Southern California Itinerary

By Lauren ThompsonFebruary 16, 2011, 3:14 pm

Day 1

PGA West, TPC Stadium Course

PGAWEST

Carved by time between magnificent mountain ranges in La Quinta, California, lies The Club at PGA WEST, a geographically blessed golf destination just outside of Palm Springs, California.  PGA WEST is a resort development consisting of more than 2,200 acres featuring world-class golf, tennis and fitness.  With six incredible golf courses, three expansive clubhouses, health & racquet club and an array of social activities it is little wonder why people come from all over the world.  Book a Tee Time

18  holes | Public | Par:  72 | Length: 7,300 yards | Designed by Pete Dye | Weekend Green Fees:  $229

56-150 PGA Blvd.
La Quinta, CA 92253-4600
(760) 564-7125  
    

Trump National Golf Club

Trump National

Trump National Golf Course is perched high above the jagged California cliffs taking advantage of one of the most incredible views in the world from every hole. Noted as the most expensive golf course ever built, over $250 million dollars has been spent to ensure its prominence. Gleaming white sand lines the walls of the massive bunkers, expansive lakes protect tucked away greens, and magnificent waterfalls cascade down at Trump National.

18  holes | Public | Par:  71 | Length: 7,242 yards | Designed by The Donald J. Trump Signature Design


One Ocean Trails Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-5000     


Day 2  

Original Tommy’s

Tommys

On May 15, 1946, a young Tommy Koulax introduced Los Angeles to a hamburger with gusto. Sixty four years later, L.A.’s Love affair with his chili-topped creation is still going strong. Beginning with a ramshackle little stand on the corner of Beverly and Rampart Boulevards in Los Angeles, Tommy has fed an estimated fifty million Southern Californians. 

2575 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(626) 357-9201


Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs

Pinks

Pink's is probably the most famous hot dog stand in the country... certainly in Los Angeles!  Located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea, Pink's Can be found by looking for a crowd of people and following the aroma of fresh meaty chili and soft hot dog buns.

709 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 931-4223


Randy’s Donuts

Randy Donuts

Ron & Larry's small business under the BIG DONUT at LAX is world renowned as the 'World's Best Donuts'.  'Built in 1952 as part of the Big Donut Drive-In hain, it has dispensed donuts ever since. Current owners Lary and Ron Weintroub keep it in top condition for occasional cinematic appearances” – Westways Magazine.

805 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301-1524
(310) 645-4707


Day 3  

Rancho Park Golf Course

Ranco Park

Rancho Park Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 71 championship course, playing at 6,630 yards. Rancho has been host to numerous Los Angeles Open, PGA Senior Open, andLeaderboards: Pga | Lpga | Champions Tourhallenging undulating course requiring a great deal of skill. A variety of lies provide a challenge, especially on approach shots to smallish greens.

18 holes | Public | Par:  71 | Length: 6,630 yards

10460 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 839-9812    


Brookside Golf Club

Brookside

Brookside Golf Club, reminiscent of an earlier era, is steeped in 75 years of golf tradition. Designed by famed golf architect William P. Bell, Brookside Golf Club's 36 holes are nestled in the golden foothills of Pasadena next to the world famous Rose Bowl. The golf courses at Brookside have hosted many major championships including the Los Angeles Open and the National Public Links Championship.

36 holes | Public | Par:  72 | Length: 7,037 yards | Designed by:  William Bell

1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 585-3598   
  

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

WBStudio

See “behind-the-scenes” and “into-the-scenes” of your favorite shows and movies at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio.  Guests of the Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour are offered a rare look into the world of entertainment.  The 2 hour and 25 minute tour via carts takes you through backlot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops…and always be on the lookout for a star as production is happening all around.

3400 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91522
(818) 972-8687 


The Navy Golf Course Seal Beach

Navy

Originally opened as an 18-hole venue in 1966, the Navy Golf Course is now a 27-hole complex occupying 220 acres in Orange County, California. With a recently completed multi-million dollar full-service clubhouse and restaurant, the facilities at the Navy Golf Course continue to evolve and expand with future plans to add 18 cottage duplexes for overnight and extended vacations.

27 holes | Public | Par:  72 | Length: 6,780 yards | Designed by:  Joe B. Williams and Ted Robinson

5660 Orangewood Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 889-1576


Day 4

Los Angeles Philharmonic

LA Phil

The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its reinvention of the concept of a 21st-century orchestra under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel.  Embarking on its 92nd season in 2010/11, the Philharmonic is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras and is received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. Both at home and abroad, the Philharmonic is leading the way in innovative programming and redefining the musical experience. Tickets

111 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000   


Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow

Desert Willow Golf Resort located in Palm Desert, California, just minutes away from Palm Springs, offers two of the Coachella Valley's best plays. Test your skills against the natural hazards and myriad water features of the challenging Firecliff or play a smoother, more relaxing round on the magnificent Mountain View course which boasts newly renovated bunkers and greens.

38-995 Desert Willow Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-7060 
    

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Pacifica

SEAFOOD IS OUR PASSION - Pacifica Seafood Restaurant features the freshest seafood in the desert. Our innovative menu showcases a variety of fresh fare and flavorful steak dishes, complemented by our International Vodka Menu and award-winning wine list. Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is just minutes from Palm Springs, near shopping and resorts, in the heart of Palm Desert, California. Online Reservations

73505 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 674-8666

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.