Today, a client treated me to a visit to the Marin Country Club. I know, la-dee-dah, but this is truly one of the most tranquil, lovely and relaxed country clubs I've ever visited (and I've been to several, like 2).
Mention The Club to any longtime Marin resident, and they will sigh, smile and recall its colorful long history as The Place in the the 1960s - Sweet 16 dances, high school picnics, 3 martini lunches and a round of Scotch after playing 18.
Today's members enjoy many amenities, including a gorgeous 18-hole course with amazing pastoral fairway views, a computerized indoor/outdoor training facility on the driving range, fitness center, tennis courts, three pristine pools, and a casually elegant clubhouse restaurant, where a handful of ladies were playing Scrabble as I enjoyed an outstanding salmon salad.
What can I say? Four stars for being gracious enough to let me forget I'm just riff-raff.