Canyon Oaks Country Club - Chico, CA

Canyon Oak Country Club is a private golf club nestled in the foothills of Chico, CA.  Designed by Jim Summers, Canyon Oaks has a reputation for being one of the more difficult clubs in the area.  Instead of moving around a ton of dirt, Jim worked nicely with what the land had given him.

My parents had recently made the move to California from Indiana and my dad had decided to join Canyon Oaks.  As my dad is only a casual golfer, I never really suspected him to join a golf club.  As it turns out, the membership was a plan to lure me in with more frequent trips to visit them.  This plan would work.

Teeing it up on the day after Thanksgiving in 2015, we found ourselves facing temperatures in the 30's as we teed off at 7am.  We just put on some gloves and sucked it up.  I found the course to be challenging, very fair, and fun to play.  The greens were also in fantastic shape even though they were partially frozen on the front nine.  I look forward to visiting again many times.