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1 Its time again for the annual Getaway Gang Outing. We will continue having our event this year in sunny California, but this time we are heading a little further South. Our Getaway Golf trip will be slightly east of San Diego about 30 miles into the Barona Valley region. As in the past, we will be playing two awesome courses both rated 4 stars by Golfweek magazine. The first course is part of the Sycuan Resort and Casino and has been proclaimed as the favorite resort course in the San Diego area. The second course, Steel Canyon has been ranked # 1 Best course conditions in San Diego County by, and the Gary Player designed, 27 hole golf course is a Must Play for any visitor to San Diego Golf Date: Monday – April (TBD)Tuesday – April (TBD) Place: Sycuan Golf ClubSteele Canyon Golf Club First Tee Time: 10:00 AM10:00 AM Sycuan Golf Resort (formerly Singing Hills Country Club) is a 425-acre golf resort managed by the Sycuan Tribe, and is nestled in the lush Dehesa Valley of El Cajon, California. Just a short 20 minute drive from downtown San Diego, the resort is the perfect place for a vacation, business retreat, conference, tournament or special event. With their two championship 18-hole golf courses (Willow Glen and Oak Glen) as well as their 18 hole executive course, Sycuan Golf Resort offers something for every golfer from beginner to expert. The resort also offers professional golf instruction through its PGA and LPGA certified Golf Academy. Also included are 11 lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, Primrose Spa, and delicious fine and casual dining options. Offering great values all year long, Sycuan Resort is a golfers paradise. Willow Glen is a challenging par 72 golf course with tight, narrow fairways, and strategically placed bunkers. The Sweetwater River occasionally runs along this San Diego golf course and its channel comes into play on many of the holes, providing for fantastic scenery and challenging shots. The Willow Glen golf course contains several dogleg holes and many elevation changes and water crossings that will challenge and entertain the golfer throughout the day. Willow Glen seems to be the preferred golf course of San Diego's Sycuan Golf Resort. Steele Canyon Golf Club is one of the few select San Diego golf courses honored by Golf Digest with its prestigious 4 Star Rating. Only 20 miles from downtown San Diego, Steele Canyon features three distinct golf courses, each offering an environment and type of play for every level of golfer. Here, in a San Diego location abundant with natural beauty, you'll be rewarded with an exceptional golfing experience at a great price. In the tradition of golf's greatest courses, Steele Canyon Golf Course has attained what is believed to be a perfect combination of scenery and challenge. Golfers at this golf course will stand in awe of the panoramic views from several of the tees and enjoy the challenge of dramatic shot-making on the beautifully sculpted fairways and the smooth, true greens. Gary Player, designed Steele Canyon's three distinct 9-hole golf courses. Each layout offers a unique natural environment and type of play for all levels of experience. The rugged Canyon 9 provides dramatic shot-making challenges and breathtaking elevations. The Ranch 9 winds through the picturesque fields of a working ranch, and the Meadow 9 drifts along a pastoral valley enhanced with scenic woodlands, streams, and native wildlife. Any combination presents one of 3 distinct 18- hole golf courses; which will provide a truly memorable golf experience Golf Getaway

2 Here is the plan. There has been another shift in the golf days. When we first started on these outings we used to play on Saturday & Sunday. The two most expensive days to play golf. So, to cut down the costs, I shifted our golf outings to play golf on Sunday and Monday. I have now found it to be significantly cheaper to play on Monday and Tuesday. In the case of this trip, each course is $40 less on Monday-Thursday. Lodging is $50 less (if you dont stay on a Saturday night), and finally, Sycuan has a special stay and play package for Monday through Thursday (see details below). So, we are going to try the following: Sunday most likely will be utilized as a travel day. The first day of golf has been scheduled for the Sycuan Resort Golf Club, playing the Willow Glen Course on Monday, with our second day of golf taking place at Steele Canyon Golf Club playing the Canyon and Ranch nines on Tuesday. Finally, Wednesday will probably be the return day for most of you. Cost associated with staying at the Sycuan Resort: Stay and Unlimited Play Package Accommodations in one of Sycuan Resorts Deluxe rooms and unlimited golf at the resort. Unlimited golf available for one calendar day per day of stay. Sycuan Resort's All American Breakfast each morning per registered guest. Package price based upon double occupancy. Monday – Thursday Weekday Cost (Monday): $145 Deluxe Room Sunday $150 (Double occupancy – individual cost is $75) Deluxe Room Tuesday: $150 (Double occupancy – individual cost is $75) Round of golf on Tuesday at Steele Canyon: $105 This year as in the past, group dinners are planned. I have selected two options, The first dinner social will be at the Savannah Grill and the second dinner social will be held at the Taste of Italy We have a new option this year for paying! If you have a PayPal account, you send funds directly to my account. See the Links page (bottom right corner) on the Getaway Gang Website …or you can still pay via a check. Mail checks to:Lad Meairs 1254 Mokelumne Court Antioch, CA If you are playing both courses, the total will be $ Steele Canyon Golf Club 3191 Stonefield Drive Jamul, CA Sycuan Golf Club 3007 Dehesa Road El Cajon, CA 92019

3 Website: Place: Sycuan Resort & Casino Date: Monday – April (TBD) Course: Willow Glen Course Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: El Cajon, CAPrice $ (East of San Diego) Sycuan Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Sycuan Resort - located less than 1/2 hour from downtown San Diego. Sycuan Resort was recognized as the Best Golf Courses in San Diego, as well as one of the Top Courses by the San Diego Business Journal. The golf facilities include 54 holes - two 18-hole championship courses and an executive course. There is a grass/mat driving range, short game area with sand bunker, plus multiple practice greens. The pro shop/check in is conveniently located within a short walking distance from any of the rooms, and several natural grass practice greens are interspersed throughout the property. On course golfers will find that the Kirby marking system is in place, with yardages posted every 25 yards from (250 on par fives). Pin placement sheets are provided, to indicate the day's hole locations. The course is designed along mildly rolling topography, with spectacular mountain vistas. In fact, the valley is completely surrounded by hills and mountains, which provide a wind shield that helps create calm playing conditions. The Willow Glen layout presents dramatic elevation changes and also has many fairways that are tightly tree-lined. Proper placement off the tee is paramount to scoring well on the Willow Glen course. Many fairways are flanked by pine, oaks and cottonwoods that shape the landing zones and define the doglegs. It is unlikely that one will be able to finish a round here without having to chip out from under or behind a tree. The initial few holes are somewhat flat, creating a great contrast for the par four 4th, which plays from an extremely elevated tee, to a complex green protected by a lake. Holes 11 through 15 on the back side present perhaps the most beautiful stretch on the course. Throughout golfers will encounter significant fairways and greenside mounding, and medium sized, sloping bent grass putting surfaces that are in wonderful shape. In total there are 45 sand bunkers situated greenside or along the landing zones, and water comes into play on 6 holes. Four sets of tee areas play to distances and slopes measuring 6667 yards/130 slope, 6605 yards/129 slope, and 6207 yard/125 slope for men.

4 Place: Steele Canyon Golf ClubDate: Tuesday – April (TBD) Course: Canyon nine & Ranch nine Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: Jamul, California Price $ (East of San Diego) Website: Steele Canyon Golf & Country club in Jamul, just 20 minutes east of San Diego, is a beautiful 27- hole Gary Player championship design that is recognized as one of southern California's most exciting golf experiences. Three distinctive nines built on an extremely rolling terrain take advantage of the area's natural topography, to provide players of all skill levels with a challenging and invigorating round of golf. The property has been awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play - one of only 3 courses in San Diego County to achieve such a status. The rugged Canyon nine presents breathtaking elevation changes and requires dramatic shot-making; the Ranch nine winds through fields that surround a working ranch, and the Meadow nine stretches along the pastoral valley floor, with beautiful woodlands and streams. Water comes into play on a total of 8 holes, and there are nearly 150 sand bunkers of varying shapes and sizes situated near the landing zones on the fairways or greenside. There are 4 sets of tees on each hole. Yardages and slope ratings for the different configurations measure in at between yards/ slope from the Blue tees, yards/ slope from the Whites, yards/ slope from the Golds and yards/116/124 for ladies playing from the forward tees. All three layouts provide convenient measurements - with sprinkler heads measured to the front/middle/back of the green on the fairways, 100/150/200 yard markers on both the fairways and cart paths, plus small markers on the flagsticks for front, middle and back hole locations. The bent grass greens are medium in size and mildly undulating. On property is a full service practice facility with targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus two putting greens. Instruction from a staff of experienced PGA Professionals is available. The clubhouse features a pro shop plus restaurant/lounge with creative menus of fine food, plus exceptional service and fine outing/event facilities. With 27 holes of dramatic golf plus fine amenities and great service - Steele Canyon presents a perfect venue for tournaments and corporate events. This is a great golf facility - with a reasonable price structure for the area. The surrounding mountains create some postcard-perfect backdrops!

5 The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort is adjacent to Fort McDowell Casino. Try your luck at live keno, live bingo, card games and slot machines. We feature no-limit poker tournaments each day. Room Rates Sunday Night - $135 Monday Night - $135 Tuesday Night - $135 Escape to one of the top San Diego resorts, where you can have it all without ever leaving the Resort. Sycuan offers all of the amazing amenities that you are looking for in a destination vacation. Get comfortable in our hotel featuring 100 spacious guest rooms highlighted by 18 luxurious suites. All accommodations feature beautiful views of our verdant golf courses, private putting green or refreshing pools. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, relax over a superb meal at Sycuan Grill while enjoying golf course scenery on the inviting patio. The Sycuan Grill features a contemporary American menu. The menu is catered around local seafood and produce along with classical starters. Menu items range from Haas Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Sesame Seared Ahi, Traditional French Onion Soup as starters to composed plates of Steak and Pommes Frites, Buffalo Medallions, Local Sea Bass, and Lobster Mac & Cheese. Or maybe you would prefer to unwind with a beverage in Echo's Lounge, where you can catch up with friends or watch the game on big screen TV. For recreation the Resort provides some of the best Southern California golf spectacular holes comprised of two championship 18-hole courses and a fun executive course. Our courses have been recognized for seven consecutive years as the #1 golf course in San Diego by readers of the San Diego Union Tribune, and as the top courses by the San Diego Business Journal. When you're done on the links or courts, there's plenty more to do. Cool off in two refreshing swimming pools. Unwind in Echo's Lounge and savor a gourmet meal at Sycuan Grill. Another wonderful option is to indulge in the luxurious massage services at our Primrose Spa. Get lucky in the Las Vegas-style Sycuan Casino, just moments away on our complimentary 24-hour shuttle. You will also love our 11 lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, Primrose Spa, as well as Sycuan Casino five minutes away. Sycuan Resort & Casino 3007 Dehesa Road El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino

6 Monday Evening – Dinner Social – April (TBD) Tuesday Evening – Dinner Social – April (TBD) The dining scene in East County has taken a major step forward with the recent addition of Savanna Grill in Rancho San Diego. Its a beautiful restaurant featuring everything youd expect from a top-notch operation. Savanna Grill is a classy steakhouse and lounge with fabulous floor to ceiling window views of the lush, green fairways of Cottonwood golf course. The restaurant is the latest venture of well respected local restaurateur Diah Asker, the man that also brings us several wonderful Taste of Italy restaurants. Happy Hour is long here, from 2 to 7 p.m. seven days a week, and again from 10 to closing Sundays through Thursdays. The regular menu is served all day. Theres a full page of great starters, including griddled crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller, prime rib bites, coconut shrimp, or a superb. The French onion soup, the Savanna chop house salad and the spinach salad are all are highly suggested here. Before you choose your main course, this is a steakhouse, charbroiling both prime and certified Angus steaks in the double-stack ovens at a searing 1800 degrees. Among the steaks are filet mignon, bone-in or boneless rib-eye, top sirloin, porterhouse, and the New York. They also offer lamb chops and surf & turf combos with either Alaskan crab legs, Australian lobster tail or scampi. An added bonus it that your dinner includes two sides (instead of paying extra for them). The menu also lists seafood specialties such as garlic panko-crusted halibut, tomato basil mahi-mahi, herb-crusted salmon and other dishes such as chicken Savanna or barbecue baby back ribs. For dessert, the warm lava cake or the warm apple cobbler will do you fine. Theres also a good wine list Savanna Grill 3773 Willow Glen Dr El Cajon, CA Phone: (619) Optional Social Events Jamacha Blvd. Rancho San Diego, CA Phone: (619) If you're in East County and looking for a great Taste to eat, give Taste of Italy Rancho San Diego a try! This gem was the first of our restaurants to feature the amenities and atmosphere worth duplicating in our other restaurants. Taste of Italy Rancho San Diego also features a full bar with a large plasma television, top shelf spirits, extensive wine selection and beers on tap. Great Italian restaurant serving "rustico" style family recipes in an upscale family environment. Extensive wine list with select gems are available as well as wine lockers for those VIP locals. Monthly wine maker tastings paired with select food is an ongoing opportunity to San Diegans needing a taste of Napa in the county.

7 Hotel RatingRate (Avg per night) El Cajon area Quality Inn & Suites**$ 70 Days Inn**$ 65 Best Western Continental Inn**$ 65 Howard Johnson**$ 60 Rodeway Inn**$ 55 Travelodge**$ 55 Here is a sampling of the Hotels in the El Cajon area (during dates in April). This data was collected off the Travelocity site. Rate is an average for the three nights (Saturday will obviously be more expensive, with Sunday and Monday being cheaper) Inn at Eagle Mountain – Fountain Hills

8 Sightseeing and Attractions in San Diego From the Rancho San Diego area where we will be playing golf, it is only fifteen (15) miles west of San Diego. Should you choose to travel on Saturday, that will leave you all day Sunday for sightseeing and attractions. Listed below are just some of the options you have for a day of fun in the sun. Attractions: Sea World San Diego Zoo Balboa Park & Museums Coronado USS Midway Museum Old Town San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Little Italy Mission Beach San Diego Harbor Cruises Go Car Tours (GPS and narrated guided tours)

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