Golf in Universal City

Up to 54% Off Group Golf Packages

Van Nuys Golf Course

Lake Balboa

$60 $29

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Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

Up to 66% Off Golf Instruction

The Golf Academy/LA

Multiple Locations

$175 $59

Pros harness V1 video swing analysis and other teaching aids to shore up golf games

Up to 67% Off Private Golf Lessons

Alison Curdt Golf

Los Angeles

$225 $79

Golfers up their game during private lessons that can focus on their short game, putting, or full swing; video analysis included

Up to 54% Off Private Golf Lessons

Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy

South Pasadena

$75 $37

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

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Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

$100 $35

Fitters assess golfers' swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

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Pico Rivera Golf Course

Pico Rivera

$61 $32

Group lessons or a round of golf with tacos at a lighted, nine-hole course built in 1965

Up to 57% Off Golf Lessons from John Lepak

John Lepak Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructor, who appeared on Golf Channel’s Big Break, oversees academy with 6,000-square-foot putting green and 16 tee boxes

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

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Lindero Country Club

$100 $49

Pro Steve Pratt guides students to longer, straighter shots with video tracking; guests enjoy a nine-hole course and a driving range

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Lindero Country Club

Agoura Hills

$16 $6.50

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9-hole executive course challenges short and mid-range skills with running creeks and narrow fairways throughout

50% Off Golf Lessons at David Stephens Golf

David Stephens Golf

Majestic Golf Practice Center

$40 $20

David Stephens applies more than 25 years and 20,000 lessons taught to help golfers improve their swing mechanics

Up to 53% Off Private Golf Lessons

Todd DeAngelis Golf Profesional

Long Beach Golf Learning Center

$90 $45

Golf instructor works with players on their long and short game, fundamentals, and visualization techniques

Up to 67% Off Golf Lesson and Club Fitting

Americas Golf Coach

El Dorado Park Golf Course

$150 $50

Professional instructor works out the kinks in your swing and fits a club for optimal performance

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John Wells Golf Center's lighted driving range offers 60 spacious, canopy-covered hitting stalls that look out onto a range that stretches 260 yards into the distance. Yardage markers populate the field, letting players gauge the distance of each shot, and synthetic mats provide a smooth hitting surface so guests can leave their Persian rugs at home. The center offers lessons and clinics taught by a staff of five instructors anchored by Don Shauger, who trained two-time National Long Driving Champion John Marshall with methods he learned from Mike Austin, the golf renegade famous for hitting the game's longest drive ever—a 515-yard missile—at the age of 64. On select dates, the center offers free golf clinics for junior and adult beginners who purchase a bucket of range balls. Those looking to upgrade their golf gear or replace a wedge caught fraternizing with enemy irons can check into the discount pro shop, which offers name-brand apparel and equipment at as high as 50% off retail price.

11501 Strathern St
North Hollywood,
CA
US

The picturesque 18-hole course at DeBell Golf Club spreads over the basin and hillsides of Wildwood Canyon, a craggy depression carved into the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains. The hardscrabble physical surroundings challenge golfers on every swing, whether they're shaping shots around tree-lined doglegs or walking barefoot uphill both ways to get to their ball.

Rising above the green strips of fairway kikuyu grass is the course clubhouse, which offers views of the weathered beauty of Wildwood Canyon Park beyond the course while also serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Canyon Grille.

1500 E Walnut Ave.
Burbank,
CA
US

Since 1970, golfers have been traversing the 3,039 yards of Scholl Canyon Golf Course, beating back bogies with clubs a combination of and cunning. The William P. Bell design escorts them across fairways of high bermuda and large bentgrass greens, adding up to a par 60 course comprised of six par 4s and 12 par 3s. With just one hole extending to more than 300 yards, the course emphasizes the short game and confers success on those who can dial in their iron play and keep their putts from rolling into a time warp.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 60 course
  • Total length of 3,039 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 54.7 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 88 from the back tees
  • Two sets of tees per hole
3800 E Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale,
CA
US

Most rounds of golf end when the sun goes down. But when the sun sets off the coast at Van Nuys Golf Course, lights illuminate the fairways for late-evening rounds. Whether catching a round after work or in the afternoon, golfers can take on one of two challenges: an 18-hole par-three course or a nine-hole executive course. Both courses present golfers with their own obstacles, including water hazards, sand traps, and bending fairways. Above the peaceful scene, soars a wide range of aircrafts—such as WWII Warbirds and F-16 Falcons—each landing at the nearby Van Nuys airport or dropping parachuting caddies onto the greens. Van Nuys accompanies its unique rounds with various amenities, too, including a practice range, PGA instructional staff, and newly remodeled pro shop stocked with gear.

Executive Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 30 course
  • Total length of 1,574 yards from the back tees
  • Scorecard

18-Hole Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 54 course
  • Total length of 2,212 yards from the back tees
  • Scorecard

6550 Odessa Ave
Van Nuys,
CA
US

Getting away from it all doesn't have to mean leaving town. Amid the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Aroma Spa & Sports members luxuriate in spa services. Guests release stress during Swedish massages, rejuvenate their skin with body scrubs, and reduce signs of aging during facial appointments.

But the spa isn't the only thing that makes Aroma Spa & Sports stand out. In keeping with its name, the center houses fitness facilities complete with a workout studio for Pilates, spinning, and kickboxing classes. Elsewhere in the sprawling confines, a pool beckons lap swimmers and a racquetball court helps players work on their serve while quizzing each other on what a racquetball is. The center rounds out its wealth of offerings with a 150-yard golf range with automated teeing equipment available on all four levels.

3680 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Whether navigating Pebble Beach’s oceanside links or exploring the birthplace of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, golfers know that a little rain can turn a trip of a lifetime into a water-logged disappointment. Players Club Golf removes sogginess from the equation; the center’s three full-screen golf simulators unlock instant access to more than 60 global courses without the hassles of commuting, fickle weather, and long round times. The facility smoothes the oft-difficult road toward better scores with practice configurations that allow players to immediately see a wealth of shot parameters on each swing, including launch angle, ball speed, and carry. The virtual driving range facilitates improvement through repetition and target practice, which also helps when trying to ring the doorbell of a neighbor across the street without getting off the couch.

When improvement reaches a plateau, players can enlist the expert instruction of teaching professional Brent Mann. Members also enjoy access to a facility gym stocked with $40,000 worth of equipment. Here, golfers improve their endurance on elliptical machines and strengthen postround handshake grips on a full complement of weight machines.

3211 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US