Suburban Golf Retreat in Los Angeles
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Some 25 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and right in middle of Southern California's urban and suburban growth, Robinson Ranch has captured feeling of golfing in country. Co-architects, Ted Robinson Sr. and Ted Jr., whose family has ties to Golden State dating back to when early settlers traveled Sierra Nevada=s by foot, have given golfers a glimpse of California's lost heritage, "The Way It Used to Be."
The 400-acre complex sets on rolling hills, rock outcroppings and dry stream beds with hundreds of stately oak trees, natural alluvial and coastal sage, bordering Angeles National Forest. It is one of few places a golfer is more likely to look at some of wildlife, such as raccoons, weasels, deer, bobcats, coyote, fox and even bear - instead of looking at their wild golf shots!
Ted Robinson, Sr. has designed more than 170 courses around world. As a team, both father and son combined their experience in, and passion for, golf with a spectacular layout. For instance, bi-level and undulating greens, numerous dogleg par 4's and 5's, uphill fairways, cliff-hanging tee-off boxes, strategically-placed deep bunkers, stream-dissecting fairways, middle-of-the-fairway oak trees, sometimes wide-open and beautiful fairways, canyons surrounding greens, and refreshing, but non-golfer-friendly lakes are some of eclectic features of two courses - Mountain and Valley.
One of true signature holes of Valley Course is scenic par 3, hole seven called "Tarantula." The golfers' tee-off from some 100 feet above green, approximately 200 yards away.