Los Angeles Country Club - North Course
In 1897, a group of Los Angelenos established a clubhouse in the bottom of an abandoned windmill and built themselves a 9 hole golf course. They called it the "Windmill Links" and just like that, Los Angeles Country Club (LACC) was born. After several re-locations, the current 36 hole layout was established in 1911. Herbert Fowler and George C. Thomas are given credit for the course's design. Most recently in 2010, the course was renovated by Gil Hanse. Using unearthed land forms, historical documents, and archived photos, the course was restored to reflect George C. Thomas' original intentions. The North course is widely considered one of Thomas' greatest designs.
Out of all of the LA courses we had planned to play, I was probably looking forward to LACC the most. However, I was definitely not looking forward to the weather forecast. While taking pictures in the rain is not advisable, I couldn't help myself and managed to get a couple of acceptable photos. Even on a rainy day, LACC shines. I can't wait to visit again on a sunny day.
Update: In accordance with the social media policy at LACC, I have removed the course photos. Please let the look on our rain soaked and satisfied faces tell the full story.