Northstar California Announces Summer 2016 Golf Opening Day, Introducing New PGA Director of Instruction, Rich Aprile

12 May 2016
  • California Golf & Travel magazine ranked Northstar’s Golf Course as the Sierra Nevada region’s #1 course for best value
  • Season passes are now on Sale starting at $379
  • Martis Valley Grille offers daily breakfast & lunch; complimentary mimosa with Sunday Brunch
Northstar California Resort Golf Course and Clubhouse will open for the summer 2016 season on Friday, May 20 featuring excellent course conditions and a new PGA Director of Instruction, Rich Aprile. Recently lauded as the “#1 Course for Value in the Sierra Nevada” by California Golf and Travel Magazine, Northstar features an authentic mountain golf experience for guests of all ability levels.
New this season, the Northstar Golf team is thrilled to welcome its newest member, Aprile, who brings more than 20 years of coaching expertise to Northstar’s instructional programs. Having worked with the best golf instructors in the country, Aprile’ s primary focus is on fostering enjoyment of the game and course, better handicaps and scores.
“Rich’s knowledge of the game, the mechanics of the golf swing, and mental training are top notch when it comes to teaching professionals,” said PGA Director of Northstar Golf, Pete Smith. “But what really separates him from other instructors is his appreciation of creating a genuine relationship with his students.”
Aprile trains golfers not only on the full swing and short game, but also the mental approach, course management, etiquette and thorough understanding of rules. His approach to instruction has kept his students returning and improving over time. He is an asset to the Northstar Golf experience in addition to new programs that will be introduced at the beautiful facilities this summer.
Tahoe’s Best Resort Golf Value is found at The Northstar Course & Clubhouse
Northstar ‘s 18-hole championship golf course is fun and playable for all ages and levels, featuring four different sets of tees to match each golfer’s abilities.  The front nine overlooks the sprawling views of the beautiful Martis Valley, while the back nine winds its way through the forest and crisscrosses Martis Creek. It offers the best value in the region with season passes starting as low as $379.
Northstar’s Clubhouse is home to the Pro Shop offering the latest in golf equipment and accessories as well as the famed Martis Valley Grille, serving breakfast and lunch specialties including huevos rancheros, eggs Cherise and ahi BLTAs, among a slew of signature house-made dishes and cocktails for guests to savor. A favorite among the locals, Sunday Brunch returns to the Grille this season, where guests can find the best breakfast in North Lake Tahoe accompanied by a complimentary mimosa.
For all season pass options, greens fee rates, or to schedule a tee time, please contact the Northstar California Golf Course at 530.562.3290 or visit
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About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California™ is home to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 100 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit

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