dry creek ranch
tracy golf and country club
the reserve at spanos park
micke grove golf course
Dryden Park Modesto
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento
Two Courses: Alister MacKenzie and Arcade Creek
Address: 3465 Fulton Ave. Sacramento, Ca. 95821 Phone: 916-808-2525 Website: https://www.hagginoaks.com
There are two courses at Haggin Oaks, one designed by famous golf architect Alister MacKenzie which is called The MacKenzie course and the second course is Arcade Creek. They are two different courses. The MacKenzie Course has mature tree lined fairways and is fairly tight and like all MacKenzie courses is well bunkered. Arcade Creek is more open I like the MacKenzie course a whole lot more than Arcade Creek because it has a lot more character. Arcade Creek is pretty much straight up until you get to the holes on the back nine and only the last three. Don't get me wrong, both courses are enjoyable, but I like the MacKenzie course more because of its character and old style feel. The MacKenzie Course has been changed over the years due to the construction of Interstate 80 Freeway, but the course has just undergone a restoration project to restore as much of the original course and feel of the old course as possible.
The Alister MacKenzie Course
Alister MacKenzie 7030 YRDS. Rating 73.3 Slope 126: Four Oaks 6551 YRDS. Rating 70.9 Slope 123: Three Oaks 6006 YRDS. Men Rating 68.1 Slope 120 Women Rating 74.3 Slope 129: Two Oaks 5368 YRDS. Men Rating 65.3 Slope 114 Women Rating 70.8 Slope 122: One Oak 4552 YRDS. Men Rating 61.7 Slope 107 Women Rating 65.0 Slope 107:
The Arcade Creek Course
Black 6818 YRDS. Men Rating 71.8 Slope 118: Yellow 6495 YRDS. Men Rating 70.4 Slope 116: Tan 5535 YRDS. Men Rating 65.7 Slope 108 Women Rating 70.5 Slope 114: Green 4591 YRDS Men Rating 61.8 Slope 99 Women Rating 64.7 Slope 102: Red 3851 YRDS. Women Rating 60.3 Slope 89: White 2429 YRDS No Rating Or Slope
green fees: $54-$67 Check With The Pro Shop
Note: Haggin Oaks Has One Of The Most Extensive And Complete Pro Shops You Can Anywhere
Ancil hoffman golf Course Carmichael
Address: 6700 Tarshe Dr. Carmichael, Ca. 95608 Phone: 916-482-3284 Website: https://www.golfancilhoffman.com
This is another course that is very high on my favorite golf course list. When I lived in The Sacramento Area I used to play it a lot because it reminded me of Riverside Golf Course in Fresno which I spent much of my golf career playing. Ancil Hoffman is an "old style" golf course. There are no tricks, just a solidly designed golf course. The fairways are lined with tall, mature trees and the greens are smallish as well as well bunkered. There are a lot of fun holes on this course but my favorite is the uphill Par 3 14th, and at 106 Yards from the White tees you want to use enough club to get there.
Gold 7009 YRDS Men Rating 73.2 Slope 134: Blue 6538 YRDS. Men Rating 71.5 Slope 128: Blue/White Combo YRDS. 6246 Men Rating 70.2 Slope 124: White 6016 YRDS. Men Rating 68.4 Slope 121 Women Rating 74.8 Slope 132: Black 5413 YRDS. Men Rating 66.5 Slope 109 Women Rating 71.2 Slope 123: Green 4950 YRDS. Men Rating 54.5 Slope 104 Women Rating 60.8 Slope 117
Green Fees: $26-$43 Plus Cart
Cherry Island Elverta
Address: 2360 Elverta Rd. Elverta, Ca. 95626 Phone: 916-991-7293 Website: https://www.golfcherryisland.com
Check Out Our YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/8Yv4tgMLZAA
Cherry Island is located in the northern part of The Sacramento Area in Elverta. This is definitely an interesting golf course. Two creeks run through it and there are a couple of lakes you have to hit over. The course is basically flat and the greens are pretty big and putt well. I enjoyed playing the course and it is fair except for one hole that I didn't care for and that is the #7 hole where you have to hit over a lake to get on the green. I'll just leave it at that as the carry over the lake is pretty long for the average hitter. Overall though, its a good course and I would play it again. Check out the YouTube video and you can see more of the course.
Blue 6511 YRDS Men Rating 71.3 Slope 123: White 6095 YRDS. Men Rating 69.5 Slope 119: Gold 5696 YRDS. Men Rating 67.1 Slope 114 Women Rating 70.6 Slope 129: Green 5048 YRDS. Men Rating 64.9 Slope 112 Women Rating 69.8 Slope 121
Green Fees: $22-$37 Plus Cart
Diamond Oaks Roseville
Address: 349 Diamond Oaks Rd. Roseville, Ca. 95678 Phone: 916-771-4653 Website: https://www.golfroseville.com
Diamond Oaks is a short course but believe me, it will hold your interest. The fairways are tight and the greens are small. It is basically flat, although you will be traveling over hill and dell, but there are really no radical lies. There is water and there are bunkers. The course is a lot of fun to play with its dipsey-doodle nature and you won't get bored. Its a fun course and I wish I could get up to Roseville and play it again soon.
Tees: Men's Par 72 Women's Par 73
Blue 6190 YRDS. Men Rating 69.0 Slope 119: White 5885 YRDS. Men Rating 67.8 Slope 114: Red 5481 YRDS. Women's Par 73 Rating 71.9 Slope 121
Green Fees: $16-$38 Plus Cart
Dry Creek Ranch Galt
Address: 809 Crystal Way Galt, Ca. 95632 Phone: 209-745-2330 Website: https://www.drycreekgolf.com
I don't know how many of you have driven up to Sacramento along Highway 99 from points south and run across the golf course that Highway 99 cuts through. That's Dry Creek Ranch. I like the layout of this course. There is water and many mature oak trees. On some of the holes the oak trees force you to hit a particular shot because they are guarding the green. It sounds kind of crazy, but even with the placement of the oak guardians, the course is pretty fair. There is platy of water on the course as well. Two holes are of interest here, at least to me. The par 3 11th hole is one of my favorite par 3's I've played. Its 160 yards uphill to a well bunkered green. If you look at it, there really isn't anything special to it, I just like it. The finishing hole Par 4 18th is a challenge. A creek runs in front of the green and it has to be a pretty accurate second shot to make it in two. It almost is best to layup and then you have a short wedge to the green. One drawback to the course is that maintenance is an issue.
Black 6725 YRDS Men Rating 72.6 Slope 133: Blue 6555 YRDS. Men Rating 71.8 Slope 129: White 6184 YRDS. Men Rating 70.3 Slope 125 Women Rating 75.4 Slope 133: Gold 5666 YRDS Men Rating 67.8 Slope 119: Red 5567 YRDS. Men Rating 67.5 Slope 118 Women Rating 72.5 Slope 128
Green Fees: $18-$37 Plus Cart
Rancho Solono Fairfield
Address: 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway Fairfield, Ca. 94533 Phone: 707-429-4653 Website: https://www. fairfieldgolf.com
Everything about this course seemed to be big. The greens are some of the biggest greens on The West Coast and they are well bunkered. From my recollections the course is fairly flat but does have some up and downs. It gets very windy in Fairfield, so if you are going to play this course play it in the morning when the wind isn't blowing so hard.
Championship (Blue) 6688 YRDS. Men Rating 71.6 Slope 132: Regular (White) 6269 YRDS. Men Rating 69.6 Slope 126: Senior (Gold) 5670 YRDS. Men Rating 67.7 Slope 118: Ladies (Red) 5292 YRDS. Women Rating 69.9 Slope 119
Green Fees: $16-$60 Plus Cart
Lone Tree Antioch
Address: 4800 Golf Course Rd. Antioch, Ca. 945609 Phone: 925-706-4220 Website: https://www.lonetreegolfcourse.com
The reason this course is called "Lone Tree" is not because there is only one tree on the course, far from that. The fairways are tree lined but fairly wide. In one of the fairways stands a lone oak tree and that is where the course gets its name. The course is mostly flat, however there is some of the course that has gently rolling hills to negotiate. Number ten has two greens so you will want to check which green is in play. I remember that number 18 is an uphill par 4 that is a lot of fun to play. I enjoyed the layout, although there is really nothing special about it, just a good, solid challenging golf course.
Blue 6427 YRDS. Men Rating 71.1 Slope 124 Women Rating 77.2 Slope 135: White 6090 YRDS. Men Rating 69.5 Slope 121 Women Rating 74.9 Slope 121: Gold 5804 YRDS. Men Rating 68.0 Slope 118: Women Rating 73.3 Slope 128: Red 5493 YRDS Men Rating 67.0 Slope 116 Women Rating 72.1 Slope 126
Green Fees: $45-$55
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca
Address: 305 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. 95337 Phone: 209-825-2500 Website: https://www.mantecaparkgolf.com
Do you like narrow, tree lined fairways? Do you like water? Do you like small, well bunkered greens? If you answered yes to all those questions, I have a course for you. Manteca will fit the bill quite nicely. This is true "old school" golf, my friend. The course is fairly short but extremely tight. This is a challenge, but a fair one. You just have to keep the ball in the fairway.
Blue 6418 YRDS. Men Rating 71.1 Slope 121: White 6035 YRDS. Men Rating 69.4 Slope 120: Red 5538 YRDS. Women Rating 71.3 Slope 121: Gold 4894 YRDS. Men and Women Rating 68.6 Slope 116
Green Fees: $8-$28 Plus Cart
Tracy Golf and Country Club Tracy
Address: 35200 South Chrisman Road Tracy, Ca 95377 Phone: 209-835-9463 Website: https://www.tracycountryclub.com
Here we have another golf course where a freeway cuts the course in half. Interstate 580 Freeway goes right through the middle of this course. What does this have to do with the course's playability? Nothing, I would think except for the constant noises from the traffic speeding on the freeway. OK now, I need to talk a little bit about the course. It is basically flat with wide, tree lined fairways and smallish green well protected by bunkers. There is water on a few holes. the course is well maintained but has a tendency to at times be pretty dry but in good shape. I would play it again if the opportunity came up.
Black 6852 YRDS. Men Rating 73.9 Slope 129: Blue 6618 YRDS. Men Rating 72.7 Slope 127: White 6212 YRDS. Men Rating 70.5 Slope 126 Women Rating 76.2 Slope 134: Red 5797 YRDS. Women Rating 73.8 Slope 128: Gold 5110 YRDS. Men Rating 65.5 Slope 117
green fees: Semi-Private Please Call The Pro Shop For Rates
Range: Yes Fees:
the reserve at spanos park (stockton, Ca.)
Address: 6301 W. Eight Mile Rd Stockton, Ca. 95219 Phone: 209-477-4653
I need to play this course again. It is a fairly flat "links" sort of course. There is water that comes into play on several holes. This being a "links" style course, there are very few trees. It is been a while since I played this course, but I do remember that the course was very well bunkered both around the greens and in the fairways. The fairways are contoured, but generally flat. Speaking of the greens, they are large and have some subtle contours to them. It has ben a while since I played the course, but I do remember that it was a blast to play. The 18th hole is their signature hole with a lake guarding the approach to the hole.
Gold (Championship) 7132 YRDS. Rating 74 Slope 133: Blue 6550 YRDS. Rating 71.6 Slope 127: White 6070 YRDS. Rating 69.4 Slope 125: Green 5294 YRDS. Rating 69.9
Green Fees: $75-$40 Senior Rate Available $49 Weekdays, Cart Included
micke grove golf course (Lodi, Ca.)
Address: 11401 Micke Grove Rd. Lodi, Ca. 95240 Phone: 209-369-4410
Like The Reserve at Spanos Park I need to play this course again. It has been a very long time since I have played it so my memories of the course are pretty foggy. I do remember that there is a lot of water on the course. The fairways are pretty generous except for a couple of holes. There are a couple of holes with doglegs that you have to hit your spot or you are in the water. There are a lot of trees on the course so it isn't like Spanos in that it isn't "links" style. I remember the fairways as being fairly flat but undulating in some spots. The greens, if I remember correctly are fairly large and putt well. I look forward to going back and playing it again.
Blue 6565 YRDS. Rating 71.6 Slope 124: White 6026 YRDS. Men Rating 68.5 Slope 122
Women (White) Rating 74.0 Slope 124: Red 5286 YRDS. Rating 70.0 Slope 116
Green Fees: Check Online $60-$50 Senior Rate Is Available
Dryden Park Golf Course
Address: 920 Sunset Ave. Modesto, Ca. 95351 Phone: 209-577-5359
Dryden Park had a reputation of being in very bad shape. For this reason, when I moved to Merced I was hesitant to give the course a try. I ran into a friend of mine who plays Dryden all the time and we talked about the course and the improvements they have made in the course. One Saturday my home course was having a tournament and it was closed for the day so the question was where were my wife and I going to play. She had just played a tournament at Dryden and said it was in pretty good condition. What the heck, let's give it a try. I'm glad I did. It wasn't the "goat track" that a lot of people said it was. It was in fairly good shape for a muni. The fairways had grass and the greens were pretty good and very puttable. The fairways are very wide and the ball releases. The fairways are VERY wide. The par threes are a lot of fun to play, especially the 17th. The sixth hole is interesting with a sort of split fairway. Don't hit that great big tall oak tree which separates the fairway. I also like the 16th hole as well which is a tight par 4 with the river on the left side of the fairway. There isn't a clubhouse. That's because the old clubhouse burned in a spectacular fire. The course is operated out of a temporary pro shop and the restrooms are housed in a trailer. Don't let that keep you away though, the course is a lot of fun to play.
Blue 6574 YRDS. Rating 70.9 Slope 122: White 6278 YRDS. Rating 69.5 Slope 120
Red 5900 YRDS. Rating 73.4 Slope 121
Green Fees: $32-$26 Plus Cart Senior Rate Available Weekdays
Creekside golf course (Modesto, ca.)
Address: 701 Lincoln Ave. Modesto, Ca. 95354 Phone: 209571-5123
Creekside is the newest of the two Modesto Municipal golf courses. I played Creekside for the first time a few months ago. I enjoyed the course but I thing that I enjoyed Dryden much more. Creekside's fairways are a little tighter than Dryden's and there are more dogleg holes here at Creekside. Dryden, even though the fairways are very wide I think that Dryden has more memorable holes. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy Creekside and would play it again. The fairways are basically flat and the greens are big. The greens slope a bit more than Dryden's I think. They are about as fast and about as big. There is water on the course, but it only comes into play on two holes, the ninth and the dog leg 18th. The sixth hole is probably the most memorable hole on the course. You tee off through a tight shoot of large oak trees so your drive has to be accurate. The hole opens up about 150 yards out and is a dogleg left to a well bunkered green. I would go back and play Creekside again. It was a lot of fun to play even though it was very predictable. As far as difficulty of the course, I think that it is on par with Dryden.
Blue 6610 Rating 71.3 Slope 124: Combo Blue/White 6309 YRDS. Rating 69.7 Slope 121
White 6021 YRDS. Rating 68.6 Slope 115: Red 5496 Rating 69.7 Slope 110
Green Fees: $36-$29 plus cart