Situated six miles south of Copperopolis, one of the many small former mining towns that are dotted throughout Calaveras County, the 18-hole semi-private layout at the Saddle Creek Golf Resort is a Carter Morrish design dating back to the mid-1990s.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, close to the Stanislaus National Forest and Big Trees Lake Park, the course is just one of the many outdoor sporting amenities available to guests and residents of a real estate development around which the fairways are routed.
The course is laid out in a figure of eight across undulating terrain in two large loops, with no two holes running parallel to one another. Small ponds and streams come into play from time to time in what is a very natural environment for playing golf.
Standout holes include the right doglegged par four 2nd (“Cape”), where water runs the length of the fairway, the par five 8th (“Gambler”), which has the green positioned behind a small pond, and the par three 14th (“Redan”), built in homage to its North Berwick namesake.