San Dimas Canyon Golf Course Scorecard

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Hole #1

This par 4 requires accuracy from the tee. The barranca on the left is a lateral hazard. The pump station on the left is an unmovable obstruction, relief for stance and swing only. Favor the right side of the fairway for a better angle into the green. A driver off of the tee is not always the best choice. Play a club from the tee that will allow for a full swing on your approach shot. The big bunker at the front right of the green has caught many a half wedge shot into this green. This green appears to be sloped from back to front, but always keep in mind where the mountains are relative to your position on the golf course.


Hole #2

Keep in mind this par 3 plays slightly uphill. Any shots finishing above the hole will have a definite challenge negotiating the speed and break of the putt back to the hole. Rule of thumb for this hole is to keep your ball below the hole for your best opportunity for a good score.


Hole #3

Two lakes that cannot be seen from the tee protect the left-hand side this par 5, and trees line the right-hand side of the fairway. Be careful not to hit your drive through the fairway. An accurate tee ball is the strategy here. Long hitters may consider a 3 iron from the tee and another from the fairway to put them in position for a short wedge shot into the green.


Hole #4

This par 4 is out of bounds on the right, and trees guard the left. You better hit this tee shot straight or you’ll find out why this is the number one handicap hole. Play for the left side of this fairway for a good angle onto the green. Approach shots left of the pin present better putting opportunities.


Hole #5

This long par 3 requires good distance control. Don’t be short—take plenty of club! Bunkers protect the front left and front right of this green. Beware of the Italian cypress trees on the right at greenside: they are known to have gobbled up many a golf ball.


Hole #6

If you can fade the ball, this is your hole. A straight drive here can end up O.B. This short par 5 is reachable in two by many golfers. The approach to the green should be from the left to avoid the large greenside bunker on the right-hand side. Approach shots that come up short left will have a reasonably easy pitch shot and a legitimate chance at birdie.


Hole #7

A very difficult par 3 with out-of-bounds along the left, along the right, and through the green. Avoid the bunker on the right-hand side of the green. It makes for a hazardous shot that runs away from you and down the hill, and is very hard to control. Other than being on the green, the safest place to play into the green is from short left or short directly in front. Try to keep your ball to the left of the pin for a putt that is more uphill.


Hole #8

On this par 4 do not pull or hook your tee shot—if you do, there’s a good chance you may find your ball on Route 66. The entire left-hand side of this hole is out-of-bounds. The best approach is from the right-hand side of the fairway to avoid the trees and bunker that protect the left side of this green. Once on the green, keep in mind where the mountains are. This green is tricky.


Hole #9

If there were ever a hole designed for a duck-hook or a snap-hook off the tee, this is it. Reachable in two shots, this par 5 more than makes up for its short distance when you get to the green—the three tiers of terror. If you do not put your approach on the level of the pin placement…well, that’s when the fun begins. Putts for eagle often end up as mere pars.


Hole #10

This well-bunkered par 3 plays considerably downhill and can be as many as two clubs less than normal—depending on which tee box you have chosen to play from. Once on the putting surface, beware of this deceptive green. That which appears to be uphill is in fact downhill.


Hole #11

This par 4 has out-of-bounds on the left and water short right from off the tee. Keep in mind, the fairway slopes from left to right, and many a “right down the middle” drive ends up in the tree line. Long hitters are warned: the oak tree short of the green can be a menace to your approach. The front right bunker that protects this green gets lots of play. If you miss this green, miss it to the right. You’ll be left with a chip shot back toward the mountain, which is easier to control.


Hole #12

This par 5 is the classic “risk/reward” golf hole. Anything left from the tee is out-of-bounds, but a well-struck, accurate tee shot can leave you with a mid-to-long iron into the green. Your approach shot to the green leaves little to no room for error. Right of the cart path—good luck; too far left—O.B. The problems don’t stop here. The number twelve green poses a difficult read for even the best of players when they are positioned above the hole.


Hole #13

A demanding par 4 with a plateau fairway. Only the longest hitters will be able to carry their drive to the flat upper plateau. The majority of drives will catch the fairway, which slopes severely from right to left. Most drives will end up in the vicinity of the olive tree on the left-hand side of the fairway, leaving you with a long to mid iron into this difficult green. Do not miss the green to the right. If you do, you will be left with a chip that is not only extremely quick, but will break a whole lot from right to left.


Hole #14

Club selection from the tee is critical. This difficult par 4 has many a player lay up to the lake’s edge, which is 273 yards from the blue marker. From the lake’s edge, players will be required to use a mid- to-long iron over water to reach the green. Play to the left side of the pin for your best chance of making the putt. Once on the green, be sure to check your line from both sides of the ball. You will see things from behind the hole that you don’t see when you line up the putt.


Hole #15

Course management is the key to success when playing this par 4. Beware of the lake that runs along the right-hand side. A driver from the tee can be too much club, as the lake juts in farther down the fairway, allowing for a very small landing area. Play your tee ball to leave yourself out of harm’s way. Balls coming to rest at 160 yards to 130 yards from the green are in the safe zone. Playing your approach shot into this large, two-tiered green requires that you put your shot on the level of the pin. Otherwise you are left with a likely three putt.


Hole #16

This is the San Dimas Canyon’s signature hole. This scenic par 3 plays downhill and over water, so take a little less club than normal—just don’t come up short of the green. This good-sized green is framed by contoured mounding and large pristine bunkers. Depending upon the pin placement, you will see a variety of breaks and rolls on this nicely undulated surface.


Hole #17

This narrow fairway par 5 has a tree-lined right side and out-of-bounds along the entirety of its left. Drives missing the fairway will be challenged to make par. Drives hit in the fairway can reach the green in two, with an excellent chance at an eagle or birdie. A large, deep bunker protects the front right of this green. Avoid missing your approach to the right of this green. You will be left with a difficult up-and-down situation. When putting from the right-hand side of the green, a deft touch will be required.


Hole #18

This great finishing hole will separate the experts from the novices when it counts. This challenging par 4 plays uphill the whole way. From the tee, you need to hit deep and straight. The barranca along the left-hand side of the fairway is a lateral hazard, and the maintenance area on the right is out-of-bounds. When playing your approach, be sure to take plenty of club. Your approach will need to carry into the green to avoid the two large bunkers in front, which lie in wait of under-clubbed efforts. On the green, do your best to stay below the hole—putts headed back toward the fairway are not only tricky, but they can be lightning fast.

Back34114555239320845220935147231231983774624134163801784613923277640071.7 / 1260 / 0
Middle32313152336717644018133444929241733514333943773621614463833080600470 / 12275.2 / 132
Forward30011548333913941712030441326301493323953373103531124283292745537566.5 / 10972.5 / 128
Handicap9175131571113 16814621012184    
Par M/W435435345363454443543672  
Handicap1113171551793 18122641016814    

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Golf at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course

Opened in 1964 and designed by course architect Dan Murray to integrate each hole into the natural terrain and seclusion of the surrounding landscape, the San Dimas Canyon Golf Course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels. At 6,400 yards from the tips, the course consists of five par 3’s (three of which play over 200 yards) and five par 5’s that are reachable in two shots, but don’t let this fool you—there is a large amount of risk/reward associated with these holes. Our tree-lined, kikuyu grass fairways require a well-placed drive to have a shot at the green, which is where the real challenge lies. The poanna greens are gently undulated, and the hillside slopes greatly influence the roll of the ball. Our signature sixteenth hole is a 178-yard par 3 that plays downhill to a green protected by water in the front and three bunkers. Our facilities offer full amenities including a driving range, two putting greens, and GPS-equipped golf carts.


 San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
 2100 Terrebonne Avenue
 San Dimas, CA  91773
 To book a tee time call
 (909) 599-2313 or click here.