Sonoma Golf Club Stikes Silver - Golf Magazine's prestigious list recognizes the Sonoma Golf Club
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
With the help of more than 8,000 GOLF.com readers, GOLF Magazine has selected its 20th Anniversary list of the best golf resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and counts Sonoma Golf Club amongst the top.
Acclaimed for gracious and elegant accommodations, sensational cuisine, healing thermal mineral waters and luxurious spa treatments, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa’s Wine Country experience includes golf at the prestigious Sonoma Golf Club. Reserved exclusively for Sonoma Golf Club members and guests of the resort, the course is located less than one mile from the Inn; the 177-acre course has a long standing reputation as one of Northern California’s finest golf courses. Designed under the auspices of Sonoma Mission Inn in 1928 by Sam Whiting, architect of San Francisco’s prestigious Olympic Club Lake Course, the illustrious course was home to the Champions Tour season ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship(2003-2009). Nestled at the foot of the Sonoma Mountain Range and secluded by bordering vineyards, the 18-hole golf course stretches 7,103 yards through native oaks and redwoods.
The Club boasts a mission style clubhouse, whose architecture reflects the heritage of the Valley and echoes many of the area’s historic structures. Golfers are invited to relax on one of the exterior patios which offer uninterrupted views of the golf course and Mayacamas Mountains. The interior exudes a warm atmosphere with its wooden beamed ceilings, mission style furnishings and open plan layout. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon faire are served in the Club House Grill. The handsome bar is the ideal place to enjoy a well earned drink and snack while recounting the day’s glories. The comprehensive facility includes well-appointed locker rooms and an impressive golf shop. Expert instruction and a range of rental equipment are also available.
Five additional Fairmont properties made the Silver List for 2010, including British Columbia’s Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mexico’s Fairmont Mayakoba (home of the PGA TOUR’s Mayakoba Golf Classic), Arizona’s Fairmont Scottsdale (home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open) and Florida’s Fairmont Turnberry Isle.
Representing Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in the Gold category for 2010 were Alberta’s Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, which moved up from Silver in 2008. Also, earning a Gold Medal and debuting in GOLF Magazine’s Premier Resort List for 2010 is The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii located on the Big Island. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts received more medals (eight), than any other hotel company in the same category.