Modesto Dryden Park Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Modesto, California.
Modesto Dryden Park Golf Course first opened for play 1n 1955. The course was designed by William F. Bell. Jack Daray, Jr. and Stephen Halsey redesigned the course in 1991.
Modesto Dryden Park Golf Course is picturesque and at the same time very challenging. The greens are large and difficult to read. There are several water hazards that come into play throughout the course. Accuracy needed here. The front 9 is flat and the back 9 hilly. The Tuolumne River runs along the side of the course. The Modesto Dryden Park Golf Course design is a natural, old style, easily walkable layout amongst many huge oak and walnut trees.
Dryden Park's Golf Learning Center has three practice putting greens and a driving range, all lighted for night use.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,574 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,900 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 526 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 160 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 6, a 439 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Modesto Dryden Park Golf Course is # 15, a 347 yard par-4.
$16 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2013 at 2pm
Long, narrow fairways demand control off the tee or you'll be wondering "what would Tiger do?" out of the trees. Greens are good-sized and usually well-groomed. The minus is the sand traps are more dirt than sand or are very shallow before hitting hardpan. It's a fun course with a variety of fairways. This course typically has fewer players out than its (nicer) sister course (Creekside), but doesn't nickel and dime you like Creekside does. Green fee rates ($29 W/CART) are fair, but the course occasionally offers specials (Tuesdays $20 w/cart after 11 a.m....but they don't have a plethora of carts either). Nice pro shop, driving range.
$21 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, July 2010 at 6am
many mature trees and thick rough make staying in the fairway a must. Greens are bumpy and play is usually slow.
$16 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, October 2009 at 4pm
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