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Castlewood undergoes bunker renovations

Pleasanton, Calif. (October 2, 2017) – Castlewood Country Club’s famed Valley Course is in the midst of a bunker renovation project. The project began on September 7th and is expected to be completed by the first week of December. Castlewood Director of Agronomy, Lou Silveira, and the Castlewood Golf Committee are overseeing the project, while crews from Heritage Links Golf Course Construction are performing the renovation work. 

The bunker renovation project will enhance all Valley Course bunkers by adding new drainage, liners and sand to each bunker, thereby improving the overall playability of the bunkers. While the bunkers are being improved, the overall goal of Silveira and the Golf Committee is to maintain the integrity of the original course design and enhance the golf experience at Castlewood Country Club. 

During the renovation project, 9 holes of the Valley Course will be closed at a time to allow for crews to access the course and work without interference. The front nine of the Valley Course is scheduled to be closed through mid-October. When the front nine is complete, the back nine will be closed for renovation work. 

“The current bunker renovation is a part of our continuous effort to deliver excellent playing conditions to Castlewood members and guests,” said Brett Faulkner, Director of Golf, Castlewood Country Club. “We’re excited about the enhancements and look forward to seeing the finished product in the coming weeks.”

Castlewood Country Club is professionally managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, the largest third-party services provider in the world with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. 

For more information on Castlewood Country Club, visit or call 925-846-2871.

About Castlewood 

Castlewood Country Club is a 36-hole private facility. William P. Bell designed the Hill Course in 1926, offering great views of the Valley below, especially from the finishing holes. The Valley Course was built by then-owner Larry Curtola in 1954. Flat and more wide-open, it’s easier to navigate. Walking is allowed on both courses. The Hill Course measures 6,219 yards from the back tees, while the Valley Course plays slightly longer at 6,678 yards. The Club counts roughly 1,100 member families, who enjoy the diverse range of family-oriented amenities. These include a well-equipped swimming pool, tennis program and a Bocce Complex. Fine dining is offered in the Veranda Lounge, overlooking the first and ninth holes of the Hill Course. As part of the Troon Privé family of private clubs, members have reciprocity with other prestigious clubs and resorts. For more information, visit

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit

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