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5.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
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4.5
Layout
4.7
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12 out of 12 reviews
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5.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
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5 out of 5 reviews
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5.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6826
Slope 137
Rating 0.0
Type Semi-Private/Resort
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Saddle Creek Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6826 yards 137
Blue 72 6426 yards
White 72 6035 yards 122
Gold 72 5293 yards
Red (W) 72 4486 yards 117
Scorecard for Saddle Creek 1
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/137 401 430 483 202 373 415 151 522 387 3364 413 145 334 554 241 369 442 401 540 3439 6803
Black/Blue M: 72.3/135 388 430 483 202 373 390 151 522 366 3305 402 145 334 530 218 369 408 401 520 3327 6632
Blue M: 71.6/132 388 410 470 184 331 390 142 508 366 3189 402 132 317 530 218 354 408 370 520 3251 6440
Blue/White M: 71.0/129 328 410 470 184 331 390 142 508 366 3129 367 132 317 530 182 354 408 370 478 3138 6267
White M: 70.0/126 W: 75.2/138 328 391 444 166 321 380 136 482 356 3004 367 122 308 484 182 343 398 354 478 3036 6040
Gold M: 66.5/121 W: 71.0/130 287 315 403 142 287 346 119 407 325 2631 327 100 286 429 147 303 334 301 441 2668 5299
Gold/Red M: 65.2/117 W: 69.6/123 287 315 403 142 287 278 119 407 241 2479 327 100 222 429 147 303 334 301 358 2521 5000
Red M: 63.4/114 W: 66.5/116 247 279 364 96 247 278 93 374 241 2219 271 87 222 422 116 240 285 265 358 2266 4485
Handicap 13 1 15 9 11 3 17 7 5 4 14 16 6 8 18 2 12 10
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 11 15 9 5 17 7 3 6 10 12 2 16 18 4 8 14

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Zoysia turf target
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
12
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent All--around Course

A little difficult for the High handicapper, so we played from the White Tees. The Back 9 plays a lot tougher than the Front 9, as there are more uphill shots into the greens, and more forced carries. The course is in excellent condition, staff was friendly, and the lunch after was excellent. Great price as I got a reciprocal with my Country Club.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions slipping

I hope its just early in their season, but the course conditions are slipping here. I've played this 5 or more times and the conditions for last two are noticeably worse. The course layout and scenery are awesome. The staff is extremely good. Food at the clubhouse restaurant is above average (which is good because there is nothing else nearby). The bunkers (and its well bunkered) are awful. They either have drainage issues in the bunkers or need to adjust sprinklers because even late in the afternoon there is mud and standing water in the mostly dirt bunkers. The greens played much slower than I recall them previously playing. The tee boxes were in good but not great shape. I'm hoping they can staff up and address what are easily fixable issues because the track is awesome.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course.

Morning shotgun was delayed 30 mins by frost. Group behind us were 4 women who were all members. They were right on us the entire round and even called the pro shop to complain. Marshall basically followed us for 9 holes. We played in 4 hours as a foursome so don't know what else we could've done to play faster.. Other than that annoyance the course was in great shape and the layout is pretty challenging but easy to score if you are able to keep it straight. Definitely recommend playing here if you have the chance.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Beautiful course

Peaceful, walkable course in the oak studded foothills. Fairways are wide open where a few holes require water carry, and houses do not crowd the fairways. Greens are generous. Pace of play will be slower during months with shot gun starts and full tee sheets. Lots of wildlife and views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Times

$80 Fast greens true and smooth. Ice on 1&10. Ice water about every other hole. Chilled towels delivered on back 9. Yes it was really hot. Starter got us off early as booked players were late. Great course nice clubhouse Only downside was over watering making a few bad areas.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Find serenity at Saddle Creek

To golfers like me stuck in the traffic jams and the stress of the high cost of living in the Bay Area, Saddle Creek is the ultimate value-oriented escape. It's tucked away in tiny Copperopolis in Calaveras County among the foothills of the Sierras. Inside the gated community are welcoming resort-style amenities that help public golfers feel like a member during their visit or stay. Golfers staying in the plush Lodge Bungalows can simply park their car and never leave. The staff will deliver a golf cart to your door for your round. Even if you aren't playing, the clubhouse and its fine Copper Grille restaurant and the practice area are all centrally located within walking distance. The fitness center complex, located a short drive away, features an outdoor pool and hot tub perfect for the family, along with outdoor horseshoe pits, tennis courts and bocce ball courts. The course, designed by Carter Morrish, is the center of this universe. It rolls up and down the surrounding hills amid dozens of spectacular homes. No two holes run parallel to one another. The wide fairways are generous, but if you do go astray, tall fescue will devour your ball. Uphill holes (such as no. 6 and no. 10) and the approach shots over water on the par-5 eighth and the par-4 ninth holes are the toughest challenges. It's about as close to a five-star golf experience as a hidden gem can get.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great use of natural surroundings

It doesn’t take long on the course at Saddle Creek to realize this is a special layout. Set in the rolling foothills of Copperopolis (“Copper” to the locals) the course fully utilizes the natural elevation changes and grasslands to create a very challenging yet playable course. I think my favorite feature of this track is that each hole is a fully contained individual course element. If you hook or slice wide of the rough, there is no waste area or “backup fairway” from another hole playing back the other way. There are literally no two holes adjacent to one another. Instead there is just natural grass that I’d guess average between 18 and 24 inches high. In other words, if you miss wide right or left, get into your bag because you are not likely finding, let alone playing, that ball. However, what this creates, is the feeling – at almost all times – that it is just you and the golf course; and this is great. Because, really, who wouldn’t want their own private golf course… and this is how playing Saddle Creek feels. All of that said, most holes have generous enough landing areas (and an ample first cut of rough) so that, by and large, you won’t get into that much trouble. There are a few long carries off the tee that, frankly, in previous years would have intimidated me. For example, I don’t think I’d want to be anything short of 180 of the tee on #17 and most of that is over a grassy waste area from which you simply are not getting your ball back. Yes, you should be able to routinely clear that, but standing there looking at it, it can be a bit intimidating. None of this should push a player away from Saddle Creek. It’s challenging, yes, but it is a beautiful course that is ultimately playable for all but the most casual golfer. And there are some opportunities to really feel good about your game. When I stuck the green about 15 feet from the pin on the par 3 (182, from the whites) 14th hole I felt like I had hit the shot of my life, and you can’t get that feeling without a little challenge present. I chose to walk the course, and that might be a bit much for some. As mentioned above it winds through the hills with a decent amount of elevation change and some longer treks between holes. It’s certainly walkable and I’m glad I did, but it’s worth noting that I don’t think anyone would classify it as a “walk in the park.” The staff was friendly and engaging, showing genuine interest in me and my travels. I really enjoyed my interactions with everyone I met from Saddle Creek. This is certainly a course I recommend, and another one that I would make the effort to return and play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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