Brookside Golf Club, reminiscent of an earlier era, is steeped in 75 years of golf tradition. Designed by famed golf architect William P. Bell, Brookside Golf Club's 36 holes are nestled in the golden foothills of Pasadena next to the world famous Rose Bowl. The golf courses at Brookside have hosted many major championships including the Los Angeles Open and the National Public Links Championship. Experience Tradition. Experience Brookside Golf Club today. This course is located adjacent to the Rose Bowl and is the best course close to USC. There are 2 full courses to choose from and both are usually kept in excellent shape. The greens here are usually in superb condition and some of them can seem impossible due to tricky pin placements. There are plenty of big trees on the course to cause problems, and water will come into play on a couple of the holes.