Peacock Gap Golf Blog


Ryder Cup at RangeCafe


Sep 07, 2018

Enjoy breakfast specials, $5 Bloody Mary’s, and the Ryder Cup at RangeCafe! Captain Jim Furyk has made three of his four captain’s picks, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau, our Fresno hometown hero who has two straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs and three victories in nin ...

Aeration Blues


Apr 18, 2018

Twice a year, golfers have to deal with the dreaded punching and sanding of putting greens. Every golfer’s nightmare is to show up and be told the greens are aerated. Putting is the most important part of golf! If play is hindered so dramatically by this maintenance practice, why is it done? The sh ...

Fundamentals and Practice Improvement


Jan 12, 2018

It’s time for a fresh start in the New Year. I’m sure some of you avid golfers out there have some sort of resolution to improve your skills on the green but may be unsure where to begin. There is no question that fundamentals are a prominent factor in someone’s ability on the golf course, but havin ...

A Trip Down Memory Lane



 Peacock Gap Golf Club is an award winning golf course filled with a rich history of tradition. Being a staple in the Marin County golf community for decades, it is important we remember how Peacock Gap came to be by taking a trip down memory lane. Today’s journey will take us back to April of 1965 ...

Peacock Gap Spotlight-Alan Kay


Nov 03, 2017

The beauty of golf is that it is never too late to learn how to play. Alan Kay, a regular at Peacock Gap, recently sat down with Professional, John Grund to discuss his love for the ageless sport.  Alan first picked up golf when he was 78, “about eight years ago,” he said with a smile on his face. H ...

RangeCafe Specials - November


Nov 02, 2017

A new month means new specials at RangeCafe! To celebrate the season, our November specials feature a whole lot of pumpkin and fall-inspired fare to satisfy all of your fall cravings!     Start your meal off with a tasty soup or salad.  Our roasted butternut squash soup is topped with fresh herbs ...

Golfing With Will Part Three


Nov 02, 2017

Once I got comfortable with my 9-iron swing, we moved on to practice with a 7-iron, then a 5-hybrid, and concluded with learning how to swing a driver. I will spare the details on how each swing went with each club, but I will say that I learned a substantial amount. I learned that no matter what ty ...

How to Improve Putting and Driving Range Practice


Nov 02, 2017

We all want to improve our golf game, but may not even know where to begin. Hitting a bucket of balls is beneficial and the most common practice, but it doesn’t help your putting. Luckily, head instructor, Val Verhunce has some solutions for you. Tip #1: Recognize that every 10-foot putt is actuall ...

Golfing With Will Part Two


Oct 06, 2017

The first club I practiced with was a 9-iron. I was shown the proper way to position myself in relation to the ball for both my practice swings and my official swing. My arms relaxed in my athletic stance, I focused on my target and began my practice swings. My mind was free, focusing more on the ex ...

Golfing With Will Part One


Jul 17, 2017

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Justin Rodgers and I currently manage the social media accounts for Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael. I want to be completely honest right out of the gate with everyone reading this; I am not a golf expert by any means. Now I probably have you all wonderin ...

Course Condition for June 8


Jun 08, 2017

Warm weather means LONG DRIVES. Come to Peacock Gap now to test out that new driver. Our greens are rolling true and fairways are in beautiful condition. Greens are rolling at 9.6 on the Stimpmeter. Fairways lush but firm, allowing generous roll. Warm weather is here to stay and the sun is out. Reme ...

Course Condition for May 22


May 22, 2017

April Showers & May Flowers Warm weather means LONG DRIVES. Come to Peacock Gap now to test out that new driver. Our greens are rolling true and fairways are in beautiful condition. Greens are rolling at 10.5 on the stimp meter. Remember, when you play Peacock Gap you can take advantage of our high ...

Instructor Open House


Apr 19, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 for an Instructor Open House. You'll have an opportunity to meet our Golf Instruction Team, and take free 5 minute lessons. To make the day even more fun, we're slashing prices on the latest golf apparel. Golf Mart will be on site too, allowing golfers to try th ...

Daisy Eradication


Mar 29, 2017

Now that Spring has sprung, so too have the Daisy flower. If you've played golf, you've likely encountered the pesky flower and lamented the headache they cause when searching for a golf ball. The white petals make finding a white golf ball rather difficult so Superintendents work tirelessly to erad ...

Greens Aerification Explained


Mar 28, 2017

    The conditions suggest that a quick turn around is in store so the beautiful greens should be back in time for awesome April golf! Read more to understand why we perform the maintenance.

Course Condition Report; Carts Back On Fairways


Mar 14, 2017

With so much March fun upcoming, it’s time to dust the clubs off and march to Peacock Gap. The rain has been much of the story but with rain comes greenery. The mowing has commenced and the smell of cut grass is emanating from 333 Biscayne Drive. Carts are now permitted to return to fairways and whi ...

Historic Aerial Photo Of Peacock Gap Site



This aerial photo taken in 1955 features the eventual site of Peacock Gap Golf Club. Taken from high above China Camp in San Rafael, Ca, in the distance the Richmond-San Rafael bridge is still under construction.  

Aerial Photo Of China Camp State Park


Mar 02, 2017

1955 Aerial photo of China Camp State Park. In 1844, the Spanish granted much of the land that now comprises the park to Timothy Murphy, an Irish settler who became mayor of San Rafael. Following the United States takeover of California in 1846, Murphy lost most of his land and the property came int ...

Completed Sand Trap On Hole #16


Feb 28, 2017

Take a look at our freshly renovated #16 sand bunker! We've installed a new drain pipe and installed fabric to increase the drains ability to move water out of the bunker after winter storms. No more soggy bunker for our vistors! 

Golf Course Improvements


Feb 07, 2017

During 2017, our course maintenance team will be restoring sand traps which will include drain repair, and installation of new sand. In this picture, all of the old sand has been removed from #16 green-side sand trap. It's now ready for a layer of drain protecting fabric, then new sand. Stay tuned f ...

Beautiful Day at Peacock Gap


Jan 18, 2017

Rainfall is a welcome sight for many. Golf course operators would prefer it to fall between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am while Superintendents will take it whenever they can. Golfers would just assume 75 and sunny will do at all times. Anyway you dice it, 2016 and 2017 have brought much needed rain to ...

Beautiful Day at Peacock Gap


Jan 18, 2017

Rainfall is a welcome sight for many. Golf course operators would prefer it to fall between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am while Superintendents will take it whenever they can. Golfers would just assume 75 and sunny will do at all times. Anyway you dice it, 2016 and 2017 have brought much needed rain to ...

How to break 90


Jun 08, 2016
By: Golf Pro Topic: Instruction

Top 5 ways to break 90 this summer   #5- Don’t fight your slice! I look up and down the driving range tee daily and see many players working to eliminate the slice from their driver. While it makes perfect sense to work on the ball flight that you covet, the golf course is not the best place to work ...

Top 5 ways to break 100


May 11, 2016
By: Golf Pro Topic: Instruction

Top 5 ways to break 100 this summer   #5- Keep the driver in the bag! Most amateurs struggle mightily with the driver and waste many stokes missing fairways or even worse losing the ball. If you have a trusty club in the bag such as a 6 iron, don’t be afraid to play it from the tee box. If your 6 ir ...