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Trump Na­tional Los An­ge­les is set above the rugged Cal­i­for­nia cliffs look­ing out over the Pa­cific in Ran­cho Pa­los Verdes south of the city. This Pete Dye-de­signed track is re­garded as one of Cal­i­for­nia’s finest cour­ses, with Dye skil­fully etch­ing the course into a rel­a­tively com­pact plot of land and cre­at­ing a clever rout­ing where no hole plays straight up­hill or straight down­hill.

It is not long off the blue tees at 6,291 yards (you can play it off the blacks at 7,242 yards if you so wish!), but it is very tight, with plenty of dan­ger just off the fair­ways. It is quite linksy in feel, too, with firm fair­ways and greens pos­ing an ad­di­tional chal­lenge.

The large, slop­ing putting sur­faces also place a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on a skilled short game, but re­gard­less of the qual­ity of your golf, you’ll be able to lap up the spec­tac­u­lar views of the Pa­cific Ocean from your very first shot to your very last. GF: $80-$280 per round W: trump­na­tion­al­losan­ge­ Words Neil Tap­pin Pho­tog­ra­phy Kevin Mur­ray

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