Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club (Ranch course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club (Ranch course) Est. 1996

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Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club (Ranch course): Diablo Grande (in English "Great Devil") boasts two excellent championship golf courses. Complementing the stunning Nicklaus/Sarazen designed Legends West layout (now closed), the Ranch course provides a further opportunity for a peaceful round of golf amongst the rolling foothills of the Diablo Range.

Also an out-and-back layout, the Ranch plays into three scenic, grassy valleys, with many enjoyable elevation changes along the way. Wonderful scenery aside, the intricacies of Denis Griffiths' challenging design will require your full concentration on the golfing job at hand. In this generally open and expansive environment, a scattering of oaks give some holes a slightly more tree-lined feel, while housing is also more in evidence than on the Legends West layout.

You may find some of the Ranch's fairways unnervingly tight, added to which Griffiths has ensured sand and water are also a constant threat. Salado Creek, winding its way through the course en route to the San Joaquin Valley, is reinforced by several small lakes and ponds. Water hazards feature on more than half the holes.

Among several technically demanding holes, the par-4 10th's sliver of fairway wriggles its way past water left and right. The par-5 12th and 16th holes and the par-4 14th will all require careful study of your yardage book before you attempt the required hop-skip-and-jump over creeks, large and small. One of the Ranch's best sections is "around the turn", where the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th occupy one of the three grassy canyons.

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Making Contact

Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club
9521 Morton Davis Drive,
Patterson, California 95363
USA
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Office   +1 (209) 892 2497
Pro Shop   +1 (209) 892 4653
Fax

  +1 (209) 892 5195

Email   cmorgan@troon.com
Website   www.golfdiablogrande.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Denis Griffiths
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7243 6378 5112
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.8 71.8 70
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Ranch course. Also at Diablo Grande is the 18-hole Legends course (NOW CLOSED; par-72, 7112 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

27 miles SW of Modesto / 9 miles SW of Patterson.
From Hwy I-5, just west of Patterson, take exit 434 (Patterson/Sperry Ave) and head west on Diablo Grande Pkwy. After 7 (very scenic) miles enter Diablo Grande at gatehouse. After 1.2 mi bear right at roundabout and continue on Diablo Grande Pkwy (not Oak Flat Rd). After o.8 mi turn right into Morton Drive and immediately left into Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $49; weekends $69. Golf cart included. Reduced twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Diablo Grande is the vision of Donald Panoz, the creator of a worldwide pharmaceuticals business. The master-planned community, resort and winery of Diablo Grande, was originally planned to have six golf courses, a luxury hotel and over 5,000 homes. Two of the golf courses, the Legends (now closed) and the Ranch, have already been built along with many of the homes. The golf facilities are managed by Troon Golf.

Diablo Grande is located in the foothills of the Diablo Range, which is part of the Pacific Coastal Ranges in California. The Diablo Range is a largely uninhabited range of hills and mountains stretching almost 200 miles along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. San Benito Mountain is the range's highest point at an elevation of 5,241 ft (1,597 m).

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Location

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Latitude: (37.401366)
Longitude: (-121.269166)
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Best Western Villa Del Lago Inn AAA 3-Diamonds
2959 Speno Drive, Patterson, California 95363
+1 (209) 892 5300
www.bestwesterncalifornia.com

The Best Western Villa Del Lago Inn in Patterson is conveniently located with easy access to award-winning golf courses Diablo Grande and Stevinson Ranch.

Golf at this hotel No
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Holiday Inn Express Westley 
4525 Howard Rd, Westley, CA 95387
+1 (209) 894 8940
www.hiexpress.com

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Westley is centrally located off the I-5 in the central valley, 25 miles south of Stockton.

Golf at this hotel No
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