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Talega Golf Club

990 Avenida Talega,

San Clemente, California 92673

  • Office

    +1 (949) 369 6226
  • Pro shop

    +1 (949) 369 6226
  • Fax

    +1 (949) 369 6227
  • Golf pro

    Peter Dalkas (GM / Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee distances.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside, residential and canyon setting.

  • Designer:

    A Fred Couples Signature Course

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6951
6187
5245
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.6
69.2
71.1

Location

Latitude:

33.463427

Longitude:

-117.596262

How to get there:

60 miles SE of Los Angeles

From the Interstate Freeway (I-5) in the south of Orange County, take exit 76 and head east on Avenida Pico. After 2.2 miles at traffic lights turn left onto Avenida Vista Hermosa. After o.5 miles at traffic lights turn left into Avenida Talega. After 200 yards turn left, just before shops. Golf is on your left.

Talega Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2001

Talega Golf Club: Laid out in two nine-hole loops to the north and south of an attractive Spanish-style clubhouse, this Fred Couples designed course is one of the area's best. Although skirting through the Talega master-planned community, the houses are usually perched well out of harm's way above the course. Most of the holes occupy two separate and very scenic canyons, with many exciting elevation changes and no end of golfing challenges to be enjoyed along the way.

Supported by good-quality maintenance and presentation, the rolling fairways generally give you enough room off the tee, although anything too wayward could disappear into an array of southern California flora, which line the holes. Also to be avoided, if you can, are the stylish bunkers that Couples has lavishly deployed. The short, uphill par-4 3rd is one of several holes guarded by a riot of bunkers spread along its fairway and menacingly around the green.

Most of the back-nine is played in a picturesque and natural canyon, where real estate is barely noticeable. A bush and tree-filled creek runs through this section of the course, separating many of the holes and creating a slightly tighter feel than on the more open and forgiving front-nine. Here, it is natural vegetation rather than the presence of bunkers that will keep your golfing brain fully engaged.

Both challenging and fun to play, this already well established and popular course will continue to develop into something really special, particularly when a scattering of newer trees fully matures.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $80; Fri $90; Sat/Sun £100. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Talega Golf Club scenically weaves its way through part of the Talega master planned community, close to the city of San Clemente in Orange County. The golf course is laid out in the western foothills of the Santa Ana mountain range, which separates Orange County from neighbouring Riverside County. Just over a mile from the golf course, Talega Canyon starts its journey into the mountains, skirting the north-western boundary of the huge Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the U.S. Marine Corps, and its principal amphibious training centre.

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    1601 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, California 92672

    +1 (949) 361 1644

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    Situated a short walk from North Beach in San Clemente, the Best Western Casablanca Inn offers all the amenities and comforts to make guests feel at home. Within a short drive you'll find Camp Pendleton, Dana Point Harbor and the Laguna Sawdust Art Festival. Just five miles away you can charter sailboats, rent jet skis or go whale watching.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Talega

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Arroyo Trabuco; Monarch Beach; Pelican Hill

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    One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629

    +1 (949) 240 2000

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    The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is situated atop a 150-foot bluff, directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This luxury hotel in Laguna has catered to the world's most discriminating guests for more than 20 years. You will discover a peaceful haven, which blends unexpected luxuries with the timeless beauty of the sea.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Monarch Beach

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Talega; Arroyo Trabuco; Oak Creek; Strawberry Farms; Pelican Hill

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