5 of the Greatest Sonoma, CA, Golf Courses

Many know Sonoma for its vineyards and wineries, but golfers know this region for some of the most striking public golf courses in the nation. With beautiful year-round weather, you will never have to wait until spring again to enjoy your favorite sport. Dust off your clubs and get back into the swing of things with a trip to these five Sonoma, CA, golf courses!

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Add These 5 Sonoma, CA, Golf Courses to Your Bucket List

1. Windsor Golf Club

Mountains and glorious Sonoma Valley vineyards surround the Windsor golf course. Whether you are a seasoned player or a novice, this course is carefully crafted for all levels of players. Holes 2 and 7 rank consistently among the “Top 10 Most Difficult” on the Nike Tour. However, the Windsor’s 6,650-yard layout is relatively forgiving. This spectacular course is open year-round.

Book your tee time at Windsor Golf Club.

2. The Links at Bodega Harbour

The Links at Bodega Harbour is a true Scottish-style links course. You will enjoy views of the great blue Pacific, rolling fairways, and coastal rough. This course features magnificent ocean views from each of its 18 holes and leads players to the edge of the Pacific Ocean at the final 3 holes. Rabbits, quail, and families of deer are frequent visitors! If you happen to travel with a non-golfer, Bodega Harbour also offers dozens of secluded beaches and scenic hiking trails!

Book your tee time at The Links at Bodega Harbour.

3. Rooster Run Golf Club

Surrounded by Sonoma’s scenic farmland, brilliant vineyards, and rolling hills, you will find Rooster Run Golf Club. The championship layout of Rooster Run golf course has served the Sonoma Wine Country community with exceptional golf for more than 20 years! This course offers over 7,000 yards from the back tees and features four lakes, meandering creeks, and the area’s only island green. Open year-round, Rooster Run is a top course to play throughout the four seasons.

Book your tee time at the Rooster Run Golf Club.

4. Northwood Golf Club

The Northwood golf course is situated along the Russian River. Set amidst the towering Redwood trees, some of which tower over 150 feet, playing this unique course is something you will never forget. Travelin’ Joe Passov of Golf Magazine named Northwood one of the top five MacKenzie courses in the world! For those who want to improve their game, golf coaching is also available at Northwood Golf Club by a PGA Professional.

Book your tee time at Northwood Golf Course.

5. Bennett Valley Golf Course

Surrounded by native oak, redwood, and pine trees, you will find Bennett Valley Golf Course. This course is located at the base of Bennett Peak in the Sonoma Mountains of California. For five straight years, Bennett Valley has been recognized with the “Best of Sonoma County” award. In addition to its classic and beautifully manicured course, you will find a driving range with both natural grass and artificial mats, and a large practice putting green.

Book your tee time at Bennett Valley Golf Course.

Where to Stay

Situated in Central Sonoma, Olea Hotel is minutes away from the best golf courses and most popular wineries in Sonoma Valley. Unwind with a complimentary glass of wine, and indulge in our luxurious spa services. A deep-tissue or relaxation massage will be just what you need after a long day of golfing. 

Our Lower King Room is one of our most requested accommodations. This lovely room features one king bed, a private patio, a minibar, and private bathroom with heated floors. Guests will also enjoy complimentary gourmet breakfast, concierge services, weekend wine tastings, and more. We are booking up for our grand reopening in the summer, so check our availability today!

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