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Forget the mall and shop somewhere really fun — outside. The Apple Mountain Golf Course Resort at 3455 Carson Road in Camino, has a fabulous view of the Sierra, the smell of cedar and pine, and plenty to offer both inside and outside. The 18 hole golf course also boasts a 300-plus yard practice range, pitch, putt and chip areas, a well-equipped golf shop and the Apple Mountain Grille.

General manager, Paul Shorts said the best gifts for golfers depend on whether the person is a serious or casual golfer.

“Serious golfers know what specific types of clubs they want, what ball works best for them and so, unless you know what those specific things are, it’s better to get less individualized gifts,” he said.

One of the biggest sellers at Apple Mountain is a gift card which can be used for a round of golf, equipment, lessons, the practice range or even at the restaurant.

“Hats, winter wear, gloves and golf bags are good gifts, too,” said Shorts. One of the newest trends is bright colors like orange and bright blue for golf gloves, along with matching hats and glasses. “Gloves used to be either white or black, but now the bright colors are really popular,” said Shorts.

Apple Mountain’s upper foothill elevation offers beautiful views and a cooler climate. “We’re open year  around, “said Shorts. ” Sometimes, if it’s icy, we start a little later in the day, but we still play golf.”

For die-hard golfers who play rain or shine, in cold weather or warm, rain gloves and winter gloves are also good gifts and the Apple Mountain Golf Shop has a good selection, as well as the practical items such as towels and club cleaning brushes.

Golf lessons, with one of Apple Mountain’s two instructors, Mark Hoshall and Paul Shorts, are another great gift for most golfers.

“Sometimes a person is too proud or intimidated to try lessons, but a gift gives them the opportunity to improve their game,” said Shorts. “Lessons help more than equipment.”

Unless, of course, your golf equipment is out-of-date.

“Drivers are like computers; they go out of date pretty quickly,” said Shorts. Apple Mountain has a selection of drivers and putters and experienced people to help make the best choice.

Shoes, hats, clothing, winter wear, umbrellas, balls, tees, and other golfing paraphernalia is available for golfers of all ages and levels at Apple Mountain’s Golf Shop. Furry animal head covers for clubs offer both protection and disguise.

“Even serious tour golfers use them,” said Shorts. “Around here we don’t have any problems, but on courses in the cities, a furry animal head cover can disguise an expensive driver that might otherwise get swiped right out of your golf bag.” Eagles, groundhogs and mallard ducks are just a few of the fun head covers to be found at the golf shop.

Another big seller is the Apple Mountain Discount card. For $50, the card offers a variety of 2-for 1 offers. “If you take advantage of all that’s offered on the card, a round of golf will average only about $20,” said Shorts.

Shorts, a serious golfer, said the best golf present he ever received was from his parents when he was 20. “I wanted a very specific driver and they got it for me but my dad put it in a box from a different driver. When I ripped the paper off and saw the wrong driver on the box…we had a lot of fun with that.”

Apple Mountain Golf Course Resort is open seven days a week. Visit it at applemountaingolfresort.com or call 530-647-7400.

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