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Saticoy Country Club

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About Saticoy Country Club

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The History

Founded in 1921, Saticoy Country Club is first private club in Ventura County and second to none. The golf course was designed by noted architect William F. Bell and offers a spectacular, classic 18-hole Championship Golf Course. Highly regarded as one of the most respected golf courses in Southern California, the club offers an unparalleled golf experience. Quietly nestled in the hillsides of Somis, California; the Saticoy Country Club is considered one of the area's best kept golf secrets. The club has been host to many U.S.G.A. Championship Qualifiers and SCGA Amateur Championships.

In addition to a high caliber, championship golf course, the club offers it's members and their guests a variety of amenities including fitness, swimming, social functions, concerts and exceptional dining.

Saticoy Country Club is a Member owned, private equity club with the mission to provide the following:

  • A preeminent golf course, one of the best conditioned and challenging in Southern California, yet suitable for all levels of ability.
  • A warm and welcoming clubhouse, where members, their families and guests enjoy excellent food and drinks, reasonably priced and well presented, in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly setting.
  • A picturesque haven where gentlemen and ladies,who have a mutual respect for the game of golf, and can enjoy each others' company.
  • A financially secure and well-managed equity club.
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Top Holes At Saticoy Country Club

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #2, PAR 4, 352 YARDS

#2, PAR 4, 352 YARDS


From the Tee

This short par-4 hole is a pistol. .. and every chamber is loaded. You have to thread a perfect drive, preferably down the right center, between numerous threatening trees. You need about 180 to 195 yards from your tee ball for a fairly short, but tight, second shot to the green. The narrowness of the fairway, plus the absolute need to keep the ball between the trees enclosing it on both sides makes this one a white knuckler.

Into the Green

It's the most difficult second shot on the course. Even though the shot rarely calls for more than a short iron, missing it just slightly can wind you up in one of the four bunkers encircling the green. Hitting it short isn't where you want to be either because in front of the green is soft and will deaden any shot on that slope. The finn canted green is difficult to hold at times and you do not want to be putting down at the hole. Unless you hit it close, you're in for a thrill a minute. Any shot on the left of the hole means you are facing a very slick putt.

On the Green

Tough hole locations abound here and tantalize the eye as to the amount of break you face from almost anywhere on the green. Front flags, oddly enough take a little more firmness from above than you can believe and every putt moves to the right of the green... quickly

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #7, PAR 4, 384 YARDS

#7, PAR 4, 384 YARDS


From the Tee

Many members believe it is the tee shot that makes this hole so distinctive and challenging. Almost everywhere else at Saticoy only a complete meltdown of your swing will get you in trouble off the tee. Here, with the stands of trees pressing in both right and left plus bunkers on both sides of the fairway in the landing area, players are asked for pinpoint accuracy. Probably the safest shot is a slight fade up the left side fairway and hope for a kindly bounce right.

 

Into the Green

It doesn't get any easier after the tee shot, either. Even though you may be left with only a middle iron home, the challenge of actually getting there invariably seems easier than it really is. The pronounced uphill shot to the  green is extremely critical and must be played with careful regard for the hole location. Bunkers on both sides of the green's front add to the problem. This shot is mostly carry and club selection should be made with that fact in mind.

On the Green

The most serious hole locations on this green are on either side in the front. You never want to have a downhill or side hill putt around the front of this green. Not only do you face a tough breaking putt, but the speed is breath taking. A central hole position sitting on the ridge in the middle is equally difficult. Probably the safest place you can be is below the hole no matter where the hole is cut on this green. A misplaced shot into this green, or a putt hit too hard can spell bogey or worse in heartbeat.

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #10, PAR 3, 174 YARDS

#10, PAR 3, 174 YARDS


From the Tee

On a course abundant with so many great holes they cause first-timers to gawk in amazement, number ten stands out. Unfolding from an elevated tee overlooking a vista that seems to stretch out forever, this par-3 hole is undeniably gorgeous, but beware...because this beauty lurks like a beast. The green's sideways-rolling topography presents a confusing virtual target. Proper alignment is critical here...so, too is an awareness of the swirling winds. Combined with a large green, this makes club selection very problematical. There is one large bunker on the left, but if you miss left, pray you are in the bunker...because anything far left will roll into jail and the possibility of parole is remote. Adding to the hole is a back bunker that will save more players from a difficult shot by hitting into it rather than going long. I won't even mention the lake in front of the hole. It's a par-3 that can be a 2 or a 5 just like that!

On the Green

Aiming for the center of the green is an unwise strategy here unless that is where the hole is set. The green is divided into two distinct separate plateaus. From center to back right requires an uphill putt... as bad as that is, it's a lot better than a putt that goes long, leaving a putt on the same line in reverse. Center to front left demands a touch putt that is not only fast but breaking and free-falls with alarming speed. If you're not on the correct section of the green, take your bogey and go on your way... gratefully.

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #15 PAR 4, 410 YARDS

#15 PAR 4, 410 YARDS


From the Tee

The ideal shot from the back tees is an easy draw to the center of the fairway.. .from the regular tees, you need a slight fade that will nestle right in the center. The fairway slopes gently from right to left, then it flattens out in the middle. You really don't want to be too far left or right as the trees will make the approach very chancy because of the angle it leaves you.

Into the Green

Your approach shot can be a bit testy, since the green looks closer than the shot requires. The difficulty here is that shots will generally be hit short of the hole leaving what looks like a definite uphill putt on a green that is relatively flat. Even old time members can be fooled by the subtle breaks on this green, and the speed can offer some trying moments as well. The steep faced bunkers, especially the bunker on the right front, that frame the hole on each side give the appearance that the best entrance to the hole is limited to flying the ball in.. .not running it in ...and that's right ...sometimes. ..

On the Green

The putting surface here can seem downright friendly, but you had better not take anything for granted. What makes this hole special is the green can be so difficult to read. What looks like downhill may not be and what looks uphill usually isn't. The scariest hole position is in the front left because if you're not careful, you can three putt from almost anywhere and do it easy

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #16, PAR 4, 384 YARDS

#16, PAR 4, 384 YARDS


From the Tee

Fairly open and uphill, this is a classic driving hole, which makes you make the decision of placement or just unload and push the drive as far up the draw as you can. On the left side about 190 yards are bunkers that will swallow a pulled shot and on the right is a hillside bunker that entices you to fly it. Big hitters leave themselves with a relatively short shot that demands careful placement depending on the hole location.

Into the Green

Having safely navigated the sand and arboreal obstacles, most players will be considering a 9-iron or wedge into the large sloping green that is totally invisible from the fairway. They know that not stopping the ball in the general vicinity of the hole is tantamount to walking off with a bogey. The answer is to divide the green into quadrants and place the ball in the correct one rather than go for pinpoint accuracy.

On the Green

A man with a blindfold could pick killer hole placements on this green. It has all the folds and hollows of a rumpled bedspread. Generally the toughest locations are back right, front left, and back middle right next to the shelf. The last one can be the most adventurous when your ball is above the hole and you need to stop your ball somewhere in the middle of a rabid fall as it approaches the hole. About the only way anyone has ever done it is to drain the putt ... and that's not easy... or likely.

Top Holes At Saticoy Golf Club #18, PAR 5, 57l YARDS

#18, PAR 5, 57l YARDS


From the Tee

A great finishing hole should require strategic decisions, and this hole more than fills the bill. The problems for the long hitter are bunkers that flank the fairway on either side making the tee shot one that must be long and straight. Like every par-5 hole at Saticoy, the second shot makes or breaks the golfers chance for a good score...the hole narrows more as you approach the green. The second shot should be a high percentage shot since anything pushed or pulled may be in trees and you're left with almost no shot at the green at all.

Into the Green

This is where the hole gets demanding...once again you're shooting at a green that isn't visible. More often than not, your frame of reference is the flagstick and placing your shot on this green can mean the difference between a par or something much worse. Knowing the placement of the hole is crucial . ..and with the shot all uphill, the danger is in leaving the ball too far below the hole ... with the size of this green, you must try to be close or face a real roller coaster putt.

On the Green

The reason this is one of the great par-5 holes is that once you have negotiated your shot into the green, the real problem now stares you in the face. This green is difficult to read because a curling ridge bisects the middle, offering a variety of fearsome hole placements. Back right may be the toughest because it rides the roll of the ridge, but putting downhill to the right front is no cinch either. Back left on a shelf is another familiar torment because the putt reads uphill and the speed of the green can leave you long and wondering. A truly marvelous finishing hole ... sometimes in more ways than one.

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