Altadena Golf Course

Best Driving Range, August 2013

If you’re looking to squeeze in a few practice drives after work, you can go to Aroma Wilshire Center, a multitiered indoor-outdoor range in Koreatown that has 60 lanes with a computerized tee-up system. On the downside, it’s always crowded and you’re sending balls sailing over a netted parking lot. For a more leisurely vibe and verdant setting, Altadena Golf Course has you teeing off on a putting green of natural grass that’s been recently upgraded along with the café, cocktail lounge, and shop. Should you fancy a lesson, pros are at your service. Or savor the solitude of whacking balls surrounded by trees and mountains; it’s like being home on the range.