Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

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4.1
220
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
106
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
92.1%
Recommend this course
188 out of 220 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
8
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
20
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7009 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.3
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7009 yards 73.3 131
Blue 72 6538 yards 71.3 126
White (W) 73 6016 yards 74.8 132
White 72 6016 yards 68.8 120
Black 72 5517 yards 66.6 116
Black (W) 73 5517 yards 71.5 125
Green 72 5107 yards 64.7 113
Green (W) 73 5107 yards 69.1 117
Scorecard for Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.3/131 349 588 401 403 191 436 589 409 235 3601 512 374 438 377 135 358 497 178 539 3408 7009
Blue M: 71.3/126 341 534 366 391 171 421 557 380 187 3348 502 364 421 364 119 332 422 153 513 3190 6538
White M: 68.8/120 W: 74.8/132 323 465 351 376 162 364 495 365 149 3050 489 351 371 328 106 315 403 125 478 2966 6016
Black M: 66.6/116 W: 71.5/125 323 403 351 329 138 322 457 321 149 2793 440 351 314 328 106 315 327 125 418 2724 5517
Green M: 64.7/113 W: 69.1/117 279 403 324 279 138 322 457 321 112 2635 440 302 314 288 78 249 327 93 381 2472 5107
Handicap 13 5 7 11 17 3 1 9 15 12 6 4 10 8 18 2 16 14
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 3 9 13 17 5 1 7 15 2 8 4 14 18 10 12 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13 - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes required

Reviews

4.1
220

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Brunch 13
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 33
Bunkers 30
Plays Long 18
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Advanced Golfers 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 21

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Conditions and Rate

I got an incredible rate at arguably the best public course in Sacramento. The course is in amazing shape; props to the Supt and his ground crew.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Peter likes this golf course

The green was in very good condition even considering we had the winter storms. It was very well maintained and enjoyed the cloudy weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SLOW

Run tournaments every Thursday and Saturday that create 6 hour rounds for all others players. Nice course, nice staff, horrible 5 hour round to play 15.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cigar Smokers

Everything would have been perfect this lovely fall day except for the billowing cigar smoke we had to tolerate from the twosome we were paired with. I am really tired of having to cough and get headaches due to this inconsiderate behavior on the golf course. Even after I said something to these jerks, they still never extinguished!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Why people don’t play golf. 9 holes in 3 hours?!?

Took 2 hours 50 min to play 9 holes. So we quit. This is not the type of course to spend 6 hours on. Maybe Pebble Beach, but not Ancil Hoffman. There was a marshal we stopped and complained about pace of play, but didn’t help. Won’t go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Would've been nice to play the whole 18.

Paid for what I thought was 18. Drove 45 minutes to get there, and the back 9 was closed. No advance notice given by GN. Salvaged it by keeping a good attitude, appreciating that the weather was great, and the overall appearance of the front 9. But playing the same 9 holes twice to make 18 isn't my idea of a good value. Nor is it incentive to drive that distance.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, tired greens

This layout can hold its own with any level player, and could hold any level of tournament in my opinion. It’s all about what tees you play from. From the tips, you have to be long & straight, as every hole is lined with mature trees. The greens are just tired from a season of heat & play, hence my tired title. They roll well though, and are quick. It’s an easy walking course as it’s completely flat, so old school, parkland golf. We shot 73 & 89 from the blues, and enjoyed our round.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Traditional Course in Great Shape

103 degrees and the fairways and greens were in great shape. Wide fairways, old growth trees, bunkers, and challenging greens on this oldie but goodie muni make it a fun and interesting round. EVERY staff member was friendly and helpful. Needed the beverage cart one more time on the back, but in fairness, there weren’t enough folks playing the scorching afternoon to warrant the route. Will return with friends - live 1.5 hrs away.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hey golf now. I was a member and now I'm not. Never told my membership was over or if I could renew. Very dissappointed .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Nice course by American river

There are two bad things about this course, super slow play everytime I go and the price is always high for Sacramento. Marshall never comes and updates course time even when packed, and for 50 to 70 bucks just not a deal unless you get a discount. So a group of four old timers playing pretty slow in front and a group of kids hitting into us from behind doesn't help with my comfort zone.

Positives

Very nice setting, carts are great, USB chargers, ball washer, club washer very nice amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great traditional parkland course

Straight-ahead old school layout, it plays right in front of you with no gimmicks or houses to worry about yet wooded with plenty of trees that make it a challenge. Greens are very gentle with subtle breaks, no goofy roller coaster undulations, in good condition and speed is moderate-to-fast. The pace of play is often slow and the range is tired, but otherwise it is one of my favorite tracks in area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is beautiful, saw 5 deer walking the course

This is a beautiful course that is well groomed, lots of beautiful trees line the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ancil 4.2018

I've golfed Ancil Hoffman for many years. The playing conditions were fantastic! The greens were smooth and fast. Given the time of year and recent weather, they were much better than anticipated. Very few blemishes or divot marks although we did repair a number of divots, that was due to other golfers not being very considerate. Fairways and roughs were well mowed and in fantastic condition as well!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course is perfect

I have been playing this course most of my life. I have always loved the layout and enjoyed playing here. However, I have never seen the course in the shape it is in right now. It is absolutely perfect. I can't wait to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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