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Woodland Hills Country Club features a very strong 18 holes of golf nestled in a small, heavily wooded, canyon on the south side of the San Fernando Valley. Designed by William "Billy" Bell Sr. in 1925, this jewel of the valley compliments his other golf design achievements including the prestigious Bel-Air Country Club, Saticoy Country Club and La Cumbre Country Club.

Known for its tight fairways and small greens, Woodland Hills has become a featured course for several regional and USGA sectional tournaments. Most recently it hosted the Western Regional for the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, qualifying for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship and qualifying for the California State Senior Amateur Championship.

Arriving at the first tee the golfer is exposed to an outward nine that requires very accurate tee shots and a premium in keeping the ball below the hole on approach shots to the greens. Do not be fooled by the distance as shot strategy off the tee will require great courage. In addition, the front nine features two challenging par 5's along with two demanding par 3's. The ninth hole is the first hole where the golfer experiences the necessity of avoiding water with the second shot. A water hazard protects the right side of a green that is severely sloped from back to front.

Moving to the back side, the golfer is exposed to a much different experience. The holes on the back nine are significantly longer, however they still retain the signature tree-lined fairways and small greens. After two relatively straight forward par 4's, the player stands on the 12th tee and is challenged by what some players believe is the best par 3 in the city. Then, beginning on hole 13, the player is faced with two very strong par 4's before coming to short par 3 that has been know to take a few prisoners. Holes 16, 17, and 18 are truly some of the finest finishing holes in Southern California; two long par 4's and a long dogleg par 5. They provide the final touch to a wonderful golf experience by offering spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley and making your last shots of the day more than memorable.

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