What happens when four friends - a banker, two salesmen and an attorney – tire of the less than desirable conditions at the course they play on a regular basis? The answer: Mission Valley Golf and Country Club.
Mission Valley was founded in 1967 by this small group of golfers who were searching for a challenging course that was well conditioned and offered the camaraderie of other club members. During a two martini lunch in the clubhouse of their soon-to-be-ex-club, they complained at length about the condition of the course and the management, all the time dreaming about a private club of their own. Unlike most dreams that fade away, the group decided to act on their desires and combined their imagination and tremendous sales ability and make their dream a reality.
The original course was designed by David Wallace, who took a 200+ acre parcel of land scattered with lakes, and created a course unlike any other in the area – a course you can walk. Wallace built the greens and tees within close proximity of each other, producing a golf course that is exciting to play whether you walk or ride. Since its original design, the course has seen its share of redesign and improvements and stays in impeccable shape. The Clubhouse also went through a major renovation in 2006 that included expanding and refurbishing the structure. In 2018 the golf course had an extensive renovation which included a total re-grassing of the course with TifTuff Bermuda grass. Greens were enlarged and re-grassed with an ultra dwarf TifEagle grass; new tees were added offering golfers at all levels an opportunity to play. Bunkers were repositioned and upgraded to the best bunkers known, the Better Billy Bunker system. Natural sandscape areas were also added and lakes were expanded. The Clubhouse was upgraded at the same time.