A Hole in One

Legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has left his mark on Auburn as the lead designer and innovator behind two of our courses, one of which, the Winchester Country Club, has been hailed as one of American best residential golf courses by Golfweek. The nearby Sierra foothills provided a perfect landscape of streams, meadows, elevation challenges, and, of course, woods and trees to challenge golfers and to distract them with sensational natural beauty. Other top names in golf course design, such as Keith Foster, have also left their challenging imprint in these hills, with the Darkhorse Golf Club being showered with awards, including Golf Magazine’s Top 10 in America Public Courses.

“I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s game. It’s called an eraser.” — Arnold Palmer

If you’re coming for business built around the challenges of golf, or a passionate visiting golfer, the championship 18-hole courses in Gold Country will provide the inspiration you need. When the golf day is over, most of our public courses have exceptional clubhouses that feature delicious farm to table cuisine and tasty cocktails. Fore!

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Live life for fun with a full litany of recreation, starting with championship golf. Imagine playing 7,200 yards on one of only seven courses in the world co-designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. Blending seamlessly with the Sierra foothills, it makes good use of the streams, meadows and woods and the dramatic elevation changes. The private course has been named one of America’s best residential golf courses by Golfweek, twice. And, of course, it’s been called “challenging.”

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Call the course for tee time availability:

Mention you’re a SpringHill Suites guest and show your key card at the pro shop. Rates and tee times are based on course availability.

Golf Hours:
Wednesday- Monday 7am-5pm
Restaurant Lunch Hours:
Wednesday-Monday 11PM-5PM
Dinner service reserved for members.

Winchester Country Club, 3030 Legends Dr, Meadow Vista, CA 95722

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(6.4 miles)

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Auburn Valley Golf & Event Center is a 175-acre property nestled among towering oak trees and surrounded by thousands of acres of natural, underdeveloped land. The rustic ranch house bends harmoniously into the stunning landscape of grassy meadows, 13 lakes, natural terrain, and a traditional championship golf course.

Golf Hours: Daily 7AM-5PM
Grill Hours: 10AM-5PM

8800 Auburn Valley Rd, Auburn, CA 95602

Driving Directions

(10.8 miles)

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The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center has a truly exciting layout for golf, a course in the golden foothills of California designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., known the world over for creating golf holes that take full advantage of their sites while preserving the natural beauty of the land. At The Ridge, you’ll find a series of oak-studded knolls and hills with lots of rock outcroppings and splendid views. There’s a 100- foot elevation change on the course, allowing you to experience the natural world of the foothills during your round of golf.

Once you’re done golfing, come enjoy the full service Bar & Grill. You can relax while enjoying an ice-cold beverage and delicious meal. Their chef prides himself on using only the freshest ingredients, going out of his way to visit local farmer’s markets to incorporate premium local produce.

Contact our staff for information regarding our exclusive stay-&-play packages

Golf Hours:
Daily 6:30AM-6:30 PM
Grill Hours:
Sunday -Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Friday-Saturday 8am – 8p

2020 Golf Course Rd, Auburn, CA 95602

Driving Directions

(3.7 miles)

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Award after award has been showered on this course, designed by Keith Foster and nestled in the Sierra Foothills. Golf Magazine chose DarkHorse as one of its Top 10 You Can Play in America; Golf Digest honored DarkHorse as one of its Best New Affordable Public Courses.

Golf Hours: Daily 7:30AM- 3PM

24150 Darkhorse Dr, Auburn, CA 95602

Driving Directions

(15.2 miles)

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