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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A wonderful round with fall foliage
Played monday shotgun. Pace was good. The green speed was finally more manageable for my game compared to the 12-13 speed last time I played.
The course is now surrounded by the fall colors and the temperature is in the high 60s -- perfect fall golf round.
I appreciate the beauty of this course a lot more. I always play both greenhorn and copper-valley when I come up. compared to copper-valley, Greenhorn is much more demanding (and ego-rewarding) on accurate tee shots and the green is less undulated to read more easily. Copper-valley has more wider fairways but greens are more undulated / uneven to manage.
Greenhorn has more memorable holes to me (when my tee shots are accurate to put me in attack positions) but scores are less memorable. I usually shot lower at Copper-valley. Both are wonderful great courses with different flavors and both require my A games.
Sanded greens without warning
This course charged full price with no mention of top-dressed greens. I generally don't like to pay full resort prices to play a non-course. Also, 80% of the course is overwatered. So perfect fall day, full resort fees. Terrible conditions. Couldn't hit from the wet-sponge fairways to the beachy greens. SUPER SUCKY EXPERIENCE.
Very nice course
Very resort feeling with many wide and playable fairways. Because of Covid the course only is able to offer the basic amenities, totally understandable.
The day we played we ran into some very very slow foursomes and this could have been solved with players assistants/marshals. That was my only criticism.
Fast greens valley course
The course is not long has quite a few narrow holes that demand accurate tee or approach shots. The hardest part is the VERY FAST greens making birdies difficult. Conditions are pretty good but I did encounter a few bare spots on the fairways. Overall a very nice course that worth a second visit with more knowledge of the holes. The worst part is the short game practice area which was not maintained well.
Beautiful Course in shabby condition.
We have played here in years past, it is a beautiful course. Areas of torn up grass on fairways and other areas need maintenance. The greens were uniformly very nice
Memorable Layout and Excellent Greens
I visit Greenhorn Creek from the Bay Area several times a year. I always enjoy the greens, which are exceptionally smooth and reasonably fast. And I love the course layout, which has good variety and some very memorable holes.
Great layout, nice conditions and overall good times! It’s a must play course in the Sierras!
Great Course Design In Ex Condition - Staff Could Improve A Bit
After a boring first hole that helps you overcome first tee jitters, this course takes you on a nice ride of short par 4s and par 5s with great deception off the tee. Long hitters who know the course well could probably shoot some very low scores, but first timers will be deceived by the elevation changes and blind shots. A very fun course in excellent condition. I normally walk but was worried about slow play on a hot day, so took a cart for shade support.
The downside: no marshals to assist in speeding up play - even on a busy Saturday in August. Since this is a "resort" course you get some very poky players out there. No on-course refreshments. When we were finished at 530 pm and wanted a beer and something to eat, we could not get a straight answer about what we needed to do for that to happen. I understand that COVID-19 has caused golf courses to change how they do things, but by this point most of them have figured this all out. Apparently not this one. A simple sheet of paper telling us what we could drink and eat while sitting outside would have saved time and we wouldn't have had to go eat somewhere else.
A disappointing end to a great day of (slow) golf.
Course is in good shape sand bunkers are horrible tons of rocks in them.. Tee boxes could be flatter.. Greens are rolling good.. It’s kinda of expensive for a round but all in all course looks good..
Great course in great shape. Never get tired of it. It’s a real treat. Even when the weather is cookin.
I’ve played this course 4 times and I am always pleasantly surprised at it’s beauty. Challenging yet forgiving. You will see deer and other wildlife. Greens are quick and will take you a couple holes to get use to them. I recommend this course to anyone and everyone. ***** (5 stars)
Always have a good time playing this course. I just wished that they offered a aerification discount this time around. But we’ll be back maybe after 3 weeks and hopefully it’ll be in a much better condition.
Playing this course for the first time I was amazed by the Vista and layout.
Knowing now what I did not know the first time around playing smart game and change in routine use of certain clubs should improve my score.
Greens are pure
Beautiful greens! From Tee-box to green. You can see the gorgeous landscape with deer wondering. Beautiful homes along most of the course, far enough away from the fairways. True greens to put your putting skills to the test. Need to have your A game to score good. Recommend this to Amateur golfers or more experienced players. Enjoy playing here whenever I can. Last time I played there, my friend Larry has never played it. Quote: Larry comment on ever hole was: this is the most beautiful course ever..
Will be back every year!
Awesome course. Condition is great. Well maintained. Staffs were friendly and informative.
Great course with great beauty
Played over the holidays. Course was in excellent condition, great greens and most important, great restraunt. Expect to see wildlife (Deer) on the course! People were very friendly here.
Excellent conditions !!!
Everything about greenhorn creek was fantastic! From the beautiful clubhouse to the unbelievable conditions! The fastest screens I’ve ever played !