Silverado Country Club is located in Napa valley in California. It is home to the Safeway Open on the PGA tour and has 2 golf courses. We stayed at the resort during a summer holiday. The resort is nice and has plenty of activites. We played tennis with kids and visited some of the wineries in the area.
I warmed up on the driving range and really enjoy when it is grass. At home we have few driving ranges with grass as most are with artificial matts.
The golf course
The first hole is a straight forward par 4. I played on my own and there was very few players on the course.
I had a 9 iron approach shot to the 1st green and made an opening par.
The 3rd hole is a dogleg right to left and you have to decided whether to play agressive over the trees and get close to the green. It is a short par 4 and with no real hazards so I opted for the driver and was left with a short pitch to the green. This hole is a real birdie opportunity but I was not able to convert it due to a poor pitch that left me a longish putt.
The 8th hole is a short par 4 uphill dogleg right to left. A bit of tree trouble if you are offline with your drive and a good looking hole.
The back nine at Silverado Country Club
The 10th hole is a par 4 and is where I made my only birdie at Silverado Country Club.
The 11th hole is a short par 3 per water. It was only a pitching wedge, but turned out to be a tricky pin position on a green with undulations.
The pin was on the back part of the green and it is difficult to see the undulation from above picture. I 3 putted for a bogey.
Good looking par 3 hole 15
Silverado Country Club is a nice resort and golf course. I only played the North course and it was in really good condition which is expected. I enjoyed playing the course and was pleased with my score of 78. It is worth a visit and especially if you are into the whole Napa experience.