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Sneaking in A Little Golf... In San Francisco

The Course At Wente Vineyards
Golf Digest

Excerpt from Golf Digest:

The Course at Wente Vineyards

For a taste of wine-country golf without heading to Napa, Wente Vineyards is an excellent option. The family-owned winery 50 minutes east of San Francisco is known for its Chardonnays and offers tours and tastings in addition to a scenic, well-designed Greg Norman championship course with amazing views. Save the tasting for after the round, because you might get a bit tipsy just playing it.

The first tee perches at a 100-foot elevation, and No. 10 ("the course's version of Lombard Street") climbs 250 feet with eight switchbacks. These ups and downs add to the fun but also bring the wind into play on several holes. Drink in the panorama as the 7,181-yard layout will test pretty much every club in your bag with elevated tee shots and interesting angles into sloping greens.

It's all beautifully edged with canyons, vineyards and grasses making an outing to Wente a top-shelf experience.