Golf courses California Rancho Cucamonga Empire Lakes Golf Course, CLOSED 2016

Empire Lakes Golf Course, CLOSED 2016

11015 6th St, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
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Architect: Arnold Palmer (142)
                       Ed Seay (56)
                      
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Detailed description of Empire Lakes Golf Course, CLOSED 2016

Empire Lakes Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located 30 minutes north of Orange County and east of Los Angeles County in Rancho Cucamonga, California

THE COURSE CLOSED June 2016

Empire Lakes Golf Course opened for play in 1996. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Empire Lakes Golf Course has the looks of a desert course. The fairways were built on rolling terrain, and several large sand and water hazards have been strategically incorporated into the course's design. In fact, water hazards (four lakes) come into play on six holes. The greens are protected by the uniquely original fingered bunkers.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 7034 yards. From the forward tees, the course plays to 5,200 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 11, a par-5 that plays to 601 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 159 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 9, a 432-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Empire Lakes Golf Course is # 124, a 169 yard par-3.

The wind can be a major factor here, especially during the late afternoons. Typically, hole #11, the 601-yard, par 5, plays directly into the wind. The most scenic hole is #10, a 404-yard, par 4 features tall brownish grass, a dry river bed, and scenic views of the mountains in the background. Hole #3, a 334-yard, par 4, has a waterfall and a lake that must be hit over on the tee shot.

CLOSED   __________

The course closed at the end of June, 2016. 

The Lewis Group is scheduled to redevelop Empire Lakes into a new high-density mixed-use community with 2,500 to 4,000 homes and rental units, as well as retail space.

 

This course has been reviewed 24 times
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Ontario, CA

(cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2014 at 6am

Course is Green, but poorly maintained otherwise. Seems like they just throw water on it and try to keep it green and hope that people can't tell the difference. A nice "drive by" golf course, but once you start playing it it's sub par.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 021502
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Laguna Niguel, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2012 at 8am

Interesting and challenging layout. Fairways and greens are excellent; the best I've seen in the area. Numerous blind shots and the rough becomes an unplayable hazard-like situation not far off of the fairways in a large portion of the course; it pays to keep the ball in the fairway even more so than a lot of courses. The clubhouse is old and somewhat small . . . but, the friendly staff more than make up for its marginal shortcomings! Very affordable for the Southern California location. It is worth a trip to play here.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 017566
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Beaumont, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, January 2012 at 6am

The senior rate is great.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016851
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Commerce, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2011 at noon

Would recommend this course for its layout and greens. Fair course with risk and rewards on every hole.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016454
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, November 2011 at 6am

Great layout and fairly challenging. Course is in very good condition. Paid $48 for a Sunday morning tee-time online. Can't beat the value. Clubhouse is weak. Gotta leave the property for the 19th hole.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016403
Golf Course ranker Photo, Edwin Linberg
La Verne, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2011 at 10am

I play this course a couple of times a year, usually using a coupon to get a reduced rate which was the case in August. The day I played was a very warm day, but the wind was not a factor, which is sometimes the case. I've had the privilege of being on this course when the Nationwide Tour had a tournament on this layout for several years. I was always a Walking Scorer. The pros were challenged by this course, so it is a good challenge for any golfers. Fortunately, the rough is kept shorter for us amateurs. It's a good course to share with out of town golfing friends.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 016293
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Chandler, AZ

$46 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2011 at noon

Great price for this course. The greens were fantastic - held every approach shot and were true. Fairways a bit too narrow on some holes - blind drives on others. I really liked playing this course and recommend it to anyone visiting the Ontario area.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016068
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Upland, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2011 at 6am

Nice layout. Play here regularly Good value for seniors

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 015639
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Laverne, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2011 at 10am

too many ball marks on greens

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 015477
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Irvine, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2011 at noon

this place has hosted Nationwide Tour events ... one in which Kevin Na won with a bogie on 18 because he was so nervous. layout has its challenges, and for the money, this is a course i'd definitely recommend - BUT the clubhouse sucks!!!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014085
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San Dimas, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2011 at 10am

Played twice in the last month,greens in great shape,fairways in good shape for this time of year! Good deals for seniors and great deal on Groupgolfer.com. I'll be back!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013360
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Corona, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, February 2011 at 8am

An interesting course that offers something for every level of player with the 4 sets of tees. Condition is one of the best for a public course. A bargain, particularly for seniors. Have played it for more than 3 years and still go back for more. Highly recommend that it gets tried at least once.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012925
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Studio City, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2011 at noon

challeging course

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012828
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Paso Robles, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2010 at 2pm

It is a fun course in a convenient location. Moderately challenging with very nice scenery in the distance to the north.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009995
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Upland, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, July 2009 at 6am

Nice layout. Well maintained. Senior rates attractive

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 007757
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Glendora, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2009 at 6pm

Look for deals at Empire Lakes on Click for Tee Times. They put one or two tee times on there each week, and the discount price makes the course a great value.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 007202
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Glendora, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, March 2009 at 6am

Great track, former nationwide tour site.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006609
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Mira Loma, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2009 at 6am

I have played this course numerous times. It has a great layout and is a challenge from any tee box. If you have not played it it is worth the price to play at least once. Some would find the $90.00 weekend rate a little high. It has a very interesting setting because of it's placement in and industrial park and also condo's on the other side. When you are playing there are only certain times when you will even notice this because the layout has a lot of beauty.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006381
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2009 at 10am

Pro shop staff and rangers are very outgoing and helpful. Restraunt staff is inattentive and uncaring.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 006131
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Chino Hills, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2008 at 6am

Driving Range did not open till 8 A.M. and person in club house was not very helpful considering the $90 price.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 003469
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2008 at noon

I like the course and i really love the twi-light prices.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 003427
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2008 at 10am

Played in a tournament from the blues. From there this is a tough track!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 002741
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La Verne, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2008 at noon

Since loosing The Nationwide tour event fairways have been widened for easier play changing this from a tour style course to an average muni.Lack of water applied to course and the shortining of the rough have caused this gem to dry out.The greens are amazing and fast but fun.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002728
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Glendora, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2008 at 10am

Tough track, used by Nationwide Tour. Need to bring your game and drive it straight. Fast true greens, but fairways were a little spotty.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 001508
3.8/5
Based on 24 reviews
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