Haggin Oaks Golf Club (Arcade Creek) – Sacramento, CA
18 Holes – Par 72 Yardage: 6818 Architect: Michael McDonagh
The Arcade Creek Golf Course is a relatively flat layout designed and built to be friendly to every skill level. The front nine was opened to the public in 1952 with the back nine opening two years later in 1954. The course can still be played as either a nine-hole track or 18-hole regulation round which makes it ideal for beginners, walkers and leagues.
Arcade Creek does run through the course, but rarely poses too much in the way of an obstacle. The whole intention of Arcade Creek Golf Course is to ease beginners into the game by placing the middle tees at a relatively short 6552 yards and making all of the greens large and accessible even for those who have trouble getting the ball airborne.
As with the MacKenzie track, the Arcade Creek course is nicely framed by beautiful heritage oaks and is a great escape from the noise and commotion of the city. Once you’re off the first tee and into your game, you’ll find yourself in an oasis of peace and tranquility in this island among freeways. There are no houses on the course which ensures the completeness of your escape.