Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
I golfed with a friend, my 10 year old son rode with me and we were paired up with a couple of young guys, one of which had never played before. It was pretty slow, but we had a great time nonetheless. I have lived in CA for nearly 10 years since moving here from Seattle and have never played this course. I have played dozens of other courses in CA....and I think I have found a new gem. Considering the drought, the course was in very good shape, especially the greens. We will be back!!!
August 31, 2014
Great staff and solid course.......
There is not really much to share, other than to say the staff at Diamond Oaks is one of the best and the course provides some solid challenges throughout the round.
The pace of play tends to be between 4:25 - 5:10, with us coming in closing to 4 hours the day we played. We had a slower group of 4 in front of us, with 3-4 holes separating them, so if they had not allowed us to play through, it would have been closer to the 5.5+ range.
All of that said above, I cannot fathom how this course, and so many others in the Sacramento region, are allowed to water the courses as much as they are during what is one of the worse droughts in history. During the month of August, you should never have to deal with plugged balls in the fairway or approach areas in front of greens. Within our group, I lost a ball just off the green on #6, which was due to a small swampy area of grass. We are talking 5 -10 feet from green and I lose my ball, not good. This happen to occur on multiple holes, but we were lucky to find our balls.
Bottom line, the fairways (overall course) should not sound like we're driving through a rain storm in August, which would help make the course play to the season we are in and likely keep pace of play ahead of schedule with less golfers trying to locate balls in fairway or just off.
I will play here again, as they are not the only course in the area (Lincoln Hills - Orchard & Catta Verdera to name a few) with an over watering and soggy feel to them, but we should all share feedback with the staff as they clearly need to make adjustments in their water management and drainage.
August 30, 2014
The entire course was in good condition, no sign of drought related stress.
August 30, 2014
Went out early on a Friday morning. Course was in terrific shape. They use reclaimed water so drought is not an issue. Fast paced and not too difficult.
August 21, 2014
I love this course. It's probably one of the most forgiving courses around the area. Wide fairways, big greens. Fairly smooth. The only draw back is the practice area's. The instructors there think they own the place. They take over the practice putting area. Most of the time their just standing in the way of other GOLFERS who are practicing their putting. Other then that, it's a great course to play.
August 15, 2014
Great Local Course
Well taken care of course. A local favorite. The morning was Booked solid and made for a slow playing time but that's going to happen. The weather was great so it wasn't so bad.
August 11, 2014
Pace of plaay was good
I have played this course several times in the past few years and find it enjoyable for the most part. The problem we had was that the course was heavly over wateredwhich caused mud and soggy ground almost everywhere.
I was surprised by this because of the water restrictions we all have now because of the drought
July 30, 2014
Great course for beginners. Wide open course and in great shape.
July 11, 2014