Jerry and Debbie Doll, who reside in Discovery Bay, and Jerry’s brother Charles and his wife Jennifer Doll of Modesto, are the new owners of the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden.
The two couples said they look forward to working with the current staff and making improvements and introducing new amenities and activities. Upcoming plans include expanding the resort’s venue for weddings and events; and making some cosmetic changes to the clubhouse and on the golf course, which will include improving the cart paths. They will also be reopening the resort’s restaurant, Longboards Bar & Grill, which has been closed for the past couple of years. They will be serving lunch and dinner in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere. “Our goal is to continue to make Plumas Pines Golf Resort a great experience for everyone.”
Jerry is a regional vice president of sales for Pacific Medical, Inc. and Debbie, who grew up in Plumas County, is a personal trainer and nutritionist. Jerry said he has been an avid golfer all his life playing courses all over the world, specifically in Graeagle when visiting his wife’s family in Quincy — her father is the late Steve Tolen, and her grandparents Gayle and the late Andy Anderson.
He added that he felt given his combined passion for golf along with his connection and love of this area, it made purchasing the golf resort a great opportunity for both he and his brother and their respective wives.
Charles is a licensed insurance agent with offices in Modesto, Clovis, Sacramento and Chico. He also operates a B2B telemarketing company providing lead generation for insurance agencies. Jennifer owns and operates a human resource and payroll company. They also are avid golfers and are excited to be a part of the Graeagle/Blairsden community. Charles and Jennifer said they have been really impressed with the area while visiting on previous golf trips and they look forward to spending more time here.
Staffing will remain the same under the leadership of Brandon Bowling, who has been with the Plumas Pines team for 33 years—18 as head golf professional and the last seven as its director of golf.
Jason Klemesrud, who took over as the golf course superintendent last year will continue in that role with the monumental responsibilities of making sure the facility’s greens, fairways and equipment are in first-class condition for the 6,421-yard (blue tees) par 72 course.
In addition to keeping the existing staff, they are planning to add more in various positions, mostly for the reopening of the restaurant and bar. Interested individuals can apply online at plumaspinesgolf.com
Bowling said he is grateful to the previous owners, Tom and Carol Joyce, Dennis and Carol Thurston, and Louis Saroni, for giving him the opportunity to do what he loves. “It was a fantastic 7-year run and they did so much to make Plumas Pines better and better,” he said. “I have no doubt that the new owners will follow the previous owners’ lead adding in their own blend of positive energy and enthusiasm, which will undoubtedly take us to the next level. Moving forward, they truly have their vision of what this golf course, restaurant and wedding and events center can and will become.”