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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Malibu Country Club - CLOSED

Malibu Country Club
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Owner description: An 18-hole golf course in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California.
Los Angeles
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Like the course. Secluded in a valley in the Malibu hills. Course greens are fast and challenging. Bring extra balls. Nice wine bar and pasta dish in restaraunt. Dressy casual vibe. Outdoor band on Sunday. Music floated up the fairways. Cool.

Visited May 2013
Thank kayakhikeski
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14 reviews from our community

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English first
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1,614 reviews
1,088 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,302 helpful votes
“Geln Campbell and Malibu Golf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

We played the Malibu Country Club today and had the pleasure of meeting Glen Campbell as he was about to tee off. He was very gracious and quite friendly. So, the $80.00 green fees did not seem so bad after this start, The greens a very fastand if you hit above the hole, add two strokes to your card. Most of the holes have elevated greens, so add a club to avoid the bunkers. The fairways are open and easy to hit, Some par fours are a little long, but fun. The par threes are longer than the card lists due to the elevation and bunkers, but very fair. We had a great day although the play was very, very slow. We played with a local and skipped 11-and 12 and avoided the stall.. then came back and finished in 4 and 1/2 hours; otherwise, 5 and 1/2 for sure. Again, meeting Glen Campbell made the day worth while in spite of my 89. Food is available to call in at the turn, no marshals to keep people moving.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank James H
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Fairport, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Course was challenging for the 30 handicap golfer but coudln't have had a better time. IT was bit pricey at $75 a head, but hey it was vacation. Greens were brutal, hard to read, not a flat spot on them!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank SMKirch84
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Hermosa Beach, CA
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Forced carries, bad carts, GPS issues”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Disappointing experience. The golf cart power is tied in with the added-on GPS and ours died repeatedly on the back nine when the GPS shut down. Need to have visible yardage markers on the course, not just on the carts - I walk the fairways when it is cart path only (front nine due to frost) Not fun! There were too many forced carries over water or weed-filled waste areas from the forward tees and the ninth hole. Shots took odd bounces from bumps in the fairways which were not in the best of shape since the grass went dormant due to cold weather. Even the par-3s were long. Golf card was gold and made it very hard to read the tiny tone on tone yardages when the GPS died. Fun part was the false fronts that boomerang your chips up to the greens right back at ya! We did get a deal on GolfNow ($55 before 8 AM weekday with cart) so they got two stars but won't be back anytime soon. Course is located in a canyon not near the ocean and could get very hot in the summer. Pretty drive along highway 1 and through the green hills in February. There are better weekday deals out there for nicer courses. Definitely a course for serious golfers that can accurately place long shots.

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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679 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting! Now just Malibu Golf Club”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We joined online, but it was $65 each on a Sunday afternoon (rack rate $100). Three stars for this visit; it would be 4 stars, but for the greens not being in the best shape (ok, but not great), no driving range (just the nets & not well done), and no cart beverage service on the back nine (only once on front). They did have some coolers with bottled water, but the ice was melted and water barely cool. Course is completely isolated in the Malibu hills, you barely see any homes or other structures as you play. It's challenging and hilly enough to be fun, but not drive you crazy. Not a walking course....you need the carts, which do have GPS. The group in front of us was two holes behind by 14, and there are no marshals to speed them up. There's a restaurant, and there was live music playing while we were out on the course - not sure if that's a regular thing or was a private party, but if it's standard Sunday fare, it could make a nice end to a round if you time it right. We'll probably go back for the right deal, and for a nice change of pace from the typical SoCal play.

Visited September 2012
Thank a-travelin-foodie
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