ABOUT SWING LAB
The UC Irvine Golf Swing Lab is a specialized indoor, dedicated facility for both the UCI men’s and women’s golf programs. In the Swing Lab, student-athletes have access to comprehensive video software and a launch monitor system which aids in improving technique and elevating their game to the next level. This facility enables student-athletes to consistently monitor their swing fundamentals and launch conditions for optimum performance. Additionally, there is a club repair station where they can re-grip clubs and adjust lie/loft angles on their irons to best fit their swing.
ABOUT GOLF COURSES
The UC Irvine Men's and Women's golf programs partner with numerous top rated private and public golf courses in Orange County to offer premier facilities, challenging putting greens and scenic driving ranges that enhance each student-athletes game and the team's ability to win championships.
- Big Canyon (www.bigcanyoncc.org)
Host site for the UC Irvine men’s Anteater Invitational, Big Canyon Country Club is a member owned, family oriented private club located in Newport Beach, California. Established in 1971, the Club provides its members and their guests with a broad scope of programs and amenities to include an outstanding golf course and related services, multiple dining options, exceptional recreation and fitness amenities, and a wide variety of quality social events. The character and camaraderie of our members are among the Club's most outstanding attributes. A partner of UC Irvine’s since the start of the men’s golf program, Big Canyon Country Club is a home where friends and generations of families gather and cherished memories are made.
- Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club (www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Coto-de-Caza-Golf-Racquet-Club):
A friend of the UC Irvine golf programs since the early 90’s, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club is the first private 36-hole country club in Orange County and one of only three in metropolitan Southern California. The North Course was built in 1987, and is rated one of the nation's top 25 courses. The North Course at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club is regarded as one of the best courses in Orange County. At a long 7,172 yards from the back tees with a rating of 75.5 and a slope of a 145. The North is very challenging and has few birdie opportunities with plenty of trouble to avoid. Allowing a little more leeway off the tee the North puts the emphasis on the players’ short game. Coto de Caza South course has a rating of 74.3 and a slope of 140. The South course not only has a great layout, but is also fun to play. The player feels solitary; only a handful of holes allow the opportunity to see other golfers. The South course is shorter than the North course, but is also a lot tighter, so accuracy off the tee is essential.
- Dove Canyon (www.dovecanyonclub.com):
As the only private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Orange County, Dove Canyon Country Club offers the challenges of a course designed with a Master’s touch. This championship course features rolling fairways that wind through lush canyons and waterfalls to reach large, well-bunkered greens. Host site for the UC Irvine women’s Anteater Invitational and partner of the UC Irvine golf programs since the early 90’s, Dove Canyon Country Club is designed for avid golfers who are looking for a challenging golf experience and luxurious clubhouse amenities that will make this a place you'll want to call home.
- El Niguel Country Club (www.elniguelcc.com):
El Niguel Country Club has hosted the Anteater Invitational in 2009, 2013 and 2016. The course was opened for play in 1963 on land previously used for cattle ranching. El Niguel boasts an 18-hole championship golf course that stretches to 7060 yards from the back tees. It is a parkland style layout that features rolling hills, three lakes and a meandering creek throughout the course. The Kikuya fairways and Poa Annua greens are among the finest in Orange County. In addition to the challenging and fun golf course, El Niguel features some of the best practice facilities in the area – including two practice putting greens, a wedge practice area, a practice bunker and a chipping green.
- Oak Creek (www.oakcreekgolfclub.com):
A valued partner of UC Irvine’s since the mid-90’s, in true Tom Fazio form, the Oak Creek Golf Club beckons the competitive spirit of golf players at all levels. Each of the 18 holes throughout this Orange County golf course presents new challenges amid tapered fairways, scenic greens, beautiful lakes and bull-nose carved bunkers. With dense and dynamic flora, Oak Creek experiences nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. The 71-par, 6,834-yard course beautifully captures and elevates all there is to love about the game of golf with 65 natural turf tees, a nine-acre all-terrain landing area, two practice greens and a large practice bunker.
- Pelican Hill (www.pelicanhill.com/#/golf):
The fundamentals of golf may not vary, but the way you experience the game certainly can. Tom Fazio, who has more courses ranked in the top 100 than any other golf course architect, designed Pelican Hill's 36 championship holes on our Ocean North and Ocean South courses, to be unlike any that you've ever played before. Adjacent to thousands of acres of permanently reserved land that makes up the Irvine Ranch® Land Reserve, the Pelican Hill, who is a long standing partner of the UC Irvine golf programs, is set over 400 acres of stunning, coastal land. Open canyons and elevated plateaus with a palette of a hundred colors contrast the distinct green edges of the fairways and greens. Ocean South is a flow of contrasts: from brush gardens framed by sage and eucalyptus trees to a green, virtual moonscape, dropped at every side by deep chasms. Several holes permit 270 degree views of the vast Pacific, with the sight of seabirds and sailboats guiding the fresh ocean breeze.
- Santa Ana Country Club Golf Course (www.santaanacc.org):
The 18-hole "Santa Ana" course at the Santa Ana Country Club facility in Santa Ana, California features 6,536 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.7 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Kikuyu grass. This straightforward yet challenging course was designed by Ted Robinson, ASGCA, and opened in 1901. A friend of the UC Irvine golf programs since the early 80’s, the Santa Ana Country Club prides itself on its rich history and loyal golf community who keep this classic course’s popularity high among those in the Orange County area.
- Strawberry Farms (www.strawberryfarmsgolf.com):
The par-71, 6,700 yard course is set amid canyons and wetlands, the 18-hole course offers picturesque vistas across the 35-acre reservoir, large rolling greens surrounded by wildlife and natural vegetation and scenic hills studded with granite boulders and natural waterfalls. Developed by Doug DeCinces, former California Angel third baseman, Strawberry Farms Golf Club is sure to provide golfers with the finest golf experience in Orange County. Strawberry Farms Golf Course combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf. As the premier golf course in Southern California and long time supporter of UC Irvine golf, Strawberry Farms is the preferred course among golf enthusiasts alike.