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With one call, local golf firm can book local courses

San Diego County boasts more than 85 golf courses, but if you're a visitor, or even a resident, it's tough to know where to play, how to get on a desired course, which courses are in good shape and provide the best customer service or even where some of the courses are located. La Jolla-based San Diego Golf Reservations knows and tracks all this information daily.

What began as a home office idea to provide a part-time, $30-per-week job for a teenage student in 1992, has now grown into a golf coordination company with 23 full- and part-time golf coordinators.

In partnership with local golf courses and hotels, the firm provides golf information and course conditions, recommends courses, schedules tee times and coordinates corporate golf outings and tournaments for individuals, hotels, travel agents and meeting planners. In addition, it can rent Callaway (NYSE: ELY) golf clubs, arrange transportation and provide discounted lodging reservations for its customers through its partner, San Diego Hotel Reservations Inc.

The work of San Diego Golf Reservations helps drive approximately $5 million of revenue to those courses and hotels. It achieves this feat by using technology that electronically connects it to golf courses in real time.

Golfers can call San Diego Golf Reservations at (800) 905-0232 seven days a week until 9 p.m. to book tee times up to 60 days in advance, and two years in advance for corporate golf tournaments.

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