Time sure flies when you’re playing golf. It seems like yesterday when we were celebrating the start of daylight saving time, which injects new meaning into twilight golf.
Now, with one official week of summer in the books, we must start preparing for the inevitable. Hate to say it, but days are now slowly starting to get shorter as a result of the summer solstice. And that means we must maximize our time on the golf course.
Consider this a call to arms. Man your golf carts ladies and gentlemen.
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, JC Golf courses have just what you need. Here’s a rundown:
On July 23, Oaks North is hosting a twi-night event where golfers can play nine holes at 5 p.m. and then nine holes of glow ball at 8 p.m. A barbecue dinner will also be served.
Summer camps for kids are also in full swing at Oaks North, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Encinitas Ranch, Woods Valley and Twin Oaks.
You can also head over to Carmel Mountain Ranch for Neighborhood Thursdays from 4-8 p.m., a weekly event featuring special golf games, food trucks and music.
And who can forget about the summer bashes at Twin Oaks, highlighted by the Twin Oaks Brewery Tour featuring local craft beers on every hole. Call the pro shop in San Marcos at (760) 591-4700 for a calendar of summer events.
Days will not be this long forever, so make sure to take advantage of those twilight rates. At Twin Oaks, the weekday twilight rate is $35 and $25 (super twilight). At Carmel Mountain Ranch, it’s $33 for twilight and $25 for super twilight. At Oaks North, weekday twilight rates are $20 and $15 (super twilight).
Or if you want a change of pace, take up a game of Footgolf at Reidy Creek or Welk Resort.
Whatever you decide to do, summertime is the best time to do it.
Marc Figueroa is a freelance writer who has been covering golf in San Diego for more than 20 years.