For $25, today’s side deal gets you two half-hour golf lessons at Frank's Golf Lessons, located in San Marcos (an $80 value). Frank Iannuzzi, the head golf professional at Lake San Marcos Resort & Country Club and an expert in the mystic art of chipping, schools aspirant linksmen and women in a relaxed learning locale, solidifying their swings and puncturing their inflated stroke numbers. The inaugural lesson provides an overview of golf-swing form, and in the second session, Frank will diagnose personal technique inefficiencies, which he’ll help you systematically replace with perfected methods. Frank administers putt-putt enlightenment seven days a week, but be sure to call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Lake San Marcos Country Club
Sculpted into the coastal foothills of San Diego County, Lake San Marcos Country Club’s North Course spans 6,426 yards of lush fairways and well-manicured greens. Throughout the course, mature trees await wayward orbs on the edges of fairways, and serpentine bodies of water crisscross fairways, punishing duffers for errant shots. Before taking to the links, golfers can prepare with a stint at the club’s full-length driving range, where all-grass hitting stations emulate on-course conditions as well as an opportunity to seek vengeance on Mother Earth for a lifetime of traumatizing grass stains. Casual eats at Gordon’s on the Green help restore energy after rounds that include the treacherous trek up the 12th hole—a 606-yard par 5 that runs almost entirely uphill. Those looking for a quick golf experience akin to reading the abridged version of Jack Nicklaus’s cookbook can take to the South Course, a par 58 executive layout.
Lake San Marcos
1750 San Pablo Dr.
Lake San Marcos, California 92078Get Directions