Bel-Air Country Club
Located in Bel Air, the club was founded in 1927, financed by Alphonzo Bell and the clubhouse designed by noted southern California architect Carleton Winslow. The golf course, opened soon after, was designed by George C. Thomas, Jr. and William P. Bell, measuring 6,491 yards and a par 70. Described as "exclusive", the club offers one of the most challenging golf courses on the West Coast, and is consistently ranked as one of the highest-rated golf courses in California. The club hosted the 1976 U.S. Men's Amateur Championship, won by Bill Sander, and the 2004 U.S. Senior Amateur. Alfred Hitchcock's former home on Bellagio Road overlooks the course.
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The Club, as it commonly referred to, serves as a social location for many notable figures. They include Jack Wagner, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Nantz, Barron Hilton, Mac Davis, Angelo Mozilo, Jerry West, Luke Wilson, Robert Loggia, Teddy Forstmann, James Woods, Glenn Frey, Pete Sampras, Joe Namath, Chris O'Donnell, Vin Scully, Al Michaels, Dennis Quaid, Phil McGraw, Bill Victor, Carroll Shelby, and Larry Brown.
The Club also has a program that exists to remember and honor well-known individuals; they are called honorary members. These include Arnold Palmer, Amy Alcott, Byron Nelson, Greg Norman, Ken Venturi, Ronald Reagan, and Luke Donald.
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