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The Riviera Country Club is located in Pacific Palisades, California , within the city limits of Los Angeles, California . The country club opened in 1926 , with George C. Thomas, Jr. as the course architect. The course has been the primary host for the PGA TOUR's Nissan Open (better known as the Los Angeles Open). Riviera has also hosted the U.S. Open in 1948 , the PGA Championship in 1983 and 1995 , and the U.S. Senior Open in 1998 .


The course is has been called "Hogan's Alley". In the 1940s, Ben Hogan won the Los Angeles Open three times and finished second once. Other notable winners at Riviera include Sam Snead , Byron Nelson , Ernie Els , and Mike Weir . Ben Hogan also won the 1948 U.S. Open at Riviera .

The course opened in 1926, it was known as the Los Angeles Athletic Club Golf Course. Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Billy Bell helped Thomas in the design and planning of the course. The course has been redesigned in 1992 by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.


The movie Pat and Mike , starring Katharine Hepburn and Babe Zaharias , was filmed at Riviera .


The Course Layout

The course is a par 71, at a length of 6,950 from the back tees (which has been lengthened to 7,078 yards for TOUR play), 6,505 yards from the middle tees, and 5,844 yards from the forward tees. The men's slope ratings are 74.3/139 and 71.9/130 for the back and middle tees, respectively. The ladies' slope rating is 74.7/137 for the forward tees. The course record for competitive play is 62, which is nine under par.

The greens are bent grass , and the fairways are kikuya grass. Guests must play the course with a member. For the dress code , denim is not allowed; a collared shirt and bermuda shorts are required.

The par three sixth hole is world-famous for having a bunker in the middle of the green. This is the hole featured on our entry button. If a player is on the wrong side of the green, he or she will have to make a tough decision to either putt around or chip over the bunker.