Opposites attract ROBERT KAUFMAN
The local time is 5:30 a.m. on the summer solstice, the sun is about to show over the Panamint Mountains and the temperature is already a sweltering 92 degrees. Welcome to Death Valley.
Back at the Ranch COREY ROSS
Golf courses that have been let go are not pretty sights. Well-maintained grass and greens revert to a pasture-like state, as the course becomes an unkempt cousin of its former self.
After 43 years, Anaheim Hills Golf Course is getting a makeover – partly from design but mostly out of necessity.
Distance control COREY ROSS
When it opened in 1964, Pala Mesa set the standard for golf in the area and along the I-15 corridor. More than 50 years later, its classic California layout remains untouched, but that’s about to...
Quirks of nature COREY ROSS
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay has put links golf in the spotlight this year. One course hoping to capitalize on the publicity bump is Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista, the most links-like course in San...
Old faithful COREY ROSS
It’s hard to believe that a course with views of San Diego’s skyline could qualify as a hiding gem, but that’s the case at Balboa Park, a local favorite that opened in 1915 yet barely...
Back in play JOHN DUNPHY
Tucked in the hills of Brea near Carbon Canyon Regional Park is the newest golf adventure in the panoply of Orange County courses.
Fringe benefits BERNIE D'AMATO
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is taking a less-is-more approach with its $4.4 million turf reduction project slated for completion this month. The renovation is designed to annually save up to 40...
Journey at Pechanga weathers dry storm CIARA GREEN
Golfers at Journey at Pechanga received a 15-percent discount on their rounds in early June. It wasn’t a promotion director of golf Scott Mallory had on his calendar at the beginning of the year but...
Executive decision COREY ROSS
People who’ve played but not recently returned to the executive course at St. Mark Golf Club might not recognize the place these days.