In the heart of California Wine Country, this private golf and residence club community offers pleasures that extend well beyond the course

One detail sometimes speaks volumes about a place. Take, for instance, that at the private golf and residence club community, Mayacama, there are as many wine lockers as golf lockers. Nearly 500 in all, filled with impossible to find cult vintages that never see the market. The wine program at Mayacama is extraordinary and immersive, richly enhanced by a membership that includes 35 of the world’s most notable vintners. 

The setting, in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, an hour north of San Francisco, helps explain some of the reason. The deep connection to wine reaches the golf course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature that’s among his very best. Here, a deft touch and patience, rather than power, pay off. And rounds are settled not in dollars, but wine. Winnings are happily shared among the friendly membership.

Last September, Timbers Resorts, one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, added Mayacama to its impressive portfolio of resort destinations. The results have been dramatic. Sales are impressive, membership is growing, and there’s a whole new buzz about the place.

One of the most talked about additions Timbers Resorts brought to the community is the Timbers Collection. The effortless and hassle-free membership in the Private Residence Club affords trading privileges throughout a worldwide portfolio of properties, including golf-centric Doonbeg, Scottsdale, Tuscany, and Cabo.

However, without ever stepping foot outside the community, this is the complete, exceptional club experience. Whether you purchase a home or a Private Residence Club share, you’ll enjoy all the pleasures of the expansive Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse: fresh Wine Country cuisine, a spa, tennis, pools, fitness, and a course members love playing.

For more information on real estate opportunities, the Private Residence Club program, or golf and social memberships, visit them at or call (866) 519-3088.


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