It’s starting to feel like summer out there, and that’s because Summer is nearly here. How will your kids spend their summer? We’ve got some suggestions for you. Check out these Junior Summer Camps at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.
South County Golf Academy
Join Brian Schippel for great, well-rounded golf programs for ages 3-17 that will keep kids active and engaged.
Camps are designed for all ability levels and will cover all aspects of the game from putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, course management, rules and etiquette, and golf fitness. We have created the best practices for allowing any level of golfer to excel to the next level in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to make each kid love the game of golf!
Price for the week includes: Range balls, Loaner Golf Clubs (if needed), Prizes, and a whole lot of fun on the golf course!
Camp Dates (Ages 7-17)
Monday – Friday
(8AM- 12 PM)
June 25th – June 29th
July 9th – July 13th
July 23rd – July 27th
August 6th – August 10th
Register and secure your spot, because spots fill up quickly
For more information or questions visit our website, www.SouthCountyGolfAcademy.com
Summer Golf Program for Children ages 7-15
Join Seiko and Aki Matsumura with Matsumura Golf at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club for a fun and engaging summer youth golf program with a flexible schedule.
Want to get your child into golf classes this summer but busy with vacations and family in town? Have your junior come to one class or multiple classes for the months of June and July/August. Studies show that frequent repetition that is spaced out is the most efficient way to learn and is better for long-term retention.
Students of this program will:
- Have fun and enjoy golfing in a comfortable learning environment
- Stay active throughout the summer
- Have the opportunity to do frequent sessions for faster development
- Develop friendships
- Build consistent training habits
- Learn the game of a lifetime
These summer classes also transition into our fall program.
For more information, please click here (https://www.seikoonoue.com/summer-junior-golf-program/) or contact Seiko at 213-587-1434
Aki Matsumura, PGA
Seiko Matsumura, PGA
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.
Anyone in the mood for 36?
Get in on the playing experience yourself, book a tee time at Arroyo Trabuco!
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.