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Brentwood Country Club

Before and After


Club History

Brentwood Country Club, originally named Santa Monica Country Club, opened in 1916 and was soon redesigned by William Watson.  By 1925, the course had been completely redesigned again, this time by Max Behr, with the intention of hosting the inaugural Los Angeles Open. Unfortunately, the depression led to the club being sold, and the course became a public golf course.  In 1947, a group bought the course back and Brentwood Country Club had returned and hosted the 1950 Western Open and nearly the 1962 PGA Championship until politics intervened.

Work Completed

  • 2013 Golf Course Master Plan

  • 2014 Major Renovation based on Master Plan

    • Extensive barranca restoration, complete with fescues, sandy bottom and native tree conversions

    • Bunker renovation including many new locations

    • Approach and Chipping area renovation, opening up many green sites for the ground game

    • Four new Greens and numerous Green expansions

    • Select Tee renovations

    • Extensive tree removal, focusing on groves or specimen trees and removing linear placements

    • Turf Reduction, introduction of mulch zones under specimen trees

  • 2017 Continuing course improvements

    • Re-design of Hole # 9 Lake and natural creekway

    • Renovation and expansion of Short-Game Area

Ongoing Work

  • Detailed Long Range Improvement Plan

  • Consult yearly on individual projects

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 Golf Inc. Renovation of The Year                             1st Place , Private Clubs

"Working with Todd Eckenrode and his talented designer Andy Frank was a phenomenal experience.  Origins' vision for the renovation exceeded our expectations, it was masterfully achieved while maintaining the integrity of the course every step of the way."

PGA Head Professional Patrick Casey

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