DarkHorse Golf Club

4.3119882353 4.3 stars from 5 (312)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7053 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 312 Reviews
5 stars:
161
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

295 out of 309 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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jrphelp1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Not well cared for."


u8244901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Service awful. Nobody to unload and bring cart. No coolers, some ball washers empty, others missing towels. Basically on your own without any staff involvement. Greens decent not great. Seems like ownership is letting it go.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u000005394451's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 07/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a good time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


gjc8cjk8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/13/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review! We are glad to see that you had a good time out there. Come back again soon!


skwonlee1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/05/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you consider DarkHorse Golf Club your favorite course in Northern California. Come back again soon!

"Great Twilight Round"


William3867874's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played a fast (2.5 hour) twilight round of 18 holes at 6pm on a warm Friday. Staff was friendly and GolfNow deal was unbeatable. Layout is very good with some challenging tee shots and interesting green complexes. Many tee shots have a little more room than they look. Some greens has some cool bowl and/or false front features. I thought that the conditions were solid for a public golf course. Fairways were great, rough was easy off the fairway with some thick stuff around the green (fantastic look and challenge). No complaints here. Unfortunately, the greens suffered from extreme lack of pitch-mark repair. Not really fault of the staff, but what is going on with modern golf etiquette...too good to take care of your course people!! Fix your own and 2 others...every green is what I was taught. I think the management would be better served with daily morning pitch mark repair on each green. Long-term it will do wonders. I don't have a problem with the bunkers, some thin spots, but they give a very natural look. Perhaps a local rule to remove stones would suffice (as many clubs do). It is rocky terrain. Lastly, it looked as though the back tees are in disrepair. No markers and some lackluster conditioning. Not terrible though, they probably don't (shouldn't?) get a lot of play. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello William, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you had an overall good time out there. We appreciate your detailed feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"The course was in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We are never disappointed with this course. The only minor complaint about the course is the condition of the sand traps. In the winter they don't drain well, and at this time of year there isn't much sand - more like dirt. The greens were fast. The fairways were in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We appreciate your feedback regarding the conditions of the course, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Large Greens"


98azelda's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was driving from TwainHarte to Redding and found this attractive rate on GN slightly out of the way outside of Auburn, CA. I found it pretty challenging from the White tees, lots of up and down slopes and large greens that were not easy to two putt if you missed your distance. Certainly worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round of golf with us the other day. Thanks for making the trip out here, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great course"


Brady6952185's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is always a pleasure to play but this time the greens were in even better condition. Speed of greens and the challenge from playing the back tees doesn’t get any better in the area. Combining that with the price you can’t beat it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello Brady, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course and found it good value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Lost golf ball"


send2mrbill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on

This is course it's tough on seniors because they have to walk uphill or downhill to the greens and back other than that great course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you had an overall good round of golf out there. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


Daniel4879273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello Daniel, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a good time with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Tough course but always will be"


u000005726901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Bunker complexes could use sand and need to cut grass around them


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


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a review. We thank you for the feedback on the bunkers. Our staff will keep working hard to keep the course in shape. Thanks again for the feedback, and we hope to see you out here again sometime soon.


Dave3194524's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for coming out to DarkHorse Golf Club and for leaving us a five star review!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for coming out to DarkHorse Golf Club and for leaving us with a wonderful review. Thank you for the 5 stars!

"Fun Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course - challenging but fair layout with good variety of tee options that can really bump up the challenge if you want it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for reviewing DarkHorse Golf Club and for the 4 stars. We are glad to hear that you liked the course, and we hope your next experience with us will be a 5 star one.

"Bunkers!!"


fdr6m0's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is great shape! Greens were very good and fast. The only issues were the bunkers, not enough sand in them. Otherwise, I really enjoy playing this course. Tough and you will hit every club in your bag!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from DarkHorse Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for reviewing DarkHorse Golf Club and for the 4 stars. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the condition of the bunkers. This feedback will be passed onto our staff. Thank you for recommending us! We hope that your next experience with us will be a 5 star one.


u000004911503's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 06/14/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout. The fairways and greens were in great shape but the bunkers were terrible. Stay out of the bunkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 06/12/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and found our fairways and greens in great condition. Come back again soon!


turndaddy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 06/12/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are happy to hear that you found our greens and fairways in good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!


krafrank's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Darkhorse Golf Club on 06/12/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout, but we are not sure what the negative was regarding your experience. Thanks for the rating!


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