In 1867, Sonoma County recognized Santa Rosa as its third incorporated city, after Healdsburg and Petaluma. As time went on, Santa Rosa continued to grow in size and population steadily until it became Sonoma County’s largest city. Santa Rosa’s rich history can be seen all throughout the city, with beautiful architecture dating back to the early 1900s. Though much of the city was rebuilt after severe earthquakes, key landmarks still remain, keeping the city’s history alive and well. Santa Rosa offers everything a modern big city should while still maintaining its small-town Sonoma County charm.
If you’re looking to experience everything Wine Country has to offer, Santa Rosa is the place to be. Situated almost exactly in the middle of the key wine-producing regions of the county, Santa Rosa is close to all of Sonoma County’s world-class, famous wineries. With a bustling downtown, award-winning cuisine, locally-owned and retail shopping stores, and a huge range of outdoor activities, you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking to tee off solo or bring friends and family, there’s something in Santa Rosa for everyone.
Centrally located and over the hill from the famous vineyards of Sonoma County Wine Country, Santa Rosa is a beautiful place for golf year round. Both locals and visiting golfers can’t help but fall in love with the beautiful scenery and mountain backdrops.
Santa Rosa has many golf courses to choose from. In total, the city offers 7 golf courses—both private and public. No matter what your skill level, beginners to scratch golfers, Santa Rosa has a course that will fit your game. If you’re looking for a private club to join, The Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club and Fountaingrove Golf & Athletic Club have privacy, spectacular views, meticulously manicured greens, and challenging courses available.