Mt. Woodson Golf Club
Nestled in the hills of Ramona, California is a gorgeous golf course called Mt. Woodson. Designed by the world renowned golf course designers Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt, it’s a 6000 yard, par 70 golf course. I guarantee that it’s one of the most beautiful golf courses you will ever see. I can’t forget to mention its 450 ft wooden bridge you have to ride over that is reminiscent of something you would see in an Indian Jones movie. The lush green hillside, the giant rock formations and the beautiful California weather make you feel like you’ve been transported to another time and place. Watching the sunset from the golf shop patio at the end of the day is a fantastic sight to behold.
Mt. Woodson Golf Club has been open since 1991. It has a golf shop, bar and grill, range cage and event area.
The golf shop is not the largest golf shop I have ever been in, but it does carry a really nice variety of inventory. From hats, shirts, balls, shoes, golf club covers, divot fixers, sunscreen, cigars, etc. They have the inventory set up really nicely and it still looks brand new inside. It’s very well maintained. The staff is super friendly and very attentive.
The other half of the golf shop holds Stony Mountain Bar and Grill. There is seating inside and a lot of patio seating right outside of the bar and grill. They have a really nice selection of food options on their menu. My favorite is the chicken quesadilla! Now you might think that is something really easy to make and pull off, but theirs are the bomb! They use fresh chicken breast that you watch them grill, they give you guacamole, sour cream and salsa on the side, and they are big enough to share. I try to grab one every time I go up there. Not only do they have a delicious selection of food on their menu, but they also have a full bar. They have about 8 draft beers on tap, lots of canned beer options, as well as cocktails. They even periodically have happy hour. You can take your ice cold beverage and your food and just enjoy the gorgeous view and the beautiful weather. The patio overlooks hole #10’s tee boxes, a beautiful lake with a fountain as well as the actual mountain called Stony Mountain.
The range cage has about 6 spots for people to practice. It is a lot of fun because they have set up targets on the cage net that you can aim for and set up a little competition with your buddies. The way they built the range is super cool. There is a channel in the back of the cage that rolls all the hit balls down underground to a holding spot where the staff can then pull them back up to collect them. They have a range ball machine where you can dispense your own range balls. You can buy tokens and pick up a basket for your balls in the golf shop.
The event lawn is a gorgeous space located a short walk away from the golf shop. It’s a nice large grass area where they can hold events of all types. It has a large beautiful tree on it that gives a good amount of shade to the space, but it also is wrapped in string lights that light up at night. It adds a fun elegant touch to any event held there are night. The rest of the area is landscaped with trees and beautiful flowering bushes. I actually held my wedding at Mt. Woodson, which you can read about in another post. The event lawn was my reception space. I have also attended quite a few other events held up on that event lawn. I have seen weddings, rehearsal dinners, golf tournament BBQ’s, holiday events, and memorials. When we held our wedding and reception, the staff at Mt. Woodson did a stellar job making sure we had everything we needed, that the bar was well stocked and that our event went smoothly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a beautiful, unique space for their next event.
The wooden bridge. I could not post this blog post without talking about the wooden bridge. You cross the bridge from hole #2 to #3. It is a one way, one lane bridge. It stands way above the canyon floor and if you look down, you just might get the willies. It has twists and turns and is completely surrounded by beautiful landscape. If you look up the Mt. Woodson bridge on YouTube you will find lots of videos of people filming as they drive over it. A lot of people describe it as if they were in a getaway scene in an Indian Jones movie. I will post a video below. The people who built it were not allowed to use and large/heavy equipment down on the canyon floor since that area is protected. All debris and work had to be done by hand. From what I heard it was a spectacular sight to watch them build it.
If you have ever wanted to take golf lessons, they have a PGA golf pro named Perry Dotson. He does group lessons as well as private lessons. They have a Junior Golf Program, a Ladies Group and I think they would love to have a Mens group start up as well. They hold lots of charity golf tournaments and can certainly set one up for your next charity event. In the past they have held wine/beer tastings, holiday events, rehearsal dinners, they participate in Taste of Ramona event, yoga classes and events for the surrounding homeowners. They have Twilight Leagues as well as Glow Ball golf nights. It is such a great course and they really care about the community around them. Check them out next time you are in the area.