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Golf Course Review Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course Sacramento California

Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course

Golf Course Review Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course Sacramento, CA

Reviewed by: sixpez, Rancho Mirage, CA

Golf Playing Conditions 6.33 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 6.33 GOOD

This was the last/bonus round today. Got there around 4:00 and it wasn’t too busy out. Just some scattered groups (mostly twosomes/singles) on the course. Ultimately finished in about a 2:20 pace. $23 twilight rate with a cart.

Course conditions were okay, with things playing better than it looked with the grass pretty dappled green/brown. Tee boxes fine. Fairways adequate. On the thin side, but generous roll-out and I usually had a pretty decent lie. Rough decent. Bunkers good. Greens good. A little bumpy late in the day, but fully healed from aeration and in nice shape overall.

This is a really, really fun muni course! It was designed by Perry Dye and has a lot of the Dye family hallmarks (mounds, moguls, water hazards, railroad ties, collection areas, etc.). There’s even a mini Sawgrass island green 17th, but it’s only about 100 yards and much less intimidating. The fun part is the layout is short. Par-71. Played the blue tees at around only 5,700 yards. It’s a Dye-type design, but it’s one where you can really score well. Target golf, but you may not need driver off of many tees and you’re hitting shorter clubs into the well-protected greens. I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it as a Sacramento value gem.