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The Gator course opens at 11 a.m. and takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes.

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The Loma Club has added more sandwiches, snacks and cocktails to the menu.

The Loma Club has added more sandwiches, snacks and cocktails to the menu.

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The historic nine-hole Loma Club golf course at Liberty Station has added a new attraction: Tappers Mini Golf & Cocktails with two uniquely designed courses.

Groups of two to six golfers can now book their tee times for the “Gator Course”, the first nine holes of the Tappers Mini Golf at 2960 Truxtun Road that are completed, via TheLomaClub.com. A second “Gopher Course” is still under construction.

The 9 hole, Gator and Gopher courses were designed by co-operator Oliver Mahoney, a mini-golf builder in the UK. Finishing touches continue to be added to each course.

Each round of mini-golf costs $ 14 per person for ages 12 and over and $ 12 per person for players 12 and under. The Gator course opens at 11 a.m. and takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes. The course closes for the evening after the entry of the last group at 6.30 p.m. Check-in for mini-golf and the regular 9-hole game is done inside the Loma Club.

Adjacent to the Loma Club pavilion and patio, Tappers Mini Golf is an additional golf activity at the Loma Club. It enhances the traditional mini-golf experience, allowing players to end the course with a cocktail in hand. Tappers is not, however, a rebranding of the historic and iconic Liberty Station golf course, concert hall and social club.

“We are thrilled to finally have families, groups and couples playing this new offering of outdoor entertainment at Loma Club,” said Laura Johnson, Point Loma resident and Loma Club co-worker. “When Luke (Mahoney), John (Levan), Oliver (Mahoney) and I took over Loma Club operations in early 2020, our goal was never to change, but simply to scale up and improve the experiences. golf course and hospitality that guests and their families have enjoyed for decades. With Tappers and the updates we make at Loma Club, we look forward to continuing to see guests of all ages spending more time outdoors with their family and friends, as well as welcoming new players to the game of golf, with food and drink in hand. “

The Loma Club has also started offering new foods to eat before or after the Tappers, on the 9-hole course, or to enjoy with friends and family on the clubhouse’s refreshed terrace. Players can also enjoy club cocktails at the Tappers courses.

All food and drink orders as well as check-in for the mini-golf course and the regular 9-hole game can be made inside the Loma Club at the newly built bar. All golf amenities, including check-in, will eventually be housed in the club’s new ‘check-in hangar’, which is almost complete.

Still underway at the Loma Club, the renovation of the clubhouse dining room is still underway. The first phase of the updated pavilion is also nearing completion, including the new bar and much-needed additional toilets.

The next phase of the pavilion renovation will focus on improving the layout of the existing dining room. When complete, the clubhouse’s updated interiors, inspired by traditional private clubs, also incorporate the operating group’s love for cheeky cult golf classics like ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Happy Gilmore’.

Regular play and service will not be disrupted as construction of the Loma Club draws to a close. Regulars and visitors alike can enjoy live bands (including fan favorite Mark Fisher), or host private events large and small, from mini-golf tournaments and redemptions to weddings.

Sail Ho was the original name given to the then Naval Training Center golf course in the 1920s. In 2014, Good Time Design took over the operation of the historic Liberty Station facility. The name of Sail Ho was changed at this time to The Loma Club.

Following the change in 2020 with new operators Laura Johnson and Luke Mahoney, co-founders of You & Yours Distilling Co. of East Village, replacing Good Time Design, the golf club has been remodeled. A new outdoor terrace extends the existing restaurant onto the existing patio and grass.

NEW MENU ITEMS

– Loma Club added more sandwiches including New England style shrimp roll topped with lemon, old berry and chives, BLT pork belly with lemon herb aioli on a focaccia with herbs and a vegetarian green goddess sammie with Bibb lettuce, mozzarella, cucumber and avocado marinated in pesto on honey wheat.

– Prepare any meal with new “snacks”, from homemade chicken fillets with the option to make them hot in Nashville, to French onion dip with homemade chips and the snack board from the clubhouse with andouille sausage, old-fashioned mustard, pickles and chili cheese.

– Pair these new foods with Loma Club craft cocktails like Jungle Birdie (house infused pineapple rum, Campari, lime, soda) or On the Green (You & Yours’ Sunday London Dry, cucumber, elderflower, lime, tonic). Rotating draft and canned craft beers are available, along with a selection of red and white wines and canned cocktails from You & Yours Distilling Co.


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