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10651 E Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA  95624-9705
United States
P: (916) 685-4653
F: (916) 685-0476
Emerald Lakes Course

9 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

33 par | 2,307 yards | 99 slope

30.9 rating

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Emerald Lakes Golf Course

The 9-hole "Emerald Lakes" course at the Emerald Lakes Golf Course facility in Elk Grove, California features 2,307 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 33. The course rating is 30.9 and it has a slope rating of 99. Designed by Rick Yount, the Emerald Lakes golf course opened in 1991. Gilbert Urbano, GCSAA manages the course as the Golf Course Manager.


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Reviewed April 04, 2011

Overall I like this course a lot and I truly feel this is one of the best 9 hole courses in the Sacramento area. However you will notice that I gave this course an overall rating of 1/2 of a star due to its staff. Until my recent dealings with emerald lakes staff I thought Mather had the worst staff. I will explain why.

Recently I booked a Tee time for myself and three friends for a Saturday mourning. When I called the Friday before I stated that my friends and I would like to play 18 the fallowing mourning. The man on the other end of the line took my name and gave me a time of 8 which worked out for us. When I showed up that very next morning is when everything went wrong.

I walked into the pro shop and was greeted by the man behind the counter, I gave my name, told him I was riding and would pay for half of the cart, and asked for range balls. The man never said the total out loud but I handed my card to him. After signing the receipt I noticed that he had only charged me for 9 holes not 18. When I told him of the mistake he replied that I can only play 9 because of a tournament! I said wait nobody told me that when I called yesterday to make the T time and before I could say another work he just tossed the cart key on the counter and said here’s your cart and walked away. I could not believe the disrespect but at no point lost my cool. So he took my card but did not tell me I could only play 9 first.

After my friends arrived we collectively decided to play another course down the road and went into the golf shop to get a refund only to be told that all they can do is issue us a voucher and was pretty much told to either take it or leave it. At this point I would like to state the NO where in the pro shop or on the receipt is it stated that no refunds will be issued, only vouchers. Well we decided to take the vouchers and left very mad.

Onto of that the previous two time my friends and I had played emerald we had been overcharged for our carts. Basically they were charging each of us $24 a piece for the carts when they should have been charging us $12 each. Yes we should have caught it but we had been told the rates were going up so we thought nothing of it until I did some research the other day and found out this is a problem at emerald.

After this last incident I will NEVER play this course again and will be writing an email to the county to complain about the crummy service and disrespectful staff at this course. STAY AWAY.

Reviewed March 03, 2011

Fun executive style course with ample practice areas and driving range. Some pretty good deals can be found in the little pro shop. Course itself is in decent shape unless it rains too much and then much of the course can be underwater. Very reasonably priced. When heading up 99, take the Elk Grove exit ramp and give this little course a try.

Reviewed May 19, 2009

Pros: More interesting than your typical executive 9 hole. Rewards shotmaking and accuracy more than raw power. Course is in great condition. Practice area is very good. Good mix of holes from a 100 Yard island par 3 to a reachable risk/reward par 5. Par 4's offer the player options and reward accuracy off the tee.

Cons: Location is a bit funky, squeezed between RR Tracks, Hwy 99 and overhead power lines. Can be noisy. The "lakes" are everywhere and the fairways are skinny making this a tough course for a beginner. Prepare to lose balls.

Summary: Not as good a value since rates went up but in much better condition. Fun and challenging, one of the best 9 hole layouts in the area.

Reviewed August 21, 2008

This is the best 9 hole course in Sacramento, it has a great driving range, pitching green, putting green,a great place to pratice. The staff is not really up to par, as they don't keep up on club washers or ballwashers on the course. They also don't really have a starter he just pushes everyone through. CSD takes excellent care of the greens and fairways. All in all Ilove to go there to play or pratice.

Reviewed September 01, 2007

This is a very good and challenging executive 9. Blend both Michael's and David's reviews and you have a good idea of the course. I'd add that there is significant H2O on many holes. I've lost many and found many balls here.

My exp with staff is they are very accommodating and nice. This ain't no high-end country club or fancified course. This is golf with no frills... I like it just fine. I've practiced and played here for the last two years.

In the last year CSD has taken over an improved the course conditions.

Rating is 62 and Slope is 106.

Reviewed July 23, 2007

I've only played here once so take this review for what it's worth. When we played there were three adults and one Junior (my nine year old son.) My first impression when I pulled up was that the facility/pro shop was a temporary setup. There were about 60 people standing around waiting or using the driving range or the practice area and I thought we were going to be there a long time. We paid for our round, the guy in the shop may have been having a bad day but he seemed quite unpleasant. I wasn't going to let that ruin my golfing though. It didn't take us as long to get up to the tee as I expected, this is an important point for later. The tee box, the fairways and the greens seem to be well maintained and in good condition. I was impressed with the quality of the greens but they are very slow and it took a few errant putts to figure that out. If you get off the fairway here you'll lose balls, either in the water or in the thick brush. Also, where there isn't water or brush there is dirt, hit out there and it gets ugly. I thought the course was pretty challenging, unlike Michael (the previous commenter) I thought the long par 3's were very good and very challenging. My son loved the course, and hit the ball very well. It's actually very pretty walking the course (I'd recommend walking because it's very tight). For the price this is an excellent venue to play, it's a good course with difficult, challenging shots that will raise the level of your play. My only real complaint is that they were firing people onto the first tee so fast that I felt like I was running from hole to hole just to stay ahead of the group behind us and it isn't like we were slow, we were right on the group in front of us. Go play it, give it try, I think you'll like it.

Reviewed January 18, 2007

emerald lakes

Great practice facility. PGA Professional instructor Nelson Hirst has helped me alot with a series of lessons. Fairways are narrow and I have lost plenty of balls in the water around the course. A couple of the long Par 3's are difficult to hit the green. The fairways are beat up right now due to the cold weather.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Bryan W. 28 47 19 04/02/11
2 Bryan P. 23 45 22 05/16/09
3 Don J. 19 49 30 08/05/07
4 Kevin M. N/A 40 40 10/21/12
5 Bret F. N/A 45 45 11/27/09
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About Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes Golf Course

Golf Only facility

40 tees driving range

9 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Gilbert Urbano, GCSAA, Golf Course Manager
Katie Hamilton, Golf Professional
Justin Stebbins, Superintendent