Golf Courses The Broncos Play
Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy is nestled among the unspoiled foothills of California's Central Coast Region. Mother Nature shows her best side from every remarkable vista on this championship course designed by David Dale & Ron Fream of Golfplan, with Johnny Miller Design, Ltd. Six tee placements on each hole guarantee a rewarding round for every player; while attention to even the smallest detail in our vast, resplendent clubhouse guarantees your best experience off the course.
San Jose Country Club, set in the lower elevations of the Diablo Range east of San Jose, California, was established in 1899 and moved to its current location in 1912. It is the ninth oldest club in the state and the fourth oldest in Northern California and has a rich tradition of golf and social events well documented by San Jose historians. The course has character and has challenged the best local and national golfers over the years. Its development has been influenced by the prominent courses architects of their time.
Located high above the Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, California, Boulder Ridge offers dramatic vistas overlooking Silicon Valley and spectacular views of the Santa Cruz mountains. Touted by raters from Golf Week Magazine as the best course in the area, Boulder Ridge features lush fairways, dramatic bunkering and bentgrass greens. The unique character of the course comes from giant prehistoric boulders where the Ohlone Indians lived and played centuries ago and later, where settlers quarried rocks to build Stanford University and the orginal San Jose post office. Nothing compares. Every round at Boulder Ridge is a mystical golf experience.
Located in the hills overlooking the Coyote Valley, in San Jose’s Silicon Valley, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club offers 27 magnificent holes, with 6 different 18-hole combinations. Cinnabar Hills is routinely ranked among the top 10 golf courses in Northern California. Close to The Peninsula and Morgan Hill, it is an ideal Wedding Venue with a majestic mountain location. We can easily accommodate 250 guests. Cinnabar Hills offers one of the finest clubhouses and most comfortable restaurants in the Almaden Valley. The Restaurant and Banquet facility is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunches, weddings, ceremonies, receptions, bridal faires, bridal showers, memorial services, tournaments, banquets and corporate or special events. Cinnabar Hills also has a full service bar and cocktail lounge offering Happy Hour Monday through Friday.
The practice facility, with a natural grass driving range tee, is ideal for golf lessons, instruction, clinics and camps. Besides offering stunning views from several holes, Cinnabar Hills, is not only beautiful but challenging to the experienced golfer. One of Cinnabar Hills unique and impressive amenities is the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum, the only one of its kind in the Western United States. Cinnabar is proud of its support of Junior Golf and offers junior golfers free play when accompanied by a paying adult after twilight hours begin 365 days a year.
Nestled in the countryside of San Martin, California, just 30 minutes south of San Jose, CordeValle is a golf lover's dream and the ultimate choice for a golf vacation. Featuring a 260-acre, 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the California golf resort has garnered some of America's most prestigious golf recognition including:
Golfweek 2010: Best Courses You Can Play, no. 7 in California Golf.com 2010: Premier Resorts: Best in Your Area: California's Best Golf, no. 4 & Best Lodging, no. 2 Golf Digest 2009: Best State Course, no. 28, America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, no. 60, The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, no. 21
Featuring unobstructed views of radiant natural beauty with dramatic contours and elevation changes, this 18-hole, 7,169-yard, par 72 golf course makes innovative use of Northern California's hillsides, canyons and broad meadows. Reflecting the belief that championship golf courses are not built just for professional tournaments, CordeValle offers an impressive variety of play. What can be a serious challenge from the back tees can become fun and friendly from the regular and forward tees. Like the world's great courses, it takes on a different theme each time it is played. The ability to incorporate different strategies and club selections throughout the course will make every round a delightful new adventure.
Lake Merced Golf club stretches out to a Par 72 that covers 6,925 yards. The layout is defined by the natural beauty that is created by steep elevation changes carved into tree-lined lush green fairways. The course is known across the Bay Area as a tough, but very fair test of golf, on a course that is the crown jewel of the world-class Lake Merced Golf Club experience. Hand in hand Lake Merced offers a fantastic golf experience, along with a luxurious clubhouse that was rebuilt in 2005. The food and beverage program is also a highlight of Lake Merced, offering its members impeccable service and a true culinary experience. If you are planning a special occasion, it is the ideal setting for wedding receptions, golf tournaments and other events.
Lake Merced Golf Club is a private golf and tennis club just minutes from downtown San Francisco featuring a championship golf course and practice facilities, with a proud tradition of diverse membership, and offering a great golf experience for avid Bay Area golfers and their families.
The signature hole at San Juan Oaks has easily the most spectacular tee shot on the course. Standing 150 feet above the green, players can see for miles across the fertile San Juan Valley to the mountain range far in the distance. Many of the bunkers visible from the tee are not in play for the average player's drive. The best play is to the right center of the fairway, where a good drive will catch the downhill side of a designed speed shot adding 15 to 20 yards to the drive, leaving a mid to long iron to the green. Players who fly the green on their approach shot will find a forty foot drop into a creek with only two small bunkers to save the most fortunate.
Almaden Golf and Country Club is a prestigious club located in the beautiful Almaden Valley of San Jose. The Club boast an 18-Hole championship golf course, clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pavilion, and pro shop. The Club includes an active membership who use the facility for recreation, socializing meeting new friends, and entertaining clients and family. Diverse business, ethnic backgrounds and age groups represent our membership. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains adjacent to the Quick Silver County Park, the environment is comfortable and secluded.
With its breathtaking view from the clubhouse, Silver Creek is unique among private clubs in the Silicon Valley in providing the finest golfing, tennis, swim and fitness facilities, elegant dining, and private meeting rooms- all in one magnificent setting.
In 2002, the golf course received a $2.5 million renovation by Mike Strantz, ranked as Golf World’s Architect of the Year, termed the “hottest golf architect on the planet”, and winner of two consecutive Golf Digest’s Best New Upscale Golf Course.
Castlewood Country Club is a 36-hole private
facility, with two fun and challenging golf
courses. Being distinctly different, the
Hill and Valley courses offer members a nice variety in the golf
experience at Castlewood. At Castlewood, numerous tournaments and
special events are conducted for our Members (men, women
and juniors) throughout the year. There is
a place for the beginner all the way up to the advanced
golfer. And, if you're simply looking for a game,
it's never a problem to find one at Castlewood. One good
example is our unique Saturday Morning Shotgun, which offers a
great way to meet other members, and enjoy great golf.
LPGA players Paula Creamer, Pat Hurst and Dana Dormann along with PGA Tour Professionals Todd Fischer and Joel Kribel all have something in common: They all came out of the Castlewood Junior program. Here, they played on two championship golf 18-hole golf courses, playable year-round and offering the golfer a variety of challenges.
Ruby Hill Golf Club is in the heart of the Livermore Wine Valley on property that was once the original Ruby Hill Winery. The original grape-growing property was founded by John Crellin in 1887, with money made in the oyster trade and was named for the bright red soil its vineyards boast. The winery was eventually abandoned, and in 1989 burned, leaving only a few walls standing.
The land then transferred to the Catholic Church and Wente Vineyards. RHGC’s owner, Jim Ghielmetti, was approached in 1985 by a friend and business partner of Jack Nicklaus’ about building a Club in the Bay Area. Mr. Ghielmetti approached the Wente Family and shared his vision for the land. In 1987, the process was started to secure all of the government approvals and move forward with the project. Construction started on Labor Day 1993 and Ruby Hill Golf Club opened its doors in 1996, the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course in Northern California.
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club was founded in 1961 by a group of local golfers with the shared vision of a great golf experience for them and their friends. Jack Fleming, an Alistair Mackenzie protégé, was retained to design the outstanding golf course, which has attracted a membership that shares a social synergy and a passion for golf excellence. Coupled with its elite membership the club has maintained traditions for service and facility excellence that have enabled Sharon Heights to achieve their position as a Platinum Club of America, one of the top 100 club communities in the United States.
You can find the Villages’ spectacular championship golf course on the slopes of the rolling foothills of the beautiful Evergreen district in southeastern San Jose.
This course-one of the finest in northern California-is a par-72 championship course, designed by architect Robert Muir Graves. All eighteen holes are equipped with four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. In addition to the championship 18 hole course, the Villages has a lovely nine-hole, par-3 course, which is ideal for beginners or seasoned golfers who want to improve their games.
The golf course at La Rinconada is set among rolling hills with
narrow, tree-lined fairways. A shotmaker’s course, the greens
are small and undulating and protected by many bunkers. The course
features a wide variety of challenging holes, including two long
par 3's and several risk/reward short par 4's. Greens and tees are
placed close together making the course a joy to walk.
The course was designed by William Jefferson, a protégé of Tom Morris, the nephew of the famous British Open champion of the same name. Jefferson was also influenced by Thomas Bendelow, the designer of the course at Medinah Country Club. It is a truly classic design that will provide you with endless challenges. The course has been continually updated, while remaining true to its classic roots. The mixed bent grass and poa annua greens are built to USGA specifications, as are the tee boxes. Conditioning of the perennial ryegrass fairways is superb.