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3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3164 yards
Slope 128
Rating 35.2
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3164 yards 35.2 128
White 36 2984 yards 34.5 126
Yellow 36 2851 yards 36.3 129
Red 36 2785 yards 35.8 127
Scorecard for Black Oak Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 35.4/129 338 379 545 131 349 524 201 314 382 3163 3163
White M: 34.6/125 322 354 516 121 331 504 185 294 356 2983 2983
Yellow W: 36.5/121 322 310 491 100 331 504 143 294 353 2848 2848
Red W: 35.6/118 303 354 516 122 289 457 183 276 281 2781 2781
Handicap 7 2 3 9 4 6 5 8 1
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2014 #31)

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4.0
81 Reviews (81)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 11
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 26
Walkers 24
Locals 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A shadow of its former self

I used to live not far from this course and played it often. It's very difficult; from the most forward tees (mostly red, some gold), 2646 yards, the slope rating for men is 118. As long as you know what you're getting into, the course used to be fun to play because it's in a scenic location and was in very good shape. Not so any longer. Fairways were full of dirt clods from aeration. Very dried out generally; lot's of brown spots. Greens were reasonably good. Service in the pro shop was fine as usual. Water containers had no jugs; rather a sign inviting golfers to buy bottled water for a buck. The value was fine in terms of a $5 green fee but the hilly terrain mandates riding for many including me. At $9 for nine holes for the cart, functionally $28 for 18 holes, there are many better deals on GN considering the course condition. Plus if you wanted to play 18 lumping in the $5 GN fee the total cost wold be $39 with rack rates for the other nine and cart fee; not close to a value. This was once viewed as one of the best nine hole courses in Nor Cal. A shame. Maybe the "construction" which a couple of players told me was the purpose of the torn up fairways will be over soon but I won't be back to find out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden jewel in the foothills!!

Nice overall course pretty well maintained.
greens were in good shape
fairways were well taken care of with not a lot of
dead grass or hard pan dirt.
The one & only negative on the course was the sand,
traps(hard clay).This course is more setup for position golf vs. long ball hitters.
The price is right & definitely worth the drive to get out
of town for a day of golf.Thanks Dean L.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/31/2018

Hi

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the course. Please come back soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not long but tricky

Conditions of the course improving all the time. Greens in very good shape but a little slow. Course is a lot of fun to play because you have to shape your shots. It’s not a grip it and rip it course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/12/2018

Hi, thanks for writing us a review. It's great to hear that you think our course is improving all the time. We appreciate the fact that you recognize the work that goes into our course. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

A gem in the foothills.

The course is in good shape and is the best 9 hole layout in Northern California. It challenges your entire game. The pro, Carol French, played on the LPGA tour and is a very good teacher. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/23/2018

Hi Lant,

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. It is quite the compliment to hear we are the best 9 hole course in the area. We will continue to work hard so you can keep saying that. Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Enjoyable 9 Holes

This is a nice 9 hole course. It is great for walking. The only issue is the 2 1/2 hours it took to play 9.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Full sized 9 hole challenge

A perfect setup for a left handed player with a wicked slice, you'll find plenty of holes that dogleg left on this par 36 track. Still a great course, especially when it's dry.

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

Black Oak or Black Eye?

I play this course 30 times a year, and have gotten very used to it. I will tell you to NEVER play on Women's Day! The womans group is rude and will walk into your play at 9am and start their shotgun start without regard to others playing! Then they will play 2-3 shots from every spot, and slow play all your way to the mental sanitarium. So having said that, if you play on a day that is other than WOMEN'S Day... you will have a great time. I find the grounds well manicured, the greens nice and challenging...the fairways free of obstacles except the occasional rock outcropping and lots of Deer. The staff is so very gracious and understanding. They need to purchase new carts, as every time I have been there I have had one problem or another with them, flat tire, will not run etc. Overall I rate this course a solid 4 stars! Auburn Black Oak is a very nice and friendly place to play or pick up a game! Your wait will be minimal and the play is fast! I love this course except on WOMEN'S DAY!

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

I'm a Black Oak man

My favorite course for iron play. This course plays to target golf over distance. I drive 300, but my love is in my irons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/13/2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our course. We can tell you have visited before and it's great that you keep coming back. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Very nice course

Great course to walk. Course was well maintained. Friendly staff. Overall, it had a few challenging holes for a bogey golfer, but with enough playable holes to make for a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/22/2017

We are happy you enjoyed your last visit to our course. It's great to hear you enjoyed our staff and found that the course was well maintained. We hope you'll visit again and give our challenging holes another try.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Greens were still slightly sandy from a recent plug but still rolled true. Signature water feature was drained for maintenance, but still one of the best golf values in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/24/2017

Thanks for the nice review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Beautiful 9 hole course! Challenging yet very playable in a gorgeous setting. With exception to construction on the 4th hole (still totally playable) the course is in great shape. Staff was accommodating and exceptionally friendly as well. A very enjoyable experience; I'll be back many times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round.

Muddy in a few places but overall in great shape considering all the rain we've had. Pace was terrific, no waiting fir next shot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/08/2017

It's great to hear you enjoyed your time at our course. Thanks for writing such a nice review and we hope to see you again.

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

Amazing everyday!

Course is always very clean, great prices on things in the pro shop and friendly staff for the years I've been playing here. One of my home town courses I will never stop playing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 08/01/2016

Hi u8536665,

Thank you for taking the time to review our course! We aim to keep our visitors pleased and we are happy to hear you enjoy our staff. It is great to hear you have been playing at our course for years. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Nice Local Course

Great course in nearby Auburn. Conditions and course were great. I will definitely come back and play again. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/19/2016

Thank you for reviewing our course. We love to hear the opinions of our visitors and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for info on all our new promotions and specials. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Good for all levels of golfers

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/15/2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. We love hearing the opinions of our visitors and its great to hear you enjoyed your time her! Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for special offers and promotions. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Oak GC

Love this course! It's nice and quiet and we'll kept up. This course forces you play smart golf if you wanna score well and gives you the opportunity to try to bomb it if you dare.

The staff is always friendly and always act like you're a regular.

The only bad part about this course is that it's only 9 holes! C'mon man! Buy some land around you and put in 9 more!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/29/2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are so glad you came out and enjoyed your time with us. Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for special offers and promotions. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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