Submitted by Tri-Valley CVB
Less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, set amidst picturesque rolling hills, the championship courses of Tri-Valley offer players a memorable location for a golf holiday. Whether you are a beginner, a student of golf, or just looking to improve your game, Tri-Valley’s ten public courses offer spectacular views, challenging terrain and unfailing hospitality.
As one of the newest stops on the PGA Nationwide Tour, Tri-Valley is home to The Course at Wente Vineyards. Its 18 championship holes play through vineyards, rolling hills, and natural grasslands of scenic Livermore Valley Wine Country. The destination championship course, designed by golfing great Greg Norman, is one of the most beautiful and challenging in Northern California.
The LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge has also found a home in Tri-Valley at the Blackhawk Country Club. Surrounded by acres of open space, lush landscaping and luxurious homes, Blackhawk Country Club has become a favorite among the tour’s players.
Poppy Ridge Golf Course, sister property to Pebble Beach’s famous Poppy Hills, is a challenging but fair test for golfers of all abilities. Designed by Rees Jones, Golf Digest’s Architect of the Year for 2005, this 27-hole course offers four sets of tees, excellent conditions, and panoramic views of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Each hole is shaped by extensive bunkering, giving the course a true links feel.
The newest course to open in Tri-Valley is the Callippe Preserve Golf Course. Completed in 2005 the course opened to instant popularity. Within only a few months, Golfweek ranked the course among the Top 10 Public Golf Courses in California, and was additionally nominated for Golf Digest’s Best New Course for 2006. Situated on the picturesque hillside of the Pleasanton ridge lands, Callippe Preserve Golf Course provides exceptional views of Mount Diablo and the oak woodlands.