Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club Review

Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club Review Sonora California 378-2

Opened in 1990, Mountain Springs Golf and Country Club is 18 hole public golf course located just outside of Sonora in California’s Gold Country. Weaving through the area’s golden hills, the course offers a creative concept and open design that demands golfers to make a plethora of accurate as well as blind shots. Unfortunately playing conditions can be hit or miss making Mountain Springs anything but a destination course and one only mildly worthy of a stop for those passing through the area.

17566 Lime Kiln Road
Sonora, CA (Google Maps)
209.532.1000
Mountain Springs Website

Men’s Tee Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Black 6559 yards (72.0/131)
  • Combo 6411 yards (71.3/129)
  • White 6119 yards (70.1/125)
  • Gold 5580 yards (67.6/119)

Women’s Tee Par 72 (rating/slope)s

  • White 6119 yards (74.5/130)
  • Gold 5580 yards (72.5/127)
  • Red 5073 yards (70.0/122)

Scorecard: click here
Course Designer: Robert Muir Graves
Course Record: 63

Typical Playing Season (open year around)

Green Fees (18 holes)

  • Mon thru Thurs- $16-27
  • Fri- $19-32
  • Sat, Sun, Holidays- $22-40
  • Senior- $17-40
  • Junior- $13

Memberships

  • Golf membership are available. Click here for details.

Rental Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Cart (no GPS)- $8/15
  • Clubs- $20
  • Pull cart- $8

Range Fees

  • Small- $5
  • Large- $8

Practice Area

Driving Range
Mountain Spring’s easterly facing matted driving range is situated on the top of the main hill overlooking the course.  Less than 300 yards in depth with a dramatic fall off to the landing area, the range is adequate for warming up but far from ideal for extended practice sessions (particularly when working on distances).

Putting Green
Two medium-sized putting greens are located between the Clubhouse and Pro Shop.  The greens can accommodate multiple golfers, are good for extended practice sessions, but aren’t necessarily representational of the slop changes found on the course.

The Course

Design & Layout
Weaving through the hills of California’s Gold Country, Mountain Springs offers a creative concept and open design that demands golfers to make a plethora of accurate as well as blind shots.  The course is harmlessly Continue reading

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Casper Golf Course: Links Course

Casper Golf Course Links Course Review 5458

Located in central Wyoming and built in 1997, the Links Course is the newest addition of Caper GC’s 27 holes golf complex.  Misleadingly labeled “Links” nearly half the holes have minimal links characteristics and significant elevation changes making the layout more of a highland or hill style.  The course also contains two of the most ill-conceived holes ever played, diminishing the overall experience of the Links Course and making it the least compelling of the layouts found at Casper GC.

2120 Allendale Boulevard
Casper, Wyoming 82601
307.233.6620
Casper Golf Course Website

Men’s Tees Par 36 (rating/slope)

  • Blue 3313 yards (35.4/118)
  • White 2950 yards (33.2/108)

Women’s Tees Par 35 (rating/slope)

  • Red 2696 yards (35/118)
  • Gold 2346 yards (33/110)

Scorecard: click here
Course Designer: Keith Foster

Typical Playing Season

  • April thru October

Green Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Regular- $16/26
  • Junior- $10/15

Season Passes

  • Adult (19 years of age and older)- $500
  • Adult (after July 1)- $325
  • Youth (13-18 year of age)- $250
  • Child (12 years of age and under) $125

Rental Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Cart Rental- $16/28
  • Rental Clubs- $15/30
  • Pull Carts- $2

Range Fees

  • Small bucket- $4
  • Large bucket- $7
  • Season & Half Season Passes Available

Practice Area

Driving Range
Casper offers a three tiered mostly all grass driving range with a maximum range of just over 300 yards.  Since the range faces into the prevailing wind practice or warm-up sessions consistently have to deal with the area’s disruptive winds.  Nonetheless the range has good targets for aiming and antelope are often found wandering through the range.

Putting Green
A moderately sized putting green is located on the north side of the clubhouse and is able to accommodate multiple golfers.  The green conditions are fairly representational of conditions found on the course, but less than ideal for extended practice sessions.

The Course

Design & Layout
The newest addition to the City of Casper’s main golf course, the Links Course is an ill-named, ill-conceived, and least compelling addition to what would otherwise be a Continue reading

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Glendale Golf Course Review

Glendale Golf Course Review Salt Lake City Utah 1852

Combining views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Glendale is one of the more low key and enjoyable golfing experiences in Salt Lake City. Built in 1973, this 18 hole public course offers large wonderfully maintained greens with lake and wetland lined fairways that attract an abundance of waterfowl. Flat and forgiving, Glendale’s difficultly is typically elevated by the direction and severity of the wind making some of the easiest of holes the most difficult.

1630 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
801.974.2403
Glendale Golf Course Website

Men’s Tees Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Black 6908 yards (70.9/117)
  • Blue 6380 yards (69.3/114)
  • Silver 5812 yards (66.8/108)

Women’s Tees Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Blue 6380 yards (73.6/120)
  • Silver 5812 yards (71.0/114)
  • Gold 4789 yards (64.6/102)

Course Designer: Bill Neff
Course Record: 60

Green Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Regular- $15/30
  • Senior- $13/26
  • Junior- $8/16

Rental Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Cart Rental- $7/14
  • Low End Rental Clubs- $7/14
  • High End Rental Clubs- $15/30
  • Low End Pull Carts- $2/4
  • High End Pull Carts- $3.50/7

Range Fees

  • Small bucket- $4
  • Large bucket- $7
  • Range Pass 10 lrg- $50

Practice Area

Driving Range
Glendale offers an expansive all grass north facing driving range that is nearly 350 yards in depth and surrounded by netting.  With multiple aiming targets, the range is ideal for warmups or extended practice sessions.  Arguably the best range in the SLC system.

Putting Greens
There are two large putting greens at Glendale located on each side of the clubhouse.  Typically only one green is open at a time, but each is representative of the conditions found on the course and can accommodate multiple golfers.  The greens are also solid for chipping practice sessions.

The Course

Design & Layout
Set in Salt Lake City’s westside commercial business district, Glendale’s layout is Continue reading

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Emerald Lakes Golf Course Review

Emerald Lakes Golf Course Review Elk Grove California 151

Located south of Sacramento, CA on Hwy 99 is the short 9 hole public course of Emerald Lakes.  Flat and walker friendly, the course challenges golfers with elevated greens, water hazards on six holes, maturing trees, and an overhead power line.  Emerald Lakes is ideal for advanced beginners or anyone seeking an uncomplicated and relaxed golf experience.

10651 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624 (Google Maps)
916.685.4653
Emerald Lakes Website

Men’s Tees Par 33 (rating/slope)

  • 2334 yards (31/104)

Ladies Tees Par 33 (rating slope)

  • 1872 yards (30.7/99)

Scorecard: click here
Course Designer: Rick Yount
Course Record: 58

Typical Season (open year around)

Green Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Weekdays- $14/21
  • Weekends- $17.50/27
  • Seniors- $12/18 (weekdays only)
  • Juniors Weekdays- $8/14
  • Juniors Weekends- $10/18
  • Last Light- $12 (2 hours prior to sunset)

Rental Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Carts- $6/12 (solo rider)
  • Pull Carts- $3
  • Rental Clubs- $7.50

Range Fees*

  • 30 Balls- $3
  • 90 Balls- $8
  • 150 Balls- $12

*Range typically open from dawn to 10pm

Practice Area

Putting Greens
There are two small greens at Emerald Lakes located on the east side of the clubhouse, one for putting and the other of chipping/sand practice.  The greens are Continue reading

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Rochelle Ranch Golf Course Review

Rochelle Ranch Golf Course Review 68

Deemed the 29th most difficult golf course in America by Golf Digest, Rochelle Ranch is a sprawling 18 hole public course along Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming.  Weaving through the rocky prairie brush the course challenges golfers to not only conquer its length (nearly 8000 yards from the tips) but also the strong westerly winds that are a constant presence…sometimes reaching 60+ mph.  A unique and memorable experience for anyone living or passing through the area.

2808 Rochelle Dr.
Rawlins, WY 82301 (Google Maps)
307.324.7121
Rochelle Ranch Website

Men’s Tees Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Horseshoe 7925 yards (75.9/128)
  • Antelope 7313 yards (72.4/121)
  • Coyote 6627 yards (69.1/111)
  • Spur 6297 yards (68.0/110)
  • Brand 5763 (66.0/116)

Ladies Tees Par 35 (rating slope)

  • Spur 6297 yards (74.1/130)
  • Brand 5763 (70.9/124)

Scorecard: click here
Course Designer: Ken Kavanaugh
Course Record: unknown

Typical Season (April thru October)

Green Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Monday-Thursday- $19/30
  • Friday-Sunday- $21/33
  • Juniors- $14/20

Yearly Memberships

  • Single- $410
  • Couple- $635
  • Family- $785
  • Senior- $260
  • Junior- $125
  • Yearly Cart Single- $575
  • Yearly Cart Couple- $690
  • Yearly Cart Family- $805

Rental Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Carts- $15/15
  • Pull Carts- $5
  • Rental Clubs- $12

Range Fees

  • 30 balls- $4
  • Season Membership- $200

Practice Area

Putting Green
Located on the east side of the clubhouse is Rochelle Ranch’s expansive putting green.  Though not typical of the conditions found on the course, the green is ideal for warm-ups and extended practice sessions including short game work.

Driving Range
The large all grass driving range faces in a Continue reading

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Teton Reserve Golf Course

Teton Reserve Golf Course Review Victor Idaho 8050

Located on the back side of the Teton Mountain Range and just north of Victor, Idaho is Teton Reserve, an 18 hole Hale Irwin designed course. Open to the public, Teton Reserve expansively saunters thru the tall grass of the flat valley floor with a challenging and atheistically appealing design. During the prime season the course’s greens are typically in impeccable condition, making it not only a great golf experience in the Teton/Jackson area, but a exceptional value for a public course.

11 East 6000 South
Victor, Idaho 83455 (Google Maps)
208.787.4224
Teton Reserve Golf Course Website

Men’s Tee Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Black 7426 yards (74.1/130)
  • Gold 6718 yards (71.1/125)
  • Silver 6016 yards (68.1/121)
  • Bronze 5124 yards (64.4/104)

Women’s Tee Par 72 (rating/slope)

  • Silver 6016 yards (73.5/133)
  • Bronze 5124 yards (68.9/123)

Scorecard: click here
Course Designer: Hale Irwin
Course Record: unavailable

Typical Playing Season

  • Mid-May thru Mid-October
  • Prime Season- July and August

Green Fees (9/18 holes)

  • Mon thru Thurs- $35
  • Fri, Sat, Sun- $45
  • Twilight Everyday (3pm)-$28

Season Passes

  • Single- $655 (cart included)
  • Family- $1095 (cart included)

Rental Fees

  • Cart (no GPS)- included
  • Clubs- $20

Range Fees

  • Small- $5
  • Large- $8

Practice Area

Driving Range
The 500 yards deep and expansive the all grass driving range is set up in a southerly direction, meaning the golfers will have to deal with head or right to left winds (when present).  There are an adequate number of accurate distance and visual targets making the range excellent for extend practice sessions or short warm ups.

Putting Green and Bunker
A large putting green is located next to the range that can accommodate multiple golfers.  The green is flatter than the conditions found on the course, but is nonetheless representative of the speed. Neighboring the green is a large practice bunker with multiple pins for fine tuning one’s sand game.

The Course

Design & Layout
There are many aspects of Teton Reserve that make the course not only a hidden gem in the Teton Valley, but an Continue reading

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