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4.0
482 Reviews (482)
5 Stars
233
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
82.8%
Recommend this course
435 out of 482 reviews
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4.2
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.2%
Recommend this course
64 out of 76 reviews
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4.0
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.1%
Recommend this course
101 out of 123 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7
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DarkHorse Golf Club
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Course Details

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

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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2014 #32)

Reviews

4.0
482 Reviews (482)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course HOWEVER!,

We had 12:50 tee time and with inadequate amount of carts we started half hour later and not completing course due to darkness. We stopped at 13th hole and had to find our way back to clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens soo fast

This course is always in top notch condition. But yesterday the greens were stupid fast. I like, and am used to playing on fast greens but the undulation of the greens on this course, in combination with the speed, made for a long day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is in better shape than anything in the area outstanding condition and great course layout

The course is in great shape better than anything in the area traps are outstanding and so are the greens and fairway

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing Round

Dark horse is an amazing course laid out in the CA foothills. Course maintenance is superb for a public track. However, this time around our cart ended up with a flat tire. First ever for me. The tire was completely bald showing chords in the tire. Covid has the cart selection strained. The carts that are available are in poor condition, to be straight forward. My partners cart barely made it to the finish. And, we watched the 4some in front us drop all of their carts on the 9 hole. For the price you pay, they need updated. We paid 60 to play at 12:40. We waited for quite a while for a cart. Longest wait of the season. The price should be cut after 11 if the cart shortage is that great. Or, at least someone should have told us at check in. We didn't finish before dark, and because we had such a long wait, the first couple holes were pressured because we wanted to finish.

I hate to write this because the course is fantastic! This is my third time playing this year. I will be back for sure. I hope the carts are better off...

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

So much sand

I love this layout and was glad when they fixed the bunkers but there is too much sand in them. If you roll in they are great to play out but I hit three green side bunkers on the fly with short/mid irons and in every case my ball plugged to point of being unplayable. I am not talking fried egg, the ball was buried.

But the greens were fantastic and I made several long putts and cleaned up all my 3 footers thanks to the true roll.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course...poor amenities

Nicely designed course in good shape. Picturesque holes with some challenges. However, zero amenities will keep me from coming back. No dining, clubhouse, retail products and rental clubs are terrible. If you want the experience and a beer after don't go here but if you want a good round iof golf a nice place to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course but...

Don't get me wrong, the course was actually nice and fun to play. However, there were a few issues:
1. There is a lack of amenities for the golfers
2. Staff was not helpful except for check in. Didn't really help you in where to go and what to do
3. No announcements for when you tee off and confusion with groups on hole 1
4. No marshals to keep the pace going

Good things:
1. Nice layout, fairways and greens were great
2. challenging
3. Carts clean and well charged

I would recommend playing this if you can look past some of the small minor annoyances

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track

Course in great shape, a little too wet around the greens but I believe they are prepping for winter. The fluffy new sand in the bunkers have settled so balls are not plugging as much.
Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Great track, needs yardage maker's
In the fairway to help speed up play. Also more cart's.
Other than that, staff was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

NEED MORE CARTS!

I love this course but the issue with carts is ridiculous.We arrived 40 mins early to check in,Had a beer and Hot link waiting for cart but didn't get one till 10 minutes after our tee time and the two we were supposed to pair up with had tee'd off and already were at the green and the group behind us were waiting for us to tee off as three carts came in at once.So that was a real drag but the course itself is fun and in great shape just getting on it to play can be frustrating a few people just wanted there money back because they had this problem before apparently.But when they get enough carts and a marshall on course this will be a wonderful place to golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hello Monterey

Love the investment in the bunkers. Glad to see the mud run off pits are gone, and concrete filled bunkers are in place. The new Monterey sand is a joy to see Aesthetically.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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