Despite a steady increase in rounds played over the last four years, Mission Bay and Balboa Park continue to lose money. San Diego City’s Golf Division blames rising costs for water and personnel. The Balboa Park and Mission Bay municipal golf facilities continue to lose money for the city of San Diego’s golf division, which…
In an episode called “Growing a Greener Golf Course,” the regular horticulture and gardening show “A Growing Passion” of KPBS, the San Diego PBS affiliate, highlighted how the golf industry is focusing on the environment through the work of superintendents at five properties, including The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Shady Canyon GC, Palos Verdes…
Golf instruction has gone high-tech, as teaching pros find that the extra cost for new tools that go well beyond the capabilities of one-dimensional video can be justified by faster and more precise analysis of all that goes into a student’s swing.
The San Francisco-based luxury health club operator has continued its shift into “active lifestyle” properties with the acquisition of the Manhattan Beach, Calif. club. The sale follows The Bay Club’s purchase in 2016 of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and The Golf Club at Boulder Ridge.
The six-month project at the San Diego property created a great room with an open-faced bar, lounge with modern seating and a communal table, a new menu with local craft beers on tap, and an updated lobby with custom-made ironwork. Other renovations include an enlarged formal dining room, a new fine-dining area with fireplace, and an outdoor veranda that has doubled in size.
Alongside its distributor, Turf Star, the equipment manufacturer has finalized a 12-year equipment and tournament support agreement with the city and La Jolla, Calif., golf course. Upcoming events at Torrey Pines include the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open and the 2021 U.S. Open.
Golf instruction has moved well beyond just watching students bang buckets of balls on the range; modern technology now makes it possible to do a better job of analyzing, and fixing, swings—sometimes without even being at the same site.
Ranked according to user reviews, a short course is defined by GolfAdvisor as 18-hole courses under 5,500 yards or nine-hole courses under 2,700 yards. Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., takes the list’s top spot, followed by Barn Hollow at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3.
More chefs are including sous vide in their kitchen-equipment arsenals as a way to yield consistent results, save cooking time during service, and free up oven space. For one fervent convert, it’s “the best thing since fire.”
The San Francisco-based “active lifestyle” corporation has expanded its “top-tier amenities” by adding Fairbanks Ranch CC in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. and The Golf Club at Boulder Ridge in San Jose, Calif. to its network.
Zubeyr Mohamed, who is only 12 years old, gives golf tips to younger students as part of the after-school program, and says he believes golf is becoming more inclusive. More than half of the 1,500 students enrolled in the program at the San Diego golf course are immigrants or refugees.
Plenty of new products and ideas were available for course superintendents and club managers to see and learn about when they gathered in San Diego for this year’s major industry shows.
Sunny San Diego and a succession of engaging presenters combined to provide an illuminating experience at C&RB’s Eighth Annual Chef to Chef Conference.
Spring is a new beginning—one filled with possibility and opportunity, both culinary and otherwise. It’s a time to jumpstart your menus, be inspired by seasonal ingredients, reengage your staff and strategize for the year ahead.
Already known as the only lighted course in the county and the place where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title, the executive course designed by Ted Robinson and owned by the city of San Diego may now be dramatically reconfigured to help restore lost marshland in Mission Bay. But its closing is also an option for addressing the situation.