The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course, located in Stockton, CA is a links style course that sits on 360 acres of lakes, wetlands and working farmland. At over 7,100 yards from the tips and a slope rating of 133 The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course provides a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Four sets of tees on each hole help balance the difficulty of the golf course, which presents a unique and extraordinarily picturesque golf experience for players of all levels. The course features seven lakes coming into play on 12 holes, strategically placed bunkers and fast breaking, well protected greens that put a premium on shot making. Grass tees are located at each end of the driving range with the south tee being night lit and offering a putting green and chipping area. The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course has previously been ranked 4.5 stars on Golf Digests "Places to Play" and ranked the valleys "Best Course" multiple times by San Joaquin magazine. Additionally the full service clubhouse and banquet room provides the perfect setting for tournament events and weddings. The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course was designed in 1999 by noted golf course architect Andy Raugust, formerly a member of the Jack Nicklaus design team. The golf course is less than a 30 minute drive from Sacramento, located a mile from Interstate 5 just north of Stockton, California.
· Driving Range: Grass range lit for evening play · Instruction: PGA Teaching professionals onsite · Locker Room: Available for members only · Restaurant: The Bar and Grill overlooks the course · Cart Rental: · Chipping Green(s): · Clubhouse: · Practice Bunker(s): · Pro Shop: · Pull Cart: · Putting Green(s): · Rental Clubs: · Snack Bar:
This course is one of my favorite to play in the valley. The course will set you back during the weekday mornings about 35 riding and on the weekend morning about 45. The course is managed by American Golf and is in fantastic shape everyday of the week. My favorite aspect of the course is the greens. The greens are like glass, super smooth, tap it a little and oh man does it run. They are med-hard and stopping on the greens is tough, you need to be able to stop the ball well. The contours of the greens are amazing as well, breaks, dips and dives, challenging you the entire way.
The facility overall is in great shape. Always well kept, the beer cart is running around to retap your thirst, the food is good at the turn for a quick sandwich and the range is well laid out with lighting and an option for a monthly range pass. If ever in the area, this course is one you should hit up
Surround yourself with golf in the warm, Florida sunshine at PGA Village – Port St. Lucie. Located on Florida’s picturesque Treasure Coast, PGA Village – Port St. Lucie is truly a golf experience unlike any other. It is here, that 27,000 PGA Professionals from around the globe call home and come to play and train. Our 54 holes of championship golf in a trio of world-class courses (Wanamaker Course | Ryder Course | Dye Course – were laid out by design legends Tom Fazio and Pete Dye). In addition, the resort is home to the PGA Village 6-hole Family Short Course, the perfect place to introduce youngsters and beginners along with being a fun way to warm up or wind down. And then there is the impressive 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, where golfers of all skill levels come to take advantage of some of the most advanced golf training and instruction the sport has to offer.
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All three courses have been recognized on a variety of 'top courses in America' lists, including recently being ranked No. 30 in GolfWorld's inaugural 'Reader's Choice Awards – Top 50 Public Golf Courses.' In addition, the resort as a whole ranks 51st on Golf Digest’s list of the '75 Best Golf Resorts in North America'. Each of the courses have also earned Audubon International “Signature Sanctuary” status for maintaining and enhancing the habitat by conserving wildlife, water and energy through sustainable maintenance practices.
There are 3 courses out here: Ryder, Dye and Wanamaker
The Ryder is a very forgettable course. There is one Par 5 with a "bite off as much as you can chew" lake, but otherwise, the holes are difficult to remember.
The Wanamaker is a little more difficult than the Ryder and it's signature hole is the 18th 440 par 4. In which you have to carry a mid iron over water to a very sloping green that feeds back into the water hazard.
By far, the Dye is the best of the three. LOTS of crazy bunkers, all located strategically to catch your ball. There are also a lot of waste areas filled with crushed shell which, although daunting in appearance, are fairly easy to hit out of.