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Old River Golf Course18007 S MacAurthur
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209)830-8585Fax: (209)832-8585
This nine hole course has numerous elevation changes throughout its layout. A couple of tees are set at the course's highest elevation and provide spectacular views of the course and surrounding area. The greens are undulating and require a keen eye to read. Young trees line the rolling fairways. At maturity, this will be a lush course. There are two wide-mouthed island greens.
|Holes: 9||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bluegrass|
|Greens Fees:||$20 or Less|
|Dress Code:||Shirt and shoes required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Old River Golf Course
Average Golfer Review (3.0 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 4
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| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Shepdog, Jan 18, 2007
|The front nine allows you to get warmed up for the the narrow back nine. It is true that in about ten years the front nine will be sweet. The back nine needs some work. But true test on the back nine is staying in the fairway and making those putts( greens are like playing mini golf) up down left right - no flat greens here.|
| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Front 9 hard, back 9 challenging, Nov 03, 2005
|reviewer: Tri-Valley golfer
from San Ramon, CA
|This course is actually 18 holes now (as of Nov. 2004). Front 9 is brand new so trees are young and staked. Fairways are like pavement and its often difficult to determine where the hole is going. Back 9 is older, more challenging and fun to play. Peak hours on a weekend its still only $40 to ride. Worth the trip if you have never played it. Should be a great course in about 10 years after front 9 has had time to develop.|
| 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Affordable for beginners - Challenging for Pros, May 09, 2004
|reviewer: Tariq Ahmed
from Tracy, CA. USA
|This course is near where I live, so I go there often. It was only yesterday that I achieved my first par! What's nice about this course is that it's really afforable ($14 on weekends, $10 twilight [after 3pm or so], and $8 on the weekdays). So as a beginner the entry cost of playing golf is low. But at the same time this course is wickedly challenging. Tracy is in the Central Valley, so you get these high pressure winds during spring. Likewise, there are water traps all over the place (a stream runs across), and some of the fair ways are very narrow. So as a beginner it forces you to not be sloppy and really think about your shot. And as someone more experienced, you'll find yourself being strategic about it. Even putting is a challenge.
Make sure to bring a good supply of balls, especially if you haven't played this course before because my friends and I lose about 3-4 every game (though we play aggressive and risky). You'll definitely want to play at about 60% of your max power if you tend to slice or hook a bit, but on most of the fairways there is little room for error. Often you'll find yourself hitting on the wrong fairway because you drifted a little too much. But it's so hard it has really forced me to line myself up properly, really think about my swing before I make my move. Unlike the courses in Livermore where you just need to generally hit it, and you're good.
And for someone who is fairly seasoned at Golf, I think you'll enjoy the added difficulty. Mind you, there are no bunkers, and there are definitely harder courses out there (most of the fairways are pretty straight).
It's located around farm land and under power lines, so not exactly the most scenic. But hey, for $10-$14 you can't go wrong!
| 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
It's Fun, Jan 20, 2004
|reviewer: jake parsons
from tracy, CA USA
|The course is OK. I've played it about 10 times and they need to get the front 9 in. If they got the front 9 in I think it would me a lot more fun.|