Certainly one of the better military courses in the world, the Navy Golf Seal Beach Destroyer Course is a good test of golf with interesting scenery. The 6.780-yard, par-72 layout has plenty of palm trees, a few water features and a Navy base in the background. Open to the public as well as active and retired military, golfers can also enjoy watching Navy airplanes take off and land in the background. The Destroyer Course, which opened in 1966 and was designed by Joe Williams and Casey O'Callaghan Golf Design, has several ponds and one large lake that comes into play. The lake sits in between the fifth, 15th and 15th holes. The 15th is a par-3 with water on the right, while the 16th is one of the most difficult holes on the course, playing 444 yards from the tips with the lake coming into play on the approach. The no. 1 handicap hole on the course is the 558-yard par-5 third hole. It's a dogleg left with a pond that comes into play on the approach. In addition to the Destroyer Course, Navy Golf Seal Beach also has a nine-hole executive golf course called The Cruiser, which is better for beginners or anyone looking for a quick round. In addition to the golf courses, Navy Seal Beach also has a driving range, short-game area with practice bunker and practice green. A renovated clubhouse has a complete golf shop as well as a restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast and lunch.