Brookside Golf Course

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Coordinates: 34°09′54″N 118°10′01″W / 34.164945°N 118.166998°W / 34.164945; -118.166998 Brookside Golf Course is a multi-course golf facility located in Pasadena, California. The facility offers two courses, the longer C.W. Koiner Course (Course #1) and the shorter E.O. Nay Course (Course #2), divided by the Arroyo Seco. It was designed by architect William P. Bell. In addition to the two courses, the complex features a restaurant, banquet facilities, meeting rooms, pro shop, two practice putting greens, a chipping area, a practice bunker, and a driving range. The course served as home to the Los Angeles Open in 1968, won by Billy Casper.

C.W. Koiner Course[edit]

The C.W. Koiner Course, the longer of the two courses, measures 7,000 yards. The course is centrally run along the western and southern ends of the complex. The course is relatively flat, however many strategically placed bunkers, long rough, and tricky greens place a premium on accuracy. This course is more open than the E.O. Nay Course and also appeals to the better player looking for a challenge.

E.O. Nay Course[edit]

The E.O. Nay Course is the shorter of the two courses, measuring 6,100 yards. The course is centrally run along the northern end of the complex. Like its sister course, this course is relatively flat, however many strategically placed bunkers, long rough, and tricky greens once again place a premium on accuracy. The key difference between the courses is the smaller hitting areas of the E.O. Nay Course, and this course usually serves those of a lesser ability.

Alternate uses and availability[edit]

Though these courses are beautiful and stretch for a mile in green beauty, during football season and for special events, the courses are used as a parking lot for fans. The Rose Bowl (located next door) uses the course for extra parking during home games for the UCLA Bruins football team and for the annual New Year's Day Rose Bowl Game. In 2010 and 2014, it was used for the BCS National Championship Games. This has not proven detrimental to the quality of the course. It does, however, impact availability of the course during UCLA home games and other special events.

On December 30, 2009, the clubhouse hosted the 20th Anniversary of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was hosted by the Pasadena Quarterbacks Club, with Keith Jackson as the Master of Ceremonies.[1]

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