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.

Golf in Orange County

With wonderful weather throughout the year Orange County, California, has a history full of sunshine. The mild weather helped create a booming agricultural economy while also contributing to Orange County being a popular destination. For over 100 years Orange County has been famous for its tourism. Visitors are attracted by weather, beaches, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, resorts, shopping, and golf.

Golf was originally brought to the area back in 1899. A group of sportsman introduced the game at Peters Canyon with a crude nine-hole course on sand and soil. Golf course architects found the area appealing for their designs. Landscapes of beaches and groves provided inspiration to many including Tom Fazio, William Bell, Ted Robinson, and Casey O’Callaghan. In fact, Casey O’Callaghan designed Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course with PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman.

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Mark O’Meara and Tiger Woods on the USS George Washington

With great golf courses in the area the sport flourished. Two notable golfers from the area, are friends: World Golf Hall of Famer Mark O’Meara and the legendary Tiger Woods. In 1998, Mark O’Meara made golf history by winning both the Masters and the British Open. O’Meara still plays in the Champions Tour. Tiger Woods has broken numerous golf records, most notably he: was named PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times, won 14 professional major golf championships, and was the youngest player ever to achieve the career Grand Slam – which he has done 3 times. Even with recent struggles with his game Tiger Woods is considered by many to be the best golfer who ever lived.

With the terrific weather and rich golf history Arroyo Trabuco is proud to contribute to the great tradition of golf in Orange County. Built in 2004 by famed golf course architect Casey O’Callaghan and golf great Tom Lehman, Arroyo Trabuco was set up for the enjoyment of golfers at all skill levels. The 18-hole championship-length golf course has been providing locals and visitors alike with unforgettable golf experiences.

Get in on Orange County Golf History. Book your round at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club:

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Save $5 Off Your Next Round at Arroyo Trabuco

You can now book tee times at Arroyo Trabuco quickly and conveniently with our upgraded app by Quick18.

Book a tee time using our mobile app and save $5!

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After you download our app for FREE in the iTunes store, you’ll be prompted to open an account. You simply input your name and email and then create a password and then you’ll be ready to book.

You’ll be guided to a reservations page showing available tee times and rates that allows you to book in three easy steps. You simply input the date you’d like to book, select your tee time and then confirm your reservation.

The first tee time you book through the mobile app will save you $5. We think you’ll find booking tee times at Arroyo has never been faster or easier thanks to our new app.

Download for Android   Available on the App Store

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

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Q & A with Michael Block

michaelblockArroyo Trabuco’s Michael Block will tee it up with the pros again at the PGA Championship (July 28-31) at Baltusrol CC in New Jersey.

Block became one of 20 PGA club professionals to qualify after shooting 5-under in the qualifier. Block played the PGA Championship in 2014 at Valhalla CC in Louisville and shot nine-over to miss the cut. Baltusrol represents a long awaited shot at redemption for Block, who talks about his upcoming PGA appearance in this Q & A.

How does your game now compare to 2014?

I’d say it’s better. My all-around game is better, my swing is better and most importantly my mental game is better regarding large championships, such as a major. I’m definitely excited about the opportunity.

Except for a few holes in 2014, you played OK. What did you learn from that experience?

I played great for the most part but big numbers just dismantled my score. I made the turn on day one at even and then posted a triple bogey. I had it going again in the second round and then went double, double. It was plain and simple, the big numbers that led to missing the cut.

It’s so hard to make birdies in a major which makes a double or triple bogey a killer.

How do you avoid that this time?

I have to be OK with bogey. I felt like I pushed myself too much the first time and you can’t take those risky shots at a major.

MichaelBlock2013-002What do you know about Baltusrol? It has hosted seven U.S. Opens. Are you expecting it to play like an Open?

You’ve gotta hit the fairway there, but the good news for me is that I’m striping it off the tee right now and you can really get a lot of run in the fairways there.

Have you made any changes to your bag?

I adjusted my 3 wood and added in a driving iron to help me hit more fairways.

You’re in Mission Viejo, CA, while the tour pros have been in Scotland at the Open. How is your prep different? Any advantages?

I’m out giving lessons and they’re playing in major. That’s a definite advantage for them, but at the same time, they’re across the pond and having to fly back and forth. And some of them are going to the Canadian Open before Baltusrol. I don’t have the travel so I’m able to work on my game. But I’d still rather be playing the British Open.

What was a highlight of 2014?

Without a doubt, it was playing the first two rounds with Colin Montgomerie. He has been an idol of mine all my life and to play with him and talk to him was a thrill. He was very cordial and I talked to him the whole time.

Another experience I’ll never forget is being in the players’ lounge with my son and Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were next to us. Having my son, Dylan (now 11), see all those things got him interested in the game.

What are your expectations and goals for Baltusrol?

Last year was the first time in, I believe, 9 years that a club professional had made the cut in the PGA Championship. I definitely have making the cut as a must this year and I’m looking to finish in the top 25. Being able to be the low club pro and to accept that trophy and the awards ceremony with the winner of the PGA Championship would be off the charts.

What does your travel party look like?

I’ve got family, friends and a few relatives coming along. It’s around 15 people. We’re the Block party.

We had fun in Louisville, and it’s a lot of fun having people follow you, and the support definitely helps, especially at a major.

Good Luck Michael!

Michael Block Featured in Southland Golf Magazine
Michael Block was recently featured in Southland Golf Magazine in the article, OC club pro embracing his major moment. Read the Article, click here.

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