• Veteran's Day Observance

    Veteran's Day Observance

    Once again, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and American Golf Corporation will honor active or retired military members who possess proper identification, by offering ½ off of the green fee rate they would normally be charged on Monday, November 12th. Holiday rates will be charged Read More
  • 2018 Long Beach Golf Festival Recap

    2018 Long Beach Golf Festival Recap

    The 2018 Long Beach Golf Festival came to a successful conclusion on Sunday, July 29, when Jered Stone of Corral de Tierra overcame a shaky start to the final round before righting the ship with birdies on holes 7 and 10 and a final birdie on 18 to win by Read More
  • 2018 Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2018 Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame, created in 1996 to recognize those individuals who “left their mark on Golf in Long Beach”, will be welcoming two new members in 2018, according to Superintendent of Golf Operations Bob Livingstone. The 2018 inductees are Patrick Cantlay and Phil Barlow.   Patrick Read More
  • Parks Recreation and Marine Golf Advisory Committee

    Parks Recreation and Marine Golf Advisory Committee

    In May of 2012, the Long Beach City Council approved the formation of a Golf Advisory Committee that reports to the Director of the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine in order to afford public input and comment on the City’s Golf Operation and act as a sounding board Read More
  • Footgolf Comes to Little Rec

    Footgolf Comes to Little Rec

    At a celebratory “Kickoff Ceremony” on Saturday, March 12, the City of Long Beach began a 6-month trial of FootGolf at Recreation South GC, commonly referred to as “Little Rec”. Combining golf and soccer, FootGolf players kick a #5 soccer ball from a tee box into a 2 ½ foot Read More
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On behalf of the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, welcome to our Golf Operations website, www.cityoflongbeachgolf.com. The purpose of this website is to keep you – our residents and customers – up to date on the happenings on or at our five great golf courses.

Golf courses are unique, as both recreational facilities and park open spaces, and lend an important scenic value to the community. In today's society, leisure time has increased dramatically with our rising standard of living. The general public has more time on their hands with shorter working hours, shift-work, more holidays and longer vacation periods. With this increase in leisure, there is a greater need than ever before to provide better and more golf course areas and facilities.

The game of golf is now within the income bracket of a majority of the public, and is recognized as a lifetime sport for all age groups, including male and female, juniors and senior citizens, as well as the handicapped.

When the President of the United States started playing golf in the 1950's and television exposed golfing greats, the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the popularity of golf increased by leaps and bounds. The emergence of Tiger Woods – who began playing the game at Long Beach’s own Heartwell Park Golf Course, has only increased the exposure and popularity of the game. Most people who had been spectators are now participants, since golf offers them a new outlet and a new means of expressing their identity and demonstrating their latent talents.

The need for public golf courses has long been recognized by forward-thinking officials of the City of Long Beach, and by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine. The City has arguably the world’s busiest public golf course system, comprised of 5 golf courses, with over 420,000 rounds of golf being played annually.

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and management of all City golf course facilities. All of these facilities are contracted-out to the private sector under long-term management leases with American Golf Corporation and Choura Venue Services. However, all policies, fees, and guidelines for play are subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the Department in the City of Long Beach Golf Operations Manual.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Superintendent of Golf Operations, Bob Livingstone, at (562) 570-3122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marie Knight
Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine

News Archive

2019 Festival Dates:

Senior Amateur: May 14 & 15

Crosby Junior: April 24

Men’s City: July 12 - 21

Women’s City: June 18 - 20

Match Play: May 31 - June 9

Long Beach Amateur Qualifying: July 31

Long Beach Open: August 7 - 11

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