Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course

3.6256352941 3.6 stars from 5 (116)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6752 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6752 yards 72.4 132
Blue 72 6508 yards 71.4 127
White 72 6149 yards 69.8 123
Red (W) 72 5647 yards 72.1 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 116 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

94 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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Reviews


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Frank7929392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Times"


silvi123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a 8:50 tee time we played in 4 hours eventhough we were a two some. Too many groups in front to play through but it was a good relaxing day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


u1180125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The 13th tee box is 400 yards away from my house but I seldom play here. It wasn't until tonight that I had a real change of heart. Dry Creek was underwater this last winter from the large-scale flooding in the area. They have since recovered and quite nicely I might add. Chris, the owner, is incredibly friendly and accommodating and he's doing good work in making Dry Creek a gem in south Sac County. This is without question one of the most challenging courses you'll find in the area. The fairways are narrow and there are trees everywhere. Some people don't like that I guess, but I'm perfectly happy with the challenge. For instance, I'm a 19 handicap and I shot a 104 tonight and I couldn't be happier. The downside however are the greens. They are pretty much awful. Very unforgiving, soft and slow, and riddled with dead spots. If you can ignore that aspect of it and accept all 2-putts, then you'll be as happy as I was tonight. It's a great course notwithstanding and they've come a long way.

Now, there are some other downsides as well. The course is split by a freeway so the 11th isn't much fun. The pro-shop is cluttered, antiquated and staffed by an old codger who doesn't much care for newcomers (it seems). I haven't been inside the bar since 2015 so I can't speak to that. But none of that bothers me much. What really bugs me is the green fees. Expect to pay $45-$50 to ride 18. Standard pricing, right? Well remember what I said about the greens?

So I will continue to play Dry Creek so long as I can get the Hot Deal and get out there for $18. Dry Creek, I hope in the coming years, will only improve and become popular enough to drive down the cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


u9663875's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in good condition, (especially considering the terrible winter and flooding that affected them this past winter). Hole to hole signage I feel could've been marked a little better, but the layout was good. Allot of trees, beautiful backdrops. Only thing that I was disappointed in was the carts. Brakes on both our carts were terribly out of adjustment, and my carts windshield was duct taped over an approximate 18" crack. Aside from that we thoroughly enjoyed our round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great hot deal on a hot day"


eminiman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

went golfing around 1ish... a good size of golfers just finished a tournament...

So the course was wide open after that...

Im pretty new golfer just 3 years... and this course can be a challenge with all the dog legs and plenty tress especially back nine...

I will come again had a lot fun and had a hotdog and beer afterwards and talked with the staff...

Hot days afternoon its wide open if you like early before the heat then join the rest of them like all golf courses I guess...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cart sharing"


Troyp20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I teed off paired with two others. After the 1st hole the Marshal comes and drops off another gentlemen and says we have to share a cart. It was the only time I have ever had to share a cart with a complete stranger. The other gentlemen missed the 1st hole even though he was on time. The starter sent us out early.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Really Fun"


RAdamW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I had played here. The staff was friendly, the course was in excellent condition, the bunkers were even somewhat fluffy. The course is challenging enough to be gritty, yet forgiving enough to be fun. Well worth my 30 minute drive. An incredible value for the $18 hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Jake916's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"loved the course"


u958064461's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in good shape good greens fun course good food


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too bad"


schanecka's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dry Creek is a fine layout and was at one time one of the best public courses in California. But now the owners cheap it and milk it.

I played on a Saturday, of course busy. But after 4 1/2 hours and just finishing the 14th hole, I gave up. Every hole had back up and the quality of the players in front of us showed why. Seems everybody was a hacker with no clue to golf course etiquette, speed of play, etc. I may try again on a weekday, but not on a weekend ... ever.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"First Time Playing"


u722650276's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf shop could use an update and help was nice but not interested in much! But the driving range was perfect and the course was BEAUTIFUL! Great day playing golf. Will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Positives and negatives."


u400192623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round, everything green and mostly manicured. Safety issues on back nine where T-box and greens too close, could get hit. Ponds need circulating pumps. Pro shop a mess. Hard to look at things. Not displayed well. Could be with some TLC and creativity. Carts in poor shape, not very clean. Still enjoyed the day and challenges of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Follow the RULES!"


u000007645439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, besides the older gentlemen in the golf shop, everyone else seems like their bother with your presence. This is the only golf course that I've played that makes you wait for your actual tee time. We waited 25 minutes with nobody on the greens or tee box because they won't let you on because you got a "Hot Time" on Golfnow. FN.... Terrible! Its like they punish you for getting a good deal. "I'll tell you this", I will only play this course because of Golfnow and its "hot times". Don't pay full price, its not worth $38.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



temo4836140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7156450's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Floods"


u000004652713's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape considering all the water that has been on the course this year. Front nine in good shape, back nine still has a lot of dirt, so not much ch grass to hit your ball off of. Definitely need to clean your clubs afterwards. They have done a great job getting it to where it is. Would go back today.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Alan6977840's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great challenging course. Been comming here for years play it about twice a year and it Never disappointments me. Always good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good play for the rate"


Paul7760767's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a great rate on GolfNow. Course was in good shape considering the storm that came through the day before. I like to play this course as a change from my normal rotation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great old tree lines layout"


Caddyman13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, if greens weren't pinched would have been a good course. Owner not friendly to customers at all


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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