From my greenskeeper.org review last week:
I met my brothers here for my continuing adventures with free birthday rounds. None of us had a copy of Southland Golf and the kid at the desk insisted on having the ad in hand in order to give my brothers the discounted rate. They ended up paying the full rate ($31 non-resident + $14 cart fee), while I received a free round after I paid the cart fee. That was slightly annoying, but we were on the course at our scheduled 10:45am tee time and proceeded to enjoy our time at DeBell.
This mountain course is not long, but it’s challenging and I liked the layout. It tends to be narrow and there are plenty of doglegs and a few blind shots. On the day we played, the greens were pretty fast and, yes, everything breaks toward Burbank. It was nice and quiet throughout our round: not a bad respite from the daily grind of the 5 and 134 freeways.
Overall, the course was decently maintained. Most of the tee boxes and fairways were in good shape, with an occasional blemish. Unfortunately, I found trouble in one of the greenside bunkers on 13; not sure if a sprinkler leaked into it, but it was pretty muddy in there.
Pace of play was a bit on the slow side, but I did see the marshall twice. The beverage cart girl was seen once on the front nine and a few times on the back nine, which is always a good thing.
My brothers and I enjoyed the course and we all agreed that we would play here again, if only to get the honor of ringing “de bell” after playing the 12th hole (par 3 downhill blind tee shot) to let the next group know they can tee it up.