Napa Valley is renowned for its beautiful wine country scenery and mild weather, so most visitors want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. For many Napa vacationers, this means hitting up some of the Napa Valley golf courses. If you're looking to go golfing in Napa, there are several options to consider. One easy choice is to stay at one of the local golf resorts—then you have convenient access to the courses. If you have other lodging arranged, or if you're only visiting Napa for the day, you can also head to an excellent public Napa golf course. Whichever you choose to do, rest assured that golfing in Napa will be a great experience.
Some of the most popular Napa Valley golf courses are those at the Silverado Resort. The Silverado Resort is the main option for golf resorts in Napa, and it does not disappoint. The resort features two championship 18-hole courses, which hosted the both the PGA Men's Tour and Champion's Tour tournaments.
Each of these Napa Valley golf courses at Silverado encompasses 360 acres that highlight the natural beauty of Northern California’s wine country. There are oak, pine and redwood trees; ponds and lakes; and lush vegetation. The courses were both designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the son of golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. The South Course stretches 6,685 yards, while the North Courses it a bit longer, at 6,900 yards.
If you're staying at the Silverado Resort, you should reserve your starting time at the time you make your room reservation to ensure that you get the schedule you prefer. Also, you may want to book the special vacation package offered for golfers, which includes 18 holes of golf per person, per night's stay, on either of the two courses.
The Silverado Resort also has a golf pro shop and a staff that can give guests golf lessons. No matter what your level is, it can always be helpful to pick up tips for improvement. Lessons are offered at a rate of $45 per half hour. If you've had enough Napa golf for a while (or you're traveling with someone else who has) the Silverado provides numerous other attraction. There are tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball courts, volleyball courts, jogging trails, and an exercise facility. You can also rent 10-speed mountain bikes. For less strenuous entertainment, there is a 16,000-square-foot spa with sixteen treatment rooms.
Another great choice for golfing in Napa is at Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club. This challenging 18-hole Napa golf course was designed by Johnny Miller, and it is both challenging and approachable to golfers of all skill levels, with five sets of tee boxes. The course has a beautiful natural setting, with hills, oak trees, working vineyards, and creeks. Tee times can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.
Whether you are passing through Napa for the day and choose to play at Eagle Vines, or want to make a whole weekend of it with a stay at the Silverado Resort, rest assured that you'll have a great time golfing in Napa. Along with the local wineries, wine tastings, and wine tours, golf is one of the top-notch attractions in Napa, and the options are guaranteed to please.