Country Club

Thames and Little win PGA club team title

Congratulations to Don Thames, Rancho Murieta Country Club's golf pro, and Brian Little, who captured the Club Team Championship this week on the Monterey Peninsula. Read more »

Sun returns on a high-running Cosumnes

Cosumnes River

The area caught a break overnight, as the Cosumnes River didn't reach the forecast levels. Still, it was plenty high, with whitecaps rolling by the first green of the South Course Tuesday morning. A bunker there flooded 10 days ago, when the river damaged three of the course's holes, two of which remain under repair. Scott Road remained flooded Tuesday morning. Click photo for larger image.

Country Club cleans up after Mother Nature

Club cleanup

Tee markerThe Country Club has been cleaning up since Saturday, trying to make the best of Mother Nature’s mess on Holes 10 and 11 of the South Course, which flooded Friday when the Cosumnes River rushed in. General Manager Bill Armstrong says they’ve got seven to 10 people on the job every day, and the work will continue for another week or 10 days. These shots were taken Monday, when workers were cleaning up the 10th tee, which was submerged halfway up the tee-box hill. (The marker stone, right, was completely submerged.) The South Course reopened for play Tuesday, minus Holes 10 and 11, which will be closed for another few weeks, Armstrong estimates. Click photos for larger images

New owner talks about Country Club plans

Bob Husband

New Country Club owner Bob Husband talks with Men's Club members.

Bob Husband, whose company is buying the Country Club, shared his thoughts about club improvements at a Men’s Club dinner Wednesday night. Among his topics were the need for staff training, a fitness-swim center, creating indoor-outdoor spaces and a quality driving range. His goal: to make the club the social center of the community. Read more »

Falling water and a rising sun

After the storm

Wednesday morning, with the Cosumnes River levels falling, the community was looking at the forecast of a couple of showery days, then maybe a few days of sunshine. The Country Club was looking at a cleanup job on the first hole of the South Course, an area that got a taste of Cosumnes floodwaters. Photo by Frank Falusi. Click for larger image.

Even with Santa, you can't be too careful

Santa Brunch

Red square Photo gallery: See 25 photos of people at the Santa Brunch

Five-year-old Kai Gran was more cautious than most, deciding to check out Santa and Mrs. Claus before stepping up and confiding his Christmas wish list at Sunday's Santa Brunch at the Country Club. The North Pole visitors chatted with children, parents took photos, and everyone enjoyed a holiday brunch. You can see Kai with his best friend Blake Wertzer, 5, and Blake's dad, Bryan, as they waited to see Santa. That photo is part of the gallery collection of 25 photos. Click photo for larger image.

Country Club says sale is done – for $4 million

Country Club crowd

The Country Club board held its 2016 annual meeting – likely its last – and outlined details of the purchase of the club for $4 million.

Red square See the Country Club presentation (3.8-MB PDF)

About 175 Rancho Murieta Country Club members gathered for the club’s annual meeting Tuesday night and heard details of the nearly completed sale of the facility to outside investors for $4 million. Plans for club improvements were shared too. Read more »

Country Club says it has identified vandals

The Country Club announced Saturday that thanks to responses from Murietans, it believes it has identified the two young men who vandalized the club early Wednesday and consumed alcoholic beverages. The information has been shared with the Sheriff's Department, the club said. Read more »

A Sunday for wine, wheels and food

Wine and Wheels

Red square Photo gallery: 60 photos of the crowd and the fun

Music, wine, food and classic cars replaced golfers on the 18th fairway Sunday as the Rancho Murieta Country Club hosted its second Wine & Wheels event. Fifteen wineries from Amador County offered a variety of wines for tasting and food vendors served a multitude of foods -- pizza fresh from a fire-fed oven, open-pit BBQ, handmade tortillas and cold treats for a warm day. The crowd enjoyed the outdoor feast family-style at long tables. At the other end of the fairway, the clubhouse became a backdrop for gleaming vintage autos. (Click photo for larger image.)

Club's connection to the late Arnold Palmer

The news that Arnold Palmer died Sunday at age 87 suggests the local memory that his company helped redesign the North Course 30 years ago, and it was the scene of one of the oddest shots of his career. Click the image below to visit RanchoMurieta.com's Facebook page and see a FOX40 video about the shot.

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