Project: The China Lake Golf Course White Paper on quality of life in Ridgecrest, California.

This is a discussion White Paper and comments are open. The idea is to formulate a plan to create a better environment for golf and recreation that serves the people that live here. The Golf Course and the Sewer ponds are located in the City of Ridgecrest city limits, but on BLM land Status Withdrawn by the U.S. Navy. The City of Ridgecrest is currently negotiating a lease agreement with the Navy to locate a new Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The wastewater from the new facility is now very valuable and the golf course’s future is uncertain. Currently, nine holes have been closed for an undetermined length of time. We will update this page on a regular basis. Please send updates to or post comments below.

  • The China Lake Golf Course is a recruiting tool for NAWSCL.
  • The China Lake Golf Course uses ???? acre feet per year of treated effluent to water fairways and greens.
  • Inaccessibility. Not open to the public or to visitors from out of town.
  • The Community Pass isn’t a substitute for open access nor does it promote a sense of welcoming the community. Outsiders.
  • Playing conditions poor depending on season and geese (?)..
  • CLGC is a perk for working on the base. Members of the club are welcome.

UPDATE July 12, 2020: Let’s blame everything on Supervisor Mick Gleason and Congressman Kevin McCarthy, shall we?



NAWSCL (Former Commanding Officer, U.S. NAVY!!! Shame on you)

Groundwater Authority, etc. etc.