Tustin Ranch Golf Club prides itself on being a public golf course with a private feel. A Ted Robinson-designed layout that weaves through a housing community, Tustin Ranch is located just minutes off of Interstate 5 between the 55 and 261 freeways. Most of the homes are out of harm’s way, however, and Robinson’s trademark water features are prevalent throughout the 6,800-yard track.
One of the prettier par 3s in Southern California is No. 11, a 170-yard hole (above). Conveniently, it’s the first thing players see as they make their approach to the parking lot. Tustin Ranch’s signature hole requires a solid iron shot to a multi-tiered green protected by water on all sides and framed beautifully by flowers and palm trees. The hole is part of a set of four strong par 3s on the course, with the first being No. 3, a 190-yard test due to its narrow green and large bunker to the left and two smallish pot bunkers to the right.
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