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Friendly Hills Country Club was established in Whittier, California in 1968. The golf course was designed by James Wilfred "Jimmy" Hines and is considered one of the finest golf courses in the Los Angeles-Orange County area. This beautiful golf and country club sits on 168 spectacular, scenic acres that include undulating meadows, mature foliage, and three lakes impacting 6 golf holes.


 


1968

  • Friendly Hills Country Club developed by Lincoln Savings and Loan​.
 

1971

  • 300 founding members, led by Dr. John Pierandozzi, purchased the Club.


 

1973

  • 1st tee box was part of a much smaller island and the bridge entrance was different.

  

1974

  • Yes, that good old tree on the 18th fairway was there in 1974.
 
 

1978

  • The first phase of the main clubhouse was built.
 
 

1982

  • Tom Kite was the sponsoring PGA professional at a Friendly Hills Country Club event. Mr. Kite shot a respectable 67.
 
 

 1985

  • The clubhouse was expanded for more dining and event space to accommodate the growing membership.
 
 

1989

  • Friendly Hills Country Club Member Eric Meeks wins USA Amateur Champion.
  • PGA Professionals Mark Hayes, Andy Magee and Dave Edwards supported Friendly Hills' 10th annual charities golf tournament.
 
 

1990

  • PGA Professionals Scott Simpson (1987 US Open Champion), Gary McCord, Mac O' Grady and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer. Johnny Bench supported Friendly Hills Country Club's 11th annual Charities event.
 
 

2005  

  • The fairways were converted to all Kikuyugrass.
 

2016

  • Interior Clubhouse Remodel
 
 

2018

  • Full golf course bunker renovation completed

TERRACE RENOVATION

 
We are thrilled to announce the completion of our grand Terrace! Photos will be available shortly.

Stay tuned to see what other projects Friendly Hills Country Club has in store for the 2019 ‑ 2021 years!


Our Club is currently in its second year of a three year Strategic Capital Plan, which is designed to update and enhance virtually all member experiences at our Club.  We have completed many projects over the past 18 months, but our most prominent ones are:
- Grand Terrace
- Upper Level sound wall
- Swim locker rooms
- Splash Pad

Some more additions include:
- Brand new golf cart fleet with USB ports
- New pool heater