The Ranch at Laguna Beach hosted their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to honor First Responders

In appreciation of the unparalleled excellence of both the Laguna Beach Police and Fire Associations, The Ranch at Laguna Beach hosted their third annual golf tournament and dinner reception this past Monday, April 1 to showcase gratitude for the selfless commitment and ongoing support of local first responders.

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Photos courtesy of The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Fire beat Police in the 3rd Annual Tournament

The resort was honored to welcome first responders for a fun, Laguna-style day of canyon golf followed by a BBQ in the ballroom, as a thank you from the residents of Laguna Beach. Friendly rivalry and a good amount of smack talk was expected.

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On the tee with the picturesque canyon as the green’s backdrop

“We were honored to host these local heroes who keep us safe and make Laguna the place that it is,” said Mark Christy, managing partner of The Ranch.

The tournament took place at The Ranch at Laguna Beach Golf Course – the only golf course in Laguna Beach – at 2 p.m. Situated in the Aliso and Wood Canyons, the nine-hole course offers the ultimate playing experience with stunning views and elevation changes on each fairway.

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Feast for a king

First responders were invited to participate in a two-person scramble involving a team score. Three clubs were recommended throughout the tournament, and if golfers played barefoot, they received a mulligan.

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A delicious BBQ awaited hungry golfers in the ballroom

The day’s results? Fire beat Police in the 3rd Annual Tournament, making the record now Fire 2 and Police 1.

Hosted by The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Laguna’s first responders enjoyed a BBQ dinner reception in the resort’s elegant ballroom following the golf tournament.

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Barefoot players received a mulligan

Focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, offerings on the menu included short rib and black bean chili with cornbread croutons along with baked mac and cheese with smoked gouda and roasted poblano for starters and sides. Entrees included Santa Maria tri tip with Fresno chimichurri, BBQ ribs with peach BBQ sauce, and cedar plank salmon in a honey mustard glaze. Dessert options providing the perfect ending to the meal were double chocolate brownies and mini-N.Y. cheesecakes.


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