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5001 Deukmejian Dr
Long Beach, CA  90804-4311
United States
P: (562) 494-5000
F: (562) 986-9965
Big Rec Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,317 yards | 112 slope

69.0 rating | Other grass

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Big Rec Golf Course

The 18-hole "Big Rec" course at the Recreation Park 18 Golf Course facility in Long Beach, California features 6,317 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.0 and it has a slope rating of 112 on Other grass. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA, the Big Rec golf course opened in 1943. American Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Luis Cruz as the General Manager.


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Reviewed September 17, 2020

enjoyed it a lot , george 14 hcp

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Reviewed December 09, 2010

Played "Big Rec" for the first time today and shot a 110. Got 4 bogeys, and the rest were 6s 7s and a couple 8s. That's kind of a high score for me, I usually shoot about 100 on a Par 71 course. Anyways, I like this course. Very pretty, rolling hills (I walked) course is in good shape, good pace of play (played 18 in 4.0 hours) I walked on standby, and I only had to wait about 5 minutes. I played on a Thursday and tee'd off at 10:30am. Got paired with two older gents who were great guys. I'm 50 years old. This is one of the better public courses I've played, and I've played a few. I will definitely come back!

Reviewed January 24, 2010

I don't know why anyone likes this course. If you're not getting the resident rate don't waste your time. It's not in good shape. It's not pretty. I've heard that they host more rounds of golf here than anywhere else in the country. That's not a good thing. Bring a lawn chair with you. If you can play for $10 then I guess I understand.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Dino M. 29 48 19 04/06/10
2 Michael M. 30 52 22 04/10/10
3 Michael K. 23 46 23 11/23/08
4 Brian S. 21 48 27 07/07/14
5 Robert S. 20 59 39 10/18/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
105 BC K. N/A 110 110 02/08/21
43 Pablo G. 16 93 76 09/07/20
43 Pablo G. 16 94 77 07/05/20
43 Pablo G. 16 98 80 05/18/18
43 Pablo G. 17 92 75 12/09/17

Golf Course Information

About Recreation Park 18, Big Rec

Recreation Park 18 Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by American Golf Corporation

17 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Recreation Park 18, Big Rec

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Recreation Park 18, Big Rec

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Course Staff

Luis Cruz, General Manager
Shawn Dennin, Superintendent

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