Apple Valley Golf Course History
Mr. Lloyd Mangrum, also known as “Mr. Icicle” because of his smooth swing and his relaxed demeanor on the course, turned professional golfer at age fifteen. When his career was finished, he had achieved 36 PGA tour wins and a total of 46 worldwide wins. Lloyd turned down a head pro position at Fort Meade to serve in World War II, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded two Purple Hearts for his services.
His best years on tour came after the war: He led the PGA tour money list in 1951 and won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average on tour in 1951 and 1953. Mangrum finished in the top ten at the Masters Tournament ten consecutive years. In 1940 he shot a tournament record 64 in the opening round, a record that stood for 46 years. He won the US Open in 1946, and was in the famous playoff with Ben Hogan in 1950 at the Merion Cricket Club. Lloyd was on the Ryder Cup teams from 1947 to 1953, in 1953 he was a playing captain. In the four cup matches he won 75% of his matches with zero losses. Lloyd Mangrum passed away from his 12th heart attack in 1973 right here in Apple Valley, where he made his home for over 20 years. Lloyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, on his first ballot, with 77% of the votes.
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans lived and played golf right here at the Apple Valley Golf Course, with their careers spanning both silent and talking pictures. Roy was voted the United State’s most favorite cowboy for 10 straight years from 1942 – 1952. Moving here in 1965 Roy lived here until his death in 1998, with Dale following in 2001. They were married for 51 years. Roy and Dale had 5 children between them and adopted another 4 from around the world.
After losing the presidential race to John F. Kennedy in 1960, Richard Nixon lived in a home on the back 9 of our course. During that time he wrote ”Six Crises”, a book about his time as Dwight Eisenhower’s Vice President.
Our Course Today
Best of the Desert
The Apple Valley Golf Course, the oldest and most storied golf course in the High Desert, has a time-honored reputation for playing conditions, the “purest putting surfaces in Southern California” and weather that allows for play 365 days a year.
The golf course boasts a fine balance of par 3s and par 4s with some “especially fun” par 5s on a “walking friendly” golf course. The course plays to a maximum length of 6,805 yards, par 71 and rated by SCGA at a rating of 72.3/123.
The golf course’s current 2023 winter hours are Monday – Sunday, 6:45 am – 4:30pm.
To meet all your golf equipment and apparel needs while at Apple Valley, we continuously stock our Golf Pro Shop. In our shop you can comfortably browse through all sorts of clubs, equipment, and golf accessories.
You will also find a wide assortment of garments ranging from shirts, golf gloves, hats, shorts, and more for both men and women.
Snacks and drinks are also available for purchase at the shop.
Rates & Fees All rates and policies are subject to change.
|Prime – open–11:00||26.00||19.00||45.00|
|Mid-Day – 11:00–3:00||17.00||19.00||36.00|
|Twilight – 3:00–close||14.00||19.00||33.00|
|U.S Active Military (With ID)||16.00||19.00||35.00|
|Junior 17 & under (must have valid Driver’s License to drive cart)||13.00||19.00||32.00|
|9 – Holes||12.00||13.00||25.00|
|Weekend / Holiday||Green Fee||Cart||Total|
|Prime – open–11:00||38.00||19.00||57.00|
|Mid-Day – 11:00–3:00||27.00||19.00||46.00|
|Twilight – 3:00–close||21.00||19.00||40.00|
|U.S Active Military (With ID)||22.00||19.00||41.00|
|Junior 17 & under (must have valid Driver’s License to drive cart)||17.00||19.00||36.00|
|9 – Holes||17.00||13.00||30.00|
- Pull Cart 18 Holes: $5.00
- Pull Cart 9 Holes: $5.00
- Non-Player Rider: $10.00