Beer may go flat. But when you bring together the best craft beer in San Diego with a day on the golf course, the experience is anything but stale.
Late last month, the annual Twin Oaks Brewery Tour welcomed nine breweries and 144 thirsty golfers. The sold-out event is getting so popular that Twin Oaks will be hosting two events next year – one featuring North County breweries and the other featuring breweries from down south.
“We sell out faster and faster every year,” said Twin Oaks tournament director Scott Butler, “Everyone has a great time so why not add another one.”
The concept has influenced other JC Golf courses to host their own craft beer events. Carmel Mountain Ranch will be hosting Beerfest on Sept. 23, featuring such breweries as Mother Earth, Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Pizza Port and Stone. On Oct. 29, Welk Resorts in Escondido will host Golf on Tap, which will include 10 craft beer tastings, live music and a barbecue. Also on Oct. 29, Woods Valley will host the Spooktacular Brewery Tournament featuring Mother Earth Brewery, which will include costume contests, prizes and beer from Mother Earth.
And the fun doesn’t end there.
In late November, the mustache-themed “Movember” tournament will return. The charity event helps raise awareness for men’s health.
Looking ahead to 2017, Twin Oaks will host a football-themed tournament the morning of the Super Bowl. There’s also the Luck of the Irish, played around St. Patrick’s Day, and Golfers Gone Wild, a Spring Break-themed event that features a beer garden and Hooters girls.
Butler said all the events are big hits with golfers.
“We have a core of around 50 guys who always play,” he said. “As soon as one is over, they call me wanting to know about the next one.”
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Marc Figueroa is a freelance writer who has been covering golf in San Diego for more than 20 years.