Jason Scott Deegan

Senior Staff Writer

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. He is a regular contributor with Athlon Sports and PGA Magazine. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. His favorite golf destinations are Ireland and New Zealand, along with Michigan and California, where he lives with his wife and two children. Jason rarely touched a golf club until his college days at Eastern Michigan University, but now his passion for the game knows no out of bounds. He got his start writing with the TravelGolf Network in 1999. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.

  • 4.0 stars from 5

    Pala Mesa Resort

    "Pala Mesa a pleasant surprise"

    Once you get past the opening stretch at Pala Mesa, the course gets really interesting. The first two holes are somewhat forgettable, and the fifth hole could use some work. This short par 4 is set in a footprint that's too narrow. Its fairway slants left to right, kicking balls in the trees up the right side near the fourth tee and a restroom. Beyond that hiccup, there's nothing to complain about as one good dogleg and elevated tee leads to the next. The back nine climbs high in the hills overlooking the adjacent highway and some excellent, strategic holes. The restaurant and patio off the hotel lobby are great spots for lunch or dinner after golf. You'll enjoy your time at Pala Mesa. more »