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Black Oak

2455 Black Oak Road, Auburn, CA

Black Oak Golf Course
Only minutes from Auburn just off Hwy 80 on Black Oak Rd, enjoy the cool shade offered by a forest of Black Oak on an incredibly lush, green course. Onsite amenities include a Clubhouse with bar and casual restaurant, Golf Shop, and Carts. Public, 9 holes, Green fees: $9-$20, Cart fee: $20.

Par 72
Club Champions
Men: Lou Alvarez
Women: E.J. Maxwell

Dark Horse

Bob Peterson, PGA
General Manager
113450 Combie Road, Auburn, CA

DarkHorse Golf Club

Year 'round championship public course open to everyone. Ancient oaks, soft meadows and hardy hillsides brace the fairways. Streambeds, grass hollows and natural wetlands surround the greens. The challenging layout promises an exciting game for all levels of golfers. Playing between 5180 to 7030 yards, players have five tee selections to choose from. Keith Foster, Course Designer. DarkHorse continues to be recognized as one of the top courses in the country.  In “Golfweek’s”, 2006 Top 10 Courses to Play, DarkHorse was #8 in California and #1 in Northern California.
Staff Info:
GM – Bob Peterson, PGA
Head Professional – Andy Hollister, PGA
Superintendent – Tracy Shanahan
Tournaments and Special Events Director – Brandy Alvis
Golf Academy – Matt Soza, 1st Assistant Professional
Food & Beverage Service Director – Byron O’Neil
Head Chef – Jeff Olson
HR – Julie Fralick

Par 72
5 tee boxes on every hole
85 sand bunkers
6,100 sq. ft. average green size
6 ponds & 8 streams

Indain Creek

Executive 9 Hole Public Golf Course
Family Owned and Operated since 1968

Pro Shop 916-652-5546
Cafe 916-652-0533
4487 Barton Road, Loomis

Indian Creek Country Club
Indian Creek Country Club is an executive 9-hole golf course boasting a challenging par 32 over creeks, ponds and other natural hazards. With five par 4 holes, and four par 3 holes, the course will test all skill levels on long drives, short chip shots, and putting on beautifully groomed greens. Indian Creek is a member of the NCGA, and The National Golf Foundation.
The facilities include a pro shop, driving range, putting green, clubhouse, and cafe serving breakfast and lunch, inside or on the patio overlooking the course. Tournaments, catering, summer leagues, and men's and women's golf associations are also featured.
Youth clinics, group and private instructions are available by PGA and LPGA Golf Professionals. Discount monthly membership plans make golf affordable for everyone.

The Ridge Golf Course

Just 2 miles off I-80
Corner of Bell & New Airport Rd.
2020 Golf Course Rd., Auburn
530.888.7888, ext 3

The Ridge Golf Course
The Ridge
Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, The Ridge is laid out on 170 acres. It is a public course with no real estate development that has the traditional East Coast quality of many of the fairways paralleling each other. Beautiful 100 year- old Blue Oak trees grace the golf course and clubhouse giving the feel that the course has been in place for numerous years. This 18 hole championship course stretches 6734 yards and is a par 71 with 5 tee boxes from which to choose. The clubhouse features an excellent restaurant, Lanterns serving lunch daily, dinner and a full bar. What could be more perfect than a round of golf with your friends followed by a hefty prime rib dinner.

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The History of Golf

It was in the Roman Empire they first played a simple game called paganica. Players used a bent stick to drive a malleable, feather-stuffed ball. It took another five centuries for the game to develop on the other continents. Golf, the Scottish version, the version that eventually developed into the game played today is most likely a direct descendant of the game originally played in Rome. However, there is very little in the way of factual information to support this idea. There were many similar games in Europe; in France one could play jeu de mail, in England it was cambuca, and het kolven in the Netherlands. It is reported that as early as 1657 a form of the game of golf made it to the American colonies.

Played as a relaxing recreational sport or as a high stakes competitive game, golf, as played in Scotland, is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports in the world. The premise is simple, players use a diverse array of clubs to drive a small, hard ball over a prescribed course, onto a green and into one in a series of 18 holes, (in some cases only 9). The goal is to successfully get the ball into 18 different holes while negotiating specifically designed terrain all the while attempting to avoid a series of obstacles; trees, water and sand traps, in as few strokes as possible. Current records indicate more then twenty-two million people play golf in the United States, with almost half being professional players. A great spectator sport, golf tournaments have become very popular throughout the world. Today, with world-wide communications using television and internet for coverage of tournaments, and with the increasing amount of sponsorship money available because of this media exposure, golf has become one of the worlds top sports for athletes to earn money.

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