1991: The Surge, Sacramento's entry in the new World League
of American Football, begins public practice sessions
in Rancho Murieta, on the sod farm of team owner Fred Anderson.
1992: Bob Charles shoots a tournament record 201,
winning the Senior Gold Rush by six strokes.
1993: The Cosumnes Community Planning Advisory Council is
told of "embryonic" plans for a development called
Deer Creek Hills, just beyond the north property line
of Rancho Murieta.
1993: George Archer birdies the 18th hole to break a three
way tie and win his third Senior Gold Rush title.
Rancho Murieta Country Club wins a $3.2 million judgment
against Jack Anderson and Rancho Murieta Properties Inc. Anderson
sued the club for $2 million in 1989, claiming the club hadn't
repaid RMPI for expenses and improvements it made to the courses.
The club countersued that same year, claiming RMPI had ignored
its financial responsibilities to the club and didn't set
up reserve funds to handle maintenance and repairs.
1994: Bob Murphy plays the 18th hole six straight times
-- five in a sudden-death playoff -- and outlasts Dave Eichelberger
to win the Senior Gold Rush.
1994: The Community Services District moves into its new
offices. They're in a new 5,000-square-foot building constructed
on Jackson Road, across from the entrance to Rancho Murieta
South. The project, built in four months, was on time and
under its budget of $550,000.
1995: Construction begins on a second outdoor arena at
Murieta Equine Complex. The arena is planned to be 60,000
1995: A flagpole is installed outside the Rancho Murieta
Association Building, on Murieta Parkway.
Caltrans representatives hold a public meeting to outline
plans for widening Highway 16 from Sunrise Boulevard
to Murieta Parkway. Between 1986 and 1991, there were 248
accidents and 16 deaths along the eight-mile stretch. What's
now a 22-foot paved area will be widened to two 12-foot lanes,
each with an 8-foot shoulder. Construction should start in
Caltrans announces plans to install a traffic signal at
Dillard Road and Highway 16, replacing stop signs. The
pending widening of Highway 16 includes plans for a traffic
light at Grant Line Road.
1995: Don Bies outduels Lee Trevino down the stretch,
posting an 11-under 205 total to win the Senior Gold Rush.
During the tournament, some players speak openly of what will
be announced two weeks later -- the tournament is ending
its nine-year run in Rancho Murieta and will move next
year to Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. One event
official cites finances as the reason for the move. Playing
the tournament at Serrano reduces its expenses by $100,000,
The community votes to approve revisions to the Covenants,
Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) governing