Bass Lake Golf Course

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Conditions
1.6
Value
2.8
Layout
0
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 5938 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.4
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2015.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 5938 yards 69.4 124
White 72 5516 yards 67.4 121
Yellow 72 5003 yards 68.1 122
Red (W) 72 4585 yards 66.2 116
Scorecard for Bass Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.0/126 515 366 169 344 379 366 298 394 471 3302 149 345 273 351 180 327 447 132 432 2636 5938
White M: 68.3/123 491 358 155 322 350 353 280 344 426 3079 145 337 258 325 156 280 412 119 405 2437 5516
Yellow M: 68.1/122 W: 70.0/122 457 313 111 268 337 332 257 289 403 2767 93 306 220 309 148 268 406 109 377 2236 5003
Red W: 66.2/116 405 311 106 237 301 324 217 283 379 2563 81 254 213 281 115 247 383 77 371 2022 4585
Handicap 3 1 13 7 9 5 15 11 17 6 4 12 2 14 8 16 18 10
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 37 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 35 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 11 15 7 9 17 1 13 18 12 14 4 10 6 2 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1996

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.2
87

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 13
Elevation Changes 7
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Beginners 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

great piece of propperty

the course has lots of potential money must be very tight not much grass

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Continues to get worse

I have played this course for years, it has deteriorated over the years but I never thought it would get as bad as it was today. Very sparse grass on the fairways, rocks everywhere in the fairways. Sand traps with no sand, just what seemed to be hard gravel and weeds. Had a day old polish dog at the turn which was obviously at least a day old. There is now a ping pong table in the pro shop where there used to be items for purchase. It was not expensive but I still feel like $25.00 was too much. I hope they figure something out because I will not be going back anytime soon. If you go, bring some clubs you don't mind hitting off hard clay and rocks.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

goat ranch

Even when landing in the fairways, every hole except par 3s, my ball was on hard dirt. Manager asked me to have the cart back in at 530 pm. It gets dark at 615. What, in a hurry to get home? A little grass seed please.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Bass Lake: Poor but cheap.

Fairways are in very poor condition with much bare dirt or spotty grass. Range mats are full of tears and you must purchase a rubber tee to hit driver.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

You Get What You Pay For

This was my first time playing this course and it will definitely be my last. This course is not well maintained and the pace of play was excruciatingly slow. The layout is not designed to be a fair challenge to the golfer, but to be annoyingly difficult i.e. trees overhanging tee boxes, small greens with no grass to stop the ball from rolling 50 feet down the hill. I only payed $10 for this tee time so I am not overly disappointed. The only positive was the great view of Sacramento and the costal mountains from the 10th tee.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Fairways need a lot of work

First played this course in 2001. At that time, I loved the layout and the scenery. But at that time, the grass in the fairways and tee boxes was sparse. Nothing has changed 13 years later. Please, plant some grass seed and make this course what it could be!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Fall Golf

The course is in overall good shape this Fall, very playable. Greens are looking great. Fairways are getting better with the rain, but you'll still be aiming for the "good grass" off the tees. Stay out of the Bunkers they are hard as rock. Good practice green and Driving range. This is a great place to work on your game!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

I Like This Course

For those people who criticized the conditions of this course, you have to put it in perspective. This is a "foothills" course, that is, it's in high desert and the course is watered by wells on the course. I appreciate the owner NOT drawing upon the scarce water resources of EID, rather, making do with less. One or two greens could be better, but that's true of many courses I play. I'm happy to play there and am glad such a beautiful course in near my home.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice view of the sourrounding valley

Fun course with senic views of Folsom lake and coastal mountains to the west.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

The worst experience in my 18 years of golf.

The course appeared never kept the maintenance. Pot holes and bumps everywhere. Fairways not worked at all. Greens were full of unprepared divots and goose dungs. The worst experience in golfing for the last 18 years, including in overseas underdeveloped countries. Will never return to this course nor recommend to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

Grass on fairways is nonexistent !! Greens are in good shape though.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Continues to get worse

I have played this course for a number of years and now it is in its poorest condition yet. I live close by and always had great hope it would be a quality course. It was originally a 9 hole course then expanded to 18. The original 9 holes were always poorly maintained right from the beginning. The back nine were originally in pretty good condition; however, it did not take long for the condition to degrade. For the past few years I limited play to just one or two times per year. Each time I hoped the owners would start putting some effort into restoring the course. Yesterday, I took a new player to the course. I am sad to report it is in the worst condition I have ever seen. I have never played ANY golf course that was in such poor condition. Most Tee boxes were weeds/dirt and fairways were mostly dirt with limited grass. It appears the only part the owners put any effort in are the greens, they are acceptable. I realize in times of drought golf courses will suffer, but Bass Lake GC is in poor condition regardless. I hope a new owner who has the resources’ to rehabilitate the course can purchase it, if not, I am sure will not we able to stay open much longer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great greens.........

The greens were in terrific shape although on the small side, unfortunately the rest of the course was in dismal shape. Bare fairways, overgrown with weeds and burnt out patches of grass. A very challenging layout that is impossible to navigate without first hand knowledge. Went out as a single and had trouble with the many blind shots and hidden greens. Would not return due primarily to condition of fairways and rough.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Only needs water

I've wanted to play here for some time because it's close to my home. I'm glad I finally did because it was a fun round and is my new home course. It is a challenge for me and also has some fun holes. There's just enough change in elevation that I like, I love downhill par 3's. The fairways are very hard and need water badly, the lakes are almost dry, the drought has taken it's toll here but you can tell that with some water it will be an excellent place to play. It cost me twenty bucks for a cart and eighteen holes if you tee off after 11am, otherwise it's 28.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not even worth $12

You can't play real golf without the basics. This would include grass on the tee box and fairways. For all intents and purposes you might as well take a seven iron...a wedge...and a putter. The notion of hitting down and thru the ball on this course right now would net you an X-ray on your wrists. Just was not fun at all.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never Again

This course was in horrible shape I kinda of wanted to ask for a refund but how could I? We paid only ten dollars. The pictures must have been taken during this courses prime. Everything was brown rocks damaged my clubs. Tee boxes and the greens were the only decent areas overall I give this course a negative one star. Ive seen cow pastures with better grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Bad drought conditions at Bass Lake

Very bad drought conditions, the only color green was the greens, the fairways were red clay dirt, dead weeds and lots of gofer holes...did I say LOTS of gofer holes? Also, they have a LOCAL rule I didn't find out about until I got there.... one must be 18 years old with a valid drivers licenes to drive a cart on THEIR course>>>WHAT?!? The 17 year old in my group had to WALK with a pull cart and it was 95 degrees. I was extreamly disapointed and won't recommend this golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course needs help

I played here for the first time in about 5years and I was shocked regarding the condition of the course. Only thing growing was the greens. Fairways either dead or with weeks growing all over. Won't play here again until the course is in better condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Challenging Layout

The Golfnow price was right for this course. Sketchy T Boxes, very little grass in the fairways and very soft and slow green. Hit your first shot to the designated striped pole in the fairway, and check the map on the scorecard for green locations. Many are hidden. You must hit straight on this course or will be OB.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good value

Cost was $10 for the hot, afternoon hours. The course is tough, and the dry, foothill conditions make it tougher. Club bounce is an issue in the fairways and around the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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