EL DORADO PARK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

2400 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: 562-430-5411

El Dorado Golf Course is the Home to the Long Beach Open, played annually in Long Beach, CA. From the Blue Tees, it is 6,481 yards and has a slope rating of 126, and is a par 72. My first impression of the course was Trees, yes they line most fairways, even those with water. I play this course often, and find myself in the trees on many holes. Accuracy in the driver is required to stay out of trouble (trees) . The water hazards are present on 6 holes, also, but the tree lined fairways cause me much more trouble. I have never hit a ball into the water on this course, but I have hit countless balls into the trees. The greens are challenging, but not exceptionally difficult. Bunkers are present around most greens, and mid fairway on some holes as well. Several of the par 3 holes often have the Blue Markers moved back to 200 yards. Easy for a pro to hit the green from 200 yards, but the average golfer seldom does. I definitely don't hit it too often, but the bunkers precariously placed find many of my balls on the 200 yard par three holes. The longest hole is number 10, at 544 yards and a par 5. Perhaps one of the toughest is the 395 - 410 yard par 4 on number13, with water waiting for a short or muffed second shot. Three of the par 4's on the back nine are 400 yards or close to it. It is a very good public course to play, is well maintained and stresses accurate shots over distance. The driving range is conveniently placed to warm up before a round. Since this is a popular course (at $27 green fees), it is played a lot and the average time for 18 holes is 3-1/2 to 5 hours. My score range here is from 90 to +100 on a bad day.