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.
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.