A view of a hole with water and bunkers coming into play at Saddle Creek Golf Club.
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4.4
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
92.1%
Recommend this course
110 out of 119 reviews
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4.1
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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4.4
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
42 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 6803 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.1

Formerly known as Saddle Creek Golf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Zoysia turf target
Golf Season Year round
Architect Carter Morrish (1996) Roy Bechtol (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

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Reviews

4.4
119 Reviews (119)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Father's Day Golf Outing

Course was great, staff was personable, and the food was good (and free for fathers). Pace of play was just right, as was the weather. No drink / food carts however.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course with some repairs needed

The green condition is excellent. But the fairway has too many spots that need repairs. The areas near the GUR spots were over-watered and became soggy -- good luck if your tee shots were trapped there but can't get a relief to replace it :-/

Bunkers had lots weed screens exposed and some had lots of weeds. The green keeper needs to plan and spend to take care of these bunkers otherwise they can ruin a otherwise good course.

Overall it's still a great course. but comparatively the nearby greenhorn has clear higher quality now where they used to rival each other in my opinion.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

MANY sand traps, but in Verrrryy POOR condition

Let the public know ahead of time about the dirt like conditions of "sand" traps ........ really takes away from round....... would avoid till corrected ....

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Lack of course knowledge and with windy conditions it was tough. However the course is in excellent condition. Just wish it was a little closer to home but I will definitely come back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I love this course

This is my favorite course within driving distance (I'm about an hour away). The course conditions are usually quite good, but they were absolutely excellent for my round yesterday. It's a true mountain course; the holes meander through the hills and are not stacked up next to each other. If you spray it very far off of the tee your ball will be gone, but the fairways are actually quite wide. The course doesn't play very difficult from the white tees, but the blues and blacks can make it really long.

The only downside is that they sprayed the greens with fertilizer that had a green tint and it made the color artificially bright. I imagine this will wear off almost immediately, though, so it shouldn't be a deterrent for anyone looking to play in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers

The only downside for a course of this quality and price is that many of the bunkers are not in good shape. Visible underlayment and little sand. Otherwise, great rolling hills layout good condition fairways and tees, fast greens. It is also a long drive from anywhere unless you live in the foothills so it is a destination course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Saturday round

No cart beverages person on course for Saturday, go into the turn, ordered food from cart to pick up, no one in bar, food service area, waited for 7-10 min, said forget it! Had a group playing in front we caught on 8th hole, and they were drinking more than they wanted to play golf!,

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

TGC @ Copper Valley - A Great Experience!

This was my first time playing Copper Valley and I was very impressed. Your first impression is a good one as you walk into a very nice clubhouse/lobby and it only gets better from there. The staff were friendly and set us on our way to the practice range where you have complimentary balls to hit (on grass) as you warm up prior to your tee time. The carts were included with our fee and came with GPS so we knew approximate distances from our ball to the hole. The carts had ball washers, club washers, bluetooth (if you wanted to play music) and a cooler for ice/drinks. Very nice touch!

The course itself was absolutely gorgeous. It was a beautiful drive and there are some very great visuals on some holes where you have downhill shots. The course had aerated their greens earlier in the week, but honestly the greens were not bad at all! We never had any crazy action when putting and honestly on some holes I had forgotten they even did the aeration. They did a great job in that regard. Pace of play lagged a little at times due to a slow group in front of us (taking multiple practice swings, taking forever to read greens, etc.), but that was the only blemish on the day.

We ate at the restaurant after the round and the food was delicious. Their beer-battered fries are insanely good and the eagle burger and crispy chicken sandwich we ordered came out piping hot and everyone enjoyed their food.

I would absolutely return to this course again. It was a great experience from start to finish.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Punched & sandy greens

It should be declared on golf now or any other service used to book T times. I love the course , but I wasn’t happy with driving nearly 45 minutes to put upon sand. And the sand traps need a lot of work for sure. It’s time to spend some money on the sand traps to go along with the wonderful course layout.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

The course was closed

My 1pm tee time was active on golf now yet you were closed for sanding the greens and of course you website did not tell me that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Except for the sand traps

Because I couldn’t keep out of some of the traps, I found them to be in less that what you would expect for a course of this caliber.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Beautiful course. Was a little challenging but very fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is awesome. Played it back in February of last year it was great then and even better now. Pro shop staff is great. Very friendly made you feel welcomed. Only complaint is that I wish I would have played better but there’s always next time. Highly recommended golf course. Came from Elk Grove but we’ll worth the hour 20 drive to get there. Thanks for having us copper valley

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

the price I payed was $50 not the $100 as golf now is marked at

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

yo

the pro shop told us to tee off early and then the marshall gave us crap, other than that it was good

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course, a bit over watered

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Played for the first time yesterday. The course has a fun, challenging layout with lots of water, bunkers, dog legs, and elevation. Tees and greens were in excellent shape. The fairways however were overwatered in several places, and several of the bunkers need attention. Overall, a great course for the price. I will definitely be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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