Grizzly Ranch Golf Club – Portola, CA
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,411 Architect: Bob Cupp
Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is surrounded by over a million acres of national and state forest. The landscape consists of rolling hills, native wetlands, and wildflower fields with ponderosas and Jeffrey pines sprinkled throughout. Grizzly Ranch Golf Club’s terrain is mountainous with dramatic elevation changes and numerous valleys lined with trees.
Despite the hilliness, the elevation is only 5,200 feet, which allows for warmer temperatures than most of Lake Tahoe. Although it is a challenging golf course, the absence of steep holes and soft pine straw adjoining the fairways that allow for playable lies make Grizzly Ranch forgiving enough for beginning and intermediate players.