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The County's Public Courses

June 26, 1996

* Aliso Creek Golf Course

Address: 31106 S. Pacific Coast Highway, South Laguna

Phone: 499-1919

Par: 32

Length: 2,230

Fees: $12 weekdays, $18 weekends, cart $8

Range?: Yes

Comment: Nine-hole layout sits in a picturesque canyon

* Anaheim Hills Golf Course

Address: 6501 Nohl Ranch Road

Phone: 748-8900

Par: 71

Length: 6,218

Fees: $18 weekdays, $24 weekends, cart $22

Range?: Yes

Comment: Blind shots and hills can make for a long day

* Bay Back Golf Course

Address: 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach

Phone: 729-1234 ext. 793

Par: 27

Length: 650

Fees: $7 weekdays, $11 weekends

Range?: No

Comment: Well-manicured par-three course at Hyatt Newporter Resort

* Birch Hills Golf Course

Address: 2250 E. Birch Street, Brea

Phone: 990-0201

Par: 59

Length: 3,520

Fees: $13 weekdays, $19 weekends, cart $14

Range?: Yes

Comment: An executive course with some water and hills

* Brea Golf Club

Address: 501 W. Fir Street

Phone: 529-3003

Par: 29

Length: 1,733

Fees: $5-7.50 weekdays, $8.50 weekends

Range?: Yes

Comment: A nine-hole layout with two short par fours

* Buena Park Golf Center

Address: 5151 Beach Blvd.

Phone: 562-0840

Par: 27

Length: 1,098

Fees: $4-6 weekdays, $6 weekends

Range?: Yes

Comment: Nine-hole, lighted par-three course

* Casta del Sol Golf Course

Address: 27601 Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo

Phone: 581-0940

Par: 60

Length: 3,700

Fees: $15 Mon.-Thurs., $16 Fri., $21 weekends, cart $20

Range?: No

Comment: A chance to work mostly on your irons

* Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club: Mesa Linda

Address: 1701 Golf Course Drive

Phone: 754-5267

Par: 70

Length: 5,529

Fees: $16 Mon.-Thurs., $18 Fri., $20 weekends, cart $20

Range?: Yes

Comment: Short with some character and a tough first hole

* Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club: Los Lagos

Address: 1701 Golf Course Drive

Phone: 754-5267

Par: 72

Length: 6,542

Fees: $18 Mon.-Thurs., $22 Fri., $24 weekends, cart $20

Range?: Yes

Comment: Recently remodeled. Greens are still tricky

* Coyote Hills Golf Course

Address: 1440 E. Bastanchury, Fullerton

Phone: 672-6800

Par: 70

Length: 6,510

Fees: $55 Mon.-Thurs., $80 Fri.-Sun., cart included

Range?: Yes

Comment: County's newest course. Challenging hilly layout

* Cypress Golf Club

Address: 4921 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos

Phone: 527-1800

Par: 71

Length: 6,510

Fees: $75 Mon.-Thurs., $95 Fri.-Sun., cart included

Range?: Yes

Comment: Perry Dye redesigned layout. Most fairways divided by high mounds.

* David L. Baker Memorial Golf Course

Address: 10410 Edinger Ave., Fountain Valley

Phone: 531-5885

Par: 62

Length: 3,825

Fees: $13 Mon.-Thurs., $15 Fri., $18 weekends, cart $18

Range?: Yes

Comment: Eight par fours, 10 par threes on course that offers night play

* Driftwood Golf Course

Address: 21462 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach

Phone: 969-8597

Par: 27

Length: 980

Fees: $5 weekdays, $6 weekends

Range?: No

Comment: Great course for beginners or for short-game practice

* Fullerton Golf Course

Address: 2700 N. Harbor

Phone: 871-5141

Par: 67

Length: 5,174

Fees: $17 Mon.-Thurs., $18 Fri., $24 weekends, cart $22

Range?: Yes

Comment: The course plays up and down a valley and flood channel

* H.G. Dad Miller Golf Course

Address: 430 N. Gilbert, Anaheim

Phone: 748-8900

Par: 71

Length: 6,021

Fees: $17 Mon.-Thurs., $23 Fri.-Sun., cart $22

Range?: Yes

Comment: A mostly flat, straight course that's good for the ego

* Imperial Golf Course

Address: 2200 E. Imperial, Brea

Phone: 529-3923

Par: 71

Length: 6,211

Fees: $18 Mon.-Thurs., $24 Fri.-Sun., cart $10-11 per person

Range?: Yes

Comment: Long enough to provide a good test, with some outstanding holes

* Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center

Address: 23308 Cherry Ave.

Phone: 859-1455

Par: 29

Length: 1,182

Fees: $6-10 seven days a week, $12 holidays

Range?: Yes

Comment: Nine-hole layout with lights and top-of-the-line practice area

* Monarch Beach Golf Links

Address: 23841 Stonehill Dr., Dana Point

Phone: 240-8247

Par: 70

Length: 6,227

Fees: $90 Mon.-Wed., $125 Thurs.-Sun., includes cart

Range?: No

Comment: Part of the back nine runs right up to the beach

* Meadowlark Golf Course

Address: 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach

Phone: 846-1364

Par: 70

Length: 5,809

Fees: $22 Mon.-Thurs., $25 Fri., $29 weekends, cart $22

Range?: Yes

Comment: Short in places, but strong afternoon winds add to difficulty

* Mile Square Golf Course

Address: 10401 Warner, Fountain Valley

Phone: 545-7106

Par: 72

Length: 6,629

Fees: $19 Mon.-Thurs., $25 Fri.-Sun., cart $22

Range?: Yes

Comment: Long, flat and mostly straight, but still a challenge

* Pelican Hill: Ocean Course

Address: 22651 Pelican Hill Rd. South, Newport Coast

Phone: 760-0707

Par: 70

Length: 6,634

Fees: $135, Mon.-Tue., $160 Wed.-Thurs., $175 Fri.-Sun., cart included

Range?: Yes

Comment: Hilly layout next to the Pacific with three holes near the shoreline

* Pelican Hill: Links Course

Address: 22651 Pelican Hill Rd. South, Newport Coast

Phone: 760-0707

Par: 71

Length: 6,856

Fees: $135, Mon.-Tue., $160 Wed.-Thurs., $175 Fri.-Sun., cart included

Range?: Yes

Comment: Tougher of the two courses, it offers panoramic views of the coast

* Newport Beach Golf Course

Address: 3100 Irvine Ave.

Phone: 852-8681

Par: 59

Length: 3,209

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