Since it opened in 2004, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club has been home to some of the best golf played in Orange County and Southern California. Designed by PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman and well-respected local course architect Casey O’Callaghan, our course offers five sets of tee boxes, playing for 5,045-7,000 yards in a park-like setting which offers something for every level of golfer. How much challenge are you ready for?
What follows is an overview of our playing experience that offers some insight into what it’s like to play a round with us. Who’s ready to tee it up? Let’s go.
Or come on by and experience the course for yourself.
The Sound of Silence
If you like your golf with a side of peace and tranquility, we’re the destination for you! Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the I-5, you’ll discover our course, which is bordered by a hiking trail and surrounded by nature. The only house in sight is our clubhouse. We truly are an escape, be it for golf or dining – or both! Our patio overlooks the 18th green and a pond and provides a serene setting to enjoy a meal, a drink and/or quality time with friends and family. There are no bad days or bogeys on our 19th Hole.
Bring Your Driver – and Swing Away
Arroyo Trabuco is unlike some target golf courses in the area, or those that require a lot of local knowledge, in that our course is pretty straightforward. See it. Hit it. You’ll find our opening holes especially inviting. They offer spacious fairways and generous greens while remaining challenging. You can grip and rip and hopefully get off to a strong start while playing holes over mostly flat terrain for the first five holes. That’s about to change.
Up, Up, Up
Our short, strategic par-4 6th plays straight uphill and is a local favorite for its risk/reward properties. You can safely play for position off the tee or press your luck and go for the green. Everything from eagle to double bogey is in play here depending on your strategy.
No. 6 also starts a climb above the canyon where a series of holes await with breathtaking views that combine the thrill of elevation changes with the challenge of forced carries that demand your best in terms of shot making and strategy. You may reconsider how you club a few holes after playing them a time or two.
The vistas provide previews of the holes to come, particularly at the turn, where holes 10, 11 and 12 are all simultaneously in view. But don’t get ahead of yourself. One hole at a time is plenty as you negotiate a stretch of our course that’s as potentially scoreable as it is beautiful.
As you begin your descent, you come to a real visual change of pace. For the first time in your round, you see water at the aesthetically pleasing par-3 13th. A sizeable pond guards the right side of this risk/reward mid-length hole. Do you risk the water, which has a reputation for being a bit of a ball magnet, and go for the pin or do you take a safer route and take advantage of the spacious bail out area to the right? You’ll likely be asking yourself on the tee: Am I feeling lucky? Your answer will likely decide the outcome.
Like any great book or movie, a great golf course should provide a memorable and satisfying finish – and our course provides one. Arroyo Trabuco closes with a 1-2 punch of a challenging par 4 and scoreable par 5, both sharing a common boundary lake – the one you see from our patio.
The setting for a memorable finish is in place. Will you write a winning ending or a tear-jerker? Much as our course begins, two welcoming fairways await. Two well-struck drives will put you in Position A to bag a birdie on the way home and give you a winning walk-off to your round with us. We’ll often have staff waiting for you at the 18th green to shake your hand, clean your clubs – and welcome you to come try it again.
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In January, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club welcomed new superintendent Michael Wolpoff to the staff to oversee golf course maintenance and set a new standard for course conditions at our club.
Wolpoff is a Michigan native and previously worked at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, Red Sky Golf Club in Colorado and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Wolpoff began his new position at Arroyo Trabuco on Jan. 2nd and said he inherited a course he admires and for which he sees great potential.
“It’s an inviting course and a fun course,” he said. “It’ll be even more fun when we get the conditions closer to where we’d like to see it.”
One of Wolpoff’s goals is to achieve consistent course conditions throughout the year – and he said golfers will notice a difference in how the course plays.
“Water management is going to be a big part of it,” he said. “We’re not going to get down to brown and dry, but we’re going to aim to keep things firmer and faster with fewer wet spots to drive through.”
Maintaining premium green conditions will be a priority. “We have made a huge commitment to our guests to improve the putting surfaces and keeping them consistent. I think we’ve got a good game plan for healthy greens throughout the year,” he said. “After looking at what’s been done in the past, I think we can be pretty successful in that regard.”
Since his arrival, Wolpoff has been active on social media. You can follow him on Twitter (@atgcsuper). Wolpoff said his goal is to better communicate current course conditions to golfers, meaning such things as course projects, frost delays, etc. Take a look at the tweet embedded below.
“I’m trying to post things that are interesting and relevant to what’s going on,” he said.
Book a tee time to take a look at some of the improvements that have already been made.
— Michael Wolpoff (@ATGCSuper) February 12, 2018
The PGA tour is back in San Diego with the Farmers Insurance Open. The tournament begins tomorrow at Torrey Pines golf course in La Jolla. Our very own Head Golf Professional Michael Block is among the competitors. Corey Ross caught up with Michael to get some insight into his strategy and to see how he’s feeling ahead of the tournament.
Michael will tee off at 10:00am with Beau Hossler, also from Mission Viejo, and Andrew Yun. You can keep an eye on Michael and the tournament on the golf channel, coverage starts at Noon tomorrow.
Watch More: Michael has added a new club to his bag ahead of the tournament, find out all about it on our Facebook Page, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club on Facebook. While you’re there, join us in wishing good luck to Michael and leave a comment.
We have opened up membership for the 2018 Member’s Club. And, you don’t have to wait for all your perks to kick in. Your benefits kick in as soon as you sign up and last for an entire year from the purchase date.
The Member’s Club is a chance for us to reward our loyal golfers. The program unlocks access to numerous benefits, discounts, and all our best offers.
Member’s Club – $199 Annually
|SENIOR FRIDAY (Before 10am)||$75||$68||$73|
*Rates subject to change
- Up to three (3) guests play at a discounted guest rate
- Daily discounts on green fees
- Twilight & Super Twilight start 1-hour early
- FREE End of the year tournament for qualifiers (top 24)
- A complimentary Twilight round of golf(any day)
Plus member only events, a $50 range card, advanced tee times, discounts on food and in the golf shop, an optional GHIN membership add-on and more. Find out about all the benefits, click the button below.
Family Program – $109 (add-on)
We love families who golf together. We hope you will share your love of golf with your children so they can experience the benefits and joys of golf for their lifetime. That’s why we created the family program. Get all the same benefits as the Player Program and then some. Find out more, click the button.
If you were a member last year, you can renew your Membership for just $179.