Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, where membership is a lifestyle

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM.

As for the back nine, the golfer will see more trees, ponds and nature — that "parkland feel," Murchison said.

All the water and nature, "gives you that calming effect, that we don't always have playing golf," he jokingly said.

The course boasts some of the only elevation changes in the area and takes the golfer from the Clubhouse to the Gulf and back through the natural areas.

"We have some nice hills and elevation," along the course, Murchison said.

"We've done a lot of work on the course," he said. Murchison said they have cut down about 200 trees and a lot of shrubbery. "We've done a lot of clearing … but we've got a lot of trees."

He said they needed to lose some trees to open up the course to sun and air for the grass.

The course, which has been open since 1969, is designed for walking with little distance between greens and tees, with holes 9 and 18 ending up at the clubhouse.



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