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The nearest golf courses to The Peninsula Beverly Hills are mostly private social clubs — which isn’t surprising considering this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s posh locale. The upscale Riviera Country Club is a noted members- and guests-of-members only golf club with lush greenery, long bunkers and an unmistakable California breeze. Designed by legendary golf architect George C. Thomas, the par-71 course opened for play in 1927 and continues to attract guests from all over the world.
The private Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles features another Thomas-designed course with Bermuda grass, a driving range and a par of 70. It opened just two years before Riviera and is also renowned for its design.
Over at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, the private par-71 course features Kikuyu grass and was designed by Willie Watson, whose courses are smattered along the California coast. Open for play since 1920, it’s another classic course.
If you’re just looking for a public course, you can head to Rancho Park Golf Course about three miles from The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The par-71 course is run by the City of Los Angeles and has played host to the PGA Senior Open and events for the LPGA tour.
The closest public golf course to The Peninsula Beverly Hills is Rancho Park, about a mile away from the hotel. The closest private club is the Los Angeles Country Club, about three blocks away. We suggest that guests who belong to a private club in their hometown and want to play golf here, have their club manager or pro phone the Los Angeles club and ask for reciprocity privileges.