Club begins test of reduced guest fees

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The Country Club has launched a six-month trial reduction in golf guest fees, the club announced Tuesday, limiting non-member play to three tee times an hour for starting times beginning at 11:30 a.m. on both courses. Read more » Read more » about Club begins test of reduced guest fees

Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

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The Country Club announced Tuesday afternoon that Rodney Muller, general manager for the last 10 months, has resigned effective June 29. At the same time, the Community Services District announced the promotion of Rick Tompkins from patrol officer to sergeant. Read more » Read more » about Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

Amateur is top qualifier for Senior Open

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[Corrected June 13] Steve Sear, an amateur from Reno, earned a spot in the 2018 Senior U.S. Open by firing a four under par 68 Monday on the North Course.  Sear, 51, carded no bogies and four birdies and triumphed over a field of 84 top senior players from Northern California and beyond. Don Thames, the Country Club's pro, didn't make it this time. Read more » Read more » about Amateur is top qualifier for Senior Open

Sunny with a chance of golf balls

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Ball dropIf you saw the police helicopter circling around the Country Club Wednesday afternoon, you should know there wasn't a bad guy on the loose. It was the Amador County Sheriff's Department finishing up a tournament with a ball drop. They sold more than 1,000 balls at $10 each. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Sunny with a chance of golf balls

Some photos from a busy weekend

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The Country Club's party to raise funds to re-do the Terrace Patio (which is a terrific site for parties) looked to be a big hit Sunday afternoon. There were hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and raffles. (Click photos for larger images.)

Sometimes Rancho Murieta is a sleepy kind of place, and sometimes it's busy. This weekend it was busy. Here's a photo look at the Country Club's party, the Bike Rodeo, the Down Range music fest and the Optimist's ice cream truck. (This isn't even to mention the food trucks Sunday afternoon.) Read more » Read more » about Some photos from a busy weekend

Video: First Cars and Coffee draws 66 cars

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Rancho Murieta's first Cars and Coffee took place Saturday morning in the Country Club's lower parking lot. The event, which is being tried every first Saturday this summer, drew 66 cars. Read more » about Video: First Cars and Coffee draws 66 cars

Video: Open house at the Country Club

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If you missed Sunday's open house at the Country Club, here's a quick look at some – not all – of the things that were going on. Read more » about Video: Open house at the Country Club

Tour the Country Club at open house Sunday

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Country ClubIf you’ve wondered whether the Country Club is a good fit for you and your family, you’ll have a chance to find out Sunday, when the club holds an open house. Here’s a schedule of the day, which will also feature face painting, snow cones and a bounce house for the kids. Read more » Read more » about Tour the Country Club at open house Sunday

Effort to buy undeveloped land is dead

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The six-month-long community effort to buy undeveloped land and the Country Club property has ended, the Rancho Murieta Association board said in a brief announcement Tuesday night. Read more » Read more » about Effort to buy undeveloped land is dead

Club's bartender retires after 14 years

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Joe Lett

→ See the faces at the retirement party (19 photos)

About 75 people surprised Country Club bartender Joe Lett with a retirement party Friday afternoon at the club. Joe, a 14-year employee, is retiring after his shift Sunday. There were lots of man-hugs and woman-hugs, and Margie Earle, grabbing a selfie here, wasn’t the only one. After an introduction by Rodney Muller, the club’s general manager, Joe, who lives in Elk Grove, gave a soft-spoken speech, thanking members for all they’ve done for him. Bob Gransee of the Men’s Golf Club has written a piece about Joe, which you can see here. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Club's bartender retires after 14 years

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