Golf News for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Real Estate

Castle & Cooke's Saddle Creek Resort in California offers new real estate product

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. -- Saddle Creek Resort - the Castle & Cooke golf community in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Calaveras County - announces it has released several new homes for sale.

The Oak Collection homes are being built in the resort's original Copper Ridge and new Quail Creek neighborhoods. All are two-bedroom with den or three-bedroom single-family dwellings with 2 or 2.5 bathrooms. They range from 1,890 to 2,574 sq. ft. and are available in French Country, Monterey, Traditional and Craftsman architectural styles. Prices begin in the low $400,000s.

A Great Room with abundant windows is the centerpiece of the lifestyle-oriented layouts. Other highlights include gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, Kohler cast-iron sink and Whirlpool stainless-steel appliances; grand eight-foot-tall entry door; Moen plumbing and bath accessories; comfortable master bedrooms with large walk-in closet; master bathroom with ceramic-tile, double-sink vanity; 3-car garages and more.

These amenities are complemented by the unique Castle & Cooke "Green-Wise" building philosophy. Its four pillars - "Energy-Wise," "Health-Wise," "Earth-Wise" and "Design-Wise" - promote more efficient energy use, improved indoor air quality, global conservation via sustainable building materials, and a walkable, fitness-oriented community in harmony with nature.

"Improving housing market indicators and increasingly eco-conscious home buyers make it the right time to introduce The Oak Collection at Saddle Creek," says Darlene Mohlke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Castle & Cooke California. "With our gorgeous setting in the rolling Gold Country foothills and commitment to better living with Green-Wise, The Oak Collection is an enticing option for those seeking the best in country living."

Green-Wise features specific to The Oak Collection include 14 SEER air-conditioning units; sealed HVAC ducts; radiant-barrier roof sheathing to reduce attic temperatures; windows and exterior doors with low-e spectrally-selective glass; full-time circulation fan; high-efficiency air filters; low-VOC paint; low-formaldehyde insulation; water-saving showerheads, faucets and toilets; and engineered, pre-cut lumber. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a Saddle Creek Resort Sports and Golf Club membership, hiking and mountain biking trails, and water sports on nearby Lake Tulloch.

For more information: / 209.785.5600.

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. Owned and operated by nationally-renowned developer Castle & Cooke, the premier Northern California golf community is site of the company's newest collection of classic luxury homes. Custom construction, eco-friendly "Green-Wise" features and dramatic vistas of the Sierra Nevada make them ideal for vacationers, families and retirees.

Golfers will discover an ethereal collection of shimmering lakes, native trees, indigenous grasses and 100 bunkers punctuating a challenging, thought-provoking course from tee to green. To create an atmosphere of tranquility and isolation, architect Carter Morrish devised a routing in which no two holes run parallel to each other.

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.

Stephen Reynolds
Buffalo Communications