Club's connection to the late Arnold Palmer

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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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Prospector finale goes to sudden death

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By Don Thames
Rancho Murieta Country Club Head Golf Pro

Todd Bold and Steve Sutley won the 2016 Prospector Invitational last weekend over a field of 66 determined member/guest teams at the Country Club.  They triumphed in a two-hole sudden death playoff over Paul Wilson/Dave Smith and Tom Barentson/Tim Driver.  A throng of spectators swarmed the green in celebration when Steve Sutley made a four-foot putt for par and the victory.  Read more » about Prospector finale goes to sudden death

Country Club relives our Hot August Nights

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Hot August Nights

Actually, the evening was rather delightful, but still they were calling it Hot August Nights at the Country Club Saturday night. As the event was getting under way at sundown, people circulated among the classic cars parked near the clubhouse before heading to the Terrace Lounge and patio for live music and food and a best-dressed contest. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Country Club relives our Hot August Nights

Rob Martin claims RMCC club championship

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Rob Martin

Rob Martin captured the RMCC club championship with a win over Steve Edinburgh.

By Don Thames
RMCC Golf Professional

Rob Martin marched through the field en route to his first Rancho Murieta Country Club championship title last weekend. At the urging of his daughter Alexis to enter the tournament, Rob could not refuse. With Alexis on the bag, the Martin duo was not to be denied. He defeated Steve Edinburgh 3-2 in the 36-hole final by keeping the ball in play and with precise iron shots. Read more » about Rob Martin claims RMCC club championship

Junior Golf wraps up another season

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Junior Golf party

A water balloon toss doesn't end well for someone, unless, of course, the players don't mind a little splash of water. The Country Club's Junior Golf program had its wrap-up party Saturday morning on the driving range, and the kids enjoyed games, cotton candy, snow cones and face painting. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Junior Golf wraps up another season

Gums, Chacon win Four-Ball Championship

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Four-Ball Championship

Danny Gums and Kenny Chacon, left, and Brian Sanko and Rob Worden won the Club's inaugural Four-Ball Match Play Championship. (Click photo for larger image.)

By Don Thames
RMCC Head Golf Professional

Danny Gums and Kenny Chacon combined forces to win the inaugural Four-Ball Match Play Championship.  This new event has been straight away added to the RMCC rota as a major championship.  Rob Worden and Brian Sanko prevailed in the net division.  Both teams earned the title and will have their names inscribed on the perpetual trophy as the champions of their respective division.  Read more » about Gums, Chacon win Four-Ball Championship

Your Neighbors: Rewarding team's good work

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Donation to Pleasant Grove

The Country Club's Men’s Club recently presented head coach John Russ of Pleasant Grove High School boys' golf team a check for $620, the proceeds from the "Big Break Challenge" during last fall's Prospector tournament. The team helped out at the event. From left are Justin Jerue, Krishton Trimp, Connor Mullaney, John Russ, Men's Club director Dennis Guertin, Jarrod Jordan, Connor Bell and Justin Nelms. Read more » about Your Neighbors: Rewarding team's good work

Sale of Country Club wins 95% approval

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A membership vote on whether to proceed with the sale of Rancho Murieta Country Club passed with 95 percent member approval, the club’s board of directors announced Tuesday night.

“Today’s results clearly have shown the the club’s membership realizes that a change of ownership with Bob Husband and Bellagio Road is the best way to improve the golf courses, facilities and offer a swimming pool and wellness center to our members,” Vince Lepera, club president, said in a statement. Read more » about Sale of Country Club wins 95% approval

500 attend series of meetings on club sale

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Bob Husband and members

James A. (Bob) Husband meets club members following Monday night's session.

Nearly 500 people attended three days of Country Club meetings about a proposed deal to sell the club to a Southern California company that promises to build a pool and fitness center and invest substantially in general improvements. Read more » about 500 attend series of meetings on club sale

First club meeting draws big crowd

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About 200 people attended Saturday afternoon’s presentation by the Country Club on the possibility of allowing a Southern California company to assume ownership of the club by buying out the club’s lease. It was the first of three meetings, with repeat sessions 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. If you’ve been reading RM.com coverage (here and here), there were no big surprises, though Saturday’s session got off to a rocky start when the man proposing the deal, golf industry veteran James A. (Bob) Husband, had airline delays in Southern California and didn’t arrive until more than an hour into the meeting. His partner, Gary Dee, addressed the group using Husband’s presentation. Vince Lepera, club president, outlined the background of the deal and why he and the board strongly support it. The club plans to make a video of the meeting available soon. Full coverage of the meetings is upcoming at RanchoMurieta.com. Read more » about First club meeting draws big crowd

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