Golf in North Highlands

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David Gums at Bing Maloney

Southwestern Sacramento

$80 $39

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

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Bing Maloney Golf Course

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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Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course

Vineyard

$18 $10

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Combine soccer moves and golf rules by navigating soccer balls down golfing greens and sinking them into expanded cups

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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

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Rocklin Golf Academy

Rocklin

$120 $39

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

60% Off Kids' Golf Camp Auburn Valley Golf Course

Auburn Valley Golf Course

Auburn

$250 $99

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Campers learn the fundamentals of golf, from hand-eye coordination to etiquette; lunch, hat, and golf starter kit included

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The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center

Auburn

$20 $10

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

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Dingus McGee's

Auburn

$63.90 $31

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

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Golf4fun

Davis

$30 $15

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Golfers absorb score-shaving advice from instructor Ken Sawitzky during lessons that include driving range and on-course practice

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Castle Oaks Golf Club

Ione

$110 $59

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Par 71 course designed by architect Brad Benz rolls across historic Preston farmland for 6,739 water-kissed, oak-lined yards

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Camino Heights Golf Course

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

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Micke Grove Golf Links

Lodi

$84 $45

Links-style layout pits players against eight lakes, 42 sand bunkers, and a 14th hole that features a 179-yard-long water hazard

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Mark S. Macy Golf Instruction

Country Drives

$295 $145

An instructor brings three decades of golf experience to relaxed lessons that hone the skills of students of all skill levels

32% Off 18 Holes at Elkhorn Golf Club

Elkhorn Golf Club

Stockton

$57.50 $39

Tyee 007 bentgrass greens—the same used by US Open site The Olympic Club—can be mowed low and quick, and roll true and smooth

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The Golf Club at Rio Vista

Rio Vista

$120 $49

Dramatic elevation changes, intersecting waterways, and strategically placed sand traps characterize the course

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The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch

Roddy Ranch

$140 $55

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18-hole links-style course on converted cattle ranch

Up to 54% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Napa Golf Course

Kennedy Park

$53 $27

18-hole, par 72 course; rolling hills, mature oaks and pines, and waterways; driving range and 10,000 square-foot practice green

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Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club

Eagle Vines Vineyard & Golf Club

$178 $99

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Surrounded by 27 acres of working vineyards, 18-hole course fills the Napa Valley countryside with a layout designed by Johnny Miller

Up to 51% Off Golf for 2 at Mare Island Golf Club

Mare Island Golf Course

Vallejo

$116 $57

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

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Grayson Woods Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

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Forest Meadows Golf

Forest Meadows

$78 $39

Fairways surrounded by tall oaks and cedars create a relaxing setting, while water hazards and sand traps test golfers' skills

Up to 59% Off Golf-Lesson Package

Lance Johnson Golf Academy

Escalon

$55 $27.49

PGA pro fine-tunes swings in private lessons for one or two with range practice

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McHenry Golf Center

Modesto

$24 $12

Lighted, all-grass driving range lures golfers who aim for seven target greens that await balls from 50 to 250 yards away

Up to 55% Off All-Day Golf Outing

Washoe Creek Golf Course

Petaluma

$43 $21

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Golfers enjoy day of unlimited play at two scaled-down nine-hole layouts with an included pull cart before unwinding with a beer or soda

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Lake Chabot Golf Course

Chabot Park

$110 $59

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Challenging 18-hole course gives golfers all they can handle—including gorgeous views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge

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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

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

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

The duo of 18-hole courses, Woodcreek Golf Club and Diamond Oaks Golf Course lie side by side, making it easy for guests to sneak in a double-header. The former, a par-72 track, unravels amongst mature oak trees and native wetlands, while the latter, a Ted Robinson-designed classic open since 1953, accommodates the skill spectrum with three sets of tees and straight fairways. Guests can fine-tune their games on the night-lit driving range and chipping green, or head to the pro shop to stock up on the latest golf gear, including drivers, designer shirts, and blow horns for waking up napping caddies.

5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd
Roseville,
CA
US

Since 1958, players have migrated to Cordova Golf Course in order to try their hands, woods, and putters at the public course's 18 holes and to calibrate their swings at the driving range or with lessons. PGA professional Jacob Marta tailors swing instruction to an individual's needs and physical limitations, helping golfers attain their own natural, repeatable swing motion. Creating a comfortable, encouraging atmosphere, Jacob also takes his instruction onto the course, where he helps players knock strokes off their scorecards. The same atmosphere extends to junior clinics, in which youngsters can learn all facets of the game, including rules and basic etiquette.

Spanning about 4,832 yards, the course challenges golfers of all skill levels with well placed trees and three lakes boasting the combined gravitational pull of a small planet. A smooth cart path allows players to ferry their clubs swiftly from hole to hole, or head over to the clubhouse to catch a drink or meal at Stu's Bar and Grill. Cordova Golf Course also houses an illuminated driving range where golfers can launch Srixon range balls or calcified tangerines off of grass and mat hitting areas.

9425 Jackson Rd.
Sacramento,
CA
US

Each round at Antelope Greens’ 3,250-yard, par 58 executive course takes club-toting quorums careening across a lush tapestry of tree-lined fairways and intervening waterways. Golfers can jump-start days of rapidly escalating one-upmanship with stints at the driving range. There, players can hit personal supplies of 80 balls off of all-grass hitting stalls and play games of longest ball, closest to the target, and most disastrous grass stain. Rented golf carts zip through the sinuous landscape, dropping off golfers by their desired tees and further expediting the already condensed rounds, which divoteers can expect to finish in 3.5 hours or less. Misguided spheres run the risk of falling prey to aquatic hazards throughout the course, most notably on the par 3 seventh, where tee shots must carry water on their way to an oval green girded on all sides by precarious pools. A course map offers an aerial view of the 18 holes and their encroaching waterways, allowing duffers to map out their plans of attack or scuba-diving destinations.

2721 Elverta Rd
Antelope,
CA
US