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The Golf Club at Copper Valley

1001 Saddle Creek Drive,

Copperopolis, California 95228

  • Office

    +1 (209) 785 3700
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 852 5787 (toll free)
  • Golf pro

    Geoff Podgorny (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Carter Morrish

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6826
6035
4486
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.8
69.4
67.1

Location

Latitude:

37.917888

Longitude:

-120.637650

How to get there:

45 miles NE of Modesto / 5 miles S of Copperopolis

From Stockton, on the I-5, take exit 473 and head east on the Crosstown Freeway (Route 4). Follow Route 4, direction Copperopolis for approx 35 miles. 1 mile before Copperopolis, turn right into Olive ranch Rd, then right again into Little John Road. Follow Little John Road for approx 4 miles to Saddle Creek.

The Golf Club at Copper Valley

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1996

The Golf Club at Copper Valley (formerly Saddle Creek Golf Resort): Located in a master-planned community, but not at all impacted by housing, this very natural, scenic and challenging layout provides visitors with an excellent golfing stop-over if you are heading out to Yosemite National Park.

Laid out in two expansive nine-hole loops, the well-maintained course is at times open, at others more tree-lined, and occupies pleasantly undulating terrain. Occasionally the elevation changes are more pronounced. Several tightish tee shots will need to find their way down avenues of small oak trees, and past plenty of grass-topped bunkers. Also to be avoided are many neatly trimmed bunkers that guard the top-quality, large, undulating greens.

With water hazards dangerously threatening on about half the holes (more so on the back-nine), your overall course management and shot-making will need to be on song to score well here. Presenting a haven of peace and tranquillity, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, Copper Valley provides picturesque views onto surrounding partly-wooded hills, which stretch away to the wonderful Sierra Nevada mountain range in the distance.

Pick of the holes: the long, uphill par-4 6th, the par-4 16th and the water-protected, downhill par-3 11th are three notables to look out for in this impressive collection of golf holes.

Stay&Play at Copper Valley: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Fri $69; weekends $99. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Although a 2-hour drive from the Bay Area, Copper Valley is ideally located as a stop-over on your way to and from Yosemite National Park. The Park is a stunning wilderness sanctuary of spectacular granite cliffs and domes (including El Capitan, Sentinel Rock and Half Dome), waterfalls, clear streams and giant Sequoia groves. Yosemite was a focal point in the development of the National Park concept, owing to the work of people like John Muir and Galen Clark.

Close to Copper Valley is the small town of Copperopolis. Unlike most mining towns in the area, Copperopolis' claim to fame was copper rather than gold. The town grew rapidly in the 1860s, fuelled by the need for copper during the American Civil War (1861-1865) to make bullets. The copper was sent to Stockton and then to San Francisco, where it was loaded onto ships and taken around Cape Horn before finally arriving in smelters on the East Coast.

Where2Stay

  • Saddle Creek Resort

    1001 Saddle Creek Drive, Copperopolis, CA 95228

    +1 (209)785 7400

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    The many pleasures of the Sierra Foothills and this Castle & Cooke Community resort, are enhanced by a soothing and relaxing stay in Saddle Creek's Lodge Bungalows, located just a short walk from the Saddle Creek Lodge. Each Bungalow offers a master suite with its own bathroom, and a second bedroom and bathroom. The Bungalows have a welcoming sense of spaciousness with lofted ceilings, and fully-equipped kitchens.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Saddle Creek

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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