Orinda Country Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Orinda, California.
The course opened for play in 1924. It was designed by Willie Watson.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,352 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,718 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 569 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 120 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 6, a 569 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 14, a 290 yard par-4.
Orinda Country Club maintains the original integrity of the course, relying on natural hazards rather than artificially constructed troublemakers: its five doglegs, narrow, tree-lined sloping fairways, and blind spots make it particularly challenging. Majestic Oaks line the fairways and guard the greens, groupings of Sequoias act as wind breakers The course bends around the base of hills and extends up the canyons toward the Clubhouse. Beautiful, yet demanding.
The hilly course features thick foliage lining its fairways. Locals consider the course difficult because the fairways are so narrow. A creek that runs throughout the course that comes into play on many holes. The course is rich in tradition with stories from when Clint Eastwood was a caddie here growing up in the East Bay, and with visits from Byron Nelson, Bobby Jones, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and other golf legends. President Clinton played a round at Orinda in 1996.
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