In the late 1960's, Loren Sonny Paullus, along with his family, dreamed of converting the dry and barren Paullus Turkey Farm into a lush, green golf course. A group of nearby property owners plus some friends got together with Sonny in 1971 to create Ridgemark Corporation, the developer of this Ridgemark Complex. The original directors of the corporation were Sonny Paullus, Ray Sabbatini, George Shore, Dave Rosati, Don Gomes, Bruce Dunning, Sr. and Meredith Brick Hagins.
The par-72 golf course at Salinas Fairways was designed by celebrated golf course architect Jack Fleming. We opened for play in 1957 and have been a favorite among Salinas Valley golfers ever since. The course has a Blue Tee 69.6 rating, a White Tee 68.5 rating, a Red Tee 67.9 rating and a Yellow Tee 67.9 rating. A recent $3.1 million renovation has renewed the course which now plays at a level you would expect to find at local country clubs or private courses.