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  • This was Tiger's proving ground
    This was Tiger's proving ground

    Woods lives in Florida now, but he grew up in Orange County playing the courses of Southern California. He describes how the experience helped him become the dominant force in the game.

  • History in the making
    History in the making

    Some of the best places to play in the Southland are courses with a story or two behind them

  • Sweet spots
    Sweet spots

    Instead of trumped-up extras, these courses offer intriguing, affordable challenges

  • More than mirages
    More than mirages

    Desert courses such as the Mountain at La Quinta Resort & Club and Stadium at PGA West are perfect combinations of beauty and feats of engineering

  • Good design spoiled
    Good design spoiled

    They're popular, but Griffith Park courses should be restored to the way George Thomas envisioned them

  • In due course
    In due course

    Torrey Pines South has undergone major changes as the home of the Buick Invitational prepares for its role as host of the 2008 U.S. Open

  • Link to the links

    Internet-based tee-time reservations are a boon to the industry -- and can offer big savings to golfers

  • He's Lefty's right-hand man
    He's Lefty's right-hand man

    When Phil Mickelson needed some help on his short game, Dave Pelz came up with all the answers.

  • Q&A with Dave Pelz

    Five questions for Lefty's right-hand man:

  • Editors' picks
    Editors' picks

    Our panelists -- nine Times staff editors and reporters -- list their top five courses, considering playability, quality of the golf experience and how the courses fit their games

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