Napa, Calif. – Silverado Resort and Spa has been named the 2020 “California Golf Course of the Year” by the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) Board of Directors. The CGCOA Board recognized Silverado Resort and Spa for its connection to the PGA TOUR, all that the courses and region have had to overcome in recent years, and the exemplary characteristics of the property.
The CGCOA Course of the Year award honors a California golf course demonstrating excellence in five areas: exceptional quality of the course, exemplary water stewardship practices, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community, and significant contribution to the game. The Course of the Year Award winners come from the CGCOA’s core membership, which make an outstanding contribution to the game of golf in their markets, and are model operations to their peers.
“We considered several courses this year, each of which had a compelling story, but in the end Silverado really was a very clear choice,” said Marc Connerly, Executive Director, California Golf Course Owners Association. “We believe that Silverado will represent California very strongly in the national Course of the Year competition.”
Silverado Resort and Spa’s two 18-hole, par-72 championship golf courses (North and South) were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Both courses were redesigned by World Golf Hall of Fame member and resort owner Johnny Miller. The quality of the courses is such that the PGA TOUR begins its season at Silverado, playing the Safeway Open in September. The 2020 Safeway Open was won by Stewart Cink and was executed in a safe, COVID-free manner without spectators, all while under the pre-tournament threat of California wildfires.
Led by Miller’s efforts, Silverado has experienced a resurgence over the last decade and is once again considered an iconic Northern California destination. With renovations to the golf courses, mansion building and guest rooms, guests experience modern day luxury while honoring the resort’s tradition and history. Ownership continues to invest in the property and there is a spirit of continual progress.
Over the last four years, the region has dealt with fires, power outages, poor air quality, record setting rainfall and now COVID-19. Through these challenges and obstacles, Silverado has persevered, while helping the surrounding community. The resort has provided shelter, meals, financial contributions and many memorable outings for members of the community. From celebrating the local fire departments and first responders to supporting four local high school golf programs, serving from the heart is a daily theme at Silverado.
“Our team is grateful to be honored for all of the hard work put forth this year to overcome many challenges. We are very appreciative of our partnership with Troon and organizations like the CGCOA that have provided resources to help us succeed. We welcome all to come and enjoy soon,” said John Evans, General Manager of Silverado Resort and Spa.
For more information on Silverado Resort and Spa, visit www.silveradoresort.com.
Silverado Resort and Spa
Silverado Resort and Spa is Napa Valley’s only 36-hole golf resort. The 7,166-yard, par 72 North Course annually hosts the Safeway Open, while the 6,612-yard, par 72 South Course is a favorite among members and resort guests. Both courses were re-designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member and former lead NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller. In 2019, the North Course was named to Golfweek’s Best 2019: Top 200 Resort Courses ranking.
A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa began its life as a private estate and was converted into a contemporary resort featuring 340 guest rooms, a 100,000-square foot of total conference space, two championship golf courses and on-site signature restaurant. Surrounded by Napa Valley’s more than 540 wineries, the resort also features a 16,000 square foot spa, 10 secluded swimming pools, 10 tennis courts and other recreational offerings.
The golf operations at Silverado Resort and Spa are managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.