DarkHorse Golf Club

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4.3
321
5 Stars
164
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
302 out of 318 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
50
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
83
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.6%
Recommend this course
76 out of 83 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7053
Slope 138
Rating 74.5
Type Public
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7053 yards 74.5 138
Cooper 72 6631 yards 72.7 135
Blue 72 6338 yards 71.2 130
White (W) 72 5871 yards 69.1 124
Jade (W) 72 4944 yards 68.3 122
Scorecard for DarkHorse Golf Club
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: 74.7/139 448 344 235 559 465 156 541 448 405 3601 388 577 373 184 304 446 175 440 517 3404 7005
Copper M: 73.1/136 428 319 218 544 447 143 517 389 376 3381 375 554 373 163 287 417 172 420 489 3250 6631
Blue M: 71.7/132 W: 77.2/139 392 308 204 526 437 118 500 370 365 3220 374 546 359 142 277 383 160 409 468 3118 6338
White M: 69.6/126 W: 74.6/135 353 274 175 460 398 101 469 335 345 2910 340 537 337 137 264 361 148 393 444 2961 5871
Jade M: 65.0/115 W: 69.3/124 315 223 156 419 368 68 354 322 302 2527 244 493 258 109 216 322 110 291 376 2419 4946
Handicap 10 16 8 2 4 18 6 14 12 13 1 9 17 15 3 7 5 11
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 10 4 12 2 18 14 16 8 13 1 9 17 15 3 7 5 11

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Keith Foster

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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, MC, AMEX, Discover
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

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Reviews

4.3
321

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 62
Bunkers 59
Undulating Greens 53
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 56
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 52
Locals 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 64
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 8
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Critical club selection

Great day, tuff course. Requires critical club selection.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 09/12/2018:
Hello, thanks for the five stars! We appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you had a great day at Darkhorse Golf Club. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions deteriorating; Bunkers a Rocky Mess!

I have golfed at Darkhorse numerous times and I enjoy the layout and scenery. The course conditions continue to deteriorate with apparent irrigation issues whereby some areas are bogs (after 4 months of NO rain) and other areas are hard pan. The biggest issue with the course is the lack of sand in the "sand" traps. It has reached the point where you often risk damaging your clubs if you choose to actually play out of the hard dirt and ROCK-filled bunkers, and if green-side impossible to get under the ball to stop it on the green. This has been an unaddressed situation for some time now, but it has now reached the point of absurd. Some of these bunkers should be labeled as unplayable with free drops.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

going downhill

Have played here a lot, use to be a good value and use to be in good shape, not any more. Sand traps (ha ha) were never great but now they are a joke, tees less then average, way to much water in some areas and loads of bare spots in others. It doesn't appear that anyone cares any more other then to just take in the money and do nothing else. My under standing is the course is back for sale or headed to BK. If you done have the money or the interest in maintaining a course the way it should be then get out of the business. The staff, for the most part are pleasant, the food is good. Its just to bad the owners don't care.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

disappointment

It used to be my favorite course. Now, fairway has lots of bare spots and greens were too soft and not maintained at all that you need baseball bat to put or rather hit.

What a waste of beautifully laid out course that was ruined by poor maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 08/31/2018:
Hello, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your round of golf with us the other day. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in great shape, good challenge!

I've been playing here weekly in a men's club since May 2018, it is one of the best courses within 50 miles of Sacramento. This course is very well taken care of, the temperatures have been warm lately and the course management and employees play the course weekly early in the mornings in order to know how to maintain the fairways and greens.

On this date, I played in a tourney and tied for 3rd with my GHIN and I was in the 6th group off the tee at 10am. Every tee box is in good shape except # 6, all fairways are in good shape and most greens are in great shape.

This course will test every club in your bag, most par 5s are unreachable in 2 unless you are a scratch golfer and can consistently drive 280 or better, even then # 11 would be a tall order. These greens run at or about 12, you better have your putting in order.

It will grow on you after you play it often! Love this course....

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 08/28/2018:
Hello, thank you for the fantastic five stars! We are thrilled that you continue to enjoy your round of golf and had a great finish in your tournament. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 08/02/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to see that you had a great round of golf out there. Come see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Darkhorse

Course layout is fun. Way too many ball marks on the greens. Bunkers weren’t raked the day I played and I don’t just mean by other golfers, the greens keepers never raked them. They need to address the ball mark situation because this time of year there’s no reason they wouldn’t heal properly unless they are completely ignored by the greens keeper.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Hello Casey, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find our greens in the best shape. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 07/23/2018:
Hello Keith, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you had a good time with us the other day. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 07/23/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are happy that you had a good round of golf at Darkhorse Golf Club. Come back again soon!
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