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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6827 yards
Slope 123
Rating 72.1

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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57 years of golf bliss at El Macero

Call in sick for work if you get the invite to play this private club west of Sacramento. It's such a treat to play such an old-school layout kept in prime shape by the staff of Troon Golf.
The fairways dogleg left and right through the trees, forcing you to shape shots over and around them. It's all about angles and choosing the right place to miss at El Macero, tucked into a nice neighborhood just a mile from I-80. There's no real water to speak of, but I guarantee you will hit at least one tree at some point. It's inevitable. The breaks on the greens are subtle, giving you a chance to make a few. El Macero, home of the UC-Davis men's and women's golf teams, regularly hosts a college tournament, so it's got the chops to test even the bombers.
There are plenty of amenities, a retro clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and a woodfire oven installed a couple years ago that serves up great pizza. If you live in the area, it's definitely a club to consider joining.
I was hosted by a few members during a media day celebrating the club's 57th anniversary. They were all quite friendly and proud of their club. It's a great place with a nice bit of history. Did you know that Tiger Woods, Ronald Reagan, Byron Nelson and Joe Dimaggio have all played here? Why not follow in their footsteps? It won't disappoint.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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El Macero Golf

Great course with a challenging layout. Apparently this course is used for NCGA championship play and collegiate tournaments. I can see why. Greens and bunkers are excellent.
Non golf amenities and service is very good. It is a private club but if you get a chance to play it is one of the better courses in Northern California.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

From $199
Valid dates: Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Golf Package Special for October starts at $199.00 for 1 or 2 golfers, Monday to Thursday. Golf included for each nights stay. Call 520-577-4092 to add additional golfers to the package.
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