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panoramic views to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their social catalog of events is inviting to the entire family. Whether members are seeking a quick bite or formal dining, the clubhouse delivers with characteristic service. The clubhouse also features beautifully-ap- pointed men’s and women’s locker rooms along with a full-service golf shop, with the emphasis again on service. Stangroom reports that the club cur-

for risk, reward and enjoyment for all players. “I find our back nine to be unique with three par-3 holes, three par-4s, and three par-5s.” Stangroom describes number 16,

an uphill 537 yard par-5, as his favorite hole on the course. He said, “If you reach that green in two, you’re playing pretty darn good golf.” Serrano offers ample opportunity to play pretty darn good golf as evidenced in the design by Jones Jr. Jones has remarked, “The very best

courses are those where nature has provided the canvas and my job is to discover her secrets and reveal them. I try to design golf courses that will fascinate people.” Jones adds, “Serrano Golf Course

spreads out over beautiful, oak-studded savannah hills. My partner Bruce Char- lton and I worked closely on this land. We spread the golf course gently over the landscape using simple shapes for the bunkers to distinguish this design and thereby create a unique and special place. We were thrilled that Serrano hosted a very special U.S. Junior tour- nament shortly after opening.” Jon Reuer, Serrano’s director of golf for the past nine years, is justifiably proud of the club. “Once a prospective member sees and plays our golf course, the rest is relatively easy. Our golf course speaks for itself in design, play- ability, maintenance and service. I don’t know if there is a better spot to be. “People sometimes forget that golf

is a game. We lose sight of the fact that golf is leisure time; it’s not a time for stress. We’re very proud of our staff who do everything they can to assure that our members and guests enjoy a comfortable experience at our club, whether they’re on the golf course, at the fitness area or dining in our restau- rant. This is a place where members feel like family.” Activities at the clubhouse and at the

golf course are directed to all mem- bers including men’s and women’s golf leagues and junior camps that introduce younger players to the game. Addition- ally, Serrano Country Club is one of the area’s most ardent charitable benefactors of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, including sponsoring fundraising events and hosting kids from the youth devel- opment organization for golf. Serrano Country Club’s spectacu- lar 34,000 square-foot clubhouse sits distinctively above the golf course with

rently enjoys 450 members and mem- bership categories offered include golf memberships, associate golf member- ships, sports memberships, and social memberships. Membership benefits also include complimentary ski-lift tickets and discounts on room and golf at 300 premier clubs worldwide. Reuer adds, “Our focus throughout

the property is to create member rec- ognition. When our members enter the golf shop, our starters will know them by name and know their preferences. When a member enters the dining area, our bartenders should know their favor- ite drink. Our members enjoy coming to the club because we offer nothing but the best from the welcome crew to the general manager.” Stangroom advised that Serrano has

garnered numerous awards including a “National Community of the Year” award from the National Association of Home Builders. Spectacular custom homes range from 3,000 square-feet upward and Serrano’s available impres- sive custom home lots number 300. “My wife Beth and I feel quite

fortunate to live here in the foothills at Serrano,” Ferry revealed. “When we fin- ish our day, sit back and take in a sunset, we are certain we made the right choice moving to Serrano.”

Ferry led the effort to bring the

law that allows anyone 55 years of age or older from any other California county to move to El Dorado County and bring their old Prop 13 tax base. Contact Steve toll free at 855/887- GOLF (4653) to get started on your move to Serrano Country Club. (CA DRE#00348738)

Frank LaRosa is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and his radio golf reports are heard daily on ESPN 1320, Sacramento. This is an advertorial.

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