The new Brasada Ranch

John Gottberg Anderson • For / The Bulletin Published Aug 14, 2011 at 05:00AM
An old irrigation trestle, once used to carry water to livestock at the erstwhile Shumway Ranch, is now an icon of Brasada Ranch. After finishing play on the 18th hole, golfers drive their carts back across the trestle to the clubhouse and other central ranch buildings.
Brasada Ranch residents play bocce ball in a specially designated court while they relax before dinner at the Range restaurant.
A quiet contrast to the Athletic Center facilities, the swimming pool at Spa Brasada offers a tranquil place to relax after a massage or other spa treatment. Food and beverage service are available to guests at this pool, located between the Range restaurant and the golf clubhouse.
The Ranch House is the hub of the central Brasada Ranch village and the home of its administrative offices. The building also contains a restaurant serving a three-meals-a-day menu, as well as four guest suites upstairs and four more under construction on a lower level.
A young visitor casts his line in a pond at Brasada Ranch, hoping for a bite and the thrill of a catch and release. With large-mouth bass, crappie and bluegills planted in the pond, the resort offers fly rods and other fishing gear for rent in its Athletic Center.
The Three Sisters provide a dramatic backdrop to the 14th hole of the highly regarded Brasada Canyons Golf Course, designed by Peter Jacobsen and partner Jim Hardy.