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The Bishop Country Club is located in one of the most beautiful settings in California – the Eastern Sierra. The fairways are picturesque, the views are uninterrupted, and the scenery is spectacular. Set in the broad expanse of the Owens Valley with the snow capped Sierra Nevada to the west and White & Inyo Mountains to the east, the Bishop Country Club is open to the public and enjoyed throughout the year – weather permitting.

This championship, 18-hole, public golf course was designed by Joe Williams and built in 1963. It is a Par 71 course with 36 on the front and 35 on the back. The course features 6,595 yards of golf from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 on Rye grass. Take a look at the specific ratings here.

What Makes It Great

This course is regarded by players as one of the most gorgeous, lush, and scenic golf courses around. It is surrounded by large tracts of open land with breathtaking views of the mountains to the east and west. Mature cottonwood trees dot the emerald green grounds of the course and provide lush green foliage in summer and a brilliant display of yellow, orange and gold during fall.

In addition to the picturesque fairways, with water on all but two holes, the facility has practice bunkers, lighted driving range, chipping area and beautiful putting greens. The Pro Shop has all you might need for a round of golf, from full sets for rent to additional gear for purchase. It’s a super shop for great golfing gifts.

A full service restaurant and bar is open to the public from 7:30am to 3pm, serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks, and the venue has one of the most lovely outdoor patio dining spots in the Owens Valley.

Who Is Going to Love It

The Bishop Country Club course is well suited to both beginners and experienced golfers alike. It’s a wonderful course to test out some new skills or put your already good skills to the test. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or just getting into the swing of it, PGA Pro, Steve Shibley, can help you with your game and fine tune your swing.

The club has regular tournaments for adults and juniors and is a great course for golfing with the whole family. Green fees are very reasonable and golf membership is a great option to discuss with the club manager. Bishop Country Club is a member of both the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and the Northern California Golf Association.

Best Season

Spring and fall are arguably the best seasons to play at Bishop Country Club, when the days are long and daytime temperatures are generally mild to warm. However, both these times of year can be somewhat unpredictable and that means you can expect almost any kind of weather from hot and sunny to cold and windy, perhaps some snow or a little rain, and sometimes all of it in the same day.

Summer is almost always hot, dry and sunny. It’s during this season the course offer of ‘super twighlight = last 3 hours’ is a marvelous option for stunningly beautiful play. The Eastern Sierra is well known for its magnificent sunsets and sundown on this course is definitely a unique experience.

Most winter days are bright, clear and crisp and a round of golf on this 18-hole championship course is an experience not to be missed. Winter weather can sometimes even be balmy.

Directions. Parking. Regulations.

Bishop Country Club is situated on US Highway 395 just 1.8 miles south of downtown Bishop in the heart of the Eastern Sierra. The beautiful grounds are obvious on the west side of the highway as you approach or leave Bishop and the entrance way is clearly signposted halfway along the grounds. Ample free parking is available at the entrance to the club building and restaurant.

This is a wonderfully casual club with an easygoing atmosphere. The regular rules and regs of golf apply and members and visitors are requested to conduct themselves with appropriate decorum. If you’d like to rent a golf cart you must have a valid driver’s license.

The city of Bishop has 21 great lodging facilities and loads of camping options nearby – one of which, Brown’s Town Campground, is adjacent to the club. The town also boasts a great variety of eateries and many other wonderful activities to do and sights to see.

Visit the Bishop Country Club website or call the club on (760) 873-5828 to book a tee time or find out more about current conditions, tournaments, or booking the venue for a special event.

For loads more information on the area pop into the Bishop Visitor Center at 690 N. Main St., or call (760) 873-8405, or go to our homepage www.bishopvisitor.com. We’ll help you plan what to do, where to go, and how to get a great deal out of your time spent in the Eastern Sierra.

 

 

 

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3 days ago

We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist
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We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
https://californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist

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Wow... been a good long while since I’ve been to Bishop. Their high school team was in our league (I went to Tehachapi High) and we traveled there for some football games — something like a 5-6 hour drive each way if I recall correctly. A tough team to beat also. I’m betting it hasn’t changed all that much over all these years (circa late ‘60s).

I'm so sorry the smoke is bad there still. I missed my annual visit this year. It's on my to do list for next year.

We can see it over the Spring Mountains to the West/NW here in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not much of it made it into the LV valley.

Would LOVE to move there if my hubby can find a job nearby!

We left this morning. Not only is it very smokey the smell of smoke is incredible. I don't smoke and I was ready to light up.

Nice photo. That's the real West.

Miss Bishop, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Tinnamaha campground!!!!

No, that is where the theater and Joseph’s used to be. Joseph’s has been gone for some time now. Penny’s is now Dollar General. Unfortunately a lot of vacant stores. Hi Kent!❤️

Hello and good morning. I am planning to drive up to Bishop from Southern California. The main purpose is to see fall colors. May I know if the fall colors are still at peak this coming next two weeks or is it past peak? Thank you for your advice/suggestions.

We were just there.😔

We have to leave too, I almost threw up it was so bad, got to Lee Vining and blue fresh air..take care of yourselves

so sorry for the smoke crazy time for all this year.

I spent a week here and didn't get to see the beauty through the smoke 😏

When was this picture taken, Sunday at 6 am ? never seen it this quiet.

Awesome pic! I wish a Main Street business had a rooftop deck so you can eat with that exact same view!

No smoke in the photo. ??

Is this an old photo? Joseph’s market was the only market back when we lived in Bishop in 1969.

It’s still Smokey? Where is the smoke coming from ?

Beautiful town

I always love to go threw Bishop.

Went thru Bishop yesterday, it was terribly Smokey 😪💚

I wish it was still small !

Does bishop still have a jack in the box

My favorite place ❤️

Isnt that the Old JC Penney store?

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6 days ago

Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom
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Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom

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Wonderful vacation destination

And a free thinker! This is Good!

🙏praying that it stays like this 💖

I miss Bishop so much and living there too 😢😉❤️

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures when I lived in Bishop. There’s many more.

Sigh. Bishop. Love it.

See you next week little sheep

We loved our visit to Bishop

Miss bishop fun times there

Nice!!!

Oh how I love that view

It was beautiful

Love Bishop

👍

Need snow on them things!

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1 week ago

In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14
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In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
https://www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14

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I've been on that same road every year at this time...

It sure was smoky today.

Still hazy there.😥

I love the West.

Beautiful picture thanks for sharing 🙂🙂❤❤

We always used to stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground just north of Bishop. Very nice private campground with a stream running through it. So many wonderful memories from Mule Days!

Up her for 4 day little smoke but really nice trees turning colors

It's the hunting and fishing Road 🏞️🎣🏕️🌌🤠🥰

Love Bishop and the surrounding mountains !!!

Hwy 168 going to Lake Sabrina, North and South lakes?

With I was there.

maybe next weekend any hotel suggestions?

Johanna Atwell

GOD HOW I WISH I WAS ON THAT ROAD... CAREFREE HIWAY...

Lots of nice smoke.....

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1 week ago

The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!Hello Friends!☺️
💥 ESCA 20th Annual 5K Walk & Fun Run! 💥October 11-17th! Virtual Edition!
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Thank you for your continued support! ☺️
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The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!

1 week ago

Dog days of summer or fall??!!
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe
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Dog days of summer or fall??!! 
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe

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I heard the colors have peaked in this area. Is it still worth visiting or are there other good spots to hit up?

Beautiful picture.

Wonderful vacation destination

Beautiful

Beautiful picture! Cute dog!

North Lake?

Looking good

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