Northwood Golf Club recently received recognition as the 30th Best Nine-Hole Golf Course in the world by Golf.com. Travelawaits.com lists Northwood as the Eighth-Best Course You Can Play in California, right after notable courses like Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and fellow Alister MacKenzie-designed Pasatiempo.
Northwood sits on the Russian River in the famous wine country of Sonoma County. Designed by world-renowned architect Alister MacKenzie, Northwood opened in 1928. Towering Redwood trees line Northwood’s fairways, some reaching heights of 175 feet. There are no water hazards and very few sand bunkers – the Redwoods create narrow fairways leading to the full array of MacKenzie’s favorite greens designs. It’s open 12 months a year with often spectacular weather. It’s a fun course to walk, and playing amongst the Redwoods is often cited as a euphoric experience.
“Our company, which has owned the course for 50 years, feels strongly about providing a fun and affordable place for people to play golf and relax while maintaining the health of our Redwood forest,” says General Manager Gaylord Schaap. “We get visitors from all over the world, but it always surprises us when we’re discovered and mentioned in media like Golf.com and TravelAwaits. We’re grateful for the recognition that inspires our staff and me to make Northwood a place every golfer should play and enjoy.”
“Northwood was one of our early app clients,” says Gallus CEO Jason Wilson.”They’ve had a tough year, closed two months due to COVID, and ten days due to wildfires. Their app helped them communicate with golfers about the course status, and we noticed increased activity once it reopened. Northwood is a great example that having a course-customized app isn’t limited to 18-hole courses. Gallus congratulates Northwood for its recognition and looks forward to helping them achieve even greater success.”
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