TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Location: One Ocean Trails Drive, on Palos Verdes Drive South, just north of the border between Rancho Palos Verdes and San Pedro. Directions from the Harbor Freeway: Take the Harbor Freeway south until it ends at Gaffey. Turn left on Gaffey to 25th Street. Right on 25th Street until it narrows and turns into Palos Verdes Drive South at the border with Rancho Palos Verdes. Go approx. 1`mile and turn left on Ocean Trails Drive. From Palos Verdes, take Hawthorne Boulevard directly to the ocean and turn left at Palos Verdes Drive South. It is about four miles to Ocean Trails Drive.
Prices, which includes cart.:
August 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011 Monday - Sunday Daily Fee (7:00am-10:50am)$275
Afternoon (2:00pm-5:20pm) $160
Sunset Rate (5:30pm-close)$80
Reservations call 310-303-3240 or 303-3241. Description: The Golf course offers spectacular views of Catalina Island and the ocean, with unobstructed ocean views from every hole. The course generally terraces down toward the ocean, with parallel fairways. The white sand sand traps are beautiful, and the Pete Dye designed course ( modified as a Donald Trump Signature Golf Course ) is very challenging. The fairways were widened by Trump, but are still relatively narrow.
Critique: This golf course gives meaning to the golf saying "A good walk spoiled". For the average golfer, this course is extremely frustrating, so bring a lot of balls. Most golfers will lose 6 to 10 balls a round. The problem is that because the fairways terrace down towards the ocean, each of the fairways on most of the holes to the south of the clubhouse are bordered by a slope, vegetated by natural shrubbery, where it is illegal to try and retrieve your ball or play out of the shrubs because the slopes are environmentally protected. Therefore, if you are off the fairway, you have probably lost a ball. The course is spectacular to play, and is absolutely gorgeous, therefore when you come here to play, come for the views and the knowledge that you will probably not score well and will lose a lot of balls. That mind set will make your day on this course much more enjoyable.
Club house: The Cafe Pacific restaurant is excellent, offering spectacular ocean views. The Grand Ballroom, seating over 300 guests, is also available for weddings and special events.
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