Lakewood Country Club
3101 E Carson Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
"Original course architect was William Park Bell (1933) and has been redesigned. This is a county course managed by American Golf Corporation and is a great value for the money. Hole 5 is a long par 3 and and hole 6 is a very difficult par 4 with water on the right (a dogleg right). You can easily walk this course and is overall flat, but does have some small hilly areas. Hole 13 is a par 4 (handicaped 2) and most golfers that play this course consider this one of the harder holes. Water comes into play on holes 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12. This course gets a lot of play and the weekends are always very crowded." (Course description from Lakewood Country Club)
Lakewood is the second most difficult course in Long Beach. It is a fairly flat course, has enough water, sand and trees to make one feel bad about errant shots, and moderately challenging greens. It is a Very Good course to play, although the time to play a round can range from 5 to +6 hours. Green fees range from $25-$30. My scores on this course range from 90 to +100 (as the score card below exhibits). I enjoy playing this course, and every time I play it, I think I should have shot a lower score than I did. It looks easier than it plays!