Montebello Country Club
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Montebello Country Club

901 Via San Clemente, Montebello,California,90640
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Montebello Country Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Montebello, California.

The Montebello Country Club golf course opened in 1928. The course was designed by Max Behr. In 1941 the City of Montebello purchased the course for use as a municipal facility. William F. Bell redesigned five holes in 1962. The 120 acres, 18-hole public championship course was again remodeled in 1998-99 reopening on May 7, 1999. The remodel included the addition of 3 lakes all new greens, tees, bunkers, and cart paths. Architects for the remodel were David Rainville and Gary Bye.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,616 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,624 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-5 that plays to 531 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 9, a par-3 that plays to 105 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 461 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Montebello is # 17, a 496 yard par-5.

The Montebello Country Club golf course was designed on and around one large hill, which makes the terrain heavily sloped. Even on the holes that appear somewhat flat, this slope will come into play, affecting not only your shots, which will tend to drift away from the top of the hill but your putts as well. The key to scoring low at Montebello is to maintain solid course management through the first eight holes. Six holes measure over 400 yards, including #4, a 461-yard, par 4, requiring a pair of good shots to reach the green in two. Hole #7, a 380-yard, par 4, requires a blind approach shot to an elevated green at least 100 feet above the lowest point on the fairway. The back nine plays a little bit shorter, but the finishing holes can be real challenging, including #14, a 216-yard, par 3. One of the many features is its double greens on some holes. These aren't like the double greens you'd find at St. Andrews in Scotland, but two completely different greens altogether. One day you may hit to one green, and on another trip, you may find yourself hitting to the other green. This enables the maintenance crew to keep the greens in better condition.