Los Angeles is the second most populous city of the United States. The city sits by the Pacific Ocean in the shadow of the American Cordillera. The city is most famous for being a major center for the entertainment industry as it is home to Hollywood, and each March it plays host to The Oscars.
Los Angeles hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984 and, in 2028 it will join London as the only city to host 3 Olympic Games.. It is one of only few cities in the United States to have two teams in each of the Major American Leagues, including the LA Rams and LA Chargers (NFL), the LA Lakers and LA Clippers (NBA), the LA Kings and Anahein Ducks (NHL), the LA Dodgers and LA Angels (MLB) and the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer. The Greater Los Angeles area is also home to some of the most recognizable and historic golf courses in America. Los Angeles is one of the great golfing cities of the West, and in 2023 Los Angeles Country Club will host the 123rd US Open, a first Major Championship played on the revered North Course. The club hosted the first LA Open, played in 1926 and the tournament has since staged the event four times, most recently in 1940. Nearby Riviera Country Club is one of the favourite courses in the world for the professionals of the PGA Tour, and has become the permanent host of the LA Open, which will become the Genesis Invitational in 2020, hosted by Tiger Woods.
The climate is perfect to play all year long and the ocean-views are sure not to be missed when you are not playing on one of the many world-renowned courses in the area.
Several famous golf course architects have left their mark on golf in Los Angeles including Jack Nicklaus (Angeles Nat ional, Sherwood Country Club and Sherwood Lake Club), Robert Trent Jones Jr (Coto de Caza South)., Pete Dye (Trump National Golf Club), Arthur Hills (Black Gold Golf Club) and many others. Other must-play courses within 50 miles of L.A are Pelican Hill Golf Club, Wilshire Country Club, Bel-Air Country Club, Monterey Park Golf Course and Rancho Park Golf Course.