Hillcrest Country Club is a private, 18 holes over 6,489 yards with a par of 71 golf course, located in the heart of the city.
There is a strict enforcement of it’s membership policy. A unique feature of the course is their no cell-phone policy that provides the right atmosphere for a peaceful game of golf.
The exclusivity and the popularity of the course make it difficult to get in to play, but the scenic, hilly course is worth it.
The Hillcrest Country Club golf course opened in 1920. It was the first Los Angeles country club for the city’s Jewish community. The Los Angeles Times in 1972 referred to Hillcrest as: “The leading Jewish country club in Southern California.”
When membership opened to non-Jews, their first choice was Danny Thomas, a Lebanese Catholic. Jack Benny quipped to Thomas at the time, that the least the club could have done was to admit a member who looked like a gentile.
Some other notable non-Jewish members have included Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, and actor Jack Lemmon.
10000 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-3400