At more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, Wilson Golf Course at Griffith Park is one of the longest of the Los Angeles City layouts. The course, which opened in 1927, was designed by George C. Thomas, William P. Bell and William H. Johnson. Located next to the L.A. Zoo and Griffith Park observatory, this beautiful layout features mildly sloping fairways cut out of a forested setting. The course is also a former home of the Los Angeles Open on the PGA Tour (1937-'39). Generally regarded as the better of the two championship courses at Griffith Park (the other is Harding), it has four sets of tees, ranging from 5,276 yards to 7,002 yards. The course is fairly generous off the tee, and there isn't much in the way of penalty areas. Wilson Golf Course shares its clubhouse with Harding as well as a restaurant, golf shop and lighted driving range. Lessons are also available.