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Alta Sierra Country Club
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Alta Sierra Country Club

11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley,California,95949
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Alta Sierra Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Grass Valley, California.

Alta Sierra Golf Course first opened for play in 1964. The course was designed by Bob E. Baldock and Jim Summers.

Distances, ratings and slopes at Alta Sierra: 6,537 yards (70.9/127); 6,344 (70.1/125); 5,862 (74.6/134).

#1 is a par-5 (497 yards from the back and 446 from the front). You drive from an elevated tee through a chute of evergreens. It's possible for a long ball hitter to reach the green in two, but the first shot has to negotiate a creek, 270 yards away that runs diagonally across the fairway. If you're short of the creek, you'll probably have to lay up, then hit to an elevated green that's very deep.

#2 is considered the most difficult hole on the course. It's a par-4, 444 yards from the back and 371 from the front. It's long and it's uphill. It's relatively narrow and the fairway runs through tall pines.

#9 is one of the most interesting par-4s on the course, a slight dogleg left downhill measuring 402 yards from the back and 369 from the front. If your tee shot travels too far, you can get into a whole scenario of problems, including difficulties with trees on the left and right. On your second shot, you're hitting downhill to a green that looks as if it's sloping from back to front, but the green is actually level. It's something of an optical illusion.

#10 measures 384 yards from the back and 363 from the front. Favor the right side with your tee shot. You're heading uphill. The farther you hit the better your angle to the green, a tiered surface that slopes from back to front toward the fairway.

#12 is a short par-3 (142 yards from the back and 135 from the front). Standing on the elevated tee box, you're hitting down to a postage stamp green with a large pond to the right and rear of the green. This is a short but very picturesque and challenging hole.

#13 is a scenic dogleg right par-4 (351 yards from the back and 324 from the front) with stands of pines and oaks. All the way along, you're surrounded by trees. Your second shot really has to be in a good location. Keep your tee shots to the left side, leaving the proper angle for your approach the green. The green is small and fairly flat, but protected by bunkers on each side as you approach.