MacKenzie Course @ Haggin Oaks

MacKenzie Course @ Haggin Oaks

The MacKenzie Golf Course was designed by the legendary virtuoso, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, in 1932. It's a classic "parkland" type golf course with flat to rolling terrain. The fairways are lined with mature oak trees and the Arcade Creek meanders through the middle of the course. The MacKenzie G.C. hosted the PGA Tour's Sacramento Open from 1935-1938. Legendary players participated every year in the Open including Walter Hagen, Jimmy Demaret, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. The MacKenzie Golf Course also hosted the 1963 National US Public Links Championship and the 1992 National US Women's Public Links Championship.

The course was renovated in 2000 by Mike Asmundsen. The new renovation has captured the "old charm and feel" of Dr. Alister MacKenzie's design of 71 years ago. With new greens stimped between 10 & 11 for the tournament, the 7,000-yard MacKenzie Golf Course is fair, but challenging from the back tees. The competitive course record of 64 was set in the 2002 Public Links Qualifier by J.J. Jakovac, 2004 State Fair Championship by Erik Flores, and 2005 Sacramento City Championship by Bob Niger.

Tournament Course Set Up

· Greens are dry cut the afternoons preceding each tournament round day
· Greens are double cut and rolled each morning to .140 (10 to 11 on the stimp meter)
· Fairways are narrowed to 25 to 30 yards in width and dry cut to ½ inch the afternoon before each round
· Rough mower height will be 2 ½ inches for a couple of weeks preceding the SFC
· Tees and green collars are dry cut to 3/8 of an inch the afternoon before each round
· The inner cup dirt is chalked white on all fresh holes daily
· Custom SFC hole location charts daily
· A group scoring standard bearer is with the final four groups during the last round
· A food & beverage "snack bar" and BBQ is located between holes #7 tee, #13 green & #16 tee

MacKenzie Course
Course Data
Facility Name Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Courses & Facilities MacKenzie course, Arcade course, Haggin Oaks Super Store, Mackenzie Sports Bar & Grille, 24-Hour Driving Range, Club Repair Shop, Pro Shop & the Haggin Oaks Pavilion
SFC Course Name Alister MacKenzie Golf Course
Back Tee Stats par 72 / rated 72.7 / 125 slope / 6991 yards
Accessibility Municipal (City of Sacramento)
Location 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento (northeast of downtown)
Directions see Travel page
Telephone / Fax 916.808.2525 / 916.808.2523
Website Address
Director of Golf Ken Morton, Sr.
Head Professional Mike Woods
Club Champion '10 is Arceo Kellen
Course Record 64 by J.J. Jakovac ('02 US Public Links qualifying), Erik Flores ('04 State Fair Championship), Bob Niger ('05 Sacramento City Championship)
Green Fee Range $15 to $54 (cart included except juniors)
Walking Policy Allowed, but green fee still includes cart, except for juniors
Footwear Soft spikes required
Caddies Not normally available
Range Description Mats with night lighting (24/7 May thru Sept) grass for SFC
Course Designer Alister MacKenzie; '00 major renovation by Mike Asmundsen
Course Superintendent Sam Samuelson, GCSAA Certified, BS - Univ of Arizona
Year Built 1932 with major renovation in 2000
Normal Condition Very good
Normal Green Speed Average & firm
Greens Aerated April & September
Course Elevation 45 ft (about sea level)
Yardage Available Sprinkler heads & 100/150/200 markers
Peak Season Play Heavy
Normal Pace of Play 4 hours & 30 minutes
Scratch Events Held State Fair Men's Championship; NCGA Qualifyings; USGA Public Links Qualifying; Sacramento City Championship; Nike AJGA Championship; First Tee Pebble Beach Open Qualifier
Course Awards/Rank Sac Magazine readers top course in greater Sacramento
Dress Code Collared shirt, no jeans, no short shorts or cut offs
Data Contributors Mike Woods & Fred Solomon