Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $62, you get a round of golf for two, plus cart rental, at Castle Creek Country Club in Escondido (up to a $132 value).
Surrounded by foothills, the Temecula wineries, and San Diego Wild Animal Park, Castle Creek Country Club is a championship course that delights eyes with lush scenery and tests golfers with 18 elaborate holes. Old oak trees line the fairways, challenging players to swing straight as they work past white sand traps, download cheat codes to help them survive each green, and carefully chip over Moosa Creek. The course at Castle Creek sports a par 72, and each of its 6,688 yards promises 36 inches of exciting golfing entertainment. Visitors can easily explore this PGA-approved golf garden in a fully operational cart, stopping only when they've discovered the ever-elusive 19th hole rumored to be at the end of every rainbow.
Castle Creek Country Club
Situated along the meandering Moosa Creek, the fairways of Castle Creek Country Club sweep gracefully through the foothills of Temecula Wine Country and located near three major casinos. The 1948 Jack Daray blueprint escorts players through a 6,688-yard labyrinth, hemmed in by oak-forest barriers and mottled with bunkers of white sand. After completing a testy front nine that includes the 624-yard par 5 sixth hole, players embark on the most difficult stretch of the course in holes 10, 11, and 12. These holes—a 450-yard par 4 followed by back-to-back par 5s—demand that players demonstrate an ability to hit the ball far, leaving many contestants exhausted, bleary-eyed, and swinging at golf balls that don’t exist.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,638 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72 from the back tees
- Course slope of 134 from the back tees
- Five sets of tees per hole
8797 Circle R Dr.
Escondido, California 92026