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4.3
980 Reviews (980)
5 Stars
510
4 Stars
313
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
32
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.7
88.3%
Recommend this course
871 out of 980 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.4%
Recommend this course
141 out of 169 reviews
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4.3
310 Reviews (310)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.4%
Recommend this course
277 out of 310 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7
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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Keith Foster (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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, MC, AMEX, Discover
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2014 #32)

Reviews

4.3
980 Reviews (980)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 64
Bunkers 61
Undulating Greens 55
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 54
Locals 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 66
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 8

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

Excellent experience

Love the course and very well maintained. Pace of play was good when I played but was told that it will slow down on weekends.
Highly recommended !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent golf !

Greens are in excellent condition, good test . ( hot dog stand at the turn , solid !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Management needs an attitude adjustment.

1. Golf cart restrictions are ridiculous.

2. Sand traps are packed mud on the bottom.

3. Sand traps are a mess even at the start of play in the morning.

4. Practice facilities are closed in the morning for maintenance and ball pickup. This is when players want to warm up before a round.

I’ve been playing golf for 60 years and have never seen a course run so poorly. Rated 16th best public course in California by.Golf Digest. Seriously?

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Mr Grinch

Many issues. 1: tried calling 1.5 hrs week before for tee time, no answer. Charged $4+fee to do online. 2. Called twice day before tee time and put on hold twice 5 minutes 3: When I arrived the guy said Hi and I responded saying my tee time, Guy said Hi, I'm ////.
I replied again with my tee time In case he didn't understand. THE DUDE THEN STARTED SCOLDING ME FOR NOT REPLING "hi" BACK! Then wanted to charge me $15 each for playing before noon on their special. That's why I tried calling the week before to find out the details of the coupon. It was waved. I really would have been POed to pay the $15 because they were 20 behind the start time. Putting me at noon anyway. And it was cartpath only with no water on fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

It was OK

It was cart path only and should have been 90* rule. Too much walking up and down the hills. Don't know why you cant take your cart in the parking lot. Made it a pain to get your clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track

Great track not too far from Sacramento not too far from the people that live up in the mountains that can’t golf because of snow to drive down to. The greens were exceptional the course conditions were great. It’s a very challenging course on some holes. You do have some uphill and downhill. Overall it’s a beautiful course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

11.5.2022

We played as a fivesome and waited on every hole. Our T-Time was 12:40. We had two two-somes in front of us and a foursome in front of them. The course is challenging but not 5 hiurs and 20 minutes tough, even in light intermittent rain.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Country club feel with excellent fairways and greens. Best course in Auburn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout!

Country club feel with excellent fairways and greens. Best course in Auburn!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5+ Hour round

Course is beautiful as always, the grounds crew does a stellar job. Five plus hours for a round tho made it hard to enjoy. 10 minutes at each tee box and each approach and the par 3’s all had a line. Never saw a marshal out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

I just have to say it…

Already wrote a review, but I have to say it again, the dude and his son who run this place are the absolute worst. Words can’t describe how awful their customer service is. I don’t think I’ve ever had as bad customer service in my life. If you’re going to play golf in the Auburn area go ahead and play Alta Sierra or The Ridge. You will get a great course and experience compared to this place.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

What a joke.

2 of the guys out of my group of 8 couldn’t make it unexpectedly and these clowns who run the golf course charged me for both of the greens that didn’t get filled. Guy working the register was rude and slow. They don’t have a club house or places to hang out so good luck hanging out after your round. It has been multiple times where the people running this place have been obnoxious and rude. Course is decent, but not worth the money for what you get. Won’t be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, but...

Got our cooler searched and beer was a no-no, but they lack a choice of beer at the facility. Why do they do that? Then, the carts are designed to stop when you get close to what they consider a no-cart zone, but these include spots in the rough. Why even have carts if they are so limited? I love this course, not sure I'm returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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