Golf & Automotive Sports

Last Glimpse: The Layover Blues

Golfers — are you sick of doing mind-numbing spreadsheets or sending trivial emails just to fill up time before your next flight at LAX? Don’t be one of the herd that waste hours listening to the same songs on their Ipods or reading the same Sports Illustrated issue for the hundredth time. Take advantage of the time the airlines have gladly bestowed upon you and head off to nearby Rancho Park Golf Course.

Located just fifteen minutes from LAX, this 18-hole beauty offers challenges for all levels of players. So much so, that even legend, Arnold Palmer (yes, he played golf before drinks were named after him), struggled there during a PGA event, shooting a 7 over par on the 18th hole. A bench commemorating Palmer’s poor showing is there to remind all that even the best of golfers have bad days.

Rancho Park provides plenty of challenges, from sandy “beaches” to those trees that seem to tractor beam any balls that get too close. It has been the site of many Los Angeles Opens, giving it strong credibility among professional golf’s best. Also, during these tough economic times, Rancho Park’s $50 rounds are a welcome relief for your pocket book.

So stop watching the clock, turn off the laptop and leave the layover blues behind at Rancho Park Golf Course.

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