Lakewood California Golf Courses

Lakewood Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Lakewood Country Club -- Long but Fun
Review by: Al Carpenter Lakewood CC is a fun course with a plenty of challenges for everyone. LA County has just recently added new cart paths, hundreds of trees and revamped the bunkers. Lakewood tends to play long (7200 yds from the tips). I find that you have to use a lot of different shots to have a good round. The #1 handicap hole is a long dogleg right that requires a good tee shot. Whenever I par this hole I feel like it was a birdie. There is also two 200+yd par 3's (from blue) that will challenge most. The #12 is long and over water (and water on the left) but lots of room in front on the green. If you don't have the length, a lay-up is a smart play. The par 5's are pretty straight forward with only two of them realistically reachable in 2 (unless you're Tiger). Like all public courses, LWCC tends to slow down later in the day (more right now as SkyLinks is closed for remodeling). But it rarely gets bad and allows for unrushed walking. The people are great and you have to try the soup at the shack (between #2/#3 and #9/#10). I give it 4 stars when comparing it to other county/muni courses and the price can't be beat ($29 walking on weekend).
From Lakewood, CA

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Wildhawk Golf Club -- Nicest course in Elk Grove area
Review by: Morris Wildhawk is one of the nicer courses in the Sacramento area, if not the nicest. I have golfed here more times than I can count and I have yet to be dissapointed by the condition of the course. Everything is always take care of very well and the staff are always more than friendly. The course layout is done nicely and is relativly wide open. For anyone looking to get away from the narrow fairways and tons of trees of their home course (cough*Dry Creek*cough), this is the place to go. All of the holes are perfectly laid out to provide a challenge to all golfers alike, and all do it without the use of narrow fairways and groves of trees. Bunkers come into play on all but 2 holes, and water is no stranger either. Among the fun holes are the 3rd, 6th, 9th,16th, and 18th, which all provide blind tee shots due to significant doglegs. The 18th is my favorite though, due to it's hidden creek that lies 250 yards down the fairway. The hole doglegs to the left, leaving the creek to split the fairway in half, one half straight foreward and one to the left beyond the trees (the only ones on the course). The green here is also guarded by a significantly sized lake, which will catch your approach shots if you're not careful. On to the bottom line. This course is not an easy course by any stretch of the imagination, but I guarantee you will be having too much fun to notice your ballooning score.
From Elk Grove, CA




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