Perfect Your Swing in Lake County

November 21, 2022

If someone asked you to describe the ideal golf course, what would come to mind? Well-manicured fairways with varied terrain? Clean air with mild temperatures? Maybe a towering mountain, a rolling vineyard, or a shimmering lake  as the backdrop? 

Any one of these qualities  would be great, but all of them in one place? Sounds like a golfer’s paradise.

Well, it sounds like Lake County. With breathtaking views and the cleanest air in California, there’s no better place to perfect your swing. Linksmen can choose from four 9-hole courses and one 18-hole course, spread across four locations, each possessing their own unique appeal.

Adams Springs Golf Course in Cobb
Adams Springs Golf Course in Cobb

Designed by renowned links architect Jack Fleming in 1962, Adams Springs Golf Course in Cobb is a 9-hole course at 3,050  feet above sea level,  with five par-fours and one par-five.  Surrounded by dense evergreen foliage and rolling hills, this storied club isn’t just a fabulous spot to tee-off—it’s a great place to relax, unwind, and socialize before and after play, thanks to the recently opened clubhouse and restaurant, featuring a full bar, robust food menu, and plenty of places to lounge indoors or outside. 

Adams features a wide range of membership and day play options, including reduced junior memberships and Senior play. They also offer discounted rates for group tournaments of up to 60 golfers, with 24 golf carts and full-service breakfast/lunch/dinner catering. 

Meanwhile, on the southern shores of Clear Lake, Buckingham Golf and Country Club and Riviera Hills Country Club in Kelseyville each offer luxurious 9-hole experiences—along with all the amenities one could ask for— in the picturesque shadow of Mt. Konocti, an ancient (dormant) volcano whose peak towers at 4,305 feet. Buckingham is so close to the water that golfers can dock their boat for a game, and Riviera Hills is perfectly positioned for optimal views of both Mt. Konocti and the lake.

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course
View from Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course tee

Finally, Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course—the only 18-hole course in Lake County—boasts head-turning vistas surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees, with well-designed surprises and challenges along the formidable par-72 course (look out for the 15th hole’s infamous 250-foot fairway drop). Hidden Valley takes extra care to provide the best visitor experience possible, with an emphasis on vacationing golfers and an abundance of day-rate options and special packages. They host an adjacent RV park and campground for glamping travelers, offer package stays in conjunction with the nearby Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, and host or facilitate a variety of activities, from wine tastings to hot air balloon rides. 

Ready to take your game to the next level? Plan your golf-cation and book your Lake County stay today.