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The Preeminent Golf Management Company in San Diego

     JC Resorts Golf

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

The Preeminent Golf Management Company
in San Diego – JC Resorts Golf

With over 85 golf courses available in the San Diego marketplace, JC Resorts courses are perennially ranked in the Top Ten Best Public Courses in San Diego.

JC Resorts was founded by James Colachis more than thirty years ago. He acquired the Rancho Bernardo Inn, the flagship of the company, upgraded the property significantly, repositioned and made it profitable. This same methodology and philosophy continues on today by JC Resorts.

The Rancho Bernardo Inn is set on 158 acres with 287 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Targeted as a group/corporate hotel servicing the Fortune 500 and other larger corporations, RBI has made their mark in the corporate market for their four days to a week retreat programs. All of the resorts amenities, including the golf course, spa, tennis and restaurants are outstanding. However, RBI is best known for its food and beverage and has the number one Zagat rated restaurant in San Diego County, called El Bizcocho.

Temecula Creek Inn, in Temecula, was recently rearticle9_grated to include: fifty more hotel rooms bringing the total to 130 rooms, a remodeled golf shop, an enlarged golf plaza area and another 5,000 square feet of banquet space has been added as well. There are three championship nines or 27 holes with no homes on the golf course, which is very unusual for Southern California. Back to nature is the mantra. Being situated in wine country, there are countless activities to do in addition to playing golf. There are the wineries, hot air ballooning and many other great outdoor activities available year round.

JC Resorts also owns both the Twin Oaks Golf Course, a Ted Robinson design, in San Marcos and Oaks North, which is a twenty-seven hole executive course in San Diego, CA. Oaks North is a great track with a par 30 on three different nines. Its a fantastic way to get out and play golf in less than three hours, especially on a Saturday or Sunday. A typical round usually takes four and a half to five hours to complete, and at Oaks North you can play in about half the time. Its a great experience for golfers of all abilities, and is always in good shape. The Twin Oaks layout winds mostly through wetland areas running through the center of the property. Its a fun and enjoyable golf course in a great location nestled between the 5 and 15 Interstates, just off the 78 Freeway. Twin Oaks is a favorite tournament venue, and with the addition of the Stixx Cafe and the adjoining patio, up to 180 guests can be accommodated.

JC Resorts also has two long-term management contracts with two municipalities. One is Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, located in Encinitas, and is widely considered as one of the most successful golf courses built in the last decade. Its a great location, easily accessible off the Interstate 5, and the majority of the holes have an ocean view. Though more of a links style course, its a very playable golf course. There are some really interesting and great holes making the round most enjoyable – notably number 16  a blind shot over a hill with no forgiveness on the left flank- the ball disappears into a large canyon. Tee times are at a premium, but are very reasonably priced.

JCs other course is Reidy Creek Golf Course in Escondido, which opened in July 2002. Cal Olson Architecture designed this unique golf course that Golfweeks James Achenbach calls the best 18-hole, par-3 layout I have ever seen. It definitely is not your typical par-three golf course. It was designed with the intention of encouraging golfers to use every club in their bag. Its a great course whether youre a beginner or an advanced player who wants to work on their short game. If you dont hit a good shot, you will be in a bunker or water hazard, or be left with a tricky shot. So its a great place for all types of golfers to develop their games.

JC Resorts newest additions include The Auld Course in the foothills of Mt. Miguel, which expanded JC Golf into the South Bay. It’s a beautiful, Scottish links-style course bordered by acres of wetlands and a protected habitat reserve. It was designed by PGA Tour veteran John Cook and golf course architect, Cary Bickler.

JC Resorts also recently entered into a new contract with Mt. Woodson Golf Club, which is well known in the golf community for its unique, challenging layout that is ideal for the straight shooter, but rather deadly for others. Its dramatic elevations from hole to hole make Mt. Woodson an entertaining venue to say the least. Tournament banquets and elegant catering events may be hosted in the historic Mt. Woodson Castle or one of two outdoor venues.

Arrowood Golf Course will be the next addition to JC Golf. It is currently under construction in coastal North County, and is scheduled to open in early 2005.

Service is of utmost importance to JC. It reflects in their attitudes at every course and separates them from their competition. In addition, JCs courses are typically in better shape than most of their competition, and they are always striving to improve.

Part of JC Resorts recipe for success, particularly in Southern California, is due to the fact that they have many properties in close proximity to one another.

More importantly, JC Resorts can advertise in the region and split the cost between the nine courses, rather than just one, thus reducing their marketing costs by up to eighty percent per golf course. They pass on the savings in the form of reasonable greens fees.

JC Resorts offers the JC Players Card program, which allows golfers to be in a region and feel like theyre part of a club. If a golfer is going to play at least five rounds, he can join one membership program for nine unique courses for $329.00. Those who join the JC Players program become a part of the JC family and continue to play JC courses.

Additionally, members get five free rounds of golf at any of the courses, ten buckets of range balls, and discount on merchandise and a 2 for 1 brunch at the Temecula Creek Inn. Once theyve used their five free rounds of golf, they can play at the JC Players Card rate, which is up to a 48% discount off the standard rates. The discount range is usually between twenty to forty eight percent. Members also get guest passes allowing friends or out of town guests to play at the JC Players rate as well. This is appealing to many golfers, because they have the opportunity to play nine unique courses, and can count on a great product from all of them. Its by far one of the best deals in Southern California.


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at or


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Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.

Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School


If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA


Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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