Mayacama Golf Club

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Mayacama Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 2001

1240 Mayacama Club Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95403
(866) 393-1818

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

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Routed through the rolling hills of Northern California, golfers here are treated to bounty of scenic vistas in the heart of wine country.  Measuring just 6,785 yards from the back tees, Mayacama is not the typical “championship course” that Jack Nicklaus is known for as much as it is a fun and playable “members course”.

Local Knowledge: With many California vintners as members, one of the best wine cellars in all of golf is found here.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Mayacama Golf Club

Back in 2007 when I started this Top 100 madness I began telling my family and friends about my quest in hopes of making some contacts that would be able to help me along the way. When I told my Dad he suggested that I get in touch with his friend Jim who lived in San Francisco, was a very avid golfer and had played a number of Top 100 courses over the years. Jim and I started communicating via email and stayed in touch fairly regularly over the next 3 years. Early in 2010 when I began laying out my “wishlist" schedule for the year, a trip to Northern California in May seemed like it might fit my plans quite nicely so I contacted Jim to see if he would be able to help. Fortunately, he said to leave it all to him and that's just what I did. The first game of the Northern California trip was at Mayacama Club. Mayacama is located in Santa Rosa, CA which is about 60 miles north of San Francisco. I had only been to San Francisco once before and it was more than 10 years ago so for all intents and purposes I was in uncharted territory. Jim advised that I allow for two hours to get to Santa Rosa from San Francisco so I left in plenty of time to arrive for our 11:30 lunch. From the airport vicinity I drove directly into town, over the Golden Gate Bridge and… More >