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.
Back in play JUDD SPICER
Ready the ribbons and prepare the senses for that new course smell.
Learning experience CIARA GREEN
A giant bear with its snout pointed down and an eagle with wings in preflight position watch over Journey at Pechanga from one of the highest points above the course. The animals, sacred to the native...
On a mission AL PETERSEN
If golf isn’t enough of a challenge for you, Mission Viejo Country Club has something you might want to see. It’s called “Mission Impossible,” the nickname given to the private...
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...