great local links.
Love Brookside. Well-maintained and reasonable for a public course, especially if you live in Pasadena and can get the local's card. This is a combination of 2 nine-hold courses, so no feeling of wimpiness if you don't want to do all 18!
This is one of the better golf courses I have found. It can be slow sometimes but I prefer to play a very fast game. If you are a Pasadena resident, it is one of the best values you can find. I would recommend that you not play this course so that I can get more tee times for myself.