Solano Real Estate Scene: Fairfield area boasts riches in golf options

Rancho Solano, Paradise Valley and Green Valley Country Club are three of the best courses in Northern California. In addition to golf, they all have restaurants, bars and banquet facilities for weddings, meetings and business get-togethers. Tennis, swimming and fitness facilities are also available for those who want to do more than ride in a golf cart for four hours and drink beers. All three courses have PGA golf professionals that offer affordable lessons and golf camps, and can have a beginner hitting the ball consistently after just a few lessons. I suggest parents consider giving their children a gift of golf lessons at their next birthday because it is a gift that could last a lifetime. Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano have all kinds of special promotions for affordability and for those that are pressed for time, which seems to be everybody today. Serious golfers, hackers and beginners can play 18 holes with a cart on some days for only $30 at Rancho and Paradise. Players that work, coach Little League and attend their kid’s dance recitals can play nine holes in two hours early in the morning or late in the afternoon for $15. Green Valley Country Club is currently offering several different types of memberships, which can be a real bargain at the end of the day for a couple or a family with kids. The key to this affordability is usage of the club by the members. The highest level of membership available today is proprietary, which makes the member an owner of the club. There are currently more than 100 of these memberships available. Call Lisa at GVCC for a brochure and a tour. The cost is $4,000 to join and $735 per month in dues. If a family joins, all family members under 25 and dependents can use the pool, the gym, the tennis courts and of course, the historic golf course that has hosted numerous USGA events over the past 60-plus years. If a couple plays golf three times per week, it works out to less than $31 per round and if a family of four with two or more kids joins and they play golf, swim and occasionally play tennis and bocce ball and participate in some of the many social events, it’s an incredible bargain for entertainment and fun. It is a healthy environment for kids, and it feels like being on vacation out in the beautiful Green Valley. These three outstanding and beautiful golf courses bring value to Fairfield’s real estate market and make Fairfield one of the best places in California to live, have fun and own a home.