When two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman first visited Wente Vineyards as a proposed site for his first class, public golf course, he knew instinctively it would be a world class golf course.
Inspired by the design philosophies of the great Alister Mackenzie, Norman chose to utilize the scenic variety and natural beauty inherent in the landscape. He insisted the course design have minimal impact on the surrounding terrain.
Integration of the land's diverse visual elements into the strategy of the holes gives each a distinctive character.
Classic enhancements such as bent grass greens, rye grass fairways. Mackenzie-style bunkers, and water hazards add to the challenge of the par-72 course. Open space surrounds the entire site which includes over 200 feet of elevation change.
Nestled up against the cliffs of Cresta Blanca, the views and sounds of nature are everywhere.
Native woodlands of sycamore, oak and cottonwood create the setting for holes 1-6. Holes 7-9 and 15-18 roll through the vines of Wente Vineyards.
Sloping hills of native grasslands provide panoramic sights and scenic backdrops for holes 10-14. Deer, hawks, wild turkey and cattle raised by the Wente family roam the surrounding hillside.
Experience the results of Norman's considerable talents. Situated less than an hour's drive from both San Francisco and San Jose, the course is ideally located to serve the Bay Area's demand for high quality golf.
The Course at Wente Vineyards -- golf as it was meant to be played.
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