Saddle Creek Golf Resort – Copperopolis, CA
18 holes – Par 72 Yardage: 6,826 Architect: Carter Morrish
Rolling through the foothills, Saddle Creek’s 18-Hole championship course was designed by Carter Morrish and opened in 1996. This scenic and challenging course features both gentle and dramatic changes in elevation. Breathtaking views are just part of the experience, including dramatic views of the Sierras, Yosemite and a plentiful variety of wildlife. Natural lakes, streams and grasses frame each hole with flashed bleach white bunkers to excite your every shot.
Stretching just over 6,800 yards from the black tees, the championship tees have a slope rating of 137. The white tees measure 6,044 yards with a gentle slope rating of 122 and the front tees measure 4,486 yards with a slope rating of 117.
Since opening, the course has received numerous awards, including recognition as the 10th best public access course in the state of California by Golfweek Magazine in 2013. In 1997, Golf Digest voted Saddle Creek the seventh best New Upscale golf course in the U.S. Golf Digest has also rated Saddle Creek four and a half stars. Only Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill are rated higher in California with five stars