In the late morning, we took off for the Carmel Valley Ranch Country Club. The plan was to get some lunch at The Clubhouse Grill and then play in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we had a horrible lunch experience. They forgot to put our order in. Everyone who got their after us got their food. We ended up sitting for an hour and fifteen minutes and never getting any food. The servers were rude and didn't seem to care one way or another.
We teed off about 1:40 pm. I felt pretty good about my play on the front nine. It was relatively easy. I parred the Par 3 seventh hole and was closest to the pin. I got a rude awakening on the back nine. The back nine played up into the hills. I got completely destoryed. After shooting a 52 on the front nine, I carded a 65 on the back nine. The scorecard is here.
I enjoyed the afternoon. The course was beautiful.
We finished the day with dinner at the Valley Kitchen. Sharon and I split a Heirloom Tomato & Burrata [Swank Farms Heirloom Tomato, Sweet Basil, CVR Sea Salt Crunch, California Olive Oil, Saba]. For mains, Sharon, Holly and I had Summer Catch [Halibut, Roasted Pepper Coulis, Summer Squash Succotash, Yukon Gold Potato, Pepitas], while Van had Chicken. For the second night in a row, the entrees were frankly not very good...