Disclaimer: Information about the Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Project is constantly evolving and subject to change based on project updates from the USACE.

Constructed in 1965 as a 9-hole public golf course with a clubhouse and driving range, the Pico Rivera Golf Club is home to 18 junior golf organizations with over 700 boys and girls and five senior citizen golf organizations.

The Pico Rivera Golf Club will be impacted by the project due to construction activities and necessary dam repairs. The golf course will first experience partial closures on October 2021. A full closure of the golf course is expected in October 2022. While the City has been attempting to clarify the details of the forthcoming disruptions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), currently the following known impacts include:

  • April 15, 2021

    The golf course will experience partial and intermittent closures to holes 5-8 and the driving range to accommodate land surveys, testing and other activities conducted by the USACE and their contractors. All activities will be communicated in advance to allow timely notification to the golf course vendor and patrons.

  • November 15, 2021

    Holes 5-8 and the driving range may be fenced and closed depending on USACE determination due to utility relocation construction work. The banquet hall and restaurant will remain open to the public. Other areas of the golf course may remain open but that is to be determined.

  • January 15, 2022

    The USACE will require intermittent access to the remainder of the golf course for testing, measuring and other activities, which may require occasional partial closures of the golf course. All activities will be communicated in advance to allow timely notification to the golf course vendor and patrons.

  • October 2022

    The entire golf course will close indefinitely to accommodate the construction activities required to repair the dam; additionally, the footprint of the dam will be expanded by approximately 200 feet into the golf course.

    All dates are subject to change

Since the Pico Rivera Golf Club, Club House and parking lot sits on federally-owned land, it is unknown whether the City would be permitted to lease the remaining land again for the community’s recreational use once the project is complete; however, the City is actively coordinating with the USACE to pursue this option.

Impacted Areas

Proximity of Golf Course to Whittier Narrows Dam

Golf Course

Project Map – Utility Work Impacts Beginning Sept. 2021 • Dates Subject to Change