Where To Dine
In terms of restaurants, Orange County has an embarrassment of riches.
Aubergine (French), 508 29th St., Newport Beach, 949-723-4150
Aysia 101, 2901 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949-722-4128
The Clubhouse, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-708-2582
Five Feet (Asian), 328 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949-497-4955
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 455 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949-720-9633
French 75 (bistro), 1464 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-494-8444
The Harbor Grill (seafood), 34499 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949-240-1416
Las Brisas(Mexican), 361 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, 949-497-5434
Nieuport 17 (continental), 13051 Newport Ave., Tustin, 714-731-5130
Olde Ship (British), 709 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714-871-7447
Summit House (continental), 2000 E. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, 714-671-4111
The Trocadero, 4237 Campus Dr., Irvine, 949-854-5599
While You're There
Hornblower Cruises & Events, 949-646-0155
Knott's Berry Farm, 714-220-5200
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 949-248-2048
Orange County Performing Arts Center, 714-556-2787
Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, 714-993-3393
The T&L Golf Itinerary
Day One: Play Monarch Beach. Snack in clubhouse. Visit the Mission at San Juan Capistrano. Lunch at Five Feet. Explore Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and the arts scene along Broadway. Margaritas and dinner overlooking the Pacific at Las Brisas.
Day Two: Play Pelican Hill North. Lunch in the elaborate clubhouse. Play Pelican Hill South. Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse or any of Fashion Island's fifteen restaurants.
Day Three: Play Strawberry Farms and eat in the clubhouse. Or take a golf holiday. If the kids are in tow, visit Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm. Or take a 9 a.m. cruise to romantic Catalina Island. Return to Newport Beach in time for dinner at Aubergine.
Day Four: Play Tustin Ranch. Lunch at Nieuport 17. Stroll the old towns in Tustin and Orange. Head to South Coast Plaza for shopping, dinner at the Clubhouse and a show at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Day Five: Play Oak Creek. Lunch in t he clubhouse or at the Trocadero. Drive down to Crystal Cove State Park for a bracing hike up to Emerald Vista. Dinner at Aysia 101.
Day Six: Drive to Fullerton. Play Coyote Hills. Lunch at the Brit-owned Olde Ship. Drive to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, in Yorba Linda. Dinner with a view at the Summit House.
Day Seven: Take another shot at Pelican Hill or play Aliso Viejo. Lunch at Harbor Grill. Cruise the beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway, starting at San Clemente and finishing at "Surf City U.S.A," in Huntington Beach. Dinner at French 75 or the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.