Hi All!


Attached you will find an update on the progress we made in February with course the golf course. #16 Tee is finally level!  We had great weather and for most of the month and did quite well compared to prior year.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to myself or Matt with questions.


On another note I would like to update the group on a few changes in management at Shoreline.  As you may, or may not know, Touchstone Golf signed on to manage a new golf course in Vallejo, California, called Blue Rock Springs on January 1st.  With this addition we moved our General Manager at Redwood Canyon, Jake Stewart, to Blue Rock Springs.  During this time, I have been filling in at Redwood Canyon and Shoreline.  Blue Rock Springs is also going to be one of my courses to oversee as part of my Regional Manager role.  With this addition to my responsibilities, Redwood Canyon was not only centrally located between my region of courses, but also closer to my home and family in San Ramon.  So effective March 1st, I will be transferring to Redwood Canyon to be the General Manager and continue my role as Regional Manager for Touchstone Golf which will include Shoreline Golf Links.


Steve Janisch has been the Assistant General Manager/Head Golf Professional for the past 8 months and really has been running Shoreline the past 2 month.  Steve will be promoted to General Manager effective March 1.  Steve has previously been a General Manager at other Bay Area golf courses which include Coyote Creek, The Ranch, and most recently San Ramon Golf Course prior to joining us at Shoreline Golf Links.  Steve will still be reporting to myself and Mark Luthman but will take over operational responsibilities of Shoreline Golf Links moving forward.  Steve’s email is sjanisch@shorelinelinks.com and his direct number is (650) 903-6135.


Ray Robinson will also be promoted at Shoreline Golf Links to Assistant General Manager/Tournament Sale Director. Ray has been working at Shoreline since August as the Tournament Sales Director but has been with Touchstone Golf for over 3 years. Ray previously was at Franklin Canyon Golf Course as the F&B Manger and most recently at Redwood Canyon Golf Course as the F&B Manager.  Ray can be reached at tournaments@shorelinelinks.com and his direct number is (650) 903-6134.


Though my tenure at Shoreline Golf Links as the General Manager is ending, I will still be very much involved at Shoreline.  As Regional Manager I will still be attending meetings with the City of Mountain View, Green Committee Meetings and staff related meeting so you will still be seeing me at our regular meetings.  😊I can still be reached at my email and cell phone listed below with any questions.  Thanks and see you around the Links!



James Birchall

General Manager – Redwood Canyon Golf Course

Regional Manager – Touchstone Golf

(510) 537-8001 Main

(408) 386-8394 Cell