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1950's
larry cameron at the cow palaceFamed rodeo cowboy turned car dealer, Larry Cameron and his fashion model wife, Ruth, acquire several ranches in and around Rescue, California.   Among these are the Wallace Ranch which includes the valley where Cameron Park Country Club now resides.
1958
Bert StampsCameron hires renowned designer Bert Stamps to design and build his course.  With dozens of courses worldwide to his credit, the club is honored that Bert and his wife Dottie chose Cameron Park as their home.
1960
nuggetDuring construction a tractor falls into an abandoned mine near hole 6 green.  Gold nuggets found on site help with ongoing construction financing.  Dottie Stamps has a necklace made from some of the gold nuggets found.
1962
max baer, ruth cameron, jack dempseyThe first nine holes open in 1962 with the full 18 hole course completed in October 1963.  The club is named El Dorado Royal Country Club.  A three day grand opening celebration includes luminaries Jack Dempsey and Max Baer.

Pictured are Max Baer, Ruth Cameron & Jack Dempsey
1965
life magazine adThe Camerons sell their holdings to Dorado Estates who drive the development of the Cameron Park area including Cameron Park Lake and Cameron Park Airport.

Pictured is a Life magazine ad promoting Cameron Park
1970
About Cameron Park Country ClubThe Arnold Palmer Golf Academy opens in Cameron Park where the Bel Air shopping center now sits. The students are bussed to the club for meals and rounds of golf. During the academy's three year existence, Palmer visits regularly to address each graduating class.

Pictured is Ray Henderson of Dorado Estates greeting Arnold on arrival at Cameron Park Airport.
1970-4
Carol Jo Skala-CallisonAfter Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth wins the unofficial Cameron Park Pro-Am in 1970, the LPGA holds two official events at Cameron Park.

The 1973 Cameron Park Open is won by Sandra Palmer.

The 1974 Sacramento Union Ladies Classic is won by Cameron Park's Carol Jo Skala-Callison who goes on to win three more times on the LPGA.

Pictured is Carol Jo who is in both the Sacramento and Pacific Northwest Golf Halls of Fame.
1971
About Cameron Park Country ClubThe bridge and rear tee box are added to hole 15 to create "The Chute", Cameron Park's signature tee shot.
1975
About Cameron Park Country ClubThe club is sold to Country Clubs of America who change the name to Cameron Park Country Club.
1975
Bruce SummerhaysBruce Summerhays is hired and serves as Golf Professional for several years.  Bruce goes on to win three times on the Champions Tour.
1967-82
About Cameron Park Country ClubPonderosa High School Boy's Golf Team has a run of 16 consecutive league championships.

Pictured are the 1977 team including Jack Pearson, Bob Cody, John Stripe, Bill Cody, Steve Stripe, John Cody,  Rich Ellsworth, Mark Novotny and Tom O'Brien .

Cameron Park is proud to host the Boy's and Girl's Golf Teams of both Ponderosa and Union Mine High Schools.
1978
Joe DiMaggioThe Men's Club holds a "DiMaggio Stag Day".

Joe's team wins.
1981
independenceOvercoming considerable resistance from CCA, the members exercise their option to purchase the club and close escrow on March 25, 1981.

In May, an "Independence Day" party is held to celebrate the purchase. It's the social event of the year with over 300 members in attendance.

Pictured are Steering Committee members Dick Smith, Nikki Crumley, Jay Masters and Virgil Norwood.
1983
Black SquirrelMember Ralph Kingsley relocates some black squirrels from a job site to CPCC.  The squirrels homestead the trees around the 8th green and have remained in residence ever since.
1985
About Cameron Park Country ClubNew cart paths are installed.
1985
About Cameron Park Country ClubMember George McLean, who was responsible for many well known company logos during his career, designs a new CPCC logo which we still use today.
1987
About Cameron Park Country ClubThe El Dorado Royale housing development on lots inside the club is begun.
1989
About Cameron Park Country ClubA new course irrigation system is completed.

1992
mortgageThe clubhouse is remodeled. Member funding pays for both the remodel and paying off the club's mortgage.

In November, a Grand Re-Opening Party is held which features "the burning of the mortgage" and the lighting of the new fountain on the 9th hole lake donated by Ruth Cameron.

Burning the mortgage are Hank McKinney, Jay Masters, Bob LaVergne and Nikki Crumley.
1993
About Cameron Park Country ClubLong-time Head Professional, Steve Frye, competes in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
1995
About Cameron Park Country ClubA dam is built on hole 11 to replace the beaver dam and create a larger more picturesque lake.
1996-2001
About Cameron Park Country ClubCameron Park hosts qualifying rounds for the Champions Tour Senior Gold Rush.
1998
About Cameron Park Country ClubA clubhouse enhancement project moves and enlarges the Pro Shop making space for the "Cameron Room" and creating our popular upstairs deck.
1999
CA State FairUC Davis Aggie, TJ Moulton of Cameron Park wins the California State Fair title.
TJ receives the trophy from former champion, Al 'Mr 59' Geiberger.
2002
About Cameron Park Country ClubYardage marker sprinkler heads and computer control are added to the irrigation system. The ditch across the fairways of holes 5 & 6 is filled.
2004
sarah huarteCameron Park's Sarah Huarte becomes the first player in Cal history to capture the NCAA Individual Championship. A two-time All American, Sarah represents the U.S. on the 2004 team that retains the Curtis Cup. Sarah plays professionally for three years on the Futures and LPGA tours.  She goes on to coach the women's golf team at the University of San Francisco.
2005
About Cameron Park Country ClubBunker renovations are completed.
2006
About Cameron Park Country ClubCameron Park captures the NCGA Team Play title defeating Pasatiempo in the final at Poppy Hills.

Pictured are Jan Westerlin, Jim Clark, Floyd Miller, Dom Nole, Bill Schmidt, Steve Morris, John Palmero, Richard Mohr, Mark Baca, Dave Zweck, Norm Tavalero, Chuck Wherity, Rick Russell, Lou Clayson and Ron Omand.
2009
About Cameron Park Country ClubKelly Wilson, Danny Levine & Mitch Thomas capture the 2009 California Team Championship at Wailea's Old Blue Course.
2009
About Cameron Park Country ClubA major practice facility upgrade is completed with hitting area expansion, all weather mats and targets added to the driving range.   A new short game practice area is created as well.
2011
About Cameron Park Country ClubA remodel of the upstairs bar and dining area is completed.
2012
Issac "Sasquatch" SanchezFolsom Professional Issac "Sasquatch" Sanchez prepares for the Golf Channel's The Big Break Greenbrier series at Cameron Park. Issac finishes third sporting Cameron Park gear throughout the show.  He goes on to win The Big Break NFL Puerto Rico with Jerry Rice as a partner.
2014
corey perieraUniversity of Washington Husky, Corey Pereira of Cameron Park has a brilliant summer capturing the Pacific Coast Amateur and the California State Fair titles.

Corey has since won several college titles and been named an Honorable Mention All-American and thrice All-Pac12.
2015
Emillee HoffmanCameron Park hosts U.S. Ladies Amateur qualifying. Our own, University of Texas bound, Emilee Hoffman shoots 69 to lead the qualifiers.
2015
remodel partyThe club celebrates the completion of a major clubhouse entrance, exterior and downstairs remodel.
2016
jake johnsonCameron Park's Canadian Tour Pro, Jake Johnson, shoots 60 to break the Cameron Park course record formerly held by Corey Pereira and Kevin Sutherland.  Jake also owns a hole-in-one on our 327 yard, par 4, 10th hole.
 
Much of the history on this page was sourced from Judi Dowd's "Cameron Park Country Club, Club History" compiled in 2003.

Thanks to Nikki Crumley, Danny Levine, Steve Morris and Joe Moulton for input and several classic pictures.

Many of the recent photos on this page and throughout the site are the work of Bryan Patrick.

Got additions or corrections for the Cameron Park Country Club timeline ?  Send them to the webmaster.

fashion showMember Events

Cameron Park Country Club offers a full schedule of golf events for every level of participant. Our Men's Club hosts seven Saturday morning tournaments annually. We have monthly Seniors tournaments and active Ladies 9 hole and 18 hole groups. We hold regular Mixed Couple events. Our summer Junior camp and championship have introduced many youngsters to golf. Our teams participate in numerous interclub competitions.

Off the course you can relax in our newly renovated clubhouse that has a bar & grill area, dining room, and patio with a beautiful view that overlooks the course. Social activities include events such as Valentine’s Dinner, Crab Feed, Grand Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt, Grand Mother’s Day Brunch, Family Fun & Fireworks, Summer Concert Series, Wine Dinners, Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Dinner Dance, New Year’s Eve Gala and other fun events.

Here are some of our "majors"...

Goldorado Champs 2016The Goldorado

Our annual member-guest has been played annually since 1967. Our Mens, Ladies and Seniors Goldorado's are popular annual reunions of members and guests of Cameron Park.

member memberThe Member-Member


Introduced in 2013, the Member-Member has rapidly become one of the most popular weekends of the year.

10 greenThe Club Championship

Our Club Championship is contested in October in match play.

Cameron Park Country Club is located at 3201 Royal Drive in Cameron Park just off Highway 50 between the Cambridge Road and Cameron Park Drive exits.

Turn north from either exit and take Country Club Drive to Royal Drive.  Follow Royal Drive to the club.  

Cameron Park Country Club is 5 minutes from Eldorado Hills and less than 10 minutes from Folsom via Highway 50.

Phone: 530-672-7900.

Golf Rules

Jake johnson course record- All golfers should check-in at the Pro Shop before playing the course.

- Keep pace with the group in front of you.  Typical rounds are completed in 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

- CPCC is a soft spike facility

 

Dress Code

ladies- All clothing must be in good repair.

- No non-traditional pants or shorts, tank tops, short shorts, t-shirts, bare midriffs, sweat pants or hooded sweatshirts.

- Pants and shorts are worn at the waist, not sagged.

- Hats are worn facing forward.  Men's hats are not worn in the dining room.

- No golf shoes in the upstairs bar or dining areas.

- Bathing suits are allowed in the pool area only.

 

Men

baca dining- Shirts must have collars and sleeves.  Turtle necks and mock turtle necks are acceptable.

- Shirts are tucked in.  Button down camp shirts and bottom banded shirts may be worn untucked.

- Tailored shorts are acceptable no shorter than mid-thigh but not in the dining room on Fridays.

- No blue denim on the course or in the dining room on Fridays. 

 

Ladies

- Shirts with shoulder straps no less than 3 inches on the course.

- Evening dresses or blouses including spaghetti straps are permitted in the clubhouse.

- Dresses, slacks, shirts and shorts no shorter than mid-thigh

 

Cameron Park Country Club Pool
Our families enjoy summer swimming in our outdoor pool.  Our pool area is a fun place for summer barbecues and pool parties. 
Cameron Park Country Club Tennis
Enjoy a match on Cameron Park's two tennis courts.  Lessons are available from our tennis professional.