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4.7
385 Reviews (385)
5 Stars
237
4 Stars
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3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.9%
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365 out of 385 reviews
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4.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.7
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6308 yards
Slope 138
Rating 69.7
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Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year Round - Weather permitting
Architect Algie Pulley

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Grill

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #13) (2018 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2019 #25)

Reviews

4.7
385 Reviews (385)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Patio Dining 15
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 69
Undulating Greens 48
Narrow Fairways 33
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 58
Advanced Golfers 47
Locals 31
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 64
Near Local Attractions 9
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great corse

This course is not hard but still challenging. It has a lot of picturesque holes and the wild life and sounds are awesome and coming up from San Diego it was a great value and the staff were all super friendly and accommodating. I’ll be back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging greens. Beautiful but hot weather. Enough shades.

It was really a warm weather in the upper 90’s to a triple digit temperature at the end but enjoyed the game quite a bit. Beautiful scenery with beautiful flowers and skyline pines and the chirping of the birds and the insects made the game very much enjoyable. Didn’t get the expected score due to challenging locations of the holes, although it was not that hard to put the bald on the greens in regulation most of the time. Bunkers need more sands the greens can use more cleaning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still requires a shared cart

Apple Mountain is still requiring players to use a shared cart, not ideal given the current times we are. I definitely would not of booked if I had known this. Second, the starter was 20 minutes early in calling or group to the tee. It makes it difficult to plan a time to arrive and warm-up/putt when you can’t go by your tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Sorry for your experience! If the option to upgrade was not relayed to you then that was our fault. All of our carts can have dividers in them so they are safe for two players and riders may take their own cart for an additional cart fee. Apple Mountain is uniquely un-walkable so we need to utilize our carts to the fullest extent. Those who make tee times are told this and it is on our website. As for teeing off early we are sorry to rush you but generally when we have groups running late we ask others to tee off in their place rather than push all groups back 20 minutes. We hope you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The mountain

Apple Mountain is my favorite course in the area of Sacramento, Auburn & Placerville. The course is always in great shape, the greens are tough but they roll true! The staff is always great too, Ryan always remembers me which is more than I can say of any other course staff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice experience... might not need driver for more then 3 holes, irons must be working to have a good round. The greens run well but man oh man some of the toughest greens you will see around. Enjoyed the challenge and had a great time. Bring extra balls!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tough and tight

Was a part of a foursome with varying levels of golfer, and the course was very challenging for the average golfer. The course is very target based and doesn’t provide much relief for poor shots. Course should be considered for above average golfers and not the once in a while golfer like two of our group was. The course was in very good condition, with exception to ball marked greens, consistently needed to fix multiple on the greens. People were awesome and will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful views, challenging layout, great for the price

Apple Mountain is a course I look forward to playing each summer I travel to the foothills. All but one hole has an elevation change and every green has undulations. My non-golfing wife loves to ride along during my round because it is so beautiful! You couldn't ask for a more challenging, beautiful course for the money anywhere in Northern California. This course would not be enjoyable for the beginning golfer or high handicapper unless you're satisfied with relaxing in the milder climate and beautiful scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day at Apple Mountain

I always enjoy playing at Apple Mountain especially during the summer since it’s a bit cooler than the valley. Course was in good shape, the staff is always friendly and accommodating, they have great practice facilities, and the pace of play is usually good. This was first time playing since COVID-19 modifications; very smart to have divider in carts so that two people can ride safely which keeps an ample supply of carts available. Course is tough but fair; if you keep it in the fairway biggest challenge is some holes have dramatic elevation changes. If you don’t keep it in the fairway you will struggle..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Still my favorite

This course is always in great shape, except for the green on number 11 (which is usually frozen in the winter so I’m assuming that’s what why it’s such an issue every year).. I love the layout of the course, I love the altitude that cuts about 10-12 degrees off the Sacramento summer heat, it’s just a great course. Pace of play is a little slower this year (5 hour rounds) but I think that’s true everywhere Because of Covid and the increase in mid-week golfers. The food at the grill is also very good and prices are not ridiculous for food or alcohol.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Today was a very good day at Apple Mountain as always.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Donnie

I play this course on my way to Tahoe, makes for a great stop on the way. Always enjoy this tough but fair layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Scenic Views

Phenomenal course with the most pristine views. Love this course. Will be back ASAP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great experience

Wonderfully kept golf course in the foothills. Staff treats as you're family! Challenging but fair. Play well at Apple and you can play well anywhere. Great practice facility as well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great place to golf!!

Immaculate fairways, plush greens and they treat you like family. I would highly recommend playing this course if you haven’t.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

About as good s it gets!

My second time playing this gem, and to be honest I didn't remember it being this good.
It is mountain golf through and through. Tight tree lined fairways and dramatic elevation changes throughout the course. Walk at your own peril!
Though not long, you certainly cannot grip and rip your way around this layout, precision is more important then length.
The staff could not have been friendlier, and with everyone in their own carts the pace of play was exceptional.
Here is my only fault... The greens were slow, but that's fixed with a good cutting and I'm sure they are not fully staffed due to the pandemic.
It's a long drive for most people but well worth the trek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

TAHOE COURSE AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE

IT'S LIKE PLAYING A LAKE TAHOE COURSE AT A SMALL FRACTION OF THE PRICE. THE COURSE IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AND THE STAFF AND MAINTENANCE TEAM ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.EACH YEAR THEY SEEM TO GET BETTER. FOOD HAS AWAYS BEEN GREAT! COME ON UP YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Apple Mountain

This is a wonderful course in a beautiful area of the country. The different hole elevations will mess with your game if you are not used to them. Each side of 9's does have three par 3s which is not typical. Because of the current conditions, the off-course amenities were not really available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not 5 stars but ok

Very hilly, blind corners, large up n downs of terrain. Covid golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Golf

I love mountain golf... something about it. Especially when you find a gem like Apple Mountain! This course is phenomenal and I play every time I'm in the area. The practice facility is amazing. The course is amazing... the greens were not perfect, but it looks like they had recently been punched. If you haven't already, go ahead and book a round at this course and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 216
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Apple Mountain Golf Resort

Apple Mountain Golf Resort is only an hours drive east of Sacramento.

Checking in at the pro shop was cheerful. After much deliberation I decided to play off the Blue tees (5990 yds) which would push my sometimes dubious golf talents to the limits. ​

Standing on the first tee was a little daunting looking down at a sliver of fairway made even narrower by tall pines and cedar trees that run the entire length of the hole. It was really satisfying splitting that first fairway. It's all of a 90 foot drop down to the green from the tee on Hole 1. ​

If it's elevation changes, great scenery and a whole lot of fun you're looking for, you won't have to look much further than this course. Every single hole on the course will provide golfers all of the above. Deciding on which club to pull out of the bag for the next shot was part of the fun playing here. ​

With six Par 3's on the course there are many opportunities to find birdies. This course is going to test your ball striking as well as challenge your course management skills. The fairways are tight and the greens can feel small. Overall conditioning of the course was very good. The greens were quick rolled nicely.

I think I did extremely well to pencil in only two penalty strokes, find 8 greens and 8 fairways in regulation, but more importantly I had a great time doing it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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