As the snow falls this morning on GolfBlogger World Headquarters in Michigan, I begin my annual period of wistful thinking about living in warmer climes. A couple of years ago, we took a vacation to San Diego, where I had the opportunity to play Torrey Pines. I’ve got some relatives and friends in Los Angeles, and I’ve often thought about heading there to combine a family visit with a trip to Disney Land. And, of course, I’d play a little LA Golf. My dream trip would include a round at the brilliant George Thomas designed Riviera Country Club. But there are a number of other good looking courses in that area which would do just as well.
From the photos, Lost Canyons is high on my wish list. It’s a Pete Dye project (like the Radrick Farms course near GB HQ), done in collaboration with one of my two favorite golfers, Fred Couples. As with desert and links courses, what attracts me is that it’s so different from the pine and hardwood lined fairways of Michigan.
Angeles National also has that unique look, and is a 4.5 star Golf Digest pick. It’s a Nicklaus design.
Dreaming … dreaming … dreaming …
If you’re out there in La La land, what’s your favorite course?