The arm of Laguna Woods' Gate 12 swings up as the sun rises over Moulton Parkway. Luxury cars and golf carts file one at a time through the gate, waiting for the tee-time lottery draw at the retirement community's 27-hole golf course. Times are drawn promptly at 6:30 a.m. every day for play one week later. These times are harder to get at Laguna Woods than a reservation at Playground, and your monthly maintenance fees of more than $500 do not guarantee you jack squat. When the lucky ones get a time, they show up, check their golf clubs out of private storage at the pro shop, and head out for six hours of golf, punctuated by snacks and drinks... More >>>