Castle Oaks Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5948 yards||74.9||124|
|Gold (W)||72||5447 yards||72.2||119|
|Red (W)||72||5015 yards||69.7||113|
|Black M: 72.3/127||577||215||420||370||529||369||424||195||394||3493||416||173||355||535||342||410||155||422||438||3246||6739|
|Blue M: 70.5/124||554||178||400||352||500||355||402||181||373||3295||387||157||332||521||321||382||145||400||416||3061||6356|
|White M: 68.5/121 W: 74.9/124||537||158||380||337||479||339||385||167||355||3137||361||124||313||488||304||342||110||374||395||2811||5948|
|Gold M: 66.1/116 W: 72.2/119||495||131||347||322||437||308||350||145||325||2860||331||99||290||459||270||316||103||350||369||2587||5447|
|Red M: 64.0/111 W: 69.7/113||452||121||319||286||410||279||324||125||293||2609||300||76||253||424||243||292||94||400||324||2406||5015|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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Photo submitted by gzweigle on 04/18/2021
Hole 1 Photo submitted by u4114979 on 04/10/2021
10th tee box Photo submitted by u314161183678 on 02/22/2021
Photo submitted by Gremlingolfer on 08/01/2019
1st hole tee shot Photo submitted by Gremlingolfer on 08/01/2019
Photo submitted by Gremlingolfer on 08/01/2019
Photo submitted by GREGCGOLFER on 03/19/2019
Sure beats snow! Photo submitted by tahoerider1 on 02/25/2019
1st Tee, water on the left and OB on the right Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
A little deferred maintenance, the sign got hot and buckled so you can't use the ball washer Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
Water to the left, short and to the right Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
Several wide fairways will hills to cause the ball to run Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
Most of the greens are kidney shaped, designed perpendicular to the fairway, so you don't want to go long, but plenty of run left/right Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
Castle Oaks comes from the old castle-looking build seen from the 16th fairway, that was the 1st juvenile detention facility in CA built in the the early 1900s. It was closed in the 1970s. Photo submitted by Cops1998 on 07/28/2018
18th at sunset Photo submitted by snowboardin1 on 05/23/2013
Can see a fox if you look closely. Photo submitted by snowboardin1 on 05/23/2013
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!
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.
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.
President, Sun Grove Golf Club.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
First time to play this excellent course. Played with my sons and wife and had an enjoyable time on this well maintained course