Before Manifest Destiny and the Gold Rush took hold, the land now occupied by Whitney Oaks Golf Club was home to the native Maidu culture's Nisenan. In 1857, George Whitney established Whitney Ranch after purchasing 320 acres of grazing land for his sheep. Exactly 140 years later?once all of Mr. Whitney's sheep had graduated college?Whitney's old ranch officially became Whitney Oaks Golf Club.
Owned and operated by the United Auburn Indian community, the club envelops rounds with thousands of majestic oaks and an abundance of well-placed bunkers. Large granite outcroppings make for tricky shots on certain holes, and the wetland-rich topography adds to the unpredictability of the layout. Prior to stepping foot on the course, golfers can also squeeze in some practice thanks to a 15-station driving range, putting green, and pitching area.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total of 6,794 from the back tees * Five tees per hole * Slope of 140 * Rating of 74.0 * Scorecard
Since 2003, Keith Nash, owner of The Pizza Place, and his wife Shab have operated their family-owned restaurant designed for pizza aficionados. Opening The Pizza Place location in Rocklin in 2007, The Nash's oversee cooks who craft fresh pizza dough daily, homemade pasta sauces, and hulking meatball sandwiches. In the oven, the fresh dough rises and crisps beneath fistfuls of artichoke hearts, salami, linguiça, anchovies, basil, and garlic. A full Italian menu includes traditional stunners, such as from-scratch lasagna, bubbly warm tomato sauces, and stacked Philly cheese steaks. An accompanying dessert menu features fluffy tiramisu to decadent chocolate mousse cake. In the dining room, calzones spill steam that rises up towards framed jerseys, signed photos of athletes, and 5 flat screen TVs. An ample salad bar offers tasty greens for patrons in search of lighter bites. Outside the eatery, patrons lounge on a terrace, sipping on wine or one of the 10 beers on tap while enjoying the breeze. The Pizza Place's traditional culinary treasures earned them the title of "Best Pizza Place 2009" in The Placer Herald.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
PGA Teaching Professional Brad Heninger helps golfers improve with wisdom culled from a career as a professional golfer that includes time on the Australian and Canadian PGA Tours and chance rounds with golf stars Ian Baker-Finch and Vijay Singh. On most days, Rocklin Golf Club buzzes with the ringing sounds of flush drives, the whirring of golf carts, and the instructional talks from Brad as he helps students hone their swings.
During lessons, pupils benefit from Brad's insight as well as modern coaching techniques, such as video swing analysis and swing-grooming training aids. A certified club-fitter for Mizuno, TaylorMade, and Kevin Burns Custom Fit Putters, Brad can also help clients get the most out of their equipment without having to interrogate clubs by applying the good-caddy, bad-caddy technique.
For services ranging from driveway sealing to installing golf-course paths, the paving experts at Asphalt Consultants look at the big picture. From inception to design to scheduling, they oversee each project through to its conclusion, keeping lines of communication open with clients during every step of the process.
Onsite inspections during each phase ensure cracks remain filled and free of amateur spelunkers, and careful screenings of contractors present qualified teams for customers' approval. Though Asphalt Consultants specializes in asphalt resurfacing and seal coating, it also crafts and restores surfaces such as sports courts, shopping centers, and bike lanes.