On Saturday, Roddy Ranch Golf Club in Antioch announced it is closing on August 11 after 16-years of operation. Their reason for doing so: high cost of water.
According to it’s website, the golf course was designed by J. Michael Poellot, ASGCA, and opened for play in 2000. Roddy Ranch Golf Club has been noted as the Best Value in Northern California by Greenskeeper.org and dubbed as being “the finest golf course that’s opened in the Bay Area in years.”
Here is a message that went out Saturday.
It is with sadness that we inform you that after 16 years in operation, Roddy Ranch Golf Club will be permanently closed on August 11. The increasingly high cost of water has impacted individuals and businesses throughout the state for many years and Roddy Ranch is no exception. Ultimately the expense associated with irrigating the golf course has burdened the Club to the point that it is no longer economically feasible for the course to stay in business.
We would like to thank the thousands of golfers who have enjoyed playing golf at Roddy Ranch over the years including our hundreds of loyal members. Finally, our staff at Roddy Ranch has always worked tirelessly to create a family atmosphere for those visiting the course. We are eternally grateful for their contribution to the success of Roddy Ranch. Please join us in the next few days for one last round at Roddy Ranch and we wish you well.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Roddy Ranch Golf Club