Nestled in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills and easily accessible from San Francisco, Sacramento or San Jose, the Saddle Creek Golf Resort in Copperopolis is an ideal location for your next buddy trip.
With a championship 18-hole golf course, pool, and a ton of great activities in the area like wineries, restaurants, theater, equestrian, boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking, Saddle Creek checks all the boxes for an incredible getaway.
LIVING THE SUITE LIFE
The resort offers guests a selection from several fully-equipped one- or two-bedroom bungalows each featuring a master suite with private bathroom, a second bedroom and bathroom, vaulted ceilings, full kitchens, fireplaces, complimentary WiFi, and private patios.
The award-winning Copper Grille is certain to have something to curb your hunger. Located in the Saddle Creek Lodge, which also houses features full pro shop and large guest lounge with two fireplaces, Copper Grille features a full menu serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant also has a bar which boasts a locally-famous Bloody Mary. The dinner menu changes weekly and includes dishes like calamari, braised lamb shank, linguine and clams, fish and chips, and grilled organic salmon.
ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S BEST COURSES
With scenery like Yosemite’s Half Dome and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada’s in the distance, you’ll be forgiven if you stop to look around a bit while you tackle the par-72, 6,826-yard Carter Moorish-designed Saddle Creek Golf Course.
The course, which is regularly rated as a best place to play in the state, features impressive scenery and changes in elevation throughout plus truly unique holes that stand on their own merits. Lakes, streams, native grasses, and white sand bunkers frame the holes and only add to the amazing setting. Seven separate sets of tees make the course accessible and enjoyable to all players.
Saddle Creek offers a stay and play package that includes one night’s accommodations, two rounds of golf, unlimited use of the practice facility, golf cart delivered to your bungalow, breakfast or lunch at the Copper Grille, and unlimited use of the sports center facilities. Midweek rates start at $464 (double occupancy) and $554 on weekends.
When you experience all that Saddle Creek has to offer firsthand, you’ll understand why so many past guests have now become residents in the community.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
2 hours from Sacramento or San Francisco, 2 1/2 hours from San Jose
- Carter Moorish (1996)