GOLF CLUB at Glen Ivy (951-277-7900)
Orange County/Los Angeles, California golf course review
The Golf club at Glen Ivy is a gorgeous Ted Robinson Sr. design that winds through groves of citrus trees and along the hillsides and canyons of the Cleveland National Forest. Opened for play in 2002 and located just south of Orange County, the course and clubhouse are complementary components to the recreational amenities at the residential resort community developed by Shea Homes. The nearby reserve helps to create a serene and beautiful golf environment.
On property is a full service clubhouse with pro shop plus Nine's Restaurant (open from 6 am to 4 pm with breakfast and lunch menus), which can accommodate up to 100 people inside and on the adjacent outdoor patio. Dinner is also offered each Wednesday until 8 pm. Outing/event capacities can accommodate a full outing of 144 players. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range plus putting/chipping greens.
Four sets of tee boxes are fairly evenly interspersed, affording golfers of all skill levels to choose a set that matches their game. The tips play to 6673 yards with a 132 slope - challenging enough for avid players. Alternate sets measure in distance and slope 6332 yards/129 slope, 6000 yards/137 slope for women, and 5439 yards with a slope of 130 for ladies hitting from the forward tees. Yardage markers are situated on the fairways and cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards, and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Pin placement charts indicate the day's hole locations.
Water comes into play on 6 holes, and 71 soft sand bunkers are located near the spacious landing zones, or are situated greenside. The terrain is extremely rolling with ample landing zones on the manicured fairways, and mildly undulating, raised green complexes which are well protected by sand traps, mounding and swales. In fact, most of the bunkers on this course (43 of the 71) are greenside.
The par three ninth is a great finish to the front side, as it begins from an elevated tee box and plays to a green protected by a pond to the right with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The 18th is also gorgeous - and plays from an elevated tee that drops 210 feet to a wide fairway and leads to a green complex protected by a water hazard to the right.
Beautiful course, great facilities, wonderful service - highly recommended. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.