The Bel-Air Country Club located in Bel Air Los Angeles, the club was founded in 1927, financed by Alphonzo Bell and the clubhouse designed by noted southern California architect Carleton Winslow.
The golf course, opened soon after, was designed by George C. Thomas, Jr. and William P. Bell, measuring 6,491 yards and a par 70. Described as “exclusive”, the club offers one of the most challenging golf courses on the West Coast, and is consistently ranked as one of the highest-rated golf courses in California.
This scenic and hilly course has some swinging bridges that cross over a deep canyon. Most of the layout is very picturesque, and there is an abundance of wildlife for your viewing pleasure. Several designers, including Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and George Fazio, have done renovations on the course over the years. Caddies are mandatory if you choose to walk the course.
The club hosted the 1976 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship, won by Bill Sander, and the 2004 U.S. Senior Amateur. Alfred Hitchcock’s former home on Bellagio Road overlooks the course