McCloud Golf Club
Mccloud Golf Club, is a member-owned, nine hole golf course, which is open to public play, located in McCloud, California.
The McCloud Golf Club golf course first opened for play in 1923. It was built by the McCloud River Lumber Company, with the land being donated by the Hearst family.
The board of directors would travel from Minneapolis for regular meetings and the course was put in for their enjoyment. The course, built on pasture land, maintained the field grass for the fairways and the greens were a lightly oiled sand.
In 1935, the course was opened to the lumber town’s residents and the greens were converted to grass. A few years later people from surrounding towns were allowed to play.
The course was originally built using teams of horses and highwheelers. No irrigation was necessary at first due to surface water which was plentiful. Irrigation of upper level areas were flooded from a ditch on the west side of the course. Tees and greens were watered with hoses and sprinklers at night until 1965. As the course became drier, a fully automated sprinkler system was installed by 1968.
There was great cooperation between the company owned golf course and the people who worked for and played the course until 1993. At that time the McCloud River Lumber Company was selling their land holdings and the course was purchased by the members.
The McCloud Golf Course has been extensively upgraded in recent years. There is a pro shop, serving lunch and beverages, a driving range, putting green, electric carts and spectacular views of Mt. Shasta.
McCloud Golf Club is a regulation length 9-hole golf course, which has separate tees on the back side to create a fun and challenging 18 hole experience.