Industry Hills Golf Club

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Industry Hills Golf Club
Industry.Hills.Funicular.jpg
A funicular railway that transported golfers and their carts between holes at the resort's golf courses.
Club information
Industry Hills Golf Club is located in the United States
Industry Hills Golf Club
Location in the United States
Industry Hills Golf Club is located in California
Industry Hills Golf Club
Location in California
Coordinates34°01′14″N 117°55′38″W / 34.020493°N 117.9271076°W / 34.020493; -117.9271076Coordinates: 34°01′14″N 117°55′38″W / 34.020493°N 117.9271076°W / 34.020493; -117.9271076
Location1 Industry Hills Pkwy
City of Industry, California, U.S.
Established1979
TypePublic
Total holes36
WebsiteOfficial website
Designed byWilliam P. Bell
Length000 yards (0 m)
Designed byWilliam P. Bell
Length0,000 yards (0 m)

Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms (commonly referred to as Industry Hills), is a golf club located in the City of Industry, California. It is made up of two 18-hole courses known as "The Ike" and "The Babe." It is the location of PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour qualifiers and hosted the 2011 Kia Classic.

History[edit]

Industry Hills was founded by Bill Bryant[1] and designed by William P. Bell in 1979 and 1980.[2] and built on top of a former landfill site.[3] It is two 18-hole courses, one named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower (The Ike) and the other after Babe Zaharias (the Babe).[4] The Eisenhower course opened in November 1979, and when built had eight lakes and 108 sand traps.[4] The Zaharias course opened the following year with 52 sand traps. It is a shorter but narrower course than Eisenhower.[4]

The course was built with a trolley-like funicular to transport golfers and carts up a steep hill at the finish of the 36th hole.[5] The trolley runs to a snack bar that at one time held the rail car that carried the body of Winston Churchill at his funeral[4] (the car was returned to Britain in 2007).[6] The club also housed a golf library which was the only public golf library in the west, and only one of two in the United States.[4]

The California Open moved to Industry Hills in 1980.[7] The club also hosted the Olympia Gold Classic in both 1981 and 1982.[8] The tournament stopped playing at the club after players complained about the length, the hills, and the rough.[9]

The club was purchased by John Semcken and Ed Roski Jr. of Majestic Realty Co. in 2000.[8] After the purchase, they undertook at $25 million renovation.[9]

In 2011, the Kia Classic was moved to Industry Hills due to renovations taking place at La Costa Resort and Spa.[10] The tournament used a combination of holes from both the Eisenhower and Zaharias courses, eliminating the long hills on some holes.[8]

Industry Hills has also held the Monday qualifier for the Genesis Open.[11]

Movies and television[edit]

Industry Hills has been used as a filming location for television and movies due to its close proximity to Hollywood.

  • Caddyshack - Used for fill in shots for the 1980 American comedy film.[2]
  • Falling Down - Michael Douglas is seen walking through a fairway at Industry Hills (Ike 10) when two elderly golfers begin yelling at him. One golfer hits a ball at Douglas who then pulls out a shotgun. The golfer has a heart attack on the golf course and Douglas continues to pass through.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glick, Shav (22 April 1985). "A Guide to California Golf Resorts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Scott (2007). The Book of Caddyshack: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Greatest Movie Ever Made. Taylor Trade Publishing. ISBN 9781589795143. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Golf in the Los Angeles Area". Golf. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Montgomery, David (September 1980). "Industry Hills Erupts From a Former Refuse Site". Orange Coast. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ Richardson, Forrest L. (2002). Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science That Forms the Golf Journey. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471434801. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  6. ^ Mclain, Jennifer (8 August 2007). "Churchill's funeral train being returned by club". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  7. ^ Glick, Shav (24 August 1980). "California Open Has New Home". The Los Angeles Times via Newspapers.com. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Semcken: Industry Hills will show its stuff in Kia Classic". The Sun. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b Pucin, Diane (22 March 2011). "A two-for-one LPGA event at Industry Hills". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  10. ^ Ramirez, Stephen (26 March 2011). "KIA CLASSIC NOTES: Industry Hills receives rave reviews". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Industry Hills golf courses named best of the year". Daily News. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  12. ^ "The 10 best golf scenes in non-golf films". The Irish Examiner. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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