A view of a hole with water and bunkers coming into play at Saddle Creek Golf Club.
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4.3
177 Reviews (177)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
157 out of 177 reviews
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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #12)

Reviews

4.3
177 Reviews (177)
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best around

Copper is one of the best course around. It was cart path only, which sucked, but it poured the day before so not the courses fault. Good challenge but also fair. Second time at this course and will definitely be going back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much improved

After a year and and a half of the course being saturated with water they’ve finally cut back on the insanity. It’s back to being the top course around.
Will put back in the rotation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Something less than you would expect from a resort course.

Some greens spotty with fungus issues. Sand traps in very poor condition with plastic liners protruding through the sand.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Sad Sad Sad

This used to be the finest course within 70 miles. New ownership has taken this course from Great to Goat ranch status in 2 years. green fees were $100+ ,course might be worth $35 in its current condition. Fairways/over watered (equipment tracks, mud in most fairways) lost 2 drives in middle of fairway to embedded ball. Greens/very slow (I called 2 days in advance to ask about condition of greens, was told "magnificent, just double cut them this morning ".)
Sand bunkers/ terrible! Lining exposed in every bunker! Grass and weeds growing in many bunkers, bunker on 7 was being used by maintenance as a dump spot for course clippings and debris.
I understand new ownership is in real estate/ homesites/building and not so much in the golf business, if that's the case than hire a GOOD golf management Co to run it or sell it to someone who cares because you are ruining a beautiful course. It was a true embarresment to bring an out of town guest to this course, pay over $100 for a course that is a shadow of what it was 4 years ago.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Over priced

I play a lot of golf and I took the time to drive to play copper valley and the starters with 2 other Marshalls was being a holes trying to goat me to hit up upon 2 senior players. Grown men acting like idiots ! The bunkers are terrible and for the price it’s downright shameful that the sand traps look so terrible. How much is sand? I played golf a few days prior with a guy at Mickey grove course & he told me one Marshall in particular was being a hole to him and his other 3 friends that drove up to play the course and told me they will not play it again. I feel the same , as a golf course saddle creek should’ve been a lesson but it seems the management of cooper valley doesn’t care. You should be ashamed and embarrassed the way those bunkers look. To all save your gas until this golf course takes some pride in what was for a time a beautiful course & well kept in all facets .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Nice course. Well watered so no roll on shots. Greens playing slow from recent aeration.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

beautiful course.

Some fairways were being aerated and the greens were settling from aeration last week, however, it played well and it is a beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

In the maintenance time of the year.

Price was ok for the conditions of the course. Was really wet, no sand in bunkers, and the greens & tees were recently plugged.

Pro shop needs snacks. Didn't see the beverage cart the whole round.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overpriced

This course was great when it was Saddle Creek. The sand traps are aweful, constantly have to move your ball in them because the liners are coming up. The fairways are either soggy or have parse grass in spots. Not sure how the greens are because they were recently punched. I would play elsewhere for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Copper Valley

Great course. We did not realize that they just sanded the greens. Somewhat disappointing. I do have a request. One of our players did not make the trip due to a scratched retena on her left eye the day we left. We only had two players, but paid for 3. Is it possible to get a credit for the player that did not make the trip? We love using Golf Now / Tee-Off and will continue using your website. Thank you for your consideration.

Best

Kirk Bradley

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace and bunkers

Pace of play was terrible on the back nine, don’t know if locals just walked on or if people had lunch and then got in front of but that wasn’t much fun. They need to address the bunkers, a course like this shouldn’t the worse bunkers in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course condition

I have played the course quite a bit over the last ten years. The course has always been in pretty good shape except that there is usually an excess of water on the course most summers. I understand the drainage is not that great causing part of the problem. Last summer the water was so bad we decided not to play there anymore as the price did not reflect the quality of the course.
Yesterday, while the fairways were not as wet as last year, about half my drives stopped right next to the ball divot where it landed. The bunkers are the worst of any course in at least a 100 mile radius.
We have had a 3 day event there the last 9 years and scheduled again for this year. We are looking into a new site next year.
In closing I would like to say that Copper Valley (Saddle Creek) has always been one of my favorite courses around here. This includes ALL the public and private courses in the central valley. Unfortunately, while still charging a premium rate for a great facility, the upkeep on the course has clearly been comprised and no longer justifies the prices being charged.

Thank you,

Mark

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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