Industry Hills Golf Club,
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2023
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Industry Hills Golf Club, Eisenhower “Ike” Golf Course Overview: Being fairly very tight and very long, the Ike golf course is a difficult challenge on many levels. The greens are fast and undulating and the tree-lined fairways place a premium on accuracy. Although there aren't quite as many unique holes as the “Babe” course, this golf course is a little more consistent across all 18 holes and plays more fair overall. The best golf holes are reviewed below:
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Golf Course Hole 2: The extremely elevated tee shot is almost silly as are the crazy bounces from the cart path that runs across the hole, but the shot to the green from the fairway is aesthetically pleasing but actually quite tough, even if from a short distance. On a clear day, the backdrop is also superb. The crazy golfer can try to drive the green with a trailing wind.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 4: This elevated tee shot can instill fear, even when the views are awesome. At 470 yards from the tips, it requires a huge poke, but the fairway is tiny with a steep hillside left and big trees right making this one of the most difficult tee shot in Los Angeles County. Good luck.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 6: This long, straight par four requires distance and accuracy off the tee and is very typical of the difficult par fours that run throughout the Ike course. The best part about this one is the bunker complex that is seemingly left of the narrow fairway but, if flown, opens up to a ribbon of fairway that will add twenty yards to any drive hit well enough.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 7: Shorter than the 6th hole (but still very long), with a dogleg left around a bunker and trees, this hole is very difficult. Bunkers await shots hit too far right as well, so the drive must be straight. The approach is to an angled green with a deep bunker front left.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 10: This downhill par five can be reached in two, but I submit only the perfect drive can make this a sane option. The fairway narrows considerably at the 275-300 range from the back tees between two bunkers. Anything short of this will leave a blind shot to the green well below them, with a lake to the right side of the fairway and green. For the normal player, two lay-ups are safer and can still leave a wedge to the green. Pin placements left of center are far friendlier as back / right is up a tier and over more water.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 12: This long par four is really tight and unforgiving with heavy trees and underbrush on both sides as well as two well-placed fairway bunkers. It requires a long drive and an accurate second shot, making par difficult to get.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 15: This short par 3 over water is actually one of the few breather holes on the course when the pin is left, but the green is fast and any pin placement right will have to be the right distance to miss the lakes and bunkers.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 16: This dogleg right par four has a wide landing area, but the trick is to hit it far enough to the right to afford the best view of the well-bunkered green complex. However, the right side also has bunkers and tree trouble for the over-zealous tee shot.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 17: The final par four of the day is straight. Not so long, the tee shot is a little downhill but the approach will uphill to a long and narrow green guarded by multiple bunkers.
Industry Hills, Eisenhower “Ike” Course Hole 18: This brutal par five is long and straight. A lake will come into play on the second shot to the left and the trees down the right side are unforgiving. The last shot is uphill to a huge green, so the player may be left with some long putts to end the day.