Wine is delicious. Wine country is beautiful. And a golf course in a vineyard is a perfect blend. The Course at Wente webs its way around the famous Wente Estate, located in Livermore, East of the San Francisco Bay, in the summers it can get hot, real hot, so its best to play early or late in the day. The Vineyard has two restaurants and also offers wine tasting so get there early to enjoy the facilities.
We stopped by the pro shop to check-in and to see what kind of gear they have. I saw this massive Wedgewood Trophy in the shop.
Then it was time for lunch. Lunch at the club house looks over the 18th green. Time for a selfie. I started wearing this hat to get more coverage from the sun. We spent way to much time at lunch and did not make it to the driving range before our tee time.
The putting practice area is nice, wood finish was a nice touch.
The course starts high on a hill, then levels off to a tranquil setting.
View good. Swing bad…
The course goes around the estate into the vines.
In the late summer, the vines are full…
After the flat vineyard section, you have to drive up Wente’s very own Lombard Street. Its a challenging drive, more than Lombard Street in San Francisco.
High on the hills the wind comes into play.
View of the vineyard and surrounding area as we play…
The course come back down the hills… The sun sets and I chip.
The result is not as good as I envisioned…
The sunset is calming.
The colors in the sky are beautiful.
The end of the course nears, I wonder what a round would be like in the winter. I imagine more green hillsides that comes with the winter rain. For me it was a hard but fun course with beautiful surroundings, so I am looking for the next time there is a deal to play here.
18th… now time to go get some dinner….