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1055 Lohman Ln
South Pasadena, CA  91030-2991
United States
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Arroyo Seco Course

18 hole par-3 course

Municipal golf course

54 par | 2,009 yards

50.7 rating

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Arroyo Seco Golf Course

The 18-hole "Arroyo Seco" course at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course facility in South Pasadena, California features 2,009 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 54. Designed by William H. Johnson, ASGCA, the Arroyo Seco golf course opened in 1955. Donovan Bros. Golf, LLC manages this facility, with Sam Cortez as the Golf Professional.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 02, 2020

Great place to practice your short game. This 18 hole par 3 course is always in great condition - very green and hush surroundings with lots of shade on hot days with beautifully cared for greens (a bit on the slow side). The course has a small town feel about it that I love. The driving range is small but absolutely works. (again very home town feel.) Goof food too! And lot's not forget the miniature golf course. Nostalgically old but that's part of the fun of it...

Beverages Available Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Great Deal Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed August 05, 2010

Reviewed May 04, 2009

Great par 3. All you really need is your 9, PW and putter. Fun and charming course, great for your short and tight. Then its off to old town for food and fun.

Reviewed May 03, 2009

Hit 2 birdies the first time here, one was a miraculous 10 yard chip on the 18th. Talk about leaving happy...

Reviewed March 31, 2009

I’m a local and for me this place is one of the best practice areas in all of Los Angeles County. The amenities are definitely Old School, but the course is very well maintained. A GREAT place to work on your short game! The fairways and greens stay in good condition. Most of the greens are protected by trees which add a little challenge. The staff is friendly; however the manager more often then not can be found playing with his buddies instead monitoring the pace, the play and attending to the needs of the paying customers so patience is key on busy days. This is a real Ma and Pop organization. They have nice practice green and an ample chipping area. Once you get used to the mats the driving range is quite adequate too.

Reviewed March 23, 2009

It doesn't look like anyone has given this course a proper review in a here goes.
Although hopeful, my initial impression of this facility was not good. The driving range area was small. Old rubber mats to stand on with a tiny 10"x24" practice mat & awkwardly placed too close to the dividers. Buckets of balls - average price - $4 sm. $6 med. $8 lrg.
Most courses give you a break to play at night...not here. $15 all day.
Although the course has it challenges, trees that block the approach to the green (is that on purpose or are they just too cheap to have them trimmed a bit??) and sloped greens, it's an extremely small course.
Don't even get me started on the ball cleaners. It doesn't seem like they've changed the water in them for decades. Don't even touch these things, you might catch something. Upon opening the lid, the only way I can describe it is it's like crawling through the sewer...i warned you!!
The last time we played, the lights went out not once, but twice (on the 18th..grrrr!!!). This was extremely annoying, because we had to wait almost 15 min in the dark until they came back on. Good thing we had our cellphones to call the office to find out what was going on.
The fact that they knew how long the lights would be out, implies that this is a frequent occurence.
On leaving that night, we asked if we could be compensated in any way and they flat out said, "NO".
That's just bad business...maybe a token/voucher for a bucket of balls at least, but no, nothing.
So if you're looking for a par 3 at a reasonable price, with a professional staff and a nicer location, look at arcadia practice center...buckets of balls the same $$, nice practice area, well-maintained course and best yet...only $6 after 8pm and $10 from 6:30pm.

Reviewed February 21, 2009

Reviewed July 12, 2008

Reviewed October 12, 2007

I practically live here!!! It's a great practice course. Arroyo is my santuary. The people are happy and the place welcomes beginners and pros!!!!

Reviewed August 20, 2007

Best par 3 course in LA area. Wish I could hit out of the grass instead of off mats, but other than that, it's great

Reviewed June 14, 2007

A simple iron course

Good for tightening up your short game and for an enjoyable day. Simple driving range and mostly three par holes.

Reviewed April 29, 2007

Nice Par 3

Arroyo Seco is a great course to practice your iron play... the shortest hole is about 98 yards and longest is about 165.. and everything in between.. great course to play with your buddies .. people are nice and coureous.. overall a really nice fun course..

Reviewed April 18, 2007

mom & and Pop golf

If you ever hear any one tell you golf is only for rich pretentious jerks take em here to prove em wrong. From the inexpensive diner, the tidy little pro shop and the on site miniature golf course, nothing is snobby. Just good folks who love the game. Trim the golf bag down before you come; I find you can play this course with irons 5 to 9 PW, SW and putter. So come on, chill out, drink a beer, buy one of those good cigars you told your wife you gave up, and play.

Reviewed November 10, 2006

Great par three...

This course is a lot of fun and challenging at the same time. The greens are well maintained and fast. Wonderful course to help teach beginners.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jorge H. N/A 12 12 10/26/07
2 michael F. N/A 24 24 08/12/10
3 Robert S. N/A 29 29 08/12/09
4 john T. N/A 34 34 09/30/07
5 Leigh F. N/A 38 38 01/31/09
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About Arroyo Seco

Arroyo Seco Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Donovan Bros. Golf, LLC

30 tees driving range

18 par 3 holes

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Course Staff

Sam Cortez, Golf Professional
John DeLatorre, Superintendent
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