Golfing on Catalina Island | The Catalina Island Golf Course
The nine-hole Catalina Island Golf Course not only offers beautiful vistas, but is a challenge for golfers at all levels of expertise.
The Catalina Island Golf Course was first built back in 1892 by the Banning brothers as a 3-hole course. By 1929, the course was expanded to a full 18-hole course. Many tournaments were played here, the most famous of which was the Bobby Jones Invitational Tournament held from 1931 to 1955, with a brief break during the war.
The course has the distinction of being the oldest golf course in Southern California (and possibly the West). Old black and white photos reveal women on the fairways dressed in turn-on-the-century style dresses and button-top shoes.
Every spring, top amateur golfers would visit and revisit the Catalina Course. Today, the course offers 9-holes with 2 sets of tees for 18-hole play.
Open to the public, the Catalina Island Golf Course provides a memorable experience for golfers. The unique 9-hole layout has been newly upgraded. Golf packages and rentals are available. There is also a Pro Shop located right in the adjacent Country Club, selling all the basics – clubs, balls, gloves, and more. A PGA pro is also on staff.
Tee time reservations are suggested. For reservations and information, contact the Pro Shop at 310-510-0530.