Saturday, July 29, 2017

There’s a New Ball Game in Town at Greenhorn Creek Resort

Greenhorn Creek Resort, located in the Sierra foothills two hours from San Francisco, is home to a championship Robert Trent Jones II golf course, and now there is a new ball game at this premier Gold Country resort – bocce.

Bocce is an outdoor bowling game which has spread from Italy to many parts of the world, and is similar to the French game petanque. The rising popularity of the game has led to bocce courts being installed up and down the Bay Area and Central California, in public parks and at commercial venues, either standalone or associated with a bar or restaurant.
The new bocce courts at Greenhorn Creek Resort, installed just last spring, are proving to be popular with members and guests. (photo courtesy Greenhorn Creek Resort)

Installed last spring at the resort, which is located outside of Angels Camp in the Gold Country foothills, the two bocce courts have become instantly popular with members and guests. The new facilities were featured in the July 2017 issue of PGA Magazine, in an article highlighting the attraction of adding supplementary facilities to strengthen membership retention and help attract new members.

“A small investment not involving golf has made a big impact at Greenhorn Creek Resort,” according to the monthly publication. “Last spring, the facility transformed a spot outside the clubhouse, near the first tee and 18th green, into a pair of bocce ball courts. The addition has changed the vibe at the entire facility.”

In response to the new activity, the resort’s PGA Head Professional, Jim Dillashaw says, “It has kept a lot of our members engaged, especially those who aren’t quite so golf-active. For spouses who have given up the game of golf, it has kept the family as members.”

The new attraction features an outdoor pizza oven and bar/barbeque area, and is located adjacent to the resort’s award-winning restaurant, CAMPS, and the Cellar Room, which features wines from many of the vintners in the growing local wine community. The courts are proving to be a hit, with 40 four-person teams already signed up for a spring and fall Thursday night member/guest league.

For further information about Greenhorn Creek Resort, call (209) 729-8111 or visit
(This article features press release information provided by Greenhorn Creek Resort)

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