Restaurants, cocktail lounge & Rare-spirits library

The Penney - Closed for the Summer. Reopening for the fall season.

Casual fine-dining restaurant
seasonal californian menu

Welcoming all in the fall

All our restaurants and bars will be back open to the public in the fall. Follow or sign up to be the first to know the menus, happenings and events we have lined up for next season.

In the meantime, our championship golf course remains open all summer long.
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The Penney

An indoor-outdoor casual fine-dining terrace restaurant
showcase for Chef Jon Butler’s ingredient-driven, locally
sourced, seasonal Californian Menu.
For romantics, bask in the panoramic views of the lake and mountains from the terrace and dining room; for mavericks, revel in the hubbub of the sunken cocktail/dining bar and indulge in a tasting flight from the rare-spirits library.

The Penney

Named after artist and active DI resident Frederick Doyle Penney (1900-1988), this is Chef Jon Butler’s full-scale culinary canvas, a casually impeccable showcase for his ingredient-driven, locally-sourced menu. It features a vast rare spirits library, sunken horseshoe bar and terrace dining, with spectacular views of the lake and the mountains. View this week’s menu.


Our glamorous piano cocktail lounge for rascals. With DJs on Friday and Saturday evenings, a calendar of live entertainment, a vintage pool table and selection of board games, Parlour serves a delectable craft cocktail list to journey your way through.
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9 1/2 Bar & Kitchen

Situated next to the putting green between holes nine and ten, 9 1/2 Bar & Kitchen is the ideal watering-hole for hungry and thirsty golfers before they tee off, half way through their round, after they finish, or indeed at all three times. House-made grab ’n’ go bites, craft coffee, cocktails, beer and wine. Open to golfers and non-golfers, and anyone who appreciates lakeside alfresco imbibing.

9 1/2

Shady refreshment station and critters’ watering hole featuring chef-created snacks and entrees, ice cold beer, bespoke cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices, craft coffee and more. Conveniently located adjacent to Golf Shoppe, between Holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. Open 7 days a week, sunrise to happy hour and occasionally for dinner.

9 1/2 also expands to our Southern Verandah, a long, shaded row of tables overlooking the lake side putting green; Private dining is available for up to 65 persons. View 9 1/2’s menu.

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