L.A. North's Sixth, Part II
More than you ever wanted to know about the short par 4 and its surrounding neighborhood ahead of June's U.S. Open.
Part I focused on the Bypass concept used by the architects to put a fresh spin on a classic short par 4. So it’s time to go beyond what that to look at the sixth’s evolution, 2010 restoration and the incredible nearby real estate generally out of view.
Before we take the dive, I have to fulfill a smart request by wise subscribers who reminded me that most folks do not know Los Angeles Country Club’s routing and location. Here is where the hole sits in relation to the rest of 2023’s U.S. Open course.
The sixth can be found near Sunset Boulevard on the far left:
The sixth tee sits at the second highest spot on the property with only 13 green/14 tee a few feet higher. And this downhill short par 4 begins a three hole trek along the barranca that is not revisited again until the magnificent par 4 17th. With these vital logistical questions settled, onward with The Quad’s deep dive into L.A. North!
(Previous editions: The first and second, the third and fourth, and the fifth. And to kick things off I explained the unusual design evolution of the North here.)