Adams Springs Golf Course is located on breath-taking Cobb Mountain in beautiful Lake County in California. At 3,050 feet above sea level, this mountain course has 5,280 yards of challenging, exciting play.
Adams Springs Golf Course is a Jack Fleming-designed course boasting five par fours and one par five. This nine-hole layout has separate tee positions that allow a different shot and feel for each of the back nine holes. Par for the course is 68 and the slope is 117. Adams Springs hosts many tournaments throughout the year, including the Lake County Amateur.
The signature hole is the 4th. A 181 yards Par 3 — hit it and you will be one happy camper, miss it and you will probably be in the pond to the front left of the green. The throat of this fairway is approximately 30 yards wide with the sand trap on the right. Choose the right club for your tee shot, because if you are too long you will land in the rough behind the green or worse yet, in the creek. Don’t pay any attention to the pine tree on the right of the trap. Put your name on your ball. The club will save it for you if it gets wet.
But for us the best hole at Adams Springs Golf course is the 5th, a 498 yards Par 5. The “Berry Box” was affectionately named for the Kelseyville High School golf coach, John Berry, to acknowledge his commitment to youth golf in Lake County. (This is the upper tee box). Heavy hitters blast away and keep it in the fairway close to the trees on the right side. We mention the trees because even though this fairway is right in front of the golfer, quite often the shot lands in the trees or in the first fairway. This means that your second shot must be either a punch shot out of the trees or entirely over the trees and back onto the fairway. Needless to say, the best shot is on the right side of the fairway, left of the trees. However, if you pull the ball too far to the left, please be aware of the creek. If you’re short of the creek on the left, it will take a lay-up shot to the center of the fairway so that you leave yourself with a clear shot to the green. Some golfers have gone over the trees on the left at the corner and there are also some who have missed. There is a creek on the left, a tributary across the fairway and a lake on the right side and rear of green. Occasionally an errant ball may land in one of these water areas. It may be retrieved for a nominal fee from the pro shop. On the left and rear of the green there are sand traps. If by chance you hit one, please rake as you leave. This is another generous green which has a slight height adjustment running north and south.