beach has to offer? Hotel Current is conveniently located just minutes away from some of the best courses in SoCal, surrounding entertainment venues, scenic parks, the airport, and plenty of other attractions. If you’re looking for even more things to do in the LBC, check out our attractions page. Book your local stay with Hotel CURRENT today.