Napa Valley Country Club - Napa, CA

The front nine at the Napa Valley Golf Club was built in 1917 by a group of Napa Valley businessman. It was not until 1990 that the back nine was completed by Ronald Fream.  Today, Napa Valley Country Club remains the only entirely private country club in Napa County.

There is a noticeable difference between the two nines and I personally preferred the back nine over the front.  I particularly enjoyed the severely downhill par 5, 12th hole, which is shown in the pictures.

The course in total measures only 6,148 yards but cannot be simply overpowered.  Be prepared to hit iron off the tee frequently.  Some solid course strategy paired with decent ball striking can lead to a great score.