Every year I head out to Las Vegas with a big group of friends for three days of golf and gambling. I always thought it was the ultimate experience that couldn’t be replicated anywhere but Sin City.
But looking at the upcoming events at some JC Golf courses, I may need to rethink my premise.
Scott Butler, the tournament director at Twin Oaks, knows how to throw a party, often with themed tournament outings that mix golf with a little adult fun.
The next one on the docket is Golfers Gone Wild, a Spring Break theme that features a beer garden and hot wings delivered by Hooters girls. The event is set for Friday, May 27, and is sure to be a good time. Call the pro shop at (760) 591-4700 to sign up.
Other popular events are the Twin Oaks Brewery Tour and the Endless Summer, an event that encourages Hawaiian shirts and sandals and discourages the traditional golf dress code.
The San Marcos course also has started a Monday Night Golf League, which tees off at 5:15 p.m. The green fee is $25 and includes range balls.
Not to be outdone, on June 12 Woods Valley in Valley Center will be hosting the Woods Valley Open. Sponsored by Stone Brewing Co. (you know where this is going), your $60 entry fee includes 18 holes, lunch and eight beer tasters. All that for $60? Yep. Call the course at (760) 751-3007 for more details.
Over at Carmel Mountain Ranch, you can take advantage of daylight saving time with the Thirsty Thursday Golf League. For a weekly entry fee of $25, players can tee off after 4 p.m., get in as much golf as possible before the sun sets and receive a free adult beverage.
Golf, sun, beer, hot wings? All right here in my own backyard? Why I am going to Vegas again? Just remember, what happens at Twin Oaks stays at Twin Oaks.
Marc Figueroa is a freelance writer who has been covering golf in San Diego for more than 20 years.