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Castle Oaks Golf Course
1000 Castle Oaks Dr
Ione, California 95640

Phone(s): (209) 274-0167
Fax: (209) 274-2428

Castle Oaks Golf Club is situated on the historic Preston Farmlands. The Preston Castle, built in 1894 overlooks the rolling, oak-studded hills of the course. The course opened a century later but it blends in beautifully with the existing terrain, utilizing the Sutter and Mule Creeks and mature trees as natural hazards. When the golf course opened it was acclaimed as the best public course in northern California and it has remained one of the area's premier courses. The layout has an interesting mix of holes with some that are wide and forgiving and others that are narrow and play alongside environmental hazards. The meandering creeks and several lakes come into play throughout. There are many risk/reward opportunities and golfers will encounter several hazards and out-of-bounds off the tee, but overall the course is player-friendly enough to appeal to any skill level.

Castle Oaks Golf Course
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Brad Benz, Ross Forbes
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1994
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 71 6739 128 72.3
Red (W) 72 5015 113 69.7
Blue 71 6356 125 70.6
White 71 5948 122 68.6
White (W) 72 5948 124 74.9
Gold 71 5447 119 66.2
Gold (W) 72 5447 119 72.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Castle Oaks Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on July 08th, 2022 20:44
    Great course. Fairways were a touch dry in spots, normal for this time of year. The greens were in great shape, held the ball nicely. It was a great walk. In hindsight we should have grabbed a cart for the back...we are getting old....ha ha
    Food was excellent as well as the service. Bar was great as well.
  • Castle Oaks Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Harry Fletcher
    on July 27th, 2018 15:00
    Great track, friendly staff and course conditions were excellent. The pace of play was normal.
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