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4.1
473 Reviews (473)
5 Stars
199
4 Stars
210
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
439 out of 473 reviews
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4.0
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.3%
Recommend this course
29 out of 34 reviews
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3.9
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.3%
Recommend this course
88 out of 102 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6739 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.3
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Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brad Benz (1994) Ross Forbes (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2015 #16)

Reviews

4.1
473 Reviews (473)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 25
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great day

Always enjoy Castle Oaks
Challenging, but fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Castle Oaks 11-11-21

Course was good but not great. Several greens have dead spots. Tee boxes were inconsistent and the fairways were a bit too long. This is a great layout and the staff are excellent. Hopefully, just an off period for conditions. One of my favorites in the area!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better

Greens, fairways are upgraded since last playing here approx 4 months ago. Staff always friendly

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

It used to be nice

Sadly this course has seen better days. The greens looked like they hadn’t been cut in a week. They were so shaggy it took until after noon for all the moisture to evaporate off. There were random dead spots on many of the greens. Several of the tee boxes were in poor shape and the fairways and rough were intermittently long and unkempt or dry and dead.

This course used to be one of my favorite tracks. It has such a great layout. I’m hopeful they’re just temporarily short staffed and will eventually get the conditions under control again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sweet Day

Nice round. Super pace. Friendly staff as always.
Greens and much of the turf was not up to CO Standards, however.
Hope conditions improve before our Oct. 9 event.

Bob Walter
President, Sun Grove Golf Club.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lunch

Sat down in the restaurant daughter a hotdog and fries and we’re told we couldn’t get that there we had to go to the snack shack I would think if you’re in the restaurant you can order hot dog

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Wait then wait some more

If you are a single to not expect to be waived through. The locals here today not care one bit. It is so disrespectful I can’t even put it into words.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course!

I really would have enjoyed it more if there was drinking water on the course and if Golf Moose discounts weren't restricted to after noon times. Other than those two things it is a lovely golf experience. Nice facilities, driving range with free range balls provided, putting area all centrally located. Course starter is friendly and right at the first hole. Carts are clean with small ice chests for your drinks on the carts. Challenging layout and greens, but not so challenging as to be frustrating for the casual golfer. We paid full price since it was a humid weekend and we did not wish to wait until after noon to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorites

I was stuck in traffic so I called the pro shop. The gentleman said we’ll figure it out just drive safely. That says tons to me. Then I went in at the turn to get something and he referred to me as Mr. he remembered me which I think says tons. The course is great. There were a couple spots where it must be a drainage because it was really wet and muddy. Otherwise I’ll continue to drive an hour to play there.

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

Place has gone down hill in a hurry

I’ve played this course maybe 15+ times. And I will say I use to like making the drive from Elk Grove to ione. Today (8/15/21) the course was in HORRIBLE shape. The greens were covered in machine cuts, rott, and looked like the divots haven’t been repaired in at least a week. The cups were clearly not moved for a extended period of time as the rims were destroyed and overused. The course was flooded, bunkers were littered with golf ball size rocks that will destroy you clubs, not a Marshall in sight as the pace was 5 hours for 18. The tee box grass was longer than the fairways, the greens were so overgrown, one had thick crab grass, the rolls were as slow as a snail. Don’t see myself spending my money here again anytime soon if these major issues aren’t resolved. Charging $62 for a round and having the condition be this bad on a Sunday morning 7am Tee time is completely unacceptable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time to play this excellent course. Played with my sons and wife and had an enjoyable time on this well maintained course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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