Best Place to Hit a Quick Nine Holes (2013)

Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course

Located across the street from the landmark Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, the Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course, which is operated by the city, is no ordinary nine-hole course. It's fairly challenging — watch out for the many sand traps and narrow fairways — but not overwhelmingly so, with incredible views of the Griffith Observatory. Regulars have spotted coyotes and rattlesnakes. As you walk the beautiful yet hilly terrain and whack a golf ball around, you're transported into another world, where big-city pressures, sights and sounds fade away. Expect to wait to tee up on weekends, because it's a popular place (although you can make an advance online reservation). With no golf carts allowed, it's just nature, a lot of quiet, you and a nine-iron in your hands in the middle of Los Angeles. 2650 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park. (323) 665-2011, golf.lacity.org. —Patrick Range McDonald

Location Details

2650 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-665-2011