The Lincoln Hills Golf Club - Orchard Course
|Red (W)||72||5366 yards||70.9||120|
|Black M: 73.4/131||445||598||376||203||430||371||176||505||380||3484||533||152||409||398||441||466||203||502||421||3525||7009|
|Blue M: 70.9/121||410||567||365||176||410||358||151||462||336||3235||493||137||356||361||397||432||174||458||400||3208||6443|
|White M: 69.3/115||396||538||351||158||379||329||130||447||298||3026||461||119||318||327||366||422||164||448||367||2992||6018|
|Red W: 70.9/120||357||503||263||136||336||301||105||409||268||2678||430||102||287||291||321||386||131||406||334||2688||5366|
Course is in great shape
greens are in great shape, fast and smooth. Little to no rough.
Very well maintained course. Best course to play during winter in the area. Staff provides excellent service.
Course is a nice facility, with great features.
Arrived early to hit balls. No carts available for appx. 20 minutes; left no time to hit the range. Manager allowed his buddies to keep their Clubs on their carts, as they went to the restaurant to eat, & replay 2 hours later. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
Scheduled to play the Orchard but ended up playing the Hills course instead. Nice open fairways for the most part. You need to stay away from the trees. The second hole had a challenge needed to go over a large body of water but I made a good shot. I had a great time and played with some very nice people. I did experience some soft areas in the fairway caused by the extensive rain but overall I had a good round of golf. I played on Saturday and thee pace of play on the weekend is always slow.
Golf buddy day
We love the challenge this course offers. Great value for the buck.
Pace of play was unbelievably bad. I gave up after 14 and drove to the clubhouse and left. Old coots with nowhere to be, cigarette butts left all over the green. This track is running out of chances.
Perfect weather and well maintained golf course.
Wide greens make us to work extra for putting but give a good challenge. Pace was good at the Orchard. Will try at the Hills course next time. Good golf course to entertain out of town guests. Worth driving 50 miles. One of the top five golf courses that we enjoy playing. Thanks GolfNow for the good work. There are some golf courses in the greater Sacramento area that need to be taken off your lists. They make me wonder of your criteria of selecting and listing. You need to weed out some courses to maintain your integrity and to win against the competitors. I am not going to name those bad apples now. Thanks.
Today was a good day at the Orchard Course. Most days, however the pace of play is pretty bad, as you can expect on a track surrounded by "retired" folks. The course is in better shape that many others around at this price point. Be advised, unlike most courses there is no snack bar at the turn. Staff were friendly and helpful, great warm up/practice areas. The men's restroom near the pro shop smells like downtown SF, if you take my meaning, but that's the worst I can say. Would recommend and play again. Very fun course.
Great rates on GolfNow Rewards. ..course was kind of wet...water in a couple of cups ...bit of a problem with geese not near as bad as the ridge
We went out wed around noontime and we had the place to ourselves. Only saw 2 other players all day. A little rough around the edges but tee to green was good.
I can't believe they think this is good
Alright I understand that employees need to support the place they work but lets be real. Bothe of these courses are going down hill. I would think that a company like Billy Caster Manager would have more pride is the product they are tied to. There are way to many weeds everywhere on the courses, the over watering or poor drainage makes the course unplayable in places, tee boxes need work and the bunkers should be grassed in because it is apparent that no one takes care of them. I would bet none of them have been raked or cleaned in a couple of months. They have been bad for a few years now. One of the club pros said they know they are bad and we are working on them, we have 8 done. ?????? 8 out of more then 100? Are you kidding me. Lets be honest, most courses now days are having issues but these should not be not with where they are at and who is managing them.
Could Be A Very Nice Course.....But...
The Orchard course is a nice layout, however there are issues with the maintenance. The course has extensive native grasses ( read weeds) throughout all areas to include green surrounds, open areas and even in the fairways which besides the "native grasses" have patches of sparse to no grass. Unfortunately, we caught it shortly after the greens had been punched and sanded so they were not in the best of shape. It appears there is either a lack of funds or too few grounds personnel to maintain this course to the standard that residents/members should expect. I would not reccommend this course at this time and in this condition.
Didn't see an "Orchard"
My first time playing this course. (Orchard) I enjoyed it mostly due to the price I got: early morning $34.
The course covers a wide expanse. There were several challenging holes with some forced carries to deal with. Going based on pictures it is not as rural as one would imagine, so that was a bit of a let down for me. The course winds thru an old retirement community and is mostly surrounded by houses. I'm guessing there used to be an orchard here and they put houses and a golf course over it because it's not here now.
The greens were in fair shape but could stand to be rolled. As mentioned in other reviews, the bunkers need maintenance both in terms of sand (some are hardpanned with weeds) and need raking.
Things looked a little rough for the most part but hey, it's August in the Central Valley and it's been 100+ with plenty of smoke in the air from wildfires. Under those circumstances and what I paid it was a fine course. Just don't expect what you see in pictures but that holds true for a lot of courses.
This was supposedly the better of the 2 Lincoln Hill courses. I don't think I would return to play it again but am glad I gave it a try. Take all of this with a grain of salt. I once expressed dissatisfaction on a golf course on a beautiful southern California day because the champagne I received from the beverage cart was "a little flat". Then, it dawned on me, I was complaining about champagne while out on the golf course. Yes. I have really "big" problems in my life. Rolls eyes.
Take home message: It's worth a try if you don't pay a lot and don't have grand expectations.