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Possible Golf Course Itinerary

Torrey Pines, South Course
    #36 Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses, 2019
    #20 Golf Magazing Top 100 You Can Play, 2017
    Annual Host Course for the PGA Tour
    Host Course 2009 and 2021 U.S. Open
    www.torreypinesgolfcourse.com

Maderas Golf Club
    #3 public golf course in San Diego County
    Formerly ranked by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
    www.maderasgolf.com

The Grand Del Mar
    Top 100 Overall Golf Facilities, Golf Magazine, 2017
    Formerly ranked by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
    www.fairmont.com/san-diego/golf/

Torrey Pines, North Course
    #93 Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses, 2019
    Annual Host Course for the PGA Tour
    www.torreypinesgolfcourse.com


Who's IN
Doug Atchison*
Trever Esko
Brian Gray
Peter McGarry
Mark Taylor
Peter Weidenfeld*

* = P-Cubed Status (possible/partial participation)



Details About Handicaps
As we have continued to talk about handicaps, the competition of our Opens has gotten better and better. The last three Opens have been the three closest top-to-bottom of all time! In 2020 we encourage everyone to have an official handicap (as the USGA and World Handicap systems have now united). For most members, we are recommending one of two methods to receive a handicap:

1) Simply maintain your GHIN handicap through your local club.

2) Enroll in Myscorecard.com online compliant handicap service.

To see how Myscorecard works, go to the link, select the Features menu and click option "Handicap Lookup", and search for the user name trevere to see Trever's current index.

If you decide to use this, let the handicap committee know so we can properly monitor your handicap.


Lodging Options

Since Torrey Pines is a "true muni" course, there are only two ways to book it ... calling a public phone number X days in advance and taking whatever tee times you can get, or by staying at the Torrey Pines Lodge. So ... the estimate for Torrey Pines Lodge and this itinerary = $1,965 per person, which covers lodging (double occupancy) and all golf.


Poorly Organized Social Time

Western Golf Alliance "Biennial Club Meeting"
    CAVU Brewery and Restaurant  www.cavubrewing.com
    OR
    La Jolla Public House  www.the-publichouse.com

Concluding Lunch
    The Grill at Torrey Pines  www.lodgetorreypines.com/the-grill


Even Less Organized Social Time

Possible Restaurants and Bars
    Green Flash Brewing www.greenflashbrew.com
    Stone Brewing www.stonebrewing.com
    Rip Current Brewing www.ripcurrentbrewing.com
    Karl Strauss La Jolla www.karlstrauss.com
    Rock Bottom La Jolla www.rockbottom.com
    The Grille at Maderas www.maderasgolf.com/the-grille


YOUR Travel Itinerary

Arrival = Wednesday, September 16
We will all want to roll into La Jolla by 6:00 p.m. - preferrably closer to late afternoon timeframe. Assuming most likely flight options are into San Diego, it would be best to have the SoCal locals coordinate with flyers for airport runs. And remember that while there are plenty of west coast flights to San Diego, clubs fly free on Southwest Airlines.

Departure = Sunday, September 20
Wherever you are flying through, keep in mind that we will be done with golf at 1:00 p.m. ... ish. The San Diego Airport is not a tough drive on Sunday afternoon, so flights in the late afternoon/early evening should be good.


Torrey Pines ... a U.S. Open course and one of the three greatest "true muni" golf courses in the United States
Western Golf Alliance Open 2020
September 16-20, 2020
San Diego, CA (Region A)
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