Keep on Truckee-in’

The main goal for my most recent trip to Northern California was to knock out all of the "Lost Sierra" region, which is basically all the courses in Plumas County (11 courses total) and also Diamond Mountain as the lone Lassen County representative. With the long summer days and, good planning and some fortunate circumstances,... Continue Reading →

Course Review: Montreux Golf & Country Club

On a trip filled with marquee rounds, Montrêux was definitely one of the centerpieces. In all honesty, it was the main excuse for this trip. The NCGA comes out to Tahoe every year. They usually play Edgewood Tahoe and another club in the area. This year, they returned to Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno... Continue Reading →

Course Review: Nicklaus Club – Monterey

Note: This course has since changed its name to The Club at Pasadera, similar to its original name of Pasadera Country Club. Monday's morning round at The Preserve Golf Club was something special, but I was also really looking forward to my Tuesday plans. I was somehow able to arrange rounds on two of the... Continue Reading →

Course Review(s): Toscana Country Club

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of playing both courses at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. What a treat for my 849th and 850th courses played! As far as the desert’s many high-end private clubs go, Toscana doesn’t seem to get quite as much attention as others. Part of that may be due to... Continue Reading →

Seeking Challenge in San Jose

The middle day of my most recent trip found me in San Jose. So far in my experience, this general area is home to some of the most challenging courses around. Last year, I played Cinnabar Hills and Eagle Ridge (in nearby Gilroy). Both courses were very beautiful, yet extremely difficult. The Valley Course at... Continue Reading →

Course Review: Bear Creek Golf Club

My insane week of great private club golf continued yesterday as I was able to check another new local course off the list: Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. This is the busiest time of year for the SCGA, with many member outings in May and June. I’ve been signing up for as many as... Continue Reading →

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