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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6793 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6793 yards 72.6 133
White 72 6302 yards 70.2 128
Gold (W) 72 5868 yards 73.5 129
Gold 72 5868 yards 68.3 124
Combo 72 5530 yards 71.5 124
Burgundy (W) 72 5187 yards 69.8 120
Scorecard for North
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/138 432 193 399 378 536 431 209 344 521 3443 409 174 363 413 389 187 521 355 539 3350 6793
White M: 70.9/133 W: 76.8/139 402 148 345 370 521 404 182 308 491 3171 375 130 353 392 367 163 501 332 518 3131 6302
White/Gold M: 69.5/131 W: 75.3/138 381 148 345 309 521 404 155 308 474 3045 358 130 353 340 367 139 501 332 503 3023 6068
Gold M: 68.7/128 W: 74.4/133 381 137 331 309 487 393 155 293 474 2960 358 115 313 340 347 139 485 308 503 2908 5868
Gold/Burgundy M: 67.0/125 W: 72.3/128 327 137 294 309 487 313 155 293 474 2789 329 113 313 340 297 139 485 308 417 2741 5530
Burgundy M: 65.5/117 W: 70.2/123 327 129 294 300 430 313 146 283 369 2591 329 113 261 333 297 132 418 296 417 2596 5187
Handicap 3 17 7 5 11 1 9 13 15 4 18 16 2 12 10 6 14 8
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 15 5 11 1 7 17 13 3 4 18 14 8 12 16 6 10 2

Course Details

Year Built 1955
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Johnny Miller Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Subtleties galore at the Safeway Open venue

Playing in the media day for the Safeway Open for the third year in a row, you'd think I'd have this course figured out by now. Nope.
Not even the pros - with their fancy green-reading cards and caddies - can solve the subtleties of putting on the North course. You think it's a straight putt and the ball will snap hard at the hole. If it looks like a big swinger, then the ball will stay mostly true to a straighter line. It's so perplexing why the ball doesn't go in the hole.
As I've written in the past, the course won't wow you with views of the hillsides like CordeValle, but its holes and terrain have just enough personality to deliver a five-star experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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Napa knows how to throw a golf party

If I was rating the golf course architecture, I'd probably give the North course four stars. But the "experience" is five star.
Overall, the course is very enjoyable. It's not overly memorable visually, but its subtleties make for a fun and interesting day. Enough elevation change creates a few dynamic holes. The greens make the round. I don't know how anybody who isn't a member playing daily makes anything on some of the trickiest greens I've ever putted. So many hidden breaks.
The famous burgerdog on the course is well worth a try, but save room for lunch or dinner and a glass of wine at the resort. This is what you've come for ... the golf is merely a distraction.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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Now this is how you do wine country

When Silverado's North Course shows up on your TV screens in October as the new host of the Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour, chances are, you're going to like what you see.

No golfer should mosey through wine country without a brief intermission from the tasting room to walk this most pleasurable design -- even if the "easy" holes are few and far between.

A Robert Trent Jones Sr. design from the 1950s that was later updated by Johnny Miller (now a co-owner of Silverado), this is a course that just feels ripe to host a big event. Narrow fairways, tall mature trees and gentle hills, The greens are small and fast (and sometimes elevated), and the splashed bunkers are a brilliant white.

It's comparatively compact routing (compared to more modern venues like CordeValle) seems very spectator-friendly.

Now, anytime you play a golf course leading up to a PGA Tour event -- as we did -- you're going to get a unique experience. Frankly, I would recommend waiting until a week or two after the event is over with. Carts were on paths only (honestly, we should have all just walked it -- it's a very well-routed design) and the rough was gnarly to say the least. I suppose one benefit to the rough is that while our group would go on egg hunting expeditions just yards off the fairway, usually someone would find one or two extra balls that had barely been hit.

Now, the penal nature of the course isn't the norm here (it's really not all that severe, more in the mold of Jones' easy bogey/hard par mentality), it just comes with the territory of hosting a PGA Tour event. Now managed by Troon Golf, the course staff does ensure the resort golfer are going to get a fair and playable test, even if this classic course, with its narrow fairways and small, sloping greens, aren't a pushover for anyone. But golfers with a penchant for classic course design are going to have a new NoCal favorite in Napa on Jones & Miller's North course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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