Castle Oaks Golf Club
logo image

Castle Oaks Golf Club

1000 Castle Oaks Dr, Ione,California,95640
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Castle Oaks Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Ione, California, about 35 miles southeast of Sacramento in the Gold Country

Castle Oaks golf course first opened for play in 1994. The course was designed by Bradford Benz.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6,739 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,953 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 1, a par-5 that plays to 577 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 16, a par-3 that plays to 155 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 7, a 424 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 11, a 173 yard par-3.

Castle Oaks was supposed to be the amenity draw for a large housing community. The course has two distinct nines, the front nine is still largely nature, the back nine is bordered with housing. Even when the housing comes to the front nine, the course will still be great, but not quite as nice as now.

Warm up before you tee off as the course challenges from the start. #1 is the longest hole on the courses, a 577-yard, par-5. #2 is a 215-yard, par-3 over water. #3 is slight dogleg right 420-yard, par-4.

#5 is a 529-yard par-5 that features a 90-degree left turn with a long run-up to a well-protected green. Trying to cut the corner only works if it works. Otherwise you are just adding strokes getting out of the woods.

# 17 and #18 are both 400-yards-plus par 4s. #18's fairway is bisected by a lake making both distance and precision a requirement for scoring well.