• 2017 Long Beach Golf Festival Recap

    2017 Long Beach Golf Festival Recap

    The 2017 Long Beach Golf Festival came to a successful conclusion on Sunday, July 30, when Bryan Martin of Thousand Oaks (who has teed it up in many past LBGF events including not just the Open but Men’s City and Match Play) cruised to a 5-shot victory with a total Read More
  • 2017 Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2017 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 2017. The two new members are Larry Grant and Mike McMonegal. Larry Grant – Larry was born in Long Beach and Read More
  • Skylinks Bunker Project Planned

    Skylinks Bunker Project Planned

    Around the end of March - weather permitting (i.e. the turf can handle heavy equipment) – we will be continuing with our plan of renovating several bunkers per year at Skylinks GC. Last year, greenside bunkers on the 12th, 13th, 16th and 17th holes were reconstructed to have “softer” faces that Read More
  • 2016 Capital Project Recap

    2016 Capital Project Recap

    Full Gallery BelowTen percent of every green fee on each of the City of Long Beach golf courses goes into a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Fund that allows for continual reinvestment into and improvements of, our five municipal golf courses. This Fund helps maintain and improve these fantastic assets of Read More
  • Rededication of Heartwell Clubhouse

    Rededication of Heartwell Clubhouse

    Over the past 4 months, over $500,000 from the City’s Golf Capital Improvement Fund (funded by 10% of every green fee paid on the Long Beach Golf Courses) was invested into a major refurbishment of the Golf Pro Shop, Café and restrooms at Heartwell Park GC. Improvements included complete renovation 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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Welcome

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

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Golfer Poll

Jordan Spieth started 2016 by winning the Tournament of Champions. How many wins will he have this year?

1 only - 5.3%
2 - 5.3%
3 - 36.8%
4 - 26.3%
5 or more - 26.3%

Total votes: 19