COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. -- Saddle Creek Resort, located in the Central Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County just two hours from the Bay Area and 1.5 hours from Sacramento, is ranked No. 15 in California in Golfweek's "Best You Can Play, State-by-State" rankings for 2010.
This distinction marks a significant rise up the annual list for the Carter Moorish-designed course from No. 18 in 2009. The survey, which included hundreds of California courses, examined overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria. The full list of courses is available in the March 12 issue of Golfweek.
"We are honored that Saddle Creek was once again included, and even rose, in Golfweek's prestigious list of the state's best golf courses," says Bob Higgins, General Manager. "Given the number of first-rate golf designations in California, we appreciate that our guests recognize our commitment to excellent course maintenance and exemplary customer service. Our high rate of repeat business tells us our efforts are appreciated."
Saddle Creek's challenging-yet-fair design and sublime conditioning have led to numerous state-wide and national accolades in addition to the Golfweek acclaim. Accommodations for Saddle Creek guests feature luxurious Bungalows that are within a few paces of both the golf course and lodge and within a minute's walk of the Copper Grille - a culinary destination of Calaveras County.
Green fees are $69 weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $99 for weekends and holidays. Cart and unlimited range balls are included.
Says Higgins, "Given our high caliber of golf and full array of resort amenities, all offered at such reasonable prices, makes Saddle Creek one the best values for a golf destination anywhere."
For more information call: Saddle Creek at 209-785-7415 or visit www.saddlecreek.com.
About Saddle Creek Resort
Situated in the rolling foothills of the Central Sierra region just two hours from the Bay Area and 1.5 hours from Sacramento, Saddle Creek Resort is located in the heart of the Copper Valley in Copperopolis. Golfers will discover stunning vistas of the towering Sierra Mountains to the east, while an ethereal collection of shimmering lakes, native trees, indigenous grasses and 100 bunkers provides a challenging, thought-provoking experience from tee to green. To create an atmosphere of tranquility and isolation, golf course architect Carter Morrish devised a routing in which no two holes run parallel to each other. For more information and a virtual tour of the golf course visit www.saddlecreek.com.
Saddle Creek's thoughtful design, challenging-yet-fair setup and sublime conditioning have led to numerous state-wide and national accolades including:
o Fairways & Greens, "Signature 36, No. 16"
o Golf Digest, "4 1/2 Stars"
o Golf Digest, "Best New Upscale"
o GOLF Magazine, "One of America's Most Underrated Courses"
o Golfweek, "Best Residential Golf Course"
o Golfweek, "Best You Can Play" No. 15 in California
o GOLF Magazine, "No. 12 Public Access Course in California"
o T+L Golf, "America's Best 100 Courses for $100 or Less"
o ZAGAT Survey, "America's Top Golf Courses"
o Sacramento Magazine, "Best Golf Holes of Northern California"
In proximity to Saddle Creek Resort is Copperopolis Town Square, a traditionally-designed, Gold Rush era-themed "country town" that is the retail and event hub of the Copper Valley in the Central Sierra region. Featuring charming boutiques, eateries and specialty shops, the pedestrian-friendly Town Square is the perfect place to spend some time after a round of golf. For more information please visit www.copperopolistownsquare.com.