Dairy Creek Golf Course

1.3703666667 1.4 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6548 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6548 yards 72.0 129
Blue 71 6103 yards 69.9 127
White (W) 71 5561 yards 67.6 119
Red (W) 71 4965 yards 70.5 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 1.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

7 out of 10 reviews


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"If it's summer - do yourself a favor and play elsewhere"


gthomas21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here for the first time in five or so years. The last time I played here there was actually grass on the course(!). Today, other than the greens rolling at a decent pace, the course was in terrible shape. The fairways were all hard pan and I was almost afraid to hit my irons off of them. For a great golf climate such as the central coast, it's unacceptable. Don't be deceived by the "inexpensive" greens fees. I paid $38 to ride and I wouldn't pay a dime to play there again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Dairy Creek"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (6548/72.7/134) in 4H, 15M on their midday rate of $20 on 10/28. Paired up with 2 local seniors for an enjoyable round. The weather was VERY windy, overcast and around 70.

Last time here in early 2012, the rough was thick and punitive. Fast forward 3 1/2 years, and there basically is no rough here. Chatted with the guy in the pro shop, they use reclaimed water and concentrate on the tees, fringes + greens and it really shows. They do not concentrate on the fairways and rough, which is obvious from 1/2 mile away. The parts they concentrate watering are well above average, the parts they don't are very poor.

The tees were very good, lush with few unfixed divots.

The fairways were very poor, basically hardpan, weeds and occasionally a grassy area. Tight lies on almost every shot AD from the fairway unless you were relatively close to a green.

The rough usually had more grass than the fairway, but it was also very thin.

The sand traps were flat out excellent. I was in 3, and all were very well maintained with an adequate amount of fine, high quality sand.

The greens were very good. Smooth, medium speed consistent from green to green and very receptive to holding iron shots. These greens have more break that you would think on 1st glance.

This is a challenging track that will test your game, especially in the wind, which always seems to blow here. Constantly up/down hills, it is a very challenging course to walk. The customer service was excellent, I got some tips from the pro shop beforehand on where to aim on certain holes that came in handy in dealing with the thin fairways.

I like the layout, good variety of holes (five par 5's, six par 3's, seven par 4's, par 71). While also thin, a decent practice range that includes a green to practice sand/chipping/pitching shots. I would play here on a regular basis if I lived in the area. Recommended IF you can tolerate very thin fairways and rough with the rest of the course above average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting but dusty and windy"


Macarthur59's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

It was a lot of real dry areas, no water on course, limited green areas. a lot of highs and lows.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"What a great track!"


Andrew9958239's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The architect of this course has built a few other courses in this area and by far this one exceeds them all. The imagination that he used to form the holes were great. You better have your game on to keep your ball in play because all of the fairways are very challenging All of the courses in this area are suffering from drought conditions but that did not take away from the experience of playing this track The elevation changes and contours of the green keep you on your toes at all times. If I lived in this area I would definitely make this my home course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"dry conditions"


rico34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in poor shape,fairways were very dry.difficult to keep ball in play. We were hitting shots off dirt all day. The drought is taking it's toll on this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"This is my home course"


dondrum7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent. Need to Open the diner soon. Otherwise we like the greens and fairways. Great LInks style course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"jhill"


Runaroundmom1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful. We love to play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"NO WATER"


grandpapapa's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Do not, repeat, do not attempt to play this golf course. Their water supply has apparently dried up and so have the fairways. Greens and tee boxes are OK. Fairways are absolutely unplayable, dirt or dead grass only.<br/> County still charges full price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/03/2014

You played two months after we played and I can see how that extra time with no water could be disastrous. Hopefully the recent rains will bring the turf back to life.


"Drought made course tougher - lower rating due to conditions."


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a great design that is, like many California courses, dealing with drought. The tees and greens were all that were being watered and they were in above average condition. The fairways had been let go and what little grass that was left was dead and disappearing. The hard baked soil also made what is normally a difficult driving course into a luck of the draw situation. The slope/elevation change/small targets on many of the fairways made it necessary to aim at the highest points possible and then diligently watch as tee balls rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled. The good part about the firm fairways was the ability to spin any shot and the prodigious length gained from roll on well struck shots.

I think that the effort on the part of the course to conserve water is commendable. Under normal conditions this is a challenging course in above average shape (and would get higher condition ratings). This design has many elevation changes combined with a good variety of holes and a great setting in the rolling hills of the central cal coast.

The bar/grill was offering only drinks and prepackaged snacks at 3 pm on a Saturday. Was this due to reduced play? IDK, but it would have been nice to enjoy a bite with a beverage on the large deck in the perfect coast weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2015
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging for beginners like me. The fairways were well maintained. Some of the greens just got aerated when I played, though. But, in general, the greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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