World-class Golf Hidden in the Sierra Foothills

Saddle Creek Resort

With five golf courses within a 45-mile radius, Calaveras County is a northern California golf destination that can’t be missed.  And if you haven’t considered making the trek to the Sierra Foothills for a golf vacation, you might want to book a trip soon because it’s about to get a little bit harder to get a tee time…

Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis (pictured above) and Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp have been catching the attention of the golf world lately.  Most recently, Golfweek named Saddle Creek Resort one of California’s 10 “Best Courses You Can Play” among iconic courses like Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Torrey Pines’ South Course.   Prior to that, called Greenhorn Creek Resort a “hidden gem.”  You can read their review of the course and see a video here. Both courses, which have  convenient on-site resort lodging, boast hole after hole of spectacular Sierra views and challenging play.

And while you might not have realized there’s world-class golfing in Calaveras County, you might also not be familiar with the area’s award-winning wineries, caverns, and endless outdoor activities that can be found along the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway.  Hey, you can’t play golf the whole time, right?

Find out more about golfing in Calaveras County, including links to other area courses like La Contenta Golf Club, Sequoia Woods Country Club and Forest Meadows Golf Course.