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Lakeside Golf Club

Before and After


Course History

A Max Behr original design opened in 1924.  The course originally had little to no rough and combined with its bold contours, was hailed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie as the best course in Southern California.  The original routing was altered in 1938 when the LA River flooded, destroying wonderful original holes that had played along and across the natural riverbanks.  A colorful Hollywood past includes members Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and Bobby Jones chose Lakeside to shoot his instructional videos in the early 1930’s.

Work Completed

2007  Golf Course Master Plan completed

2011  1st Phase of Renovation, based on Master Plan

  • Fairway renovation, expanding and sodding to Hybrid Bermuda

  • Approach and Chipping Area renovation, sodding to hybrid Bermuda and overseeded with bent grass. 

  • Tees and Cart Path renovation

  • Installation of a new Irrigation system

  • Renovated and installed new drainage network

  • Extensive tree removal

2017  2nd Phase of Restoration, based on Master Plan

  • Restored many of Max Behr’s architectural elements

  • Bunker restoration 

  • Numerous Green Expansions

  • New Green built on Hole #2, extending to 526 yards and close to original location along the river

  • Expansion and joining Fairways on several holes

  • Continued tree removal


  • Re-design of Putting Green and Short-Cut Chipping Areas leading into 18th Green

Ongoing Work

  • Consulting on Tree Plan and Fairway Expansions, as well as select continued restoration planning

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020-2021 Best Golf Courses in California – Golf Digest

  •  Best Golf Courses in California  – Top 30 – Golf Magazine

  • 2018 Golf Inc Magazine Renovation of the Year – 1st Place Private Clubs

“Todd and the Origins team have expertly guided Lakeside to realize the modern-day potential of Max Behr’s original layout. Todd’s vision and attention to historic architectural detail have resulted in Lakeside exceeding everyone’s expectations.”    


General Manager Robert Hertzing

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