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Golf

Sacramento area golf enthusiasts have several options when it comes to selecting a public golf course to play or a private country club to join. Sierra View Country Club's 18 hole golf course offers some exceptional advantages which are rarely found in the greater Sacramento area. Here are a few:

  • Walkable - Many of our members tell us the walker friendly feature was the single biggest reason they selected Sierra View Country Club. People today often include walking in their fitness program. If you walk Sierra View Country Club's 18 holes, you can chalk up over 15,000 steps. Research shows that walking a golf course can even lower your handicap. The majority of golfers at Sierra View walk the course, especially in favorable weather. Members and guests can also opt to ride in a cart.
  • Evergreen - Sierra View Country Club owns its own wells, so it has water independence. Regardless of what tricks the weather is playing on Northern California, Sierra View Country Club's golf course will always be green. We are, however, good stewards of our water, and we do not overwater or unnecessarily water some areas. In the 2014 summer drought, we stopped watering the areas of the course that are not used by golfers. We turned off 125 unneeded sprinkler heads. But all of the fairways, rough, and greens remained watered and remarkably lush. Sierra View's fairways are bermuda grass which is overseeded in the fall with rye grass. Greens are a mix of poa annua and bent grass.
  • Respect for Pace of Play - Even though Sierra View is one of the most-played courses in three counties, enjoyed by golfers with a wide range of handicaps and abilities, walking or riding, Sierra View golfers are highly conscious of maintaining as close to a four hour round as possible. Men and women alike, young and not-so-young alike, all find pleasure in playing from the set of tees that fits their skill, and in always playing "ready golf." With five possible tee selections, it's a cinch for any member to find the tees that work for them. Sierra View wants to be known as the "fast play club"!
  • Return to the Clubhouse - At Sierra View Country Club, when you have completed nine holes, you are back at the Clubhouse on the turn. That's not true at every golf course in our area. So if you are only playing nine holes, you are just steps from the lounge or the dining room or the parking lot.
  • Book Your Tee Times Online - Sierra View Country Club members reserve tee times online, view tournament lineups, email other members without having to know their email address, check handicap stats, all through Fore Tees.
  • Youngsters Bring A Friend for $5 - If you have under-age golfers in your family, they can invite a pal to play as long as the adult member plays too. Sierra View believes in golf for youth and supports young golfers in many ways. This is just one of those ways.
  • Golf Tournaments - We host many Golf Tournaments from local events to national qualifiers, and Sierra View is an ideal venue for your next golf tournament.

Sierra View Golf Course Design

Jack Fleming, famed golf course architect, was commissioned to design Sierra View's golf course in 1953. Other examples of Fleming's course designs are: Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, Golden Gate Park Golf Course in San Francisco, Boulder Creek Golf Course in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Almaden Country Club in San Jose, and Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club in Galt. Over the past sixty+ years, such golfing greats as Byron Nelson, Natalie Gulbis, Nick Watney, Pat Hurst, and Billy Casper have walked the 18 holes of Sierra View Country Club. Famous celebrities have played here as well, including Ronald Reagan, John Brodie, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Steve Bono.

Greens are well-bunkered. Water hazards are strategically located. Hole 17 is Sierra View's signature hole, a medium length par three over a majestic lake. The green is guarded by overhanging limbs of ancient valley oaks and a deep, big-faced bunker. Seventeen is a challenge for all levels of golfers, but it has given up many holes-in-one in spite of it!

Don't take our word for it! Take The Tour, see for yourself.

You can also see maps, stats, and pro tips of every fairway on our Scorecard Tour.
It's great on computers, and even better on touch devices like Androids, iPhones, and iPads.

Five Tee Selections

From the tips, the 18 holes give golfers of all skill levels 6,452 yards of various challenges.
Black Tees
6452 yards
Men's Old Oak Tees
6133 yards
Middle Tees
5846 yards
Women's Combo Tees
5534 yards
Forward Tees
5195 yards

Course Rating

From each of the tee positions is as follows:
Men's
71.3/69.7/68.5/65.6
Women's
74.2/72.4/70.3

Slope

For each of the tee positions is as follows:
Men's
128/125/122/116
Women's
130/126/120

Hours of Operation

Sierra View Country Club's normal golf course hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday, except when a holiday falls on a Monday. Then we adjust to a Wednesday through Monday schedule for those special weeks, closing on Tuesday. One week in the fall, we close the golf course for maintenance.

Dedicated Times for Men and Women Golfers

We devote certain days to our men and women as follows:

Men's Day is Wednesday morning starting at sunrise and ending around 1:00 pm. Sierra View men typically stick around for lunch in the bar and tally up their bets. Sierra View Men's Day is loosely organized but is immensely popular. Sierra View also has an organized Senior Men's Group for members over the age of 55, numbering around 175 members, who play courses around the region. Members in the Senior Men's club are eligible to play in the Central Valley Seniors tournaments. All Sierra View Men enjoy special organized tournaments, one-day, two-day or three-day, throughout the year.

Women's Day is Tuesday morning. The Sierra View women's group is very special. It is probably the largest, most active women's golfing group in the area. All age groups and all skill levels are well-represented. In 2013, The Sierra View Women's Group was recognized by the Northern California Golf Association for its contribution to local community causes such as The Me-One Foundation of Roseville and Necessities Bag Sacramento. New members in the Women's Group are assigned to a Big Sister who orients the new-comer to all the fun activities and weekly games. Most Friday mornings the golf Pros put on a short clinic for women covering topics like full swing, putting, chipping or pitching. The women put on three tournaments annually: The Senior Ladies Invitational, a one-day event that is a ton of fun for women over 60, usually held in April, The Oak Leaf Invitational, a two-day tournament usually held in September, and a two day Grandmother's Tournament. Show us a women's group that has more fun, or supports each other more than the Sierra View women's group, and we'll eat our words!

Winning Chip 2014 Invitational

Team Celebrating!

ProShop

Meet Sierra View's PGA Golf Pros

JIM SALAZAR

Head Golf Pro
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WALT THOMPSON

Assistant Golf Pro
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CHRIS GALVIN

Apprentice Ass't Golf Pro
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You can reach the Pro Shop at 916-783-4601. All three of Sierra View's Golf Professionals are teaching professionals, offering private and semi-private lessons to members. In addition, these three professionals also conduct golf clinics with adults and children, and teach mini-clinics for women golfers most every Friday morning.

The Pro Shop at Sierra View is stocked with a wide selection of the latest golf equipment, accessories, and golf styles for both men and women. The Golf Pros also offer club fitting to make sure your clubs are the right clubs for your game.

Clinics

Friday Clinic with Pro Jim
Golf Clinics are held most Friday mornings at 9:00 am, weather permitting. Attended mostly by Sierra View women golfers, but open also to Sierra View men, the clinics are presented by Sierra View's golf Professionals. Topics cycle through the main skill challenges: full swing, putting, pitching and chipping.

Annually, Sierra View Country Club puts on a three-day, skill-packed clinic for up to a dozen players. Lessons during these three days are tailored to appeal to beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. This three-day intensive clinic is held in early November.

Junior Program

Junior Golf at Sierra View Country Club
The centerpiece of Sierra View Country Club's Junior Golf Program is the annual Junior Golf Camp. In the summer of 2014, thirty-eight junior golfers attended Junior Golf Camp, a week-long camp designed to provide encouragement and instruction to young golfers of all abilities. The curriculum focuses not only on the technique of the golf game, but also on the mental and attitudinal aspects. Players are taught to play courteously, quickly, safely, and skillfully, with respect for one's opponent. Assistant Pro Chris Galvin delivered the 2014 Junior Golf Camp, assisted by several volunteers from the membership.

Nova Lekas of Granite Bay is Sierra View Country Club's Junior Girls Champion for 2014. An accomplished 8 year-old golfer after only two years of playing, she participates in many US Kids Golf junior tournaments and won Sierra View's junior club championship with an impressive 6 hole score of 46 from the Little Linker tees.

Andrew Hansen is Sierra View's Junior Boys Champion for 2014. A junior at Granite Bay High School having moved here from Seattle, he is looking forward to his first season on their boys' golf team. Andrew is a very talented junior golfer and has played in many AJGA events and other top junior tournaments. He won Sierra View's junior club championship with a very impressive one under par score of 71 from the back tees.

Dress Code

To play golf at Sierra View Country Club you must be accompanied by a host member, unless you are playing in a sponsored tournament. Your host will introduce you to the Golf Professionals and give you a tour of the facilities. It is your host's responsibility to make sure you are aware of the Sierra View dress code.

Sierra View Country Club maintains a standard dress code for members and guests, on the golf course, tennis courts or in the clubhouse. The dress code is not a contradiction to our "Country-Club-Casual" atmosphere, and you'll find it's the same dress code policy used at most private clubs. In short, Country-Club-Casual means the standard dress code with no blue denim jeans. At times, the dress code is advertised for special sanctioned occasions as "Relaxed" which means that classy blue denim jeans are allowed. If you are planning to drop in for a visit, just to check us out, don't worry about the dress code, just wander into the lounge and check out the awesome views looking down the first fairway and up the ninth and eighteenth fairways. Walk out onto the patio and ask anyone at the firepit how they enjoy being members at Sierra View!

These guidelines apply to members and guests while engaging in activities at Sierra View Country Club:

On The Golf Course

For men, acceptable attire is a golf shirt with sleeves and collar, golf slacks or shorts no shorter than 5 inches above the knee. Shirts may be worn out, if so designed. If the shirt is a pullover, it must be tucked in.
For women, acceptable attire is a golf shirt or blouse, golf slacks, mid-length shorts or walking shorts, a skirt or skort or dress no shorter than 5 inches above the knee. Shirts may be worn out (not tucked in) if so designed.

In The Clubhouse

After golf, you'll find yourself wanting to come into the Clubhouse to relax, have a beverage, or a meal. Acceptable attire in the Clubhouse includes any acceptable golf or tennis attire with the exception of evenings after 5, and Sunday Brunch, when men must remove their caps in the Dining Room and tennis attire is not acceptable in the Clubhouse.

Never acceptable at Sierra View Country Club's golf course or Club House are sweat pants, short-shorts, blue jeans (unless advertised as such), miniskirts, tee shirts, tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, or beach attire. Always check with your host if you are a guest at Sierra View's golf course. Members are savvy about the do's and dont's of attire.