Press Release from the USTA
The women’s team from Alamo, representing the USTA Northern California Section, captured the national title at the USTA League 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif on Sept. 30.
The Alamo team defeated a team from Waipahu, Hawaii, 2-1 in the Championship match. Earlier in the day, the Alamo team defeated a team from Cleveland, Ohio 3-0 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.
The team is captained by Susan J. Leo and features Gina Goforth Vitzthum, Caroline Macke, Yoonies Kim, Kerry Davis, Tracy Iler, Rosilene Campos Bleeg, Tracey Bracco, Tara Khoury, and Cecily T. Barclay and plays at the Round Hill Country Club.
The top four teams in order of finish are: Northern California, Hawaii, Southern, Midwest.
This year’s USTA League 2.5 Adult National Championship has drawn the top 26 teams (9 men’s and 17 women’s) from throughout the nation.
This year marks the 32nd anniversary of USTA League. Since its inception in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in its first year, to over 835,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
Alamo California listed by CNNMoney.com as one of the communities with the highest annual income in America.
Taking the 23 rd slot with a median income of $154,754, the median home price is listed as nearly $1.5m. The article features a photo of the Round Hill Country Club clubhouse, taken from the #18 green. Alamo is described as “ a place where tall poplar trees stand strong amid sprawling homes and vast, rolling hills. Here’s a quiet little oasis rich with delectable mom-and-pop restaurants and the charm of a West Coast Mayberry with good schools. Bring along your horses and stop off at the various feed stores along the splendid riding trails.”
For the full report on Alamo, as well as other top-earning communities,
Each year Certis USA sponsors a competition among member owned and operated private country clubs that undergo golf course renovations. Round Hill Country Club was nominated for consideration following the extensive improvements to our already excellent 18 hole championship course. The project began in August of 2004. By October 1st, the first nine holes were back in operation. The project was completed in mid-December.
The Rees Jones Course at The Breaks in West Palm Beach, Florida was chosen for top honors. Round Hill was mentioned third of the five finalists from across the nation. John Steidel served as the architect for the project, with Wadsworth Golf Construction Company performing the work.
Local golfers, both members and their guests, seem to agree with the people at Certis. Comments indicate that the work is an overwhelming success, both from an aesthetic and playability standpoint.
The course renovation is the second of four major improvements taking place at our local club. In the spring of 2004 a beautiful new aquatics center opened to rave reviews. Early in January 2006, the Club opened a new state-of-the-art 4,000 square foot tennis clubhouse to serve its thriving contingent of tennis enthusiasts. And it is anticipated that the golf course maintenance facility will be replaced with a modern, architecturally striking building complex in 2007.
THE FAIRWAYS ARE lush, the greens are true, and it’s never overcrowded (could that be because it isn’t open to the public?).
Not everyone is welcome to tee it up at Round Hill Golf and Country Club (3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo, 934-8211), but those who have say the play’s first rate.
Designed by L.M. Hughes nearly 40 years ago, this exclusive course is scenic and narrow, with holes as challenging as they are breathtaking. None more so than the signature 3rd hole, a 402-yard par four with water guarding the left side of the fairway and a large oak impeding your approach.
Round Hill got the nod as the premier golf course in a region lined with excellent choices. After finishing 18 on this manicured course, golfers can relax in the pool, play tennis at one of the 15 courts or settle in for a meal at the Fairway Grill in the new multi-million-dollar, 48-thousand square foot clubhouse, and rooms to host large events. Or they can wile away the afternoon by tuning up their swings at the grass driving range. Sounds like nice work, if you can get it.