Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
|Gold (W)||72||5882 yards||67.7||113|
|Red (W)||73||5882 yards||73.3||120|
|Blue M: 72.9/123||414||545||365||413||211||378||606||146||368||3446||460||213||580||497||283||392||391||211||428||3455||6901|
|White M: 70.8/118||390||526||348||391||184||338||587||137||355||3256||446||184||553||470||247||373||376||201||417||3267||6523|
|Gold M: 67.7/113||375||496||328||368||158||331||532||127||283||2998||362||159||457||452||223||353||332||163||383||2884||5882|
|Red W: 73.3/120||375||496||328||368||158||331||532||127||283||2998||362||159||457||452||223||353||332||163||383||2884||5882|
This course used to be great course, now this is in such bad condition it should not even be offered on GN your stealing from customers it is that bad. I will never play there again or recommend it to anyo.
Not well maintained for the money
The staff was very friendly, especially the cook. The course and facilities are unfortunately a different story. There were no range balls in the morning because someone didn’t feel like collecting them from the range the day before. The tee boxes were a mess, fairways were full of random holes. Several of the yardage markers are missing. Some of the holes didn’t have yardage/hole signs. The list goes on. On a positive note, the greens were actually pretty good except for one on the back 9 that looked like someone dig a few small holes and covered them back up. I would not be as critical if the price was somewhere around 15 bucks with a cart, but 33? No way that course is worth 33 bucks.
The course needs help/maintenance - it is the municipal golf course but City of Stockton should invest on it, since the location is nice and perfect for golfing. I like the place, the layout is good. If I win the lotto, I will donate money to get that course fixed.
Anyway, it's alright for the money we paid.
AN OLD FAVORITE
Van Buskirk, a poor abused old lady, is my favorite track here in Stockton. With money woes the city has allowed the course to deteriorate, as it has the other 18 hole layout, Swenson Park.
Despite the seediness it remains a favorite of mine, the front nine is the easier of the two but challenging, the back a real test.
The real delight here is the fact that you can walk on pretty much any time, week days and weekends. I can play eighteen holes in under three hours almost all the time.
Give it a try you wont be sorry.
golf.now needs to find out bout when something is wrong with the course. i reserved on golf.now i get to the course and back nine was closed. thats not good customer service
Course closes at 4:00 PM?
First issue was with a 12:15 tee time and being told to have the cart back by 3:15 we were rushed from the start.
Tee boxes if you are lucky had one set of markers.
Could not tell where the Blue tees or Black tees were to play from.
Downed trees just left where they lye.
Squirrel holes would eat your ball if you had an unlucky bounce.
Front nine pace was good but as a twosome getting behind a five some made fir a long back nine.
Finished the round by 3:30 to get the cart back only to find that the grill/ bar had already closed.
Only good thing I can say is that as a Hot Deal we did not have to spend a lot to play.
Get out early
Course not in terrible shape. Fairways were hard as a rock and lack some grass but greens were pretty good and tees the same. Would have been nice to be informed that we would only get to play 9 holes at our tee time of 12:18. Pro shop guy was fairly rude and basically blamed us for not knowing their policy of all carts in by 3:15. Should have been informed during purchase that we would not possibly have time to finish 18.
It needs little more love to make the fairways have grass
the course was challenging .
the course was a pleasant experience for everyone. overall, we had a great time. Fortunately, there are no negative issues to report. looking forward to playing there again soon.
Well aside from the seeing cops coming in and out of the parking lot and patrolling the street adjacent to the course; It was somewhat a good experience. The course itself was pretty dry but we didn't mind. The strange thing was watch people clear out after 2pm, that should have been an alert. We were told after why. Still, with all that, I'd play it again, just make sure its in the early morning.
Played with 3 friend for the first time. We are from Modesto. We liked the layout. I think the fairways should be mowed a little shorter and the rough a little longer. A lot of times it seemed there was little or difference between the fairway and rough. Sand in the bunkers would be nice too.
It's a muni!
Course was still showing signs from all the rain. If the price is right it's perfect to go out, hit the ball around and have fun. If your looking for a 5 star place, don't go here. It is in a sketchy area, but we had no problems. Did come up onto a 5some on the back nine, they were loud and slow. We had to skip a hole to get around them. Didn't bother us, they were having fun and doing their thing.
great local course
Always have a good time here. Fairways are in average condition. Greens were excellent.
Great price nice long and wide course could use a lilt the more up keep but well worth the price.
Trees, Trees, and more Trees
Course is very flat and fairways extremely narrow. Lots of trees line the course and striking 1 or several should be expected. Some of the holes have trees with large branches that extend across the fairway just out of the tee box and will definitely change how you drive. Several water traps; I recommend staying well clear as the water is very stagnant and has a lot of foam and algae. If you drop a ball in one, just let it go, even if it rolls in just at the edge.
This is course is forgiving
The staff is great. The course itself, the fairways could be a lot greener they are a little tough and dead in places. The greens are very big and very soft they are very nice they roll true. It is very open and forgiving to slices, lol.
good price with a long course and good pace of play
course in good shape. Friendly staff with great rates
Been a long time
The course was in the best shape that I have seen it in years. The bunkers actually had sand, And the fairways looked good.
first time at course for avid golfer
Greens were tough but fair. Fairways alright, mostly due to recent rain. Course is growing over a lot of the sand traps, which may make things more challenging in the future depending on grass length in old traps. Course is long from white tees, especially three of the four par fives. All in all a fun first experience, even though I had to start my round on the back because of a tee time mixup.
Friendly front office staff but course does not match
Based on the other reviews I was excited for the course but then was let down. The front office staff was awesome and the pace of play great. The first nine holes were alright but the back nine we had kids playing in the fairways moving balls and gardening crew driving right next to us while hitting our tee shots. Then they decided to clean the side road for no apparent reason blowing dirt into our faces. Not a great experience.