El Dorado Park Golf Club Review
Long Beach, CA
70.8 rating; 126 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2020
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El Dorado Park Golf Club Overview: This golf course is not particularly long, but features thick trees on most golf holes and relatively small greens that are well-guarded by sand traps, making it play fairly difficult. There are a couple of water hazards sprinkled in as well, but accuracy beats distance here. The best golf holes are described below:
El Dorado Golf Hole 1: The day starts with a fairly short dogleg left par four, but hitting a good drive is needed as the second plays over a small creek and pond to the green, and, for the first approach of the day, gets the adrenaline pumping, especially if it's hit with more than a short iron.
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El Dorado Hole 2: This hole, like many others at El Dorado, is straight and tight, but is not too long. Other than the trees, there is also a large fairway bunker to avoid on the tee shot.
El Dorado Hole 5: There are some very large trees on this, another dead straight, par four. the green is pitched fairly strongly from back to front, so staying below the hole is a good idea.
El Dorado Hole 7: This par five is dead straight yet again, but has the added bonus of having OB left from tee to green and a lake that is right and short of the green, starting about 100 yards from the putting surface. The second shot is tough as, to challenge the cross bunkers about 150 yards out requires the more narrow landing area with the lake, but affords an easier approach. To lay up brings the lake more into play on the approach.
El Dorado Hole 11: This short par four does not welcome driver from the tee. There is OB right, lots of trees and a bunker, and the green-side lake short and left is in play with a drive of 250 yards or so from the back tees. The green is fairly deep but not wide so precision is required on both shots.
El Dorado Hole 13: This is a slight dogleg right par four and there is a lake left of the fairway that has to be avoided as well, requiring one of the best drives of the day. The approach is uphill with a big tree right of the green and deep bunker to the left of it as well.
El Dorado Hole 15: Another short par four, this one has a creek/lake that passes right in front of the green that is very much in play, especially for front and left pin placements.