Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, CA
Tee Time: June 18, 2016, 2:10, 81 F, sunny
Designer: Brian Costello, 2005
Playing Partners: CJ Phelan, Ryan and Mike
Tees: Blue, Par 72 (71.5 rating/129 slope/6,409 yards)
Course Handicap: 7 (6.0 index)
Stats: 88 (43-45); 40 putts; 8/14 fairways; 9/18 greens; 1 penalty stroke
In the foothills of the mighty Mount Diablo is where I grew up golfing, in the sunny warmth of the East Bay summer. It’s always beautiful there, even in its current drought-stricken conditions. The hills aren’t dead and brown, they’re vibrant and golden. Gorgeous oak trees provide cool shade, as well as a nice home for stray golf balls that will never see the ground again. This is the first time I’ve ever had to pay for golf in the greater Danville area, and it was well worth it. In high school, I was lucky enough to have three golf courses to play anytime I wanted to, with the Lakes and Falls courses at Blackhawk and while I worked at Round Hill in Alamo.