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Chester Washington Golf Course
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Chester Washington Golf Course

1818 Charlie Sifford Drive, Los Angeles,California,90047
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Chester Washington Golf Course, previously named The Western Avenue Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Los Angeles, California.

Chester Washington golf course first opened for play in 1927.

Chester L. Washington Golf Course was one of the first public golf courses in Los Angeles to allow blacks to play. In 1982, the name of the course was changed from The Western Avenue Golf Course to Chester L. Washington Golf Course. Mr Washington was a prominent black journalist who died in 1983. Mr. Washington was editor in charge of the the Los Angeles Sentinel, the city's largest black-owned weekly. He was also a civic leader.

Chester Washington Golf Course, with its rolling tree-lined fairways and subtle breaking greens, offers golfers of all skill levels a challenging day of golf. Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles and the LA Airport, this par 70 layout once hosted the Gardena Open. The course offers a fully stocked Pro Shop and a beautiful driving range.

From the back tees the course plays to 6,348 yards. The longest hole on the course is the #12, a par-5 that plays to 480 yards. The shortest hole on the course is the #10, a par-3 that measures 134 yards.

Watch out for # 9 a par-4, 432 yard challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. #4 is a 144 yard par-3 and is considered to be the easiest hole on the course.