Bel-Air Country Club

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The Bel-Air Country Club is a social club located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. The property includes an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts.[1]

History[edit]

Located in Bel Air, the club was founded in 1925, financed by Alphonzo Bell and the clubhouse designed by noted southern California architect Carleton Winslow.[2] 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.[3] Described as "exclusive", the club offers one of the most challenging golf courses on the West Coast,[4] and is consistently ranked as one of the highest-rated golf courses in California.[3][5][6] 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.[7]

Honorary members[edit]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Joe Novak, Bel-Air Country Club: A Living Legend (Delmar Printing, 1993)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesel, Helene (2005-03-06). "A part of the city, yet apart from it too". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ Architectural Forum, March 1930
  3. ^ a b "Bel-Air Country Club At A Glance". United States Golf Association. 2004-01-19. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Bel-Air". Amalfi Estates. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Bel-Air Country Cub: A gorgeous, top-notch course in Los Angeles". America Online, LLC. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Top 10 Golf Course Designers". Southland Golf. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Bel-Air… One Word… Luxury". Levik Stephan. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 

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Coordinates: 34°04′45″N 118°27′01″W / 34.079294°N 118.450218°W / 34.079294; -118.450218