Monday, January 1, 2007
The best golf in Palm Springs and LA-LA land
Dos And Don'ts In So Cal.
Do: Play Before 9 A.M.
The biggest metro area in the U.S. also has the most gnarly traffic. Beat the morning rush and be done before the evening grind.
Don’t: Rent A Convertible
Going topless in Cali is cool if you aren’t going to play golf, but it’s a huge hassle if you plan on bringing golf clubs.
Do: Drink Up
No, we’re not talking about cocktails (although those are fun, too). The SoCal environment is an arid one, especially in the desert. Drink as much H2O as possible.
Don’t: Just Eat Anywhere
SoCal has thousands of restaurants, many of which are a little odd (hey, it’s California.) Read up on where to eat before you get ready to chow down.
Do: Play Par-3 Courses At Night
T-shirts, shorts and flip flops fit the bill, as do a handful of golf balls and a few wedges. This is L.A. style all the way.
Don’t: Forget A Map
GPS-equipped rental cars are worth it, but bring a map as well. Most courses are spread out all over town.
Do: Take A Ride Along PCH
Expect delays and lots of people, but the views and interesting sights make it all worth it. Don’t miss Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Ventura and Santa Barbara.
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