The Bing Maloney Golf Complex remains a local favorite in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bing Maloney Golf Complex has been a local favorite since opening in 1952.
The city-owned facility -- which includes a 6,569-yard course, a nine-hole, par-3 course (with two short par 4s) and large lighted range run by Morton Golf -- is named after a former superintendent of the city's Recreation Department who was instrumental in its creation. Its versatility attracts players of all ages and skills. It was designed by Michael J. McDonaugh, a long-time city employee who worked with Dr. Alister MacKenzie at Cypress Point, Pasatiempo Golf Club and the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. His layout is still long enough and tough enough for low handicaps, wandering through mature trees. Beginners can have fun playing it, too, given the flat terrain without water (the pond on the third hole is being removed) and limited bunkering.
Morton Golf keeps the greens in pristine shape, and hopes to eventually upgrade the course's original irrigation system. The range, the Express Nine (added in 1988) and an extra practice hole are perfect for The First Tee, Footgolf or taking lessons with one of the course's eight pros.
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