Greenhorn Creek Resort
About Greenhorn Creek ResortLocated at 1,500 feet of elevation in California's 'Gold Country', Greenhorn Creek Resort provides a laid-back getaway in the foothills of the Sierras in Calaveras County, a place made famous by Mark Twain's short story: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". Golf groups will love the five-bedroom Caddy Shack or can rent golf course cottages or stay at the Worldmark villas. Besides the enjoyable Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, guests can play bocce ball or wine and dine at Camps Restaurant at the clubhouse.
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This well maintained course is beautifully set in the Sierra foothills. Each hole has its own character and unique view. The deer seem to like it too!
Beautiful foot hills course.
Beautiful course in the foothills. Never see less than ten deer when we play there. Course is always in great condition. Well worth playing.
Less than 3.5 hour round. Quick greens. Some wet areas are wet just like the other 3 courses I’ve played in the last month. Play it. It’s got a little bit of everything for all level players.
If I could give a 7 for pace of play I would. Teed off at 1 and finished at 3:30. I’d give the staff the same rating. Greens were quite fast. I kept over putting Fast but true.
Great course, with some beautiful views, and challenging holes. Greens are very well taken care of, but hard to read for someone who’s never played the course. Most greens were fast. Very scenic, beautiful homes everywhere, however some houses are in the line of fire, so make sure to exercise control on your shots.
Fun layout, tough greens
We played as a foursome. It’s been about years since I last played here. The front plays easier than the back 9 by about 5 strokes a member said. That’s about right. The greens were fast and tons of break. Hardly a flat spot on any green. Unlike most fast greens I have played, they had unusual breaks and often multiple unseen breaks. All four of us had more 3 putts in around than we have ever had. I average one 3 putt every four rounds. I had 5 3 putts! Wide fairways and some short holes make it playable and fun.
Mixed bag of holes
Up hill, down hill, short and long. Quite a variety of hole shapes and lengths. For mid August in good shape. Greens fast and many tipped in one direction. Only played it once, and would say more times playing the course would improve score a bit.
Lost in space.
The course is in good shape for the most part. The greens are fast. The bunkers as is the case at most courses suck. The one thing that will make me not go back there is The lack of yardage markers they're nowhere to be found I found two on the entire golf course this is just unacceptable learning come on no hundred 150 200 not a tree to mark 15 0 nothing no sprinkler heads marked nothing I don't understand what is so difficult anyways course was nice people were nice they just need some yardage markers
Played the combo tees. Challenging and rewarding! Greens were quick! Even saw some deer on the course.
I have planned to play Greenhorn ever since it opened 25 years ago. I finally got around to it. I played the combo tees and found the course to be very short, pretty easy, and somewhat quirky. There are at least three or four holes where local knowledge is important.
The course was in generally good condition though I have rarely seen bumpier fairways...not mounds. Bumps. The tees are pretty uneven as well.
It is a long drive from Sacramento and there is a much better course in Copperopolis, just a few miles from Greenhorn. I may play there again but time will tell.