LOS SERRANOS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB South Course (909-597-1711)
Orange County/Los Angeles, California golf course review
Los Serranos in Chino Hills offers 36 holes of championship golf with courses designed by architect John Duncan Dunn that have been awarded 4 stars each, by Golf Digest Places to Play. The property, which affords wonderful views of the Chino Hills countryside, has hosted the California State Amateur and also has served as a venue for the LA Open qualifying sectional of the US Amateur Public Links.
Recent renovations to the courses and to the clubhouse facilities provide past guests and new visitors with an experience that is high in quality and good in value. The newly updated clubhouse features a pro shop (with high quality fashion sportswear by J Lindeberg) plus restaurant/lounge, plus nicely appointed banquet/special event room that can accommodate up to 300 people. Large glass windows frame this facility, providing outstanding views of the golf courses and hillsides.
Practice facilities consist of a targeted driving range with mat and grass hitting stations, 4 putting greens plus 2 short games areas for chipping and sand play. Yardage markers are situated at 100, 150 and 200 yards on the fairways and cart paths, and color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations. Pro Shot GPS - standard on all carts, provides measurements to the front, middle and back of the greens. Color coded markers are located on all tee boxes, and 150 yard stakes are positioned in the middle of the fairways on all par fours and fives.
The South Course at Los Serranos is the longer and more challenging of the two designs, and features four sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 7587 yards/136 slope, 7161 yards/134 slope and 6716 yards/132 slope and 6055 yards with a slope of 122 from the forward tees. There are 56 soft sand bunkers situated along the fairways or greenside, and water hazards come into play on 7 holes. Both courses feature penal greenside sand traps, that sometimes demand high arcing approaches and pitches.
This course plays to a par 74, with 3 par fives and 2 par threes on each side - and is the longest course in southern California! The terrain is very rolling with some elevated tees and raised green complexes. There is generally ample room on the tree lined fairways, but accurate approaches are necessary to land on the small size putting surfaces. This is particularly true on the beautiful par four 7th, which plays to a "postage stamp" style green.
Prices are reasonable, making this one of the better values in the region. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.