The Texas-based boutique firm acquired the property, which was conceived in the 1920s, from Crescent Real Estate.
Escalante Golf has acquired the historic Sonoma (Calif.) Golf Club from Crescent Real Estate.
“Sonoma Golf Club fits perfectly in our portfolio,” said David McDonald, President of Texas-based Escalante Golf. “We have a wonderful collection of private clubs in a diverse geographic area and Northern California is the perfect location to expand our footprint. We are excited to meet and work together with members to build upon the success of a club with a rich and storied tradition.”
Sonoma Golf Club was conceived during the 1920s, known as the Golden Age of Golf. Designed by acclaimed architect Sam Whiting, the club was originally offered as a prestigious amenity for guests of the Sonoma Mission Inn.
Known as Sam Snead’s favorite golf course, it has hosted some of the most celebrated names in golf including Byron Nelson, Ken Venturi and Tom Watson.
“We interviewed a number of interested buyers, including the members themselves,” said Jeff Woolson, Managing Director of CBRE’s Golf and Resort Group, which represented Crescent Real Estate in the transaction. “After a lengthy process, Escalante emerged as the best buyer for the property. Sonoma Golf Club is the perfect complement to its luxury club portfolio.”