Diablo Grande, Legends West, CLOSED 2014
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Diablo Grande, Legends West, CLOSED 2014

10001 Oak Flat Rd, Patterson,California,95363
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Diablo Grande is a Public, 36 hole golf resort facility located in Patterson, California. The facility has two 18-hole golf courses. They are the The Ranch Course and The Legends West Course.

The Legends West Course is a par 72 layout surrounded on all sides by rolling hillsides and undulating vineyards. Although the fairways are forgiving, the small greens require touch and imagination, while the deep and numerous bunkers can be punishing.

The Legends West was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gene Sarazen. The course first opened for play in 1998. The Legends west plays to a maximum of 7,112 yards. The course rating is 74.3 and the slope rating is 143.

Jack said, "Diablo Grande has a marvelous setting for a golf course. With the existing vineyards and rolling hills, we had a wonderful canvas on which to work. The natural terrain and its movement afforded us the ability to enhance rather than create. The end results were some very unique golf holes. I thought we produced a very pretty, playable golf course in the middle of the Diablo Mountains in California. It's a golf course in which I certainly enjoyed being involved."

Gene Sarazen said, "It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to be part of The Legends West Club at Diablo Grande. To be able to collaborate with Jack Nicklaus in building a truly great golf course in one of the most beautiful settings nature could provide.

The course closed 2014, a victim of decreased rounds being played exacerbated by the California drought.  The somewhat less regarded sister course, The Ranch Course, remains open.