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Auburn Valley Golf Club
8800 Auburn Valley Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Welcome to Auburn Valley Golf Club, the “Hidden Jewel” of the Sierra Foothills for golfing, grilling, events and weddings. Nice long fairways are hallmarks to this 18-hole course and its many enjoyable views. Between the back 9 against the Sierra foothills and oak trees, you might get the impression those shots are more difficult than the front, though watch out for the blind shots. This is a perfectly groomed and maintained landscape.
Butte Creek Country Club
175 Estates Drive
Chico CA, 95928
Butte Creek Country Club in Chico fancies itself the “North Valley’s finest private club.” The club is home to an 18-hole regulation length course recognized as a premier course; busy with a lot of upcoming events, tournaments and meetings for both women and men.The on-site Butte Creek Country Club Pro Shop carries top brand names for apparel, clubs, gloves and balls. Also be sure to check out the various voting or non-voting 12-month memberships.
Delta View Golf Course
2232 Golf Club Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Delta View Golf Club is certainly worth the drive. Wafts of eucalyptus permeate the fresh air lifting up from the spectacular Delta breeze with views of Mt. Diablo standing as a silhouette. With an all grass driving range on site, the club says “Delta View is a perennial Northern California Golf Digest top 25 pick.” Visualize your shots here complete with advice for visualization of golfing strategy for all 18 holes, or discuss with your Delta View instructor, PGA Class A Head Professional, Brad Cursio.
The Reserve at Spanos Park
6301 West 8 Mille Road
Stockton, CA 95219
Get to The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, not only for the golf, but to enjoy spotting wildlife like blue herons and egrets along the eastern strip of the Bay Delta or the spectacular sunsets. Another reason to consider The Reserve? This is your chance to play on one of the nation’s few “links courses“. Traditional links are strips of land near waterways along an area of the coast that a farmer would consider sandy soil, meaning nothing could be grown in it, like Pebble Beach. The Reserve at Spanos is featured in Best of San Joaquin Magazine 2008, 2012 and 2013 and rated 4.5 stars in Golf Digest’s Places to Play.
The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch
1 Tour Way
Antioch, CA 94531
Roddy Ranch offers a true-links Scottish 18-hole layout that expresses itself as sand dunes uplifted into mountainous terrain. The course is located on the north east side of Mount Diablo State Park overlooking the famous San Francisco Bay Delta. This is indeed a man’s club, ranked No. 1 by male golfers for last four years, and with 15 tournaments scheduled for 2015. Should you wish, bring your own golf cart and pay Roddy Ranch trail fees, only with discounted rates for military, fire, reserve, EMT, clergy, police and teachers. A collared shirt and soft spike golf shoes are required.
Karen Hansen M.S. Earth Sciences, has been writing about earth and the environmental sciences for Examiner.com since May of 2010 in addition to having been an educator and consultant who has facilitated over 200 courses for a private university. Karen loves to learn and write about clean disruptive technology and policies and the people on the planet too. She lives and works in Sacramento, CA. You can find her work at SF Solar Energy Examiner, SF Environmental News Examiner and Environmental News Examiner