Mira Vista Golf & Country Club Adds Over 50 Members in 12 Weeks

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Following a complete restoration of their historic golf course, Mira Vista Golf & Country Club has added 54 new memberships since the grand re-opening last November.

Mira Vista, Golden Gate Bridge

View of Golden Gate from Mira Vista Golf & Country Club

With the course renovations complete, Mira Vista is now one of the premier clubs in the East Bay, and easily represents the best overall golfing value.

Following a complete restoration of their historic golf course, Mira Vista Golf & Country Club has added 54 new memberships since the grand re-opening last November.

The members of the club undertook a bold initiative to restore the golf course to its original splendor while also incorporating many of today’s modern influences that will help add to the overall playability of the course, enhance and beautify the local surroundings, and preserve the natural environment for the future.

The course was originally designed by architect Robert Hunter in 1920, with extensive contributions from Willie Watson whose work also includes The Olympic Club, Sonoma Golf Club, Orinda Country Club, Diablo Country Club and TPC at Harding Park.

The redesign included the demolition and rebuilding of 19 green complexes (including the practice putting green) which were built to USGA specifications and seeded with bentgrass putting surfaces. Additionally, every bunker on the course was demolished and 44 new strategically placed bunkers were added. All new cart paths were constructed and 9 tee complexes were rebuilt.

The fact that the membership decided to move forward with this project, despite the current struggles in the private club industry, shows a strong conviction that Mira Vista Golf & Country Club will remain committed to seeing that their club will flourish for many years to come.

"The members decided to take a proactive approach to ensuring our club remains competitive," says Michael Lee, Director of Membership for Mira Vista. "With the course renovations complete, Mira Vista is now one of the premier clubs in the East Bay, and easily represents the best overall golfing value."

While private golf and country clubs traditionally have often been looked upon as costly to join, Mira Vista challenges golfers that traditionally play public golf courses to do the math. “Membership at Mira Vista has always been about inclusive exclusivity”, says Lee. “We’ve expanded our membership offerings to be much more appealing to the Bay Area golfing community and our new options for Single Golfers and Couples have been a big hit.”

Mira Vista Golf & Country Club, is located in the North Berkeley Hills, just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and 15 minutes from Marin County. The fully appointed 30,000 square foot clubhouse and newly constructed Vista Deck boasts one of the best panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, with 180 degree views of downtown San Francisco, both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and Mount Tamalpais.

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