Our adventure has progressed in a glorious manner since my last update. We had a great time over Christmas staying at Beth’s parents place in Palm Desert.
The week there was spent in good company playing lots of golf, relaxing, and enjoying a lot of great food. Beth’s sister Jane and her husband Matt also made the trip down which was fun.
We had great weather except for a frost delay the morning we played The Firecliff Course at Desert Willow (review coming soon). Yes, frost in the desert!
However, once the frost lifted it turned into a blue bird day. As an added bonus the golf course was great too. A big thanks to their head pro, Ryan Szydlowski, for inviting us out. We look forward to being back to play the Mountain View course at the end of January!
We were stoked upon arriving at our accommodations in downtown San Diego. A relative of Beth’s was gracious enough to let us stay at her vacation condo. It’s a beautiful place located on Market Street, perfect for walking to the plethora of cool bars, pubs and restaurants downtown. Matt and Jane joined us for a few days and we really enjoyed checking out the town together.
More importantly, it’s only a 20 minute drive from Torrey Pines Golf Course! Beth, Matt and I got up at 5am on Friday to try and get a walk-on time on the famous South Course. We arrived at 5:55am and despite being about tenth in line, we were able to get on the tee by about 7:40am.
It was a chilly morning that transitioned into a perfect day for golf on a legendary track. Full course review coming soon!
The iconic 3rd hole:
Beth teeing off ocean-side on the long par 4 fourth hole:
On Saturday Beth and I headed over to Coronado Golf Course and paid a whopping $40 green fee to experience this ever popular municipal track. It was a very interesting experience which I look forward to writing a full review on!
Beth on the 3rd green:
Teeing off on the 18th hole:
We have three days and four nights left in San Diego before heading to Beth’s Aunt’s in Tucson. We’re going to head back to Torrey Pines one day to play the North Course, check out the San Diego Zoo and Balboa park, and probably get up to a few other shenanigans. I also need to find myself a haircut…three month road trip problems!
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