Wilshire Country Club

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Wilshire Country Club
Club information
Wilshire Country Club is located in the United States
Wilshire Country Club
Wilshire Country Club is located in California
Wilshire Country Club
Coordinates34°04′37″N 118°19′41″W / 34.077°N 118.328°W / 34.077; -118.328Coordinates: 34°04′37″N 118°19′41″W / 34.077°N 118.328°W / 34.077; -118.328
LocationHancock Park
301 N. Rossmore Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Elevation250 feet (75 m)
Established1919, 100 years ago
TypePrivate
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedHugel-JTBC LA Open (2018; 2019)
Los Angeles Open
(1928, 1931, 1933, 1944)
GreensPoa annua
FairwaysTifway 419 hybrid Bermuda[1]
Websitewilshirecountryclub.com
Designed byNorman Macbeth
Par71
Length6,506 yards (5,949 m)[2]
Course rating71.8
Slope rating132 [3]
Course record61 – Ellsworth Vines
        Jerry Barber[2][4]

Wilshire Country Club is an 18-hole private golf club on the West Coast of the United States, located in Los Angeles, California.

The club in Hancock Park was founded 100 years ago in 1919 and its Norman Macbeth-designed course opened the following year. South of Hollywood and six miles (10 km) northwest of downtown, it is bisected by Beverly Boulevard, connected by a narrow tunnel: the outgoing nine is on the south side, with the incoming nine and clubhouse on the north side.[5][6][7]

Tour events[edit]

Wilshire was the site of the Los Angeles Open on the PGA Tour four times (1928, 1931, 1933, 1944) and the SBC Senior Classic on the senior tour for six seasons (19952000). On the LPGA Tour, it hosted the Office Depot Championship in 2001 and currently is the home of the Hugel-JTBC LA Open, which debuted in 2018.[6][8]

Club professionals[edit]

Notables who have served as the club professional include Olin Dutra,[9] Ellsworth Vines, and Jerry Barber; the latter two hold the course record of 61.[2][4]

Course[edit]

Hole Yards Par Hole Yards Par
1 390 4 10 156 3
2 527 5 11 366 4
3 347 4 12 406 4
4 170 3 13 185 3
5 378 4 14 513 5
6 430 4 15 330 4
7 141 3 16 556 5
8 380 4 17 364 4
9 428 4 18 439 4
Out 3,191 35 In 3,315 36
Source:[2][10] Total 6,506 71
  • For the Hugel-JTBC LA Open in 2018, hole #10 was the final hole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HUGEL-JTBC LA Open" (PDF). GCSAA. Tournament fact sheets. April 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wilshire Country Club". Southern California Golf Association. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Wilshire Country Club". USGA. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Strege, John (April 19, 2018). "Course-record holders at Wilshire CC, site of LPGA event this week, won four majors, including Wimbledon". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Barnes, Mike (April 13, 2018). "LPGA tournament gets lesson in Hollywood history". Hollywood Reporter. (California). Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Hoffarth, Tom (January 17, 2018). "After a 13-year absence, LPGA returns to L.A. with an April stop at Wilshire Country Club". Orange County Register. (California). Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Wilshire Country Club". BlueGolf. (aerial). Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Loumena, Dan (January 17, 2018). "Wilshire Country Club to host LPGA event in April". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Glick, Shav (February 2, 1986). "Robinson and Dutra newest inductees into Southland Hall of Fame". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Wilshire Country Club". Sky Golf. Retrieved April 21, 2018.

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