Vintage look COREY ROSS
A wave of tax-incentivized turf reduction projects swept over Southland golf courses in 2015 in response to the drought. Steele Canyon was among the last to complete its work, but course management is...
Back in play RANDY YOUNGMAN
Closed for seven months last year, The Links at Summerly has reopened under new ownership and management, with Stanley Wang spending more than $1 million to renovate and upgrade the course in Lake...
Going green COREY ROSS
It’s a rare circumstance to be able to review a course with grass and without, but that’s my opportunity with Goat Hill Park in Oceanside.
Executive decisions RICHARD DUNN
The new ownership group at Newport Beach Golf Club has changed the course’s name and has plans to change much more. Formerly known as Newport Beach Golf Course, the 18-hole executive layout reopened...
New course of action COREY ROSS
After three years of discussion and preparation, the North Course at Torrey Pines is finally having its date with a bulldozer this year. The renovation is set to begin the day after the Farmers Insurance...
A good look COREY ROSS
The “hidden” part of being a hidden gem is true when it comes to CrossCreek Golf Club. Located west of Old Town Temecula and its mountain backdrop, visitors likely don’t expect to see a...
Stay and play and play JUDD SPICER
My aim: To play them all.
It's all good RANDY YOUNGMAN
By my count, there are 57 golf courses in Orange County, including private clubs, executive courses and nine-hole tracks, and it has been my enviable duty to play them all – some dozens of times and...
Northern exposure COREY ROSS
With its location in north San Diego County’s Valley Center, Woods Valley Golf Club has been an under-the-radar favorite with locals since opening about a decade ago.
Different strokes JESSICA KWONG
Step onto Willowick Golf Course and you’ll find that the largely flat layout with well-groomed trees and the Santa Ana River running along its east side looks much as it did in the 1950s.