I was killing time waiting for my son to finish Lacrosse practice in Palos Verdes, California. With 90 minutes to go I decided to go up the hill a little bit more and hit a bucket at Los Verdes Golf Course.
I highly recommend you click on the link to see the pictures on the course web page http://www.americangolf.com/los-verdes-golf-course/?gclid=CMal9vW5-7kCFUlBQgodJnMAKw. My favorite hole, the 15th, is depicted in the photograph with Catalina Island visible in the distance. If you’re drive makes it to the down slope your ball will roll and roll until you’re in position for placing the second shot on the green. Once while waiting for others in my group to putt out, and while gazing at the ocean scene, I saw a whale breech; just another beautiful day at Los Verdes.
It all started almost 18 years ago. I was at Los Verdes Golf Course in a tuxedo hanging out in the bar so as not to catch a glimpse of the future She Who Must Be Obeyed having pre-ceremony pictures taken on the grass. Later we were both posing on the grass for photographs when the photographer had the great idea to relocate us to a lovely tree area. After a few photos the voice of the starter came over the loudspeaker yelling for us to get off the fairway. In hindsight, he was probably right.
After 13 years I figured the starter was either retired, dead, or at a minimum had forgotten me standing on the fairway in a tux. So it was time to apply for the Los Verdes Men’s Club. After 3 years on the waiting list my name came up in October of 2012. I am told my time on the waiting list was unusually quick. Anyway next week is the annual meeting and I am certain there will be many on the list waiting to see if their name is called.
Over the years at Los Verdes I have been married (once thank you very much), been on numerous fund raising golf committees, and played the course many times. Every time I play Los Verdes I am taken back by the beauty and quality of play. Just an amazing golf course. And to cap it off … it’s a public course.
Good place for a wedding too, just stay off the fairway when having your wedding photographs taken!
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