Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
El Caballero Country Club
Tarzana, California
Image: El Caballero Country Club
Course Type
Design Role
Steve Weisser

Client Course Description

Tucked away in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, El Caballero Country Club’s par 71 championship golf course is a great test of golf. Designed by the acclaimed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this challenging track boasts many of his signature elements—tight fairways, gentle doglegs and daunting green-side bunkering on a layout that winds through gentle hills and mature trees.

Recognized as the “Finest course in the Valley” by LA Magazine, El Caballero has hosted numerous US Open qualifying rounds, three LPGA events and many local charity tournaments. Players of all abilities find both challenge and reward on this scenic layout. El Caballero’s meticulous course conditions, excellent caddies and an all grass practice facility ensure members and their guests experience the most from each round.

Designer Notes

In 2017, the club’s management and board set out to modernize and improve the course with a comprehensive upgrade of the entire venue. All turf-grass was replaced by hybrid Bermuda. Along with native landscape, this turf is more drought, heat and disease tolerant, and is projected to use 30% less water. Golf course sustainability is a necessity across Southern California.

The course has been renovated into a world-class experience tailored for modern players at all skill levels. Emphasizing a natural California look with beautiful yet drought-tolerant plants like bougainvillea, its improved aesthetic features smaller, better positioned bunkers with new white sand, softened slopes, and strategic tree removal to open up course vistas and highlight its native oak, olive, sycamore and other trees.  Rees Jones and Steve Weisser focused on creating a golf experience that is more challenging for the better player and much more fair and rewarding for the average player.

El Caballero Flyover - Before and After

El Caballero Flyover - Before and After

Rees Jones - Completion of restoration at El Caballero CC

Rees Jones - Completion of restoration at El Caballero CC

More Information

For more information about El Caballero Country Club, please visit the course’s website.