Though the course is surrounded by vineyards in California's Central Valley, rounds at Micke Grove Golf Links aren't all cheese and crackers. Each obstacle on the links-style layout?including eight different lakes and 42 sand bunkers?ensure that every shot poses its own set of risks, such as losing a golf ball to the watery depths or waking the ancient mummies beneath the sand. Course architect Garrett Gill's choreography reaches a climax on the signature 5th hole, where tee shots must clear 179 yards of water in order to reach the green unharmed.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,565 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 71.6 from the back tees
Course slope of 124 from the back tees
Three sets of tees per hole
For more than two decades, Emerald Lakes Golf Course has challenged golfers of all skill levels with a scenic assortment of hazards, including redwood forests, a host of lakes, and the Delta Breeze. The course features a relatively easy first hole, after which things get much harder at hole #2—a 195-yard par-3 made longer by the prevailing winds. Before heading in for the day, golfers must make a difficult decision at the 362-yard, par-4 dogleg ninth hole. They can aim over the lake in hopes of hitting the green directly, lay up in the center of the fairway, or hit the ball in the opposite direction to approach the hole by crossing the entire globe first.
Course at a Glance:
* 9-hole, par-33 course
* Total length of 2,307 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 62 from the back tees
* Course slope of 106 from the back tees
* Two sets of tees per hole
The two GSA golf simulators at Shotmakers Indoor Golf Center?an indoor, year-round golf facility?can take on many different forms. During lessons, the simulators serve as analysts of client's swings, delivering critical information such as clubhead speed, clubface angle, and swing path and helping instructors give golfers a better understanding of the changes they need to make. Players can also benefit from different practice modules or play a round of golf on vivid simulations of 90 world-famous golf courses.