Silverado Golf Resort is located in the heart of California wine country in the Napa Valley. It offers two championship golf courses — the North Course and the South Course. This review is for the North Course. The resort also offers a full service spa, first class accommodations, several dining options, and other amenities such as swimming pools, bocce and tennis courts.
Both courses have undergone recent facelifts by former PGA Tour player Johnny Miller. Love him or hate him, he did a fantastic job of shaping their flagship course, the North course. It has proven worthy by hosting the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open in 2014, and is set to host again in 2015.
The front nine plays slightly tighter off of the tee, with more trees in play and a premium on placement and angles. The transition to the back nine is as smooth as a good Pinot Noir, which appears more approachable off of the tee but requires careful consideration to avoid the deep strategically placed fairway bunkers that have a knack of drawing your attention.
The dogleg left par 4 3rd tee shot:
I played the course at just under 6800 yards which are the “tips” for general public play. Many of the tournament tee boxes aren’t utilized for day-to-day play, which is a blessing for us mortals.
World class golf in the heart of wine country is what dreams are made of, whether it’s a couples getaway, ladies trip, or even a classy guys trip. Who wouldn’t want to play golf in the morning and wine taste in the afternoon, or relax at the spa? Or if you prefer your wine tasting in the morning and your golf in the afternoon, I’m not here to judge.
I am here, however, to tell you that a golf trip to Silverado Golf Resort should not be overlooked, whatever the occasion may be.