Griffs is the best restaurant in town, although competition has arrived with a new pizza joint recently opening. – one of my tips to enjoying golf on a family vacation – allowed my cart partner and I to enjoy the course to ourselves. Saddle Creek, a Carter Morrish design that debuted in 1993, is 6,803 yards of visual splendor.
Every hole either rises gently to challenge you or falls sweetly to enhance your confidence. I lost three balls that were more user error than architectural bullying -- on the demanding drive at no. The first stop was Murphys Pourhouse, a beer garden in the heart of wine tasting rooms and restaurants in downtown Murphys. Patrons park at picnic tables to guzzle craft beers and munch on sandwiches and snacks.
2, a cape-hole par 4 that bends right along a wetland, and the difficult approaches over ponds to the eighth and ninth greens. Don't miss the beer cheese dip, a family recipe passed down for several generations.
Dinner and drinks at the Copper Grille set things right again. It's a more intimate place where everything is easy. We took a chill pill and relaxed, lounging much of the day at the outdoor pool and hot tub at the fitness center.
We watched golfers hit heroic approaches over the water to the ninth green while devouring prime rib, fish and chips and of course, cheesecake for dessert. We brought tennis rackets and golf clubs for my two children, but they essentially gathered dust the whole weekend.
It makes for a hearty side to go with a flavorful autumnal-spiced protein such as turkey or roasted chicken.
Camp 4 Wine Café 1508 10th St Ste B (209) 529-5898 Yelp: 4.5 stars, 117 reviews Summer camp never tasted this good.
The 29-room hotel, dating to 1856, was featured in 2014 on the reality TV show ‘Hotel hell' with host and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
The biggest complaints Ramsay tried to address were the museum-like décor and the noise emanating from the bar to the rooms upstairs.
Whatever we ordered – Alfredo pasta, fried chicken, Bolognese, Brie – was on point.