The duo of 18-hole courses, Woodcreek Golf Club and Diamond Oaks Golf Course lie side by side, making it easy for guests to sneak in a double-header. The former, a par-72 track, unravels amongst mature oak trees and native wetlands, while the latter, a Ted Robinson-designed classic open since 1953, accommodates the skill spectrum with three sets of tees and straight fairways. Guests can fine-tune their games on the night-lit driving range and chipping green, or head to the pro shop to stock up on the latest golf gear, including drivers, designer shirts, and blow horns for waking up napping caddies.
When renowned course architects Billy Casper and Greg Nash were asked to design Timber Creek Golf Course, they envisioned a 27-hole golf destination that would stretch across 178 acres of rolling terrain. With fairways partitioned by 200-year-old heritage oak trees and 142 sand traps peppered across the course, the Timber Creek course presents an obstacle-laden 6,500-yard layout for clubbers of all abilities. Lakes and waterfalls also come into play on both the front nine of the 18-hole Timber Creek course and the nine-hole Sierra Pines course, adding scenic challenges and making the courses navigable by golf carts or golf bags that inflate into hovercrafts. A staff led by two PGA instructors presides over Timber Creek’s golf academy, where golfers can hone their tee-to-green skills in lessons and clinics. Days that start on the dew-kissed fairways can end at Timbers at the Lodge, where mahogany-hued wood paneling surrounds guests as they dine on beer-battered cod filets, veal marsala, new-york steaks, and more from an eclectic dinner menu.
Staffed by experienced professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of Golfing Robotics, GolfTec’s syndicate of golf training centers grooms games with a five-pronged approach enhanced by technological refinements. Score-shaving wisdom resonates within the walls of the indoor facilities, where certified personal coaches point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips to permanently improve their game from tee to green. By utilizing video swing analysis and motion-measurement software, instructors can assess pupils’ abilities with objective data and a fact-based tact superior to traditional hearsay-oriented coaching strategies. To further enhance performance, GolfTec offers club-fitting services to match each swing profile with its ideal set of sticks.
Led by fitness coordinator Patricia Moore, Performance Physical Therapy offers a full schedule of bootcamps and fitness classes. Body Blast Bootcamp builds strength and increases energy during 30-minute workouts, while Zumba courses burn calories for students of all ages and abilities. In addition to classes designed for the elderly and those with disabilities, Performance Physical Therapy offers nutrition programs and workplace wellness programs.
Designed to incorporate sparsely populated groves of trees, Foothill Golf Course’s nine-hole, par-3 layout tests golfers' short to mid iron skills across 1,096 yards of holes that range from 100 to 155 yards. On certain nights, the course invites guests to tee up phosphorescent golf balls and pummel them into the darkness during rounds of glow golf. An indoor sitting room and an outdoor area lined with picnic tables await golfers after rounds, where they can enjoy beverages from the pro shop and speculate about which water hazard has eaten the most golf balls.
Course at a Glance:
9-hole, par-27 course
Length of 1,096 yards
Course rating of 27.0
Slope rating of 90
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.