Haggin Oaks Golf Course
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3645 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821-1897, United States
Here is an Alister MacKenzie design that is actually open to the public - specifically, the MacKenzie Course, which opened in 1932. Mac McDonagh designed the other 18-hole course here ("Arcade Creek"), which opened in 1950 and is tagged by course managers as the "developmental course."
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andrux - 6/28/13
Played Alister MacKenzie's course (burgandy tees) and thought this is a really nice track. Nicely laid out and well maintained with a friendly staff. Will return next time I get to town. The pro shop and golf shop by the parking lot have one of the largest selections of golf equipment I have ever seen at a course or retail shop (Dick's/Austads/ Galaxy)more on the line of a Golfsmith or Walmart!!! Prices were good.
Speedly - 4/10/11
I'd heard lots of good things about this course, and went out to play today on the Arcade Creek course. When I arrived, everyone was very nice in the pro shop, and I didn't feel like they were "sizing me up" at all. They were quite helpful and cordial. I was surprised, though... there were a thousand cars (figuratively speaking, of course)! After playing a few holes, I was able to draw some conclusions about the course.
- Price isn't bad at all.
- Pretty quiet.
- No ridiculously long holes, and only a couple doglegs.
- Greens are rather large, and easy to hit (unless you suck like me).
- Despite the swath of cars in the parking lot, the course wasn't packed in at all. The starters seem to do a great job of spacing people out appropriately.
- The course wasn't as well taken care of as I'd anticipated from the reviews. That is not to say it's not in good shape - the course is, of course, in perfectly playable shape. But at a course that touts their championship 18, I'd expect a little better.
- Too many trees for my taste. However, that's my view, and others may disagree.
- A couple of the greens had "scorch marks" in them, spots where the grass was either close to or completely gone. There weren't many, but there were some.
- The course is immediately abuuted on the north and south side by freeways. Most of the course is quiet, but there are still reminders that you're in the middle of a city. Reasonably speaking, this is uncontrollable by the course. I'd just prefer one without the sounds of cars blowing by if possible.
- Traffic getting in and out sucks. Again, this is not the course's fault. It's just inconvenient.
Overall, I'd play here again, but I'd probably try the championship MacKenzie course to see how it is. If you live in Elk Grove like me, though, I'd recommend going to Bartley Cavanaugh. While there is a freeway on one side, the course is always in excellent shape, although there's only one dogleg. Cavanaugh and Haggin Oaks are run by the same parent company, so it's not exactly like you're stealing from the hands of the Haggin Oaks employees. =P
bplewis24 - 2/26/10
Haggin Oaks has two courses: a Championship Caliber old-school style (the 10th hole is not accessible from near the pro shop/clubhouse) course and a more accessible yet still good 18-hole course that is kept in almost as good shape.
Haggin Oaks is a bit overrated for the price you pay, but that is mostly because they renovated within the past several years and also upgraded the pro shop. The courses are fine, but you can play other courses that are higher quality and not as busy for the same price or less. Pace of play can be slow at times because of how much business they do.
Make no mistake though, they have the best pro shop and testing facilities in the area. Also the driving range is open 24 hours a day during the heavy golfing season. Great place to work on your game, and I'll play the cheaper course if I need a golfing fix since it's nearby, but I tend to go elsewhere when I want to play nice course during peak hours.
islandmhon - 2/21/09
I think the ProShop is the best there is! I'm not sure about other folks are saying about them being racist. I'm of asian descent and don't feel that way at all.
relyonme11 - 10/17/08
The course is good. Nine holes can be slow but the 18 hole is good. However, the golf shop has bad hospitality. You can walk in there and never be acknowledge or receive help because your not good enough. Everytime I go in there, the employees seem to "size you up", "stare you down" and have a snobbish and racist attitude. You WILL KNOW what I mean when you visit the shop. You can test the equipment but I always buy from another store because I do not give my money to people that make you feel inferior and not worth their time and effort.
673duffer - 8/5/15
stan huey - 6/28/14
The Big Dog! - 7/14/11
Stivi78 - 6/8/09
helivznme78 - 5/31/09
Best Score: 72
MacKenzie / Black