Golf Nomad Regional Course Rankings: Sacramento Area, CA

This is another part of California I’m still exploring, but most everything I have played around there is pretty enjoyable. In fact, the top three courses on this list are a few of my favorites in all of California.

These rankings are based on my impressions of the overall design, scenery and relative value combined with more measurable elements such as conditioning, facilities and customer service (taking into account my personal experience(s) at the course and general word-of-mouth from reviews/ratings).

Keep in mind when clicking on any active review links below that often I review multiple courses in the same article, so sometimes you have to scroll down in the story to find the course listed here.


  1. Apple Mountain Golf Resort • Camino, CA
  2. Darkhorse Golf Club • Auburn, CA
  3. Yocha Dehe Golf Club • Brooks, CA
  4. The Ridge Golf Club • Auburn, CA
  5. Whitney Oaks Golf Club • Rocklin, CA
  6. Catta Verdera Country Club • Lincoln, CA
  7. Lincoln Hills Golf Club (Hills Course) • Lincoln, CA
  8. Lincoln Hills Golf Club (Orchard Course) • Lincoln, CA
  9. Alta Sierra Country Club • Grass Valley, CA
  10. Morgan Creek Golf Club • Roseville, CA
  11. Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course • Sacramento, CA
  12. Wildhorse Golf Club • Davis, CA
  13. Wildhawk Golf Club • Sacramento, CA
  14. Auburn Valley Golf Club • Auburn, CA
  15. Haggin Oaks (Alister MacKenzie Golf Course) • Sacramento, CA
  16. Teal Bend Golf Club • Sacramento, CA
  17. Diamond Oaks Golf Course • Roseville, CA
  18. Woodcreek Golf Club • Roseville, CA
  19. River Oaks Golf Club • Nicolaus, CA
  20. Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club • Galt, CA
  21. Bing Maloney Golf Complex (Championship 18) • Sacramento, CA


  1. Rancho Murieta Country Club (North Course) • Rancho Murieta, CA
  2. Sierra View Country Club • Roseville, CA
  3. Rancho Murieta Country Club (South Course) • Rancho Murieta, CA


  1. Wild Wings Golf Club • Woodland, CA
  2. Emerald Lakes Golf Course • Elk Grove, CA
  3. Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course • Sacramento, CA
  4. William Land Golf Course • Sacramento, CA
  5. Bing Maloney Golf Complex (Bing Express 9) • Sacramento, CA
  6. Campus Commons Golf Course • Sacramento, CA
  7. Cordova Golf Course • Sacramento, CA
  8. Foothill Golf Course • Citrus Heights, CA
  9. Woodland Meadows Golf Resort (formerly Mountain Valley) • Woodland, CA
  10. *Camino Heights Golf Course • Camino, CA (*CLOSED)
  11. *Sunrise Golf Course • Citrus Heights, CA (*CLOSED)


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