Course Review and Comments
I had both a good and bad experience at Sevillano.
First thing is the practice area. I would consider it first rate. Driving range, practice green and putting green were all in excellent shape. The cart was very nice with GPS (with a very small, hard to read, screen) to help you. You might want to buy the yardage book (but the book does not give any hints on how to play the hole, just disances only).
The course overall is excellent. The tee boxes were in great shape as well as the fairways. There was a lot of mushy areas from overwatering. The greens look almost like carpet. The sand bunkers were poor at best. Very wet and hard with not much sand. I usually play sand well but all my sand shots took off as my SW bounced off the hard sand instead of going through it.
The course looks just like the links style courses from the British Open. No trees, no shade, just lots of scrub brush surrounding the fairways. Overall not the prettiest golf course I have been to.
I played the Tournament tees and found them to be the correct length for me (eventhough the starter tried in vain to convince us to play the shorter Challenge tees). My only grumbling I had about the tee length is that on the back 9, all of the par 3's were virtually the same length (168, 172, 172). I would have liked to see some more variety.
There are a lot of huge doglegs and blind shots. So watch out on a busy day, I can forsee it being a little dangerous as golfers try to cut those corners and might be be shooting right into you.
My biggest complaint about this course was the lack of care and consideration by the staff. I teed off at 6:50 am (prime time). Starting at the 2nd green, a maintenance worker was mowing the outside strip of the green. Even as we were putting, he kept the mower running on the side of the green. As we left the green to go to the next, we saw this same worker do the same thing at the 3rd green. He would start mowing the outside strip for the greens everytime we approached. This happened on the 4th, 5th, 6th greens. I finally called the proshop on the 7th green to ask them to stop the mowing. A little peace and quiet is what I expect at a golf course, not the constant sound of lawn mowers right next to the green. When I went to the proshop to tell them of my experience with the lawn mowers and noise, they apologized but did not seem too concerned. In fact, one employee asked me "Well, when should we mow the grass anyways?". That discussion left a very bad taste in my mouth.
Sevillano is overall a great course. I probably will never return since it takes 2 hours to get there from Sacramento and it is staffed by employees who really are not concerned about their customer's enjoyment or experience.
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October 24th, 2010 21:55
So, I have played the course at least a dozen times.To everyone who has difficulty with this course, and I am no exception, I have found that learning to putt better, choosing the CORRECT tee blocks,
May 03rd, 2010 09:56
a tough course for sure, exacerbated by wind. the native grasses make any errant shot a lost ball, and with no parallel fairways, you have to keep it in the short stuff. watch the forecast for winds
July 14th, 2009 11:21
Now mind you, this course is a challenge, pick your tee blocks wisely. on a windy day the gusts can easily sustain 50 mile an hour. on a mild day you are still looking at 10-15 mph winds with gusts up
November 30th, 2008 00:54
This is just a clarification. I tried to put my handicap down as not established. I've only been playing for a year. I also tried to put the price I paid down as 2 for 1 through " Club 19 Golf &q
November 30th, 2008 00:35
My job has allowed me to play many courses in Northern California this year. I have had the priviledge of playing some beautiful courses, including Sevillano Links. I have played this course many time
September 08th, 2008 09:38
What a tough course. Windy day, so keeping the ball on the fairway was tough. Lost my first ball when my approach shot was about 2 feet to the left of the #1 green, watched it bounce and into a reed
August 01st, 2008 09:43
I read a negative review of this fine course and couldn't believe it. Obviously, this 14 handicapper Holman had more agenda than game. This is one of the only real links style courses you can play in
August 01st, 2008 09:10
I am writing this in response to your approach for free golf at sevillano links. Brian Dahmer the director of golf at sevillano was behind the counter when you entered the pro shop. Brian
April 22nd, 2008 17:00
I do not know why a course would set a course up this way with second cut of rough being over 4 inches. The rough is all native grasses also and results in a lost ball in most places and 6 hour round
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