Friendly Hills Country Club History

Friendly Hills Country Club was established in Whittier, California in 1967. 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.

Timeline

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.

Today

The Club is one of the most vibrant and active private clubs in all of Southern California.