: Sacramento Airport
: Cal Train station in Auburn, CA
: Route 80
: New private sports lounge / restaurant
: Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs, CA
: Lake of the Pines Golf Course
: Lake of the Pines Sports Lounge
Lake of the Pines is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra mountains at about 1,400 feet elevation which is above the fog line and below the snow line. The area is accessible via Route 80 and is at the North end of California's fabled 'Gold Country' historic recreation and wine growing area. Lake of the Pines is located a few miles off of historic Route 49 between Auburn and Grass Valley, California.
Other Activities: Dining at the Lake of the Pines Sports Lounge restaurant & bar; restaurants in adjacent shopping center; restaurants & wine tasting in the quaint nearby cities of Grass Valley & Nevada city; golf at the Lake, Dark Horse and a half dozen courses in the area (see below); about a dozen wineries in the hills between the lake and Nevada City; Empire Gold Mine & skeet shooting nearby; 'Old Town' in Auburn
Golf: Renters have same access to Lake of the Pines Golf Course as members (provided via payment of standard rental fees). The 19 hole golf course is a challenging 6140 yards in a beautiful setting and excellently maintained. It offers shots over water, canyons, creeks and bunkers and an elevated 6th tee. It is a truly fun course to play.
Lake of the Pines is located above the fog and below snow level, offering many great days of play through the year.
For more information, call the Pro Shop at (530) 268-8337.
Overlooking Lake of the Pines is DarkHorse Golf Course (open to public) - one of the finest courses built in Northern California in many years. The course was laid out on what was once a 1,100-acre cattle ranch and features magnificent elevation changes. But there is much more than that for those who truly love golf. Holes were gently placed into the curving valleys on the site; the greens are subtly contoured; the bunkers are strategically placed and offer a variety of different shot making opportunities. Course Designer Keith Foster has crafted 18 unique holes that will leave you anxious to play DarkHorse again.
Distances, rating/slope at DarkHorse Golf Club:
7,096 yards (75.0/139) Black
Ski: SugarBowl Ski area is located less than one hour away. Info on the web at: www.sugarbowl.com
1500 Skiable Acres
1500 Vertical Feet
500 Inches Average Annual Snowfall
5 High-Speed Express Quads
3 Fixed Grip Quads
2 Fixed Grip Doubles
2 Surface Lift
Trail Ratings:17% beg., 45% int., 38% adv.