Comfort Inn Near Old Town Pasadena
2300 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 256-1199
Fax: (323) 255-7768
Set in the hills of Glendale north of Los Angeles, this course is ideal for professionals and amateur players as well. An 18 hole par 60 course, Scholl Canyon Golf Club was designed by William P. Bell in 1981. This lush and well-maintained landscape is a golfer's haven. So drop to play a game or watch avid players showing their best skills. The club also provides amenities like a pull cart, a putting green, a driving range, tennis courts and a cool snack bar. Call ahead for tee times.
This educational and conservation center opened in 2003. Serving the northeast Los Angeles communities, the Audubon Center at Debs Park strives to teach and inspire people to understand and care for the environment. Special programs have been designed to engage school age children, where they can explore and learn about the native flora and fauna. Spot butterflies, lizards, squirrels, rabbits, warblers, hummingbirds and more as you stroll through this serene landscape.
This year round Olympic facility features two 50-meter swimming pools plus it offers swimming and diving lessons, as well as water aerobics.
Open since the 1950s, when it was the hot spot for rollerdancing bobby-sockers, Moonlight Rollerway is a real blast from the past. Rollerskating is experiencing a comeback of late and here you will find young professionals and trendsetters donning roller skates and zipping around the rink. It is a great way to get some exercise and socialize at the same time. Monday nights are adults only and it is a popular spot for first dates and girls' nights out. Music is provided by a composer organist.
The popular nine-hole, par three Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course offers the ideal opportunity to either practice your short game or simply enjoy a modest golfing experience. Since being featured in the cult film Swingers, it has become a regular destination of locals, celebrities and tourists. The most prominent hazards are the numerous trees, which line every fairway. The greens tend to vary greatly in terms of slope and speed, which provides a great opportunity to brush up on your putting before venturing out onto the city's larger courses.
This par three has a full 18 holes, measuring just over 2,100 yards in length. Although the layout is flat, trees and sand bunkers provide plenty of hazards. Additional features include a putting green, chipping area, practice sand bunker and a snack bar. Best of all, it remains fairly undiscovered so crowds are not too bad...even on weekends. Rental clubs are available but rental carts are not. It is open from sunrise to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Brookside Golf Club has two courses are found back in the hills, north of Pasadena near the famous Rose Bowl. Thus, you can certainly expect some beautiful scenery. The first course is significantly longer than the second and challenges golfers with greens that are difficult to reach due to their slope and sand bunkers. The course although is more expensive than other municipal courses, this is a unique find for course run by the city. Call ahead for tee times.
E.O. Nay at Brookside Golf Club is a challenging par 72 golf course that is a veritable golfing haven for one and all. This 18-hole course is home to a multitude of golfing events and tournaments from time to time, including the Los Angeles Open, being one of the most famed and preferred golf courses in California. Call for more details.
Listed as one of the top 15 golf courses in the state of California, Brookside Golf Club - Koiner Course is one of the oldest yet prized course to play on. The course and its associated club has been venue for a number of golfing events. The Koiner Course designed by Billy Bell, provides for an interesting play with unique placement of bunkers, obstacles and fairways. This course nestled in Pasadena combines natural beauty, historical charm and great golf. Call for more information.
These four public courses are located inside of the city's largest park, and each course comes complete with its own distinctive challenges. The Harding course is more scenic and has considerably more natural hazards including trees and water. The Wilson course requires longer drives but not as much accuracy in the approach to the greens. All courses are very reasonably priced. Amenities include a clubhouse, locker rooms, electric carts, club rentals, a snack bar and a driving range.
This downtown Pasadena ice rink was once the ballroom of the Pasadena Civic Center, leaving skaters a legacy of chandeliers decorating the ceiling. In addition to public skating, the center also offers figure skating and hockey programs. The rink hosts special events like recitals, figure skating competitions and hockey games. Other features include skate repair, classes, birthday parties and a sports shop.
A manmade body of water and a site of a continuing wildlife preservation project, Silver Lake Reservoir has served joggers, walkers and dog owners for decades. A 2.15-mile path with a couple of ups and downs loops around the reservoir, consisting mostly of compacted dirt, highly suitable for running. A community center, a small basketball field and a specifically designated dog park flank the park on the south side so you can let your canine pals off the leash within the perimeter. A few folks, however, prefer to take their pups for a walk or a trot around the water. The idyllic aspect of the scene is somewhat lessened by the wire fence encircling the actual reservoir. Nevertheless, the place still gets a thumbs-up from many local jogging and fresh air enthusiasts as a pleasant site for a jog or a stroll. Parking along the reservoir remains ample throughout the day.