When we left you in the previous blog, we were heading off to play the Troon associated 'Diablo Grande' Golf and Country Club that is nestled in the green hills immediately east of Patterson, CA. It was a demanding day on the links course but one not to forget.
WEB LINK: Diablo Grande
|The secured entrance into Diablo Grande.|
|After hitting a few practice balls, we were greeted by the statue of Gene Sarazen - the old time golf pro and co-designer of the 'Legends Course' - on our way to the starting hole.|
|The opening hole.|
|Looking back at the first class club house.|
|Stunning rolling hills surounded us and several vineyards could be seen too.|
|Hector found himself in some easy rough. He played this shot brilliantly.|
|We both found our balls in the rough, near the water to the right, but we're able to land the green. A demanding Par 5 hole.|
|When we started the round, it was breezy and a bit cool....but the wind breakers did come off part way into play.|
|We're not certain on the reason 'behind' this statue but she greets everyone who arrives at this gated and private resort. This photo was taken on our way out.|
|Diane in front of the Museum in Patterson|
|Jeanette and Diane found one of several almond patches that make this area famous.|
|Chico got to spend the day out with Diane and Jeanette.|
|The strawberries that we got to enjoy.....|
|Rain greeted our Friday morning.....|
|Several heavy downpours greeted us on our drive north. We no longer have any desert dust and sand on our truck and 5th wheel.|
|Rolling in to Rolling Hills Resort.|
For the golfing enthusiast....or the curious....have a look at the Sevillano WEB site. A John Daly Signature course, it offers some incredibly challenging golf holes.....! And, we're up to the challenge.
WEB SITE: Sevillano Links | Northern California Golf Resort | Rolling Hills Casino
|The clubhouse at Sevillano|
|Jeanette captured this photo of Diane looking out on the links golf course.|
These last minute RV plans have sure wielded some pleasantly unplanned golf for Hector and I. What a gift that is! On the other hand, Jeanette and Diane (non-golfers) have the opportunities to tour the areas while Hector and I play our round. It is win-win! The ladies were quick to book us our golf so we know they had their own agenda!
Oh, yes, we had often heard from RVers who've traveled through here that the Rolling Hills Casino buffet is a must have. Well, we did just that, last evening. The theme was 'sea food'. We did partake in the food fare. No regrets whatsoever! The buffet was as good as folks made it out to be.
All right! On with our day.
Thanks for dropping by.