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Newsworthy – Copperopolis Town Square / Saddle Creek Resort


Wall Street Journal: Saddle Creek named one of America’s Best Residential Courses by Golfweek Magazine for a staggering fifth straight year, reported in the Wall Street Journal.


Golfweek 2008: Saddle Creek named one of the top 10 courses in California, moving up two spots to No. 8.  Cited were the course’s challenging layout, conditioning and service.


Travel + Leisure Golf: ( Copperopolis Town Square and Saddle Creek Resort are lauded as an intrinsic part of Gold Country — California’s last great secret.  “Saddle Creek’s seclusion is enhanced by a layout where no two holes run parallel. Stands of oak and meadow grass cloak the hillsides near and far, and egrets poise along the banks of silvery ponds fringed with reeds. Dusk unfurls shadows across the rolling terrain and fills the air with golden light. So captivating is Saddle Creek that I simply wasn’t satisfied playing it once.” – Jessica Shambora


GOLF Magazine/ Ranked among the top 10 of America’s Most Underrated Courses, Saddle Creek Resort provides bungalow accommodations and quality golf that make for the perfect quiet getaway.


Fairways + Greens: Named one of the top 10 in the 2008 Signature Series of the Northern California – Reno-Tahoe bracket, Saddle Creek’s acclaimed design is almost perfect, as the natural elements are left to compliment the course structure. “In fact, Saddle Creek has such a wonderfully flowing, unforced feel to it at every turn that it elicits the emotion all architects hope to draw from players: Don’t let the last hole come because I don’t want it to end.” ( One worthy course that does attract notice is at Saddle Creek Resort, a property spread out over 900 acres in the Sierra foothills a two-hour drive east of San Francisco. The accommodations for visitors are both comfortable and spacious. The property’s Lodge Bungalows are located just a short walk from the Saddle Creek Lodge. Each Bungalow offers a master suite with its own bathroom, and a second bedroom and bathroom. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, a wood burning fireplace and media center in the great room, and wireless Internet throughout.


STRATOS: “Saddle Creek is comfortably set in soft, rolling grasslands, dotted by large California oaks in the Sierra foothills. The land is naturally sculpted for golf, and one can literally imagine hole after hole while driving into the resort.”


The San Francisco Chronicle ( Jeanne Cooper reports that Saddle Creek is the ultimate regional “staycation.”


The Sacramento Bee ( Copperopolis is a growing town that will soon be a tourist magnet. Its historic environment paired with the luxury of Saddle Creek’s beautiful resort setting make the Hollywood-esque community attractive. 


Mountain West Golf Magazine ( Saddle Creek offers more than just golf. The recent expansion of the wine cellar at the resort’s Copper Grill “[features] more than 1,500 bottles from 250 wineries throughout Calaveras County, California’s famous wine-producing regions, and the world over…[it] further cements Saddle Creek’s burgeoning reputation as a haven for oenophiles.”


Golfing Magazine ( John Pearson names Saddle Creek Resort one of Gold Country’s Best. “Two of the most important traditions of golf—to be challenged by the course and inspired by the surroundings—are fulfilled magnificently at Saddle Creek Resort in Northern California’s gold country.”


Golfweek: Saddle Creek is named one of the best 2009 Residential courses in Golfweek’s Definitive Guide to the Golf Life, marking the fifth straight year the course has been mentioned in the magazine’s prestigious and coveted list. ( Named as part of “A Prime All-You-Can-Play Deal in California,” Saddle Creek pairs with neighbor Greenhorn Creek to allow budget-conscious golfers to fully enjoy a full golfing experience.


Tourism-Review Magazine: Combined golf-spa amenities help make Saddle Creek Resort a go-to destination for corporate retreats, weddings and other celebratory events. The ‘experience’ extends beyond the fairway and lodge into nearby Copperopolis Town Square, which makes it a resort that’s meeting the top trends for luxury retreat locations. Saddle Creek’s exquisite vacation and holiday deals make it a competitive, romantic hide-away retreat for anyone trying to relax. 


ABC 7 San Francisco: Copperopolis, home of Saddle Creek, is hailed as a well-planned and growing community that graces the Sierra foothills, assisting in bringing this old mine country back to life.


CBS 13 Sacramento: Copperopolis Town Square and Saddle Creek featured on “One Tank Wonder,” cited are town’s progressive architecture and master-planning components.


Modesto Bee (  Saddle Creek Resort’s Copper Grille’s refreshing Strawberry Zinfandel Sangria is a refreshing, new twist on the Spanish classic. ( Golf and wine columnist Robert Farmer, praises Saddle Creek Resort as “a self-contained good-life paradise,” citing the immaculate state of the greens, full wine cellar and the well-prepared American Classics of the Copper Grille.


Biz San Diego ( Saddle Creek Resort is praised as a well-developed getaway that provides amazing golf, great food and the remarkable scenery of the Sierra foothills. 



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