Mt. Woodson Golf Course
One must admire the vision of golf-course architects Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt, who looked at the steep northeast side of Ramona’s Mount Woodson and thought: “golf course.” The result is a layout that’s equally a nature preserve. Holes wind in and out of canyons and around ancient live oaks and sycamores. Wild lilac, lemonade berry, and manzanita shrubs of native chaparral line the holes. The trestled cart path that crosses a deep canyon between holes two and three is worth the price of admission alone, as are the views of the Ramona grasslands. And the price of admission is reasonable: $55 weekdays, $65 weekends. The post-1:00 p.m. twilight rate is $27, a steal for a course this beautiful.