What we're about

Stroke of Luck Golf Group is an INTERMEDIATE, FUN GOLF group with some FUN AND FRIENDLY COMPETITIONS!

We are an official SCGA member club. Members may establish their SCGA indexes thru our group (for an additional fee) or may get them thru other SCGA qualified clubs. We do not require members to have an SCGA handicap but we encourage it to allow our members the most chances to win "net" competitions for trophies and prizes. ALMOST ALL of our members DO have SCGA indexes.

Our competitions include a monthly qualifier for our club championship that is held each fall. We also host three - 2 day competitions (partner eclectic, individual eclectic and team cup event) which are hosted at Encinitas Ranch (alternating with another course), Morgan Run and Ram's Hill. Each of our regular events that are not monthly qualifiers will also have some fun game/competition for prizes that will be based on gross and net scores.

We host 2 events per month at golf courses around the San Diego, Orange County, Temecula and Palm Springs areas.

We do an annual trip to La Quinta Resort which includes a day of 2 person match play and 2 days of fun golf with some type of competition.

We have been to Southern Ireland, Scotland (including St. Andrews), Myrtle Beach and Northern Ireland with many more trips to come!

The $50 annual membership fee, pays for the TROPHIES, MONEY AWARDS AND PRIZES at our events. You will make this fee back in your first round or two of golf with the group as we get discounts of $35 to $150 on the rounds we play.

The annual membership fee must be paid at least 7 days prior to your first event or within 30 days of joining. If not paid by this time, we will assume you have changed your mind and may gently remove you from the group. You are welcome back at any time.

Once your membership is approved we will send you an invoice to pay the membership dues electronically (i.e. Zelle). We can accept checks but discourage it because it is alot of work for a volunteer!

We have a strict group policy for late cancellations and no-shows for our events. You may be charged if you cancel after the RSVP deadline or do not show up for an event. This enables us to bring the exact number of players we contract for to the course and keeps our rates for golf much lower than other groups.

Please read the entire GROUP POLICY on the Discussion Board BEFORE you RSVP for any events.

As an intermediate level golf group, we expect all players will have a good pace of play, keep up with the group in front of them, adhere to golf etiquette and pick-up at NET double par. Trash talking however is also encouraged. :-)

We have been hosting over golf events for nearly years and are approaching 500 EVENTS!!!

We have been organizing golf events of 4 to 84 players at the nicer courses in the San Diego Area, Temecula, Palm Springs, Myrtle Beach, Ireland and even Scotland. Myself and the 7 other organizers have a reputation for hosting excellent golf events at a HUGE variety of courses that always include a pretty fun 19th hole and prizes and raffles!!!

We focus on nicer courses in the San Diego and surrounding area at substantially DISCOUNTED rates. We have such a good reputation with courses that the COURSES OFTEN CONTACT US TO BOOK AND IF THE PRICE/PACKAGE ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH WE DON'T GO!!! The courses we will play will include but not be limited to: The Crossings, Twin Oaks, The Legends, Maderas, The Grand Del Mar, Coronado, Barona, La Quinta (Palm Springs), La Costa, Encinitas Ranch, Steele Canyon, Aviara, Marine Memorial, Talega, El Camino Country Club, Shadowridge, Lomas Sante Fe Country Club, Golf Club of California, Arrowood and Pechanga.

Golfers of INTERMEDIATE LEVEL or better that have good golf etiquette are invited to join.


Upcoming events (4)

Monarch Beach Fun in the Sun

Monarch Beach Golf Links

Its time for the annual trip to Dana Point and Monarch Beach Golf Course! I have room for up to 24 players on Sunday August 15th at $135.
This rate is about half the regular price for this course. It will be nice and cool with ocean breezes with plenty of opportunities for glory and many others for doom.

This will be a club championship qualifier for August.

You will pay your green fee when you arrive at the course.

Guests are welcome if we are not full 7 days prior.

The RSVP will close on August 12th at 5 pm. Any cancellations after that time or no-shows will be charged $20 (per the policy) plus any green fee the course charges us. Please review our late cancellation and no show policy and keep track of your RSVP!

Ireland 2021

Dublin Airport

Stroke of Luck is going to Ireland in 2021!

The dates are set for August 17th thru August 29th 2021. The budget will be similar to past trips with the golf @ $1,100 including the # 1 golf course in the world and land package of $2,695 for the land (based on 16 pax) and double occupancy. A single room is a $885 more.

For the 25 of you that went previously in 2014 (and also 8 in 2017) and want revenge; you now have that opportunity.

It will be a similar structure to the previous trips with a package that is inclusive with hotel, taxes, tips, breakfast each day, touring per the itinerary and a private driver guide throughout the journey.

This trip will feature Ireland’s Hidden Gem Golf courses – Five golf courses that the typical Ireland golf trip will rarely include as well as 2 “Majors” including the # 1 Golf Course in the WORLD – Royal County Down!!! I want to provide full disclosure though, our warm-up round is not a Links (parkland course) and is included to break you in to the torture they call the “love grass” as gently as possible.

We will be quite pampered with several great and unique properties for our accommodation including Lough Erne (5 STAR) and the Slieve Donard and others with brilliant spas/leisure centers. Accommodations were selected with a focus on the most freedom/free time which includes easy access (walking from your hotel room) to the town, food, shopping and night life. We will visit some historic sites including the most traditional Irish town in the world – Clifden (they still speak Gaelic as a first language here) in addition to visiting Donegal Castle, Connemara National Park and the Cliffs of Mohr.

Oh, I am not done yet! Each night (New Castle, Donegal, Westport and Galway) we will have opportunity to check out live music called “sessions” and hit every “Murphy’s” pub we can find should you be so inclined 😊.

The Irish people are friendly and fun and the traditional and chef inspired cuisine will complete the experience.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to hold a spot.

If you have additional questions please send me an email.

Golf Club of California

The Golf Club of California

Time to try some OLD stomping grounds at the Gold Club of California in Fallbrook with tee times starting at 1 pm. We have room for up to 24 players at a smoking rate of $59 with tee time increments of 10 minutes which is great! Range balls will be an extra cost.

We will play the "net birdie or better game". 1 point for a net birdie; 2 points for a net eagle; 3 points for a net albatross. The group with the most points will win a prize so choose your pairings wisely. Let's have fun and enjoy our time together!

The RSVP will close on August 26th at 5 pm after which the late cancellation and no show policy apply.


La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Holiday TREAT TIME for YOU (and me)! Yes AGAIN for the 11th year! We are STILL going to have a longish weekend at the Waldorf Astoria 5 Star La Quinta Resort for a SUPER DISCOUNT during their prime golf season!!! We can't miss with average temperatures of 74 degrees in December in Palm Springs! We will arrive in December 3rd and Depart on December 5th and get up to 3 rounds of golf in!

We were only allocated 28 spaces for this trip. A deposit of $200 must be paid by June 1st and can be paid by Zelle or Venmo. A reminder will be sent prior to the deadline to those who have signed up. See details below on costs. There are no refunds for this trip unless the trip is cancelled or you find a replacement for yourself that can fill the spot you have established. The final payment is due October 31st for the balance due.

We have had the same price for FOUR YEARS. Finally there is a price increase because someone bought those lovely golf courses and they are charging MORE!

The package (based on double occupancy) includes 2 nights accommodations, resort fees and 2 ROUNDS OF GOLF with the ability to sign up for a third round of up to 18 holes for Friday if space is available 7 days in advance (tee time 12 pm or later - all included)!!! The price per person only $479 (double golfer room) and $729 if you want a single room or a room with a non-golfing guest. It includes the Mountain and the Nicklaus Golf Course this year! It is an unlimited golf package so after your round if you want to play a few more holes, just go to the Pro Shop and they will get you back out there. We will do our traditional doubles match play on Saturday at the Nicklaus Course with TEAM SANTA FACING OFF AGAINST TEAM ELVES (OR SIMILAR).

The cost of the golf alone is approximately $140 - $160 per round BUT NOT FOR US!!! Please note single room or non-golfing guest in your RSVP. Please note your roommate if you have one arranged. Everyone is responsible to find their own roommate.

We will golf the following courses:

• Nicklaus Course - December 4th

• Mountain - December 5th

We "should" be able to get nearly 18 holes in on Friday December 3rd on courses that are available. We will be able to confirm tee spots 7 days in advance. The normal policy is to book the day of for arrival day golf so another deal for us!

The courses will be in prime condition after all the course maintenance work in October and early November.

Space is limited to the 24 spots. Non-golfing guests are welcome to join us and enjoy all the resort amenities and join us for all the other non-golf activities.

Here is the link for more information on this fabulous resort featuring:

• 41 heated pools and 53 hot spas

• 23 tennis courts and a yoga studio

• 23000 square foot full service spa and salon

• Seven Restaurants

• Resort Retail shops

• Havana Club Cigar Lounge

Past events (476)

4th Annual Stroke of Luck Team Cup at The Crossings

The Crossings at Carlsbad

Photos (13,234)