Edit ModuleShow Tags

Arrowood Golf Course

A prized course in Oceanside


Published:

Arrowood Golf Course

stats
18 holes,
par 71

Location
Oceanside

Black Tees (tips)
6,721 yards

White Tees
5,861 yards

Forward Tees
5,253 yards

Chargers free safety Eric Weddle recently recalled when Quentin Jammer and Steve Gregory were his teammates here in San Diego. He described how the three of them would play golf together every Tuesday. (Imagine being matched up in that threesome!) Their goal was to play a different course each week.

I asked Weddle which was his favorite, and he didn’t hesitate with his answer: “Arrowood Golf Course.” Arrow…WHAT?

If you haven’t heard of Arrowood, you’re not alone. It quietly opened in 2005, but when Jim Stull became general manager in 2012, things started to change in terms of exposure and excitement. Each day of the week they offer a free Hole-In-One opportunity with a $2,000 cash prize, closest-to-the-pin contests, and a general “tournament feel” with every round because, with all the contests and prizes, there’s always a chance to play for something.

But Weddle, an Encinitas resident, loves it for his own reasons. “The golf course is challenging, yet fair,” he explains. “If you hit a bad shot there are no lucky breaks, and if you hit a good shot you are rewarded. You are forced to focus strictly on what you are doing, not on what your playing partners are doing.” He also described how the course requires players to constantly look ahead to the next shot, especially when their last shot was a bad one—just like in football, where you must leave the last play behind and move on to the next in order to be successful. Sounds like a good strategy in life, too. Arrowood Golf Course, 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside

Read Tina's weekly blog Fore! San Diego's Best Golf here.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

18 Holes With Tina Mickelson: Vista Valley Country Club

A new-and-improved course and clubhouse caters to both beginner and advanced golfers

18 Holes With Tina Mickelson: San Diego Country Club

San Diego Country Club has a history as diverse as its layout

New Fox Drama Features San Diego Padres

Kylie Bunbury brings the heat this fall in 'Pitch'
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of Baja 2016
    46 ways to relax, dine, drink, and play the Mexico way
  2. Stop Killing Restaurants, California
    Raising minimum wage without a tip credit is dumb, dumb, dumb.
  3. Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876
    Before bottleneck traffic and the modern housing crisis, San Diego was a swath of undeveloped land, horse-drawn carriages, and dairy farms
  4. FIRST LOOK: Campfire
    Carlsbad gets one hell of a new concept in Campfire from Craft & Commerce vet John Resnick
  5. Why Our Veterans Keep Quiet About Their Service
    From misconceptions about the military to reticent heroism, San Diego veterans share the many reasons they often keep mum about their service
  6. FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt
    San Diego's tiki boom continues with this new spot in Pacific Beach
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags