Riviera Country Club

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Los Angeles, California | Riviera Country Club

Architect: George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell
Year: 1926

1250 Capri Drive
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
(310) 454-6591

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

U.S. Open - 1948
PGA Championship - 1983, 1995

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Host to what was once the L.A. Open and is now know as the Northern Trust Open, Riviera has a long history of being shown on television which makes it one of the most well known courses in America.  Set in a dried up riverbed, the golf course has a unique terrain that is a key contributor to it’s character.

Local Knowledge: If given a chance to visit, be on the lookout for one of the numerous celebrities who are members of the club.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Riviera Country Club

There are few things in golf finer than a double header featuring two great golf courses. There are several classic 36 hole day combos here in America that would have just about any golfer trembling in anticipation. You have Shinnecock & National Golf Links, Winged Foot West & East, Pebble Beach & Cypress Point Club, Merion & Pine Valley and San Francisco Golf Club & Olympic to name a few. I’m sure there are several others that would come to mind if I really stopped and thought about it, but those are the ones that pop into my head immediately. I had just spent the morning playing at Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course and was in my rental car on the way to Riviera Country Club for a second 18 holes. LACC and Riviera is one of those incredible 36 hole combos and I’d been getting psyched up about it for weeks. My good friend Jay from New York who I have mentioned on this website numerous times was with me and we were still giddy with delight from LACC when we pulled our car onto the property at Riviera CC. As we navigated the rather large, but virtually empty, parking lot we pulled into to a circular drive where we dropped off our clubs before going back out to the lot where we left the car. Several weeks prior, after I had arranged our morning game at LACC, Jay called his work associate, Ben, who is a member… More >