10th Fairway Death at Apple Mountain Golf Resort

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 08, 2019 / comments

[PR Pond]

CHP "Placerville Office" reported that On 10-7-19 at approximately 1627 hours, CHP Placerville was dispatched to a collision at Apple Mountain Golf Resort located at 3455 Carson Rd. The collision involved a golf cart and was located on the 10th fairway.   During the investigation it was determined that a 44 year old male from Texas was driving a golf cart with a 31 year old male passenger from Sacramento. The male driver was driving the golf cart at an unsafe speed downhill on the cart path. Due to this unsafe speed, the driver lost control of the golf cart as it began to traverse a cart bridge. The golf cart turned toward the bridge rail and broke through. The golf cart then continued on down into a creek. The driver was ejected from the cart and unfortunately sustained fatal injuries. The passenger suffered minor injuries and was transported to Marshall Hospital.

CHP added:

The collision is still under investigation;

Alcohol consumption is being investigated as a possible factor;

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


"So sad! This isn't the first time someone died in a golf cart accident up at a Camino golf course. We own a golf cart and are very careful when we are driving it up and down our hilly, winding country roads. They are fun, but they can be dangerous." - Darla Martin.

"Not the first time there’s been a fatal accident on hole 10 at apple, it’s a sketchy windy stretch." - Dylan Quintana.

"J... R... not due to the path. Due to the actions of the driver," CHP added.