Portola, CA….One click – not even a swing, will land a lucky golfer unlimited play throughout the 2012 season at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club in Portola, California, one of Northern California’s most scenic and challenging courses.

Golfers interested in playing a top-ranked private course without fees for a year can sign-up online (click on the “e-club” section) for a chance to win unlimited golf throughout the 2012 season. Contest ends October 31, 2011. Limit one entry per person.

Designed by Bob Cupp, the 18-hole championship course at Grizzly Ranch is a private layout set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains. In 2005, Golfweek rated itas one of the nation’s Best New Courses. Other Cupp courses of note include Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon; Old Waverly in Mississippi; Indianwood Golf Club in Michigan; Greystone in Alabama; Crosswater in Sunriver, Oregon; East Sussex National in the United Kingdom; and Liberty National Golf Club,a few hundred yards of the Statue of Liberty.

While a private course, Grizzly Ranch welcomes daily guest play after 10a.m. A special introductory rate is also been offered to all Northern California Golf Association members at $99 per round, (regularly $125) plus a free Grizzly Ranch cap. The course and area are popular for small group getaways, tournaments, couples and families.

The quiet beauty, unhurried pace and challenge of the par 72 championship layout is striking and strategically conceived. With tree-lined fairways, panoramic mountain views, water on six holes and fast, bent-grass greens, it presents a fair and enjoyable test for all levels of play.

Located about four hours from the Bay Area and 45 minutes from Truckee and Reno, Grizzly Ranch is the only private golf and recreational community in the Western Sierra Feather River Country, surrounded by more than a million acres of pristine national and state forestlands.

The club also features a practice area, complete with driving range, putting and chipping greens. The Lodge includes a health club and swimming pool, and, the Golf Sports Shop offers the latest sporting attire and equipment.

With only 380 home sites on 1,400 acres, nearly a square mile of Grizzly Ranch is dedicated to open space, trails and the emerald expanse of the golf course. The nearby area provides a plethora of fishing and outdoors activities, nearby restaurants, shopping and historic area attractions.

To learn more about private golf membership opportunities, call (530) 832-4200 or Toll Free (866) 901-1010; Real Estate Sales: (530) 832-1800.