Is it wrong to have more wine lockers (500) than actual lockers (300) for members? Not at all, especially if you’re located in the heart of Sonoma County. The course weaves its way through beautiful rolling terrain and Nicklaus took advantage of it, often putting his well bunkered green sites into the sides of hills, the par five 2nd being a classic example and my favorite. The greens are fast (on a typical day they roll eleven on the Stimp meter) and the caddie program is one of the best and adds to your enjoyment. Make sure you build in extra time to tour the large, rambling clubhouse which fits into its surroundings like a glove. Playing Mayacama is a special day and it is one of my favorite Nicklaus designs because it is not overly demanding like some of his courses.
Date: October 20, 2019