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The Best Golf Courses in Long Beach | GolfGreatly

The Best Golf Courses in Long Beach

How to Golf Greatly in the LBC

 The third green at Skylinks

Skylinks Golf Course: Third Green

It's the LBC. What else do you need to know? Well, if you're from out of town, you actually might not know that Long Beach is something of a municipal-golf hotbed, offering multiple full-length munis, each with its own distinct character. Eldo, Rec, Skylinks — that's the holy trinity of Long Beach golf, a trio of 18-holers with colorful pasts and vibrant presents. Prepare for a carnival atmosphere at times and you'll be rewarded with a variety of challenges and chill local vibes. Want to play the best public golf courses in Long Beach? Here's how they rank.

RATED: The Best Golf Courses in Long Beach

Recreation Park Golf Course 18

Long Beach, CA | $19-$58

Pros: Carnival atmosphere including friendly locals, wide open fairways, hilly terrain, beautiful finishing hole.

Cons: Carnival atmosphere including barking dogs, slow play, not a drop of water.

GG Says: Full of character and local sights and sounds, Rec Park is well-qualified to represent the LBC.

Skylinks at Long Beach

Long Beach, CA | $21-$67

Pros: Large undulating greens, engaging risk-reward choices on several holes, large and lighted driving range.

Cons: Fairways are often browned out, expensive for a muni, low-flying aircraft above and noisy streets all around.

GG Says: Skylinks has an entertaining and challenging layout, even if course conditions can detract from the experience.

El Dorado Park Golf Course

Long Beach, CA | $20-$58

Pros: An attractive and leafy haven, nice practice area with two putting greens, requires a full arsenal of shots to score well

Cons: Patchy fairways and clumpy rough, crowded range and course, small and unimaginative greens

GG Says: Stay out of the trees and you'll enjoy a pleasant, if slow, round.

Next Steps

Grab a local brew after the round and pat yourself on the back. You just teed it up in the LBC, and let's face it, you liked it.

  about Philip Reed

Playing out of the LBC, Phil grips his own clubs and even trues his own shafts when he's not using them to shoot in the 70s. In between rounds, he's been known to frequent the blackjack tables.