711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp, California 95222, US
(209) 729-8111
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About Greenhorn Creek Resort

Located at 1,500 feet of elevation in California's 'Gold Country', Greenhorn Creek Resort provides a laid-back getaway in the foothills of the Sierras in Calaveras County, a place made famous by Mark Twain's short story: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". Golf groups will love the five-bedroom Caddy Shack or can rent golf course cottages or stay at the Worldmark villas. Besides the enjoyable Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, guests can play bocce ball or wine and dine at Camps Restaurant at the clubhouse.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1996
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesSuite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Greenhorn Creek Resort

Reviews

4.6
34 Reviews (34)
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A wonderful round with fall foliage

Played monday shotgun. Pace was good. The green speed was finally more manageable for my game compared to the 12-13 speed last time I played.

The course is now surrounded by the fall colors and the temperature is in the high 60s -- perfect fall golf round.

I appreciate the beauty of this course a lot more. I always play both greenhorn and copper-valley when I come up. compared to copper-valley, Greenhorn is much more demanding (and ego-rewarding) on accurate tee shots and the green is less undulated to read more easily. Copper-valley has more wider fairways but greens are more undulated / uneven to manage.

Greenhorn has more memorable holes to me (when my tee shots are accurate to put me in attack positions) but scores are less memorable. I usually shot lower at Copper-valley. Both are wonderful great courses with different flavors and both require my A games.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sanded greens without warning

This course charged full price with no mention of top-dressed greens. I generally don't like to pay full resort prices to play a non-course. Also, 80% of the course is overwatered. So perfect fall day, full resort fees. Terrible conditions. Couldn't hit from the wet-sponge fairways to the beachy greens. SUPER SUCKY EXPERIENCE.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Very resort feeling with many wide and playable fairways. Because of Covid the course only is able to offer the basic amenities, totally understandable.

The day we played we ran into some very very slow foursomes and this could have been solved with players assistants/marshals. That was my only criticism.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fast greens valley course

The course is not long has quite a few narrow holes that demand accurate tee or approach shots. The hardest part is the VERY FAST greens making birdies difficult. Conditions are pretty good but I did encounter a few bare spots on the fairways. Overall a very nice course that worth a second visit with more knowledge of the holes. The worst part is the short game practice area which was not maintained well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course in shabby condition.

We have played here in years past, it is a beautiful course. Areas of torn up grass on fairways and other areas need maintenance. The greens were uniformly very nice

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Memorable Layout and Excellent Greens

I visit Greenhorn Creek from the Bay Area several times a year. I always enjoy the greens, which are exceptionally smooth and reasonably fast. And I love the course layout, which has good variety and some very memorable holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Track

Great layout, nice conditions and overall good times! It’s a must play course in the Sierras!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course Design In Ex Condition - Staff Could Improve A Bit

After a boring first hole that helps you overcome first tee jitters, this course takes you on a nice ride of short par 4s and par 5s with great deception off the tee. Long hitters who know the course well could probably shoot some very low scores, but first timers will be deceived by the elevation changes and blind shots. A very fun course in excellent condition. I normally walk but was worried about slow play on a hot day, so took a cart for shade support.

The downside: no marshals to assist in speeding up play - even on a busy Saturday in August. Since this is a "resort" course you get some very poky players out there. No on-course refreshments. When we were finished at 530 pm and wanted a beer and something to eat, we could not get a straight answer about what we needed to do for that to happen. I understand that COVID-19 has caused golf courses to change how they do things, but by this point most of them have figured this all out. Apparently not this one. A simple sheet of paper telling us what we could drink and eat while sitting outside would have saved time and we wouldn't have had to go eat somewhere else.

A disappointing end to a great day of (slow) golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greenhorn Creek

Course is in good shape sand bunkers are horrible tons of rocks in them.. Tee boxes could be flatter.. Greens are rolling good.. It’s kinda of expensive for a round but all in all course looks good..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always enjoyable

Great course in great shape. Never get tired of it. It’s a real treat. Even when the weather is cookin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great scenery

I’ve played this course 4 times and I am always pleasantly surprised at it’s beauty. Challenging yet forgiving. You will see deer and other wildlife. Greens are quick and will take you a couple holes to get use to them. I recommend this course to anyone and everyone. ***** (5 stars)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course!

Always have a good time playing this course. I just wished that they offered a aerification discount this time around. But we’ll be back maybe after 3 weeks and hopefully it’ll be in a much better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Playing this course for the first time I was amazed by the Vista and layout.
Knowing now what I did not know the first time around playing smart game and change in routine use of certain clubs should improve my score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Greens are pure

Beautiful greens! From Tee-box to green. You can see the gorgeous landscape with deer wondering. Beautiful homes along most of the course, far enough away from the fairways. True greens to put your putting skills to the test. Need to have your A game to score good. Recommend this to Amateur golfers or more experienced players. Enjoy playing here whenever I can. Last time I played there, my friend Larry has never played it. Quote: Larry comment on ever hole was: this is the most beautiful course ever..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Will be back every year!

Awesome course. Condition is great. Well maintained. Staffs were friendly and informative.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with great beauty

Played over the holidays. Course was in excellent condition, great greens and most important, great restraunt. Expect to see wildlife (Deer) on the course! People were very friendly here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent conditions !!!

Everything about greenhorn creek was fantastic! From the beautiful clubhouse to the unbelievable conditions! The fastest screens I’ve ever played !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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