Catalina Island Golf Club
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Catalina Island Golf Club

1 Country Club Rd, Avalon,California,90704
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 9
(310) 510-0530
Detailed description

Twenty six miles across the sea...Santa Catalina is a-waiting for me...Santa Catalina, the island of...Romance, romance, romance, romance

Catalina Island Golf Club is a Semi-Private 9 hole executive golf course located in Avalon, California. The course is open to the public.

Catalina Island Golf Club first opened for play in 1892 as a 3-hole course. The Catalina Golf Course was expanded to 9 holes in the early 1900's and in 1929 to a 18 hole tournament-worthy course. The course was designed by John Duncan Dunn. During WWII the course was not cared for and by 1945 the course was brought back to 9 holes. The current course features five Par 4s and four Par 3 holes.

Catalina Island Golf Course meaures 2,100-yards with nine challenging holes, two sets of tees for 18-hole play, and is the former home of the Bobby Jones Invitational Tournament. A fully stocked Pro Shop, Taylormade rental clubs, electric and pull carts, and PGA-certified pro is available.

If you do a double loop 18. par for the course will be 64. From the back tees the course plays to 4272 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 3967 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-4 that plays to 328 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 6, a par-3 that plays to 100 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 328 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 11, a 155 yard par-3.

Catalina Island Golf Club has a number of difficult holes, and players must be extremely accurate if they hope to score well. The signature hole is #8, featuring an elevated tee that offers a sweeping view of Avalon Bay, the channel, and on clear day, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Long Beach. A newly remodeled clubhouse and pro shop opened during 1997.

The long, narrow course meanders through a canyon setting toward the ocean. The small greens and deep bunkers are enough to challenge any golfer. A practice putting green and driving net are available. Deer and hawks frequent the area. Hard spikes are not allowed.

Since 1967, the Avalon Men's Golf Club sponsors the Catalina Island Junior Golf Tournament. Junior golfers who played in the tournament and went on to greater fame include Craig Stadler, Corey Pavin, and Tiger Woods, who first played here at age 4 and then again at age 14. The Bobby Jones Invitational Tournament called Catalina home from 1931-1955.