Golf in Folsom

Up to 68% Off at Rocklin Golf Academy

Rocklin

$120 $39

Instructor Brad Heninger draws from professional experience in lessons that include video swing analysis and club evaluation

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Cameron Park

$46 $21

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Cleaved into Sierra Nevada foothills, picturesque course presents elevation changes and fairways lined with mature trees

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Auburn

$20 $10

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Farm to fork, seasonal bistro-style menu featuring burgers and sandwiches on Bella Bru bread

Up to 51% Off 9-Hole Golf Outing and Lunch

Auburn

$63.90 $31

9-hole executive challenges golfers' short-game skills and works up appetites for burgers, sandwiches, and house brewed beers

62% Off Group Golf Lessons

Sacramento

$39.95 $15

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Apprentice pursuing certification as a LPGA Class A pro corrects bad swing habits and teaches students how to appreciate the game of golf

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Southwestern Sacramento

$80 $39

Assistant golf professional David Gums helps golfers perfect their swings and fits them with the proper equipment

Up to 61% Off Golf Lessons at Natomas Golf Center

Sacramento

$75 $35

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Full-service practice facility features covered hitting bays, 18-hole putting course, putting and chipping area, and practice bunker

63% Off 3D Golf-Swing Analysis

Sacramento

$79 $29

Trainers use a wireless K-Vest to understand how your body affects your swing, then they offer solutions for the most improvement

62% Off Two Golf Lessons at Haggin Oaks

Sacramento

$39.95 $15

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Introductory small-group golf lessons help newcomers learn skills, rules, and etiquette under the tutelage of a seasoned golf professional

50% Off Golf Outing with Lunch

Camino

$50 $25

Golfers work up an appetite playing the 1,932 yard, par 31 course, which is at a 3,000-foot elevation and features picturesque views

51% Off Simulator Golf Lesson at Shotmakers Indoor Golf Center

Elk Grove

$80 $39

Golf professional analyzes swing mechanics in real time, uses advanced data to improve form, and shave strokes off rounds

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Designed to incorporate sparsely populated groves of trees, Foothill Golf Course’s nine-hole, par-3 layout tests golfers' short to mid iron skills across 1,096 yards of holes that range from 100 to 155 yards. On certain nights, the course invites guests to tee up phosphorescent golf balls and pummel them into the darkness during rounds of glow golf. An indoor sitting room and an outdoor area lined with picnic tables await golfers after rounds, where they can enjoy beverages from the pro shop and speculate about which water hazard has eaten the most golf balls.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par-27 course
  • Length of 1,096 yards
  • Course rating of 27.0
  • Slope rating of 90
  • Scorecard

7000 Verner Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Staffed by experienced professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of Golfing Robotics, GolfTec’s syndicate of golf training centers grooms games with a five-pronged approach enhanced by technological refinements. Score-shaving wisdom resonates within the walls of the indoor facilities, where certified personal coaches point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips to permanently improve their game from tee to green. By utilizing video swing analysis and motion-measurement software, instructors can assess pupils’ abilities with objective data and a fact-based tact superior to traditional hearsay-oriented coaching strategies. To further enhance performance, GolfTec offers club-fitting services to match each swing profile with its ideal set of sticks.

1150 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin,
CA
US

In 1965, the twists and traps of Ancil Hoffman Golf Course were born from the brain of course architect William Francis Bell. Bell's approximately 200 course designs also include the South Course at Torrey Pines, a La Jolla course that was selected to host the U.S. Open in 2008. Ancil Hoffman is replete with watery views, including lateral water hazards on holes 1 and 10. Additionally, the Merle Priddy Memorial grass driving range runs next to the American River, offering golfers a place to perfect their swings using Nike practice balls. Practice facilities also include two large putting and chipping greens.

Led by PGA director of golf instruction Eric Pollard, the instructional programming at the course is based on a teaching method Pollard designed himself after years working with California golf instructors Eddie Merrins and Carl Welty. In addition to adult lessons, Ancil Hoffman Golf Course offers camps where juniors can develop their swings and grow into kilts made of the family tartan under the watch of a professional instructor.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,009 yards from the back tees

6700 Tarshes Drive
Carmichael,
CA
US

In five decades as a golf-course architect, the late Robert Muir Graves put his stamp on more than 800 golf courses worldwide. His artistry is on full display at Cherry Island Golf Course, where he sculpted shapely fairways and greens into the scenic wetlands of Elverta. Throughout the course, Graves balanced holes pocked with streams and ponds with more straight-away tracks, where the only threat of water comes from the clouds and the open mouths of pelicans flying overhead. The course's hardest-rated hole, the par-4 seventh, is a titan of a hole. Though it only measures 391 yards from the tips, a pond runs from the right side of the fairway to the front of the green, imperiling golf balls on both tee shots and approaches.

Before testing their mettle on the links, golfers can get their timing down at a driving range with grass and artificial tees. The practice facility also encompasses two putting greens where golfers can get a feel for the speed of the putting surfaces without having to drive their cart onto the first green.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Robert Muir Graves
  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,494 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 71.0 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 120 from the tips
  • Four tee options

2360 Elverta Rd
Elverta,
CA
US

In 1988, the owners of a ramshackle golf course put it up for sale, taking out a small advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle. But where others saw a lost cause, Gordon Morrice saw an opportunity. He quickly bought the course and set to improving it, clearing the rocks and trees littering the fairways, planting new trees, and adding concrete paths to keep wild carts from burrowing into the grass. Over two decades, Morrice and his family transformed Black Oak Golf Course into a facility worthy of a country club, with tiered poa annua greens highlighted by the signature fourth hole—a 131-yard par 3 featuring a dramatic tee shot over water. Along with a regular maintenance staff, at least one member of Morrice's family oversees the course on any given day, retaining a level of personal attention that keeps it from shriveling into a mini-golf course like so many before it.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole course with a driving range and practice greens
  • Total length of 3,164 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.4 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 128 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

2455 Black Oak Rd
Auburn,
CA
US

Copses of serene pines, oaks, and redwoods cluster along no fewer than 36 rye-grass fairways at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Even after creating its first 18-hole Hills course, designed by professional golfer Billy Casper and famed course architect Greg Nash, the club decided it wanted another. Its ambition created a second par 72 layout—the Orchard course—giving golfers a choice between two courses where large greens nestle amid rolling hills and naturally occurring wetlands.

The older Hills course unfurls over 6,876 yards. Its second hole demands a tee shot over a lake and onto a tight fairway before players even begin to aim at a green guarded by a bunker on the left. The newer Orchard course also makes golfers sweat at the second fairway, its hardest, which earns a par 5 by coming in at 598 yards and offering a plethora of sand bunkers as well as a 75-foot slope from the tee box to the green.

Instead of smashing cell phones to make rudimentary compasses, golfers navigate the course in GPS-equipped golf carts. The club also entices players with an 8-acre driving range, a practice area for putting and chipping, and individual or group lessons with professionals Steven Treadway and Patty Snyder—a former LPGA Tour player.

1005 Sun City Ln
Lincoln,
CA
US