Course Stimp Updated
Ancil Hoffman 10.6 Tues, April 22nd
Auburn Valley 10.0 Tues, April 22nd
Bidwell Park 9.5 Tues, April 22nd
Cherry Island 9.5 Tues, April 22nd


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Ancil Hoffman

With TEE IT FORWARD, golfers can speed up play and have more fun by using tees that provide the greatest playability and enjoyment.

The best launch monitor in the game is now at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. Fittings every Saturday with the newest technology from Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike and Ping.


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DarkHorse Golf Club in Auburn, California is once again rated in the Top 10 in California

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Come play golf at one of Empire Golf’s
exceptional Northern California public golf courses.

Located in the Sacramento area, the scenic California Gold Country, the Wine Country and Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County, Empire Golf’s portfolio boasts six fine 18-hole championship golf courses. The Golf Digest Award-winning DarkHorse, in the Sierra Foothills is ranked among the Top 10 best courses in California. Some of the premier golf architects in the business have crafted our courses: Ted Robinson, Keith Foster, Robert Muir Graves and the legendary William Francis “Billy” Bell. While Empire Golf offers a wide variety of playing experiences, all our courses emphasize enjoyable golf at affordable prices. We maintain our courses to underscore the joy and fun of playing this great game, including walk-able, walker-friendly properties.

Empire’s courses offer discounts and affordable specials to our loyal customers through our E-Club. We welcome Seniors with special senior rates. All courses participate in Junior Golfer Programs, including a Junior Development Academy. We offer tournament-friendly group rates and discounts to all groups, including NCGA Associate Clubs. All of our courses host membership in Men’s, Women’s and Junior Clubs.

Boasting all-grass practice areas and tees, each facility is ideal for golf lessons and instruction, clinics and camps run by PGA Professionals. Look for our regularly scheduled Demo Days and tune up your game at our Eric Pollard Golf Academy. Empire’s commitment to Junior Golf and Golfers includes our Junior Development Academy, an intense junior workshop for aspiring golfers.

Besides offering stunning views at several Empire courses, the clubhouses and restaurants are the perfect sites for corporate outings, Sunday and Holiday brunches.  Many of Empire’s courses offer golf getaways and stay-and-play packages: Wine Country and Gold Country packages are available.

We are proud of our environmental record, our eco-friendly approach to caring for our properties. A top priority in 2010 for each of our facilities is to achieve the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification.

If you are looking for golf equipment and golf merchandise, we have well-stocked Pro Shops at all our facilities offering all major retail brands.

Empire’s collection of fine golf properties includes: Ancil Hoffman Golf Club in Carmichael, CA; Auburn Valley Golf Club, Auburn, CA; Cherry Island Golf Course, Elverta, CA; DarkHorse Golf Club, Auburn, CA.

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