Five Great Reasons To Play Arroyo Trabuco

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.


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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

Number 6 at Arroyo Trabuco

No. 6

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.

View of holes 9, 10, and 11 at Arroyo Trabuco

No. 9, 10, 11

No. 13

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.

Number 13 at Arroyo Trabuco

No. 13

Finish Strong

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.

Anyone in the mood for 36?

Number 18 at Arroyo Trabuco

No. 18

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Arroyo Trabuco Announces New Superintendent Michael Wolpoff

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.

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Please Support Us As Best Of OC

We always appreciate the support of our members and patrons and are asking for it in the Orange County Register’s Best of OC 2017.

Voting has begun and runs through June 2nd. We’d particularly appreciate your votes for Best Golf Course, Sunday Brunch, and BBQ. There may be another category or two where you see as a candidate, please vote away.

The contest is a win-win. You can support us and get a chance to win $100! If you vote in 10 categories or more, you’re entered into a drawing for the prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners.

Follow the link to vote: voteocbest.ocregister.com

Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to vote us Best of OC!

Spring Wine Tasting in the Garden

Do you like wine?

So do we! Join us this Thursday for Spring Wine Tasting at Arroyo Trabuco.

Our outdoor garden will be set up with all our favorite wines. You have the opportunity to sample over 100 delicious wines. Our hope is that you will find your new favorites.

When you taste a wine you love, you can buy a bottle (or two, or three, or six…) right there at the wholesale price.

It’s a great deal and it’s a lot of fun. Please join us!

 

Spring Wine Tasting

Thursday, April 27th | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Join us for our Spring Wine Tasting event. Enjoy the evening in our outside garden while tasting over 100 Wines. The wines will be offered for purchase at wholesale prices.

$30 for ATGC Members & $35 for Non-Members

Click the Button above to email, or Click Here to Call 949-305-5100.

How We Roll In 2017: Check Out Our New Golf Carts!

One of many reasons to get excited about the 2017 golf season at Arroyo Trabuco? New golf carts!

We’ve updated our entire fleet of 96 and they’ve already hosted many happy riders in the new year.

Highlights of the upgraded carts:

  • Upgraded GPS with vibrant colors and a touch screen to help you accurately gauge yardages
  • USB ports
  • Coolers

Arroyo Trabuco Club Manager/Director of Golf Geoff Cram said the new carts have received an enthusiastic response from golfers.

“The GPS is greatly upgraded and the coolers will allow people to carry cold water on hot days and they think that’s great,” he said. “(The new carts) just make for an overall improved playing experience.”

The new carts are also a boon to the course staff. They can be monitored and controlled remotely to assist with pace of play, but also from a maintenance perspective, the staff can identify issues such as a battery not fully charging.

“We can troubleshoot issues before they even happen, which benefits everybody,” he said.

Come check out the new carts during your next round with us! We hope to see you soon!

Arroyo Trabuco Cooler Special

Grab Your Cooler And Let Us Fill It For You!

Do you get the munchies during your round? We’ve got the cure!

O’Neill’s is offering a cooler special. Bring your cooler to the snack bar and we’ll fill it for you with two beers, a sandwich, chips, candy and a water – for $16!

Make sure to come see us to fill up and fuel up before your next round!

Classes into the Summer with South County Golf Academy

South County Golf Academy

As the weather gets warmer, it is time to knock off the rust from your game! We wanted to make you aware of the latest events happening at South County Golf Academy, that can help with that. They have some great classes starting up for all ages!

Golf Fundamentals

For adults, their “Golf Fundamentals” class starts March 10th at 1:00 PM

It will run every Friday for 4 weeks, and end on Friday, March 31st.

This class allows you to learn the fundamentals of a great swing, as well as learn the proper muscles involved in creating a great swing. This will allow you to learn the game faster, more efficiently, and pain free!

Golf Fundamentals

Beginner Course Management

If you have your swing fundamentals already dialed in and are looking to take your golf game to the next level, they also offer a “Beginner Course Management” class starting on Thursday June 1st at 5:00 PM. It will run every Thursday for 4 weeks, and end on Thursday June 22nd.

This class allows you to play different shots on the course, learn rulings and etiquette, as well as dial in your swing mechanics.

Beginner Course Management

Junior Golfers

For juniors, South County Golf Academy also offers a great series of developmentally sound classes that fit the specific level and needs of any junior ages 3-17.

Year-Round Level Classes Summer Camp Options

 

For any questions, feel free to contact Jentry, at 858-395-9773 or coachjentry@scgolfacademy.com!

Become A Member at Arroyo Trabuco

We have opened up membership for the 2017 Member’s Club. And, you don’t have to wait for all your perks to kick in.

Sign up now for maximum savings. Your benefits kick in as soon as you sign up and last all the way through December 2017.

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.

2017 Member Club – $199 Annually

MEMBER RATES*

REGULAR

MEMBER

MEMBER-GUEST

PRIME TIME
MON-THURS $75 $62 $70
FRIDAY $90 $73 $80
SENIOR FRIDAY (Before 10am) N/A $68 $75
WEEKEND/HOLIDAY $105 $93 $100
TWILIGHT
MON-THURS $60 $50 $58
FRIDAY $65 $55 $63
WEEKEND/HOLIDAY $75 $65 $73
SUPER TWILIGHT
MON-THURS $45 $40 $45
FRIDAY $45 $40 $45
WEEKEND/HOLIDAY $50 $40 $45

*Rates subject to change

Additional Benefits:

  • 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 SCGA/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 $169.

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5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you shopping for a special golfer or golfers this Christmas season? Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club is here to help with a range of gift ideas for golfers of every age and ability.

Here’s our gift guide to help ace your holiday shopping in 2016.

Gift The Gift Of Golf
Gift cards have become a holiday staple, and Arroyo Trabuco is no exception. Gift cards at Arroyo Trabuco are great stocking stuffers and the perfect way to help the golfer on your list play through into 2017 with pre-purchased rounds.

Gift The Gift Of Practice
Does your golfer want a better game in 2017? Then how about a lesson package? Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club offers experienced instructors using the latest in golf-improvement technology. Whether your golfer is a beginner looking to started or an experienced player looking to take their game to the next level, Arroyo Trabuco is the place to practice.

Give The Gift Of A Night Out And A Great Meal
O’Neill’s Bar and Grill offers an exquisite California ranch dining experience. From brunch to lunch to dinner, O’Neill’s is always serving up some of the best dishes Orange County has to offer and often pairing it with live entertainment and fine wine. Do you have a loved one or friend in need in a need of a great post-holiday night out? You might want to give them a gift of a visit to O’Neill’s with a gift card.

Stuff Their Stocking And Their Golf Bag
Our golf shop offers a range of equipment options, from clubs to shoes to balls, that will delight your golfer. And we also stock of range of styles for him and her to make sure they look their best on the course in 2017! Stop by our shop and you’ll find a number of options for giving the gift of golf. The staff at the TaylorMade Tuned Performance Studio are happy to analyze your swing and your clubs to make sure you are dialed in…and for FREE!

For You and The Family
Arroyo Trabuco memberships for individuals and families that are designed to give you the best value for the avid golfer at Arroyo Trabuco. They both all offer great discounts on golf, practice, dining, merchandise and more! A membership is a gift that will continue to keep on giving in 2017!

We’d be happy to help guide you in any of these purchases. Questions can be directed to the Golf Shop at (949) 305-5100.

Book your shopping trip and you might as well play a round of golf
while you’re at it!

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Golf and Save at Arroyo Trabuco on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Golf Discount at Arroyo Trabuco

Don’t sit behind a computer all day on Cyber Monday . . . Come play golf at Arroyo Trabuco instead.

Non-members save $10 when you book online or through our mobile app and members save $7 when you book your tee time on Monday before 11am.

Non-Members pay $65 (Normally $75).

Members pay $55 (Normally $62).

Book a tee time using the Promo Code: CyberMonday

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If you have any questions or experience any technical difficulties, please contact our golf shop at (949) 305-5100.