We appealed to Randy Youngman, a longtime Orange County Register sportswriter (until he was unceremoniously jettisoned earlier this year, the dumb fucks . . .) and avid golfer for this one. He says the south course at Pelican Hill is the jewel in the county's golf crown, but it's also ridiculously expensive ($280 before 12:30 p.m.). For the best blend of upper-end and value, try Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course. The 8-year-old course isn't cheap ($72 Monday through Thursday, $101 on Saturday and Sunday), but it's a challenging layout with doglegs and elevation changes, and its services and amenities are top-notch. Plus, its restaurant, O'Neill's Bar and Grill, is good enough to lure non-golfers into its cozy confines. The 240-acre property is located alongside Trabuco Creek and the Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, meaning there's plenty of nature to accompany you as you search for those errant tee shots.


Location Details

26772 Avery Parkway
Mission Viejo CA 92692


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