Sycamore Canyon Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Arvin, California
Sycamore Canyon golf course first for play in 1989. The course was designed by Bob Putman.
Sycamore Canyon golf course quickly became known as one of the better golf course in the greater Bakersfield area. Sycamore Canyon golf course is known for the eleven lakes, which come into play on 12 holes, combined with large undulating greens and many strategic bunkers make Sycamore Canyon not only scenic but a challenging round of golf for many different levels of play.
In 1993, Sycamore Canyon served as the first round of PGA tour qualifying course at which PGA tour player Jim Furyk reportedly first qualified.
The property is bordered on all sides by agricultural land. Since there is no residential element to this golf course, it makes for a very pleasurable golfing experience.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7100 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5744 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 602 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 181 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 6, a 425 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Sycamore Canyon golf course is # 15, a 518 yard par-5.
Sycamore Canyon Golf Course sold to developers in 2014 who intend to convert the course into an almond orchard and repurpose the clubhouse into a wedding venue.
The buyers, brothers John and Jeff Haddad, say at least 150 of Sycamore’s 160 acres will hold almond groves to be planted sometime in 2015.
Remodeling is already under way to make the 10,800-square-foot clubhouse into a second location for JEH Ranch, a wedding and special events venue on the Kern River.