This 9-hole layout, at 5208 yards, has the length and difficulty of many 18-hole courses. With a pair of par-four holes and ... More
William Land Park Golf Course
This 9-hole layout, at 5208 yards, has the length and difficulty of many 18-hole courses. With a pair of par-four holes and one par-five, even low handicappers will find their skills challenged. In fact, many regulars consider the par-three, third hole to be one of the best holes north of Pebble Beach. William Land Park Golf Course maturity is evident in the large trees lining the fairways and lush, manicured greens.
It's a great course with a nice layout and all at a great value. Hole 3 is one of my all time favorites. Sand on the left and right of the green, a wall of bushes behind, with a 60ft tree almost dead center of the fairway, its a difficult 130 yds but sooo satisfying when you nail it! I could go on forever but theirs still 2 hours of daylight and I'm going back for another 9, you should too!
Mature course with an awesome lay-out. Has a the flavor and personality of a park with the playability of a well designed golf course. Great setting for all levels and ages of golfers, really has something for everyone at a decent price. Is the home of the First Tee of Greater Sacramento, one of the country's finest youth golf programs.This is no ordinary walk in the park.
The best part of this golf course is the fact that it is the oldest course still running in Sacramento. Opening during prohibition. Because of that it is lined with 80 year old Eucalyptus and other beautiful trees. For the price there might not be better greens in the area, and although it is short some of the holes pose a challenge for all skill levels. Everytime I play the park I am pleasantly surprised.
My group of friends refer to Land Park as "the cradle" as in the cradle of sacramento golf....most of us have been playing here for well over 20 years. Nearly a week ever goes by when I don't stop for a "quick 9"....I know every inch of this place, so I'll tell you a bit about it.
Big fairways and small greens- you need to be able to get up and down and although the fairways are large missing them by just a bit will most likely put you in big tree trouble.
You can't warm up- the limited distance range here looks great...I would not really know-it was built for SAY golf and those taking lessons only....no big deal going off the first hole (a par 3) cold is part of the charm
The third hole is a great short par 3 with huge trees that grow together during the summer giving you the option of hitting it low underneath or going over the top...a severe green.... getting it on the surface does not gaurantee your par!
4th hole-my fav out here, slight dogleg right par 4 with a narrow long green...I've seen this hole just eat people up....If you drive it down the right side...even in the fairway your most likely dead....great hole.
6th hole-a drivable par 4...aim at the right trap and draw it...legitamate eagle chance, but par is still a good score
7th is a short par 3 that always seems to play club longer than you think, small green so hit it high to hold it
8th is the par 5...a draw up the center cuts off a bit of yardage and really makes getting there in two an option, just watch the two traps guarding the front of the green.
9th hole finishes a bit tougher than it looks....cut the ball over the fairway bunker and flip a wedge in, but if you miss left or right chances are you will have a tough time making par.
Truly we love this place, it's cheap, pretty, fun, laid back, challenging for all levels, easy to walk on....and a huge part of Sacramento golf history....Al Geiberger "Mr. 59" played here! If your from out of town stop by for a quick 9 to tune up for some of our "big" courses. I travel alot, and it's hard to beat Sacramento for year round playability and value when it comes to golf.
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