Playing just over 7,100 yards from the Championship tees, this classic layout offers strategic choices and challenges that excite golfers swinging graphite and titanium just as it did when they were carrying hickory and persimmon.
At its heart, is a treasured "core golf" experience set on 177 acres of rolling terrain highlighted by massive oaks, lakes and sweeping vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring vineyards. You're sure to appreciate how the balance and blend of long and short holes creates a perfect rhythm as you move through the round. Considered a fair but formidable test, unique challenges help keep you focused on the task at hand. We believe you’ll particularly enjoy the distinctive set of Par 3’s that offer a great diversity of aesthetic beauty and personal challenge. In fact, three of them are over 200 yards from the back tees.
The back nine offers the intrepid golfer some extra excitement with the reachable Par 5 13th and 16th holes. The uphill 11th is a wonderful, short Par 4 followed by the lengthy Par 4 12th that is fairly difficult to stick in two. The finishing hole demands that you navigate a stretched dogleg with a prominent fairway bunker to a green guarded by huge oaks and fronted by a small creek. At the end of each round, you’ll know you’ve been treated to an unforgettable golfing experience. Just like the premier wines from the nearby vintners, the course has aged well. Sonoma Golf Club was the host of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship; the prestigious season ending tournament of the PGA Champions Tour from 2003-2009. Winners in Sonoma were Jim Thorpe 2003, 2006, 2007, Mark McNulty 2004, Tom Watson 2005, Andy Bean 2008 and John Cook 2009.