• Type: Resort
  • Address: 17700 Arnold Dr
  • City: Sonoma
  • County: Sonoma
  • State: California
  • Zip: 95476
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (707) 996-0300

Sonoma Golf Club was established and built in 1926. Located in Sonoma, California, the course has 18 holes and is a Resort type golf course. The course was designed by Sam Whiting & Willie Watson. Sonoma Golf Club policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: yes. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 38.311104758343 latitude and -122.5064132836 longitude.


    Sonoma Golf Club Course Review
    Sonoma Golf Club Course Review

    Sonoma Golf Club Course Review

    The Sonoma Golf Club sits on a wonderful piece of real estate in California and it can be best described as a classic golf course, being built and designed by the famous architects Willie Watson and Sam Whiting. When Sam Snead aka the Slammer was asked about his opinion about the best golf course he ever played, he answered: one you probably never heard of, the Sonoma in California...The Sonoma dates back to the Golden Age of golf, featuring an old school layout and many big names in golf history enjoyed its fairways and greens, the likes of Harvey Ward, Byron Nelson and Ken Venturi. But Sam Snead was the one who put it on the map, when he told a San Francisco Examiner reporter that the Sonoma Golf Club was his favorite layout.

    The Sonoma course features 7100 yards of golf from its longest tees and its classic layout provides golfers with lots of strategic choices and various challenges, being built on 177 acres of pristine land, with undulating greens which are highlighted by majestic oak trees, lakes and the epic vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains together with neighboring vineyards. The long and short holes are excellently blended, making for a perfectly balanced golf course which has a perfect rhythm as you advance through the round, shot after shot. Truth be told, there are neither extremely difficult holes nor weak ones, and you'll definitely appreciate the symmetry and the economy of the Sonoma Golf Club's routing. The course has aged very well and it was recently the host of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship from 2003 to 2009.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1926
  • Course Designer: Sam Whiting & Willie Watson
  • Location Time Zone: PST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Open all year
  • Latitude: 38.311104758343
  • Longitude: -122.5064132836


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Open
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shor required


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