Golf at Mammoth Lakes
The two golf courses in Mammoth Lake are known for being located at the highest elevation in California. Enjoy an enticing game of golf with breathtaking views of the scenic meadow, and elevating your game to a whole new level!
Sierra Star Golf Course
Come check out Sierra Star Golf Course the highest golf course in California - at 8,000 feet above sea level!
If you like a challenge Sierra Golf Course will persuade you with its sky-high beauty and its tree-lined fairways as you play a lavish game of golf.
This 18-hole, par-70 course features 6,708 yards of golf from the longest tee, well-trapped greens, spectacular mountain views, and tranquil lakes and streams.
There is a possibility that this course will have one or more water hazards. You can expect to see 71-80 sand traps/bunkers when playing.
At Sierra Star Golf Club you can expect to find your distance to the center of the green marked by 200, 150 and 100 Yard Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked.
Beer and wine are available for your enjoyment at this golf course; however no hard liquor is sold.
Another gem of the Sierras Star Golf Course is the exceptional service!
Be treated like royalty from the moment you arrive, with the backdrop of mountains and wildlife.
Go ahead and throw all your cares away into a spectacular game of golf!
The course was designed by Cal Olson, the golf course opened in 1999. The Director of Golf is Dave Schacht, PGA manages the course.
Public, 18 holes, Par 70
Address: 2001 Sierra Star Pkwy, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
Telephone: 1 (760) 924-4653
Snowcreek Golf Course
Snowcreek Resort Golf Course opened in 1991 and was created to challenge your golfing skills to the max!
The course is located in Old Mammoth, between the Sherwin Mountain Range and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
This is a public nine-hole golf course spread out 3,306 yards from the back tees and surrounded by Mammoth Meadow and enchanting mountain streams.
This course is open for business from mid-May until October.
Snowcreek Resort Golf Course was designed by Ted Robinson, golf course architect of over 140 courses worldwide.
This Laguna Niguel, CA native is one of America's most creative and inspiring designers in the world, as he features the alpine's fastest bent greens there are to offer.
This golf course can be classified as a Public track.
Players on this course will be putting on Bent Grass, while the fairways consist of Bermuda grass.
There is a possibility that this course will have one or more water hazards.
You can enjoy a tall frosty beer at this golf course as they have a selection of beers to choose from.
The pro shop is fully loaded with golf clubs, apparel, and accessories for browsing and shopping.
Walking is allowed on this golf course as long as your group can keep up with the pace of play.
Public, 9 holes, Par 35
Address: 5 Fairway Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
Telephone: 1 (760) 934-6633
Bishop Country Club
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this public course is a great place to test your skills.
The championship course has been rated by players as one of the most gorgeous, lush, scenic golf courses around.
Located between the White Mountains and the beautiful High Sierra in Eastern California,
with its rich green picturesque fairways and water on all but two holes, you won't be disappointed with the scenery.
They offer practice bunkers, lighted driving range, chipping area along with beautiful putting greens and on course professionals to help you with your play and any level.
Come Tee off at Bishop Country Club where it opens earlier and stays open later as the weather permits.
This course features 6,613 yards of golf from the longest tees, has a slope rating of 125 on Rye grass.
Course was designed by Joe Williams and was built in 1963. Steve Shibley manages the course as the Golf Professional.
Bishop Country Club is a member of both the Northern California Golf association and the PGA.
Public, 18 holes, Par 71
Address: 1200 Hwy-395 Bishop, CA, 93514 - www.bishopcountryclub.com
Telephone: 1 (760) 873-5828
Mt. Whitney Golf Course
It's time to grab your clubs and come play at the most affordable golf course away from town.
With nine holes beneath the beautiful Mt. Whitney herself, how can you resist! NO Waiting and NO Tee tims!
Located across from Alabama Hills Inn, just 2 miles south of the Long Pine, you can see Mt.Whitney towering over you with beautiful views and peaceful surroundings.
You will appreciate not only the magnificent scenery, but the challenging course as well.
Public, 9 holes, Par 36
Address: 2559 South Main St. Lone Pine, California 93545
Telephone: 1 (760) 876-5795
The Sport of Golf
Golf is a Precision ball and club sport, in which competing players use different types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.
This game does not require a standardized playing area. Instead the game is played on a golf "course", each course has a different design, although course typically have consist of either 18 or 9 holes. Golf is defined by "Rules of Golf" "Playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the rules"
Stroke Play is the most general competition in golf, played for the lowest number of strokes by and individual. Match play is the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team.
Origin of Golf
The modern game of golf originated in the 15th century Scotland, The games ancient origins are unclear and much debated. It has been traced back to the Roman game of Paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. The Chinese believe it evolved from a game played between the eighth and 14th centuries. A Ming Dynasty scroll dating back to 1368 called "The Autumn Banquet" shows a member of the Chinese imperial court swinging what appears to be a golf club at a small ball with the aim of sinking it into a hole.
The game that originated in Scotland as the one we play now where the first written record of golf is James II's banning the sport in 1457. He stated it was an unwelcomed distraction to the learning archery. Golf was documented as being played on Mussel burgh Link, East Lothian, Scotland as early as March 2, 1672 certified the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness Book of World Records. The world's oldest golf tournament in existence is The Open Championship, first played on October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire.
Generally there are 3 types, woods, irons and putters. Long distances require woods, mid distances are covered with irons. Putters are for the green. Example 1 wood is for distances of over 170 yards. 5 iron is useful for distances of about 100 yards. 9 iron is good for about 60 yards.
From novice to pro you can choose from any manufacture including TaylorMade, Nike, Callaway, Cobra, PING, Cleveland and more. Find the right golf club to enhance your game and fit both you and your budget. Golfsmith is a great place to shop for your all your golf needs. They will help you with the selection process as well they have the most highly trained staff in the golf industry.
A Comfortable Stance - One of the keys to improving your golf swing as a beginner starts with improving your stance. Try standing with your feet shoulder width apart, slightly bending your knees so that you are nice and comfortable. Next bend over at the waist so that your arms hang down comfortably with the golf club. Finally, don't tense up too much during the swing, just relax and let your body go through its natural motions.
The Hybrid - There are many types of new golf clubs on the market today, it can be a a little confusing. The newest craze for golf clubs is the hybrid. Hybrid golf clubs allow mid to high handicappers the ability hit better for longer distances. Golfers can replace the long irons with hybrids and take strokes off their game.