AHWAHNEE – The owners of Sierra Meadows Country Club will be closing the business on Saturday, October 31 to prepare for their re-launch in Spring 2016.
The multi-use facility will feature a new name and vision for the property including additional on-site activities, an updated bar and cafe area, lodging options for visitors, and a year-round calendar of live music, lectures and other special events for the community. There will also be significant landscaping work done during the winter to enhance the beauty of the property using native plant species that will require significantly less water.
“We wanted to see a crowded course with stacked tee times and vibrant activity so we reduced fees and introduced a variety of specials and free clinics. Instead of trending up, course play tailed off through our peak months. We simply don’t have enough golfers,” said Charlie Sheldon, co-owner. The declining number of members and loss of associated revenue, combined with increased costs for water and staffing, made it impossible to keep the course open.
River Creek Golf Course has generously extended a one-time offer to Sierra Meadows golfing members by waiving initiation fees for golfers who wish to transition their membership.
Sierra Meadows will operate as usual through the end of October, hosting a variety of tournaments and weddings. Starting October 1, the course is reducing greens fees again for golfers who want to come play a few final rounds at the course with weekday 18 hole rates of $35 and weekday senior rates of $30. Junior rates have been reduced to only $25. All prices include cart fee.