UCLA's Home Courses

Bel-Air Country Club: The Bel-Air Country Club, site of the 1976 U.S. Amateur Championship, has served as UCLA's home course for more than 20 years. Located five minutes from campus, Bel-Air's original architecture was done by George Thomas, Jack Neville and Billy Bell Sr., with most recent changes by Robert Trent Jones. From the forward tees the course measures 5,770 yards, par 74 with a rating of 67.0.

Brentwood Country Club: The Brentwood Coun-try Club is located just 10 minutes from the UCLA campus. The course, which measures 5,995 yards and carries a 75.3 rating from the red tees, puts emphasis on accuracy and is often subject to strong breezes off the nearby Pacific. Brentwood and UCLA also hosted the 1994 Women's Pacific-10 Conference Championships.

Hillcrest Country Club: Located 10 minutes from campus, Hillcrest is one of the area's oldest layouts. Opened in 1922, it was the site of the 1929 PGA Championship and 1932 and '42 L.A. Opens. From the red tees, Hillcrest carries a 74.6 rating over 5,843 yards. Rolling fairways, numerous bunders and large undulating greens plus some of the best views of the Los Angeles skyline make this an enjoyable test of golf.

Mountain Gate Country Club: Sporty new course that offers great vistas of Los Angeles. Severely contoured greens require a delicate putting touch. Measures 5,705 yards, is rated 72.9 from the red tees, plays to a par of 72, and overlooks the UCLA campus.

Palos Verdes Country Club: Built in 1924 and designed by George C. Thomas, this course is one of the Southland's best kept secrets. Although short in length it tests every facet of a player's game, particularly around the greens. Its rolling terrain produces many uneven lies. Greens are fast and fairways narrow. Signature hole is #4, a 210-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot from off an elevated tee which is situated fifty feet above the well-bunkered green. From the yellow tees it measures 6,116 yards with a rating of 70.4 rating and a slope of 131. Par is 71.

Ojai Valley Inn: This 75-year old course was designed by George C. Thomas and predates his creation of Riviera Country Club. Ojai features short, tight holes and tricky greens, and places a premium on accuracy. Numerous barancas and old California oaks populate the course, which plays to 6,252 yards, a 70.6 rating and a 123 slope.

Riviera Country Club: Recognized as one of the world's premier courses, Riviera hosted the PGA Championship in 1983 and '95 and the U.S. Open won by Ben Hogan in 1948. It is currently the annual site of the Nissan Los Angeles Open, which former Bruin All-American Corey Pavin has won twice. From the forward tees it measures 5,844 yards with a 74.7 rating and a par of 71. Sunset Boulevard connects the UCLA campus to the Riviera Country Club in just 15 minutes.

Vista Valencia Golf Course: One of the most enjoyable courses in the Southland. Although it's an executive course, it tests the short game with a variety of par 3s that require anything from a 2-iron to a sand wedge tee shot. The signature hole is No. 10, a 440-yard par 4, requiring a tee shot past water to an elevated green. The greens are undulating and fast.

Wilshire Country Club: Medium length course that serves as the annual site of the Ralph's Senior Classic. A barranca runs through the course and comes into play on almost all the holes. Has the best greens in the city. Carries a course rating of 74.7 at 6,008 yards and a slope of 133.