The Lincoln Hills Golf Club - Orchard Course

3.9408000000 3.9 stars from 5 (169)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7009 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 1005 Sun City Ln, Lincoln, CA 95648, United States
  • (916) 543-9200
  • (916) 434-7905
  • www.lincolnhillsgolfclub.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Greg Nash (2005)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7009 yards 73.4 131
Blue 72 6443 yards 70.9 121
White 72 6018 yards 69.3 115
Red (W) 72 5366 yards 70.9 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 169 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

146 out of 166 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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"Course is in great shape"


jhanson916's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2021
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Reviewed on

greens are in great shape, fast and smooth. Little to no rough.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


legend7z's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Sorry to report won't be playing at Lincoln Hills GC again. Second time here in 6 months, first time the Hills course, play was so slow we were only able to complete 16 holes by dark. This time 5 1/2 hrs.. Very unfortunate because both courses are very nice, and in good condition. No marshals on the course, and in speaking to one of the representatives, not much concern for the pace of play. Too many good courses in this area to put up with this .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



jkp1948's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u447560192's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I really enjoy this course"


vasmikey's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The Orchard side is very forgiving for errant drivers like me. It has wide fairways and it fairly long when you play from the yellows or blues. We find this course to be well layed out and the greens are in superb condition. I would highly recommend this course to those who are long off the tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Thank you very much for your feedback on the Orchard Course.


"Great coarse"


u000002065171's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding is all I can say!!! Beautiful coarse, well kept up!!! Staff was great!! I recommend this coarse to everybody!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Thank you very much for visiting Lincoln Hills. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Slow play"


Scott9212114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being in a retirement community you have to expect slow play but the course needs to regulate it. When it takes 5 shots just to get on a par 4 hole maybe you should move up a few tee boxes. Just painful to watch and you get tired waiting. Everything else was great but no Marshall seen all day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cart path only!"


Larrygraf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Wish I had an email and told it was "cart path only" before I got to the course! Very tough course to walk back and fourth from cart paths!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice course"


Titaniumhen's avatar
California Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time here, and I really liked the Orchard course.

When you first arrive and enter the restaurant/ bar area, your are awarded with a great view of the course and some of the water features.

The course is well kept especially after all of the rain we've had. The fairways are very wide and forgiving, at least for me. It reminds me of a links course with very minimal trees. There are plenty of water hazards and bunkers and it is hilly. I love the obstacles!

The greens were in very good condition and seem very easy to read.

There area few nature areas where if your ball goes in, you must leave it and take a drop. There are several bridges giving this course a unique look.

I really enjoyed this course and cannot wait to get back and play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"the course is a great value"


kchud's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I recommend this course because of the large practice area , there's 2 courses to choose from and they're in great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u00000203812's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape.we will play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Orchard was awesome"


pdailey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape and greens were great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average at best"


coachrickb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills. Disappointed at the conditions of the bunkers...wet sand, not raked and poor. Also, tee boxes were in awful condition. Greens were recently aerated and very sandy. Areas of fairways that were over watered and "swampy". No notification from starter as to which groups should be on first tee. Had to g o search for twosome we were playing with.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lincoln Hills"


u000007732924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our tee time was on the heels of a scramble. The allotted time for completion of the scramble was 5 hours which was way too optimistic. They should know better. We were shuffled off to the sister course and started 20 min later. The delay was not onerous and the pace of play was fine. They managed a difficult situation well. Once before I had to wait for an hour to tee off due to similar circumstances.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Do not go here."


farandsure2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I say that to help keep the crowds down. Seriously though it was a great course and staff. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lincoln Hills"


smitchell3333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good time ! Good conditions


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Skylar"


j10gogolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

He does an excellent job. Always friendly, helpful and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Fun Test"


Reggie1037005's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Billy Casper course is the best I have played on this year. It is in great shape overall compared to others I have played. The course is challenging because of several par fours well over four hundred yards even from the white tee markers. Many of the greens were sloped and undulating as well. The greens were rolling somewhere between a 10 and 11 (my estimate). Water comes into play on a few of the holes and fairway bunkers definitely come into your club selection decision off the tee. Every green that I can remember was well protected by strategically placed greenside bunkers. The water features throughout the course are spectacular. This is located in a Dell Webb retirement community and the amenities are exactly what you would expect them to be, great! The staff and player's assistants were extremely friendly and accommodating. The young ladies driving the refreshment carts insured we were well taken care of arriving just in the nick of time. I highly recommend playing this course as I have already scheduled a future tee time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slower than slow"


mgrohner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5.5 hours!!!!!! After 4.5 hours it stops being fun. I was a single, got to the 1st tee and they took my cart away & told me to double up with someone I'd never met! they set a 5-some out ahead of us and they're single got to keep his cart! All 5 of those idiots hit from the tips; no one hit it more than 150 yards. One guy didn't make the ladies tees!!!! This went on for 5.5 hours!!!!! Don't play there on weekends!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2016

We are sorry to hear about your recent experience at Lincoln Hills. We are currently in the process of implanting plans to increase pace of play on a daily basis at Lincoln Hills and will be striving to provide the best experience possible for all of our golfers. Pace of play is very important to us and will be monitored closely.


"Lincoln Hills Orchard"


ldaddio's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough weather day, combined with very slow play and greens still recovering from aeration a few weeks ago.

Usually a very pleasant experience but this round was an exception.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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