TT San Diego: Pre/Post event golf in December

Chris-

Maderas is very good I have played several times when we lived in Carlsbad...not my favorite.

Whenever we return for a visit I find myself heading out to Barona...The course is always in Top Shape and it plays tournament ready every time....unless they have planned routine seasonal maintenance.

As far as Torrey goes It really sucks when you pay big bucks for furry greens...the views are great but you can never expect the course to be perfect like you see on The Golf Channel...

You can also look into the Crossings at Carlsbad...its interesting and close to LEGOLAND.

Don't rule out Arrowood Great Track and Challenging....Biggest greens I have ever played besides PGA West Stadium Course.

Here are a few pics of Barona:

DR. K

Chris92009

Adam S

I will be online at the starters booth around 6 on the 6th...I did this last year and got out as the first group...I don't think there are tee times for the first hour....as for the PM round...I was planning on playing the North at or after the price break...I have been on both course and didnt have an issue going out as a single but it may be different at a group

Adam, what time does the price go down? Just curious...

I believe at 12 but keep in mind it gets dark at 445 at that point

Dr. Kovatchian

For those of you heading to Sun Diego look into playing @ Barona GC. and Arrowood.

Barona is pretty sweet and there is a casino on site!

Arrowood is pretty nice as well.

Both are reasonably priced...

DR. K

 

It looks like Barona is about $64-$80 twilight rate where as Maderas is about $150...definitely a difference but the pictures make Barona look pretty good! 

Adam S

Chris92009

Adam S

I will be online at the starters booth around 6 on the 6th...I did this last year and got out as the first group...I don't think there are tee times for the first hour....as for the PM round...I was planning on playing the North at or after the price break...I have been on both course and didnt have an issue going out as a single but it may be different at a group

Adam, what time does the price go down? Just curious...

I believe at 12 but keep in mind it gets dark at 445 at that point

 

Do you mean it gets dark before 5pm? Wow! That changes things alot for Wednesday...We might only have time to go to Stadium Golf Driving Range then as a group we can head out for dinner...However for Friday morning we should consider Barona...the pics look great and it appears to have something for everyone including a casino, pools etc..

Todd T

In my opinion Barona blows Maderas' doors off and twilight starts at 11:00 AM. The greens are better and faster, pace of play faster, no homes on course, free iced bottle water and huge(free) practice facility... Only knock is the drive, but its not terrible by any stretch!

 

I am thinking Barona might be the play on Friday...anyone else like this idea?  I realize Torrey is a big draw so if the group prefers it that is fine...It seems there are some advantages to Barona based upon many that have contributed to this thread.  For instance we can tee off around 11am on Friday and get the Twilight rate, they have a large practice facility etc...Just my thoughts early at this point...anyone else have any thoughts...I do not want to miss anything obvious! LOL

Brent W

Hello TT family,

I'm flying in from Hawaii on Wednesday night.  Leaving Friday night, I'd love to play that am if you have room. 

Thx

brent

 

Brent, should not be a problem...Wednesday night I am guessing we will get together as a group and have dinner/drinks etc... as fas as Friday, what time would you be able to play until to catch your flight?

Don O

Based on playing Fr-Su, the South Course is $229/137 (walking) and the North Course is $125/75 (walking) plus a $43 booking fee.  My own experience over Christmas week as a single was I didn't pay the booking fee by waiting for a time with the starter.  In case anyone wants to play North first then the South - that rotation would cover the booking cost. 

Carts and push carts are arranged through the pro shop and are not listed on the website.

 

I have played the North course and it was nice but I am not sure if it is worth $125...The south course is obviously the crown jewel which is why I am guessing they charge $229!

AJAR

How about Maderas twilight on Wednesday and Torrey North (am) then Torrey South on Friday?

 

Did not realize sunset is about 4:45pm...just verified on Sunrise-Sunset Calendar! Could not believe it!

It appears that we have the following people interested in playing Friday Morning:

1. Chris92009

2. Scott H.

3. Adam S.

4. AJAR (Joesph)

 

At the moment, Wednesday might be tough since sunset is around 4:45pm and thus we would need to tee off before 11:45am to ensure we finish in a normal four to five round (Since my flight does not arrive until 11:10am I am probably out).  That being said for those in the same situation as myself we may wish to consider all going to hit some balls at a local golf practice facility (The guys at Oceanside Facility for Titleist suggested Stadium Golf Center as one potential option) and then head out and get some dinner and drinks and maybe catch up with anyone that played in the morning. 

As far as Friday morning, it appears that Barona may be a great option since their twilight rate begins at 11am and it appears to be a favorite from many not just on this site.  I will be there in about one week so I can check it out...

What does everyone think thus far? Anyone else interested? I realize it is early but just trying to brainstorm and everyone's input is apreciated!

Don't play Torrey, they've cut fairways down to the quick, like they do every year at this time. They'll tell you that when you call for reservations..  Arrowood is a good track.

Thanks for everyone's input regarding Torrey and knowledge about other courses.

I actually do not have a preference but it looks like Barona is on top of the list over Maderas and Arrowood.

It's probably time to confirm who is interested in Barona and can make it so that we can make bookings soon. Below are those confirmed. Please reply to this to get on the 'confirmed' list for Fridays get-together:

1. Chris92009

2. Scott H.

3. Adam S.

4. Joseph R

Scott just told me he is getting in around 10am and since I do not get to San Diego around 2pm he may be able to lead an early round...it looks like I may just have to hit balls on Thursday since it gets dark around 4:45pm... bummer...however Friday is a go and we may focus on Barona...any other input? Thanks also for the thoughts on Torrey and Arrowhead...

Great thread everyone! Looking forward to meeting all of the TT Invitational attendees!

Here are a few photos I took a few years ago at The Grand.



Also, below is a video I did a few years back at the Grand, with now with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Van Aswegen

Great video Joe, Hilarious! Thanks for sharing. I hope we don't seem that way.

And don't worry about Beverley, there's plenty more fish in the sea!

Very funny - a great start to Friday!!