• Golf at 5:00 PM – San Diego’s Best Tee Shots
    Posted by at March 1st
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    We asked a few of San Diego’s golf courses to snap a photo from their favorite tee at 5:00 PM Pacific time on Wednesday February 27th, 2013. Check out the what they came up with and hear from the experts why these are their favorite tee shots on the course.

    Maderas Golf Club – Hole 1, Par 4

    Maderas Golf Club - Hole 1, Par 4

    “Wood or driver? This hole sets the tone in a truly unique canyon setting. Better players will position the shot near the 150 yard marker to leave a mid to short iron shot in the green.” - Bill O’Brien, General Manager

    Torrey Pines Golf Course - North Course Hole 7, Par 4

    Torrey Pines Golf Course - North Course Hole 7, Par 4

    “5:00 pm on the nose from the tee box of #7 North Course. It’s an uphill 399 Par 4 with the most incredible view looking back towards the coastline bluffs and La Jolla Cove. I can’t rave about the golf swing of this particular golfer but the views are endless from this location.” - Lew Millburn, Golf Course Manager

    San Vicente Golf Resort - Hole 12, Par 3

    San Vicente Golf Resort - Hole 12, Par 3

    “Thousands of golf balls are removed from Pond 12 every couple of months. That says it all – it’s not as easy as it looks.” - John Rathbun, Head Golf Pro PGA

    Riverwalk Golf Club - Mission Hole 3, Par 4

    Riverwalk Golf Club - Mission Hole 3, Par 4

    “I love teeing off on Mission #3 because it makes me feel like I’m on center stage. It can be a humbling experience for golfers if they can’t navigate this scenic par 4 over the water correctly. One bad swing and it becomes the hardest hole on the course!” – Brendan Cronin, Assistant General Manager

    Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort - Willow Glen, Hole 4, Par 4

    Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort - Willow Glen, Hole 4, Par 4

    “I selected hole number four of Willow Glen because it is our signature hole. It captures the essence of our resort because of the terrain and seclusion of the property. From the tee you are required to hit an accurate shot to a fairway below. Big hitters can go for the risk reward and attempt to drive the green. It requires an accurate shot to a green complex that is protected by water and sand traps.” – Clinton Higgins, Director of Golf – PGA

    Welk Resort - Hole 9, Par 4

    Welk Resort - Hole 9, Par 4

    “We love this tee shot because it is a picturesque hole and the elevated tee gives us a beautiful view of our amazing resort.” - Mark Delaney, Golf Shop Attendant

    Rancho Bernardo Inn - Hole 18, Par 5

    Rancho Bernardo Inn - Hole 18, Par 5

    “My favorite hole at RBI is 18, because it’s a challenging Par 5 with multiple water hazards and a great view of the resort and water fountain. The best part about the 18th hole is that you’re one step closer to the 19th hole! Cheers!” – Lana Ybarra, Marketing Manager.

    > Schedule at tee time at one of San Diego’s 90 golf courses

    Have a favorite tee at one of San Diego’s golf courses? Tell us in the comments below.


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