Nov 01

Junior Golf – 2014 Clinics

Watch for dates for our upcoming Winter Junior Golf Camps, which are held during holiday school break.


First Tee “2nd Fall Season” began November 9 »
Junior Golf Academy meets on Sundays at Diamond Oaks and Wednesdays at Woodcreek »

First Tee Instructional® “2nd Fall Season” began November 9 and runs for six weeks, ending December 14.

The classes will be held every Sunday over a six week period.

The first class was held on Sunday, November 9.

The cost is $140.

Please contact Dale Smith at dpsmith|at| if you have questions about the program.

Junior Golf Academy

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 at Woodcreek GC (Lighted driving range)
Sundays 3:00 – 4:30 at Diamond Oaks GC

The Junior Golf Academy is designed for junior golfers age 13 and above who are looking to play competitive golf on their respective high school teams, compete in individual tournaments, or pursue a college scholarship. Junior golfers under the age of 13 may be eligible, though prior instruction and/or experience is required, and participation in the program must be approved by the Director of Instruction.

The Junior Golf Academy at Diamond Oaks is designed to help all levels of junior golfers – beginners to the most advanced players and encompasses the following areas of the game:

  • Initial and on-going assessments
  • Individualized golf training program for each student
  • Twice weekly “supervised practice” with our instructional staff
  • Custom club-fitting, as needed
  • High speed video swing analysis
  • Launch monitor ball flight analysis
  • Weekly enhanced group golf fitness program
  • Opportunities to play the course with our instructional staff to build course management skills
  • Opportunities to play the course in 9-hole competitions

The monthly cost of $150 is due at the beginning of the month. If your child first enters the program after the first of the month, then the initial monthly cost will be pro-rated.

The program runs all year and meets twice weekly for supervised practice with our professional teaching staff. Currently we meet on the following days and times:

  • Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Woodcreek GC (lighted driving range)
  • Sundays 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Sundays will have more of a golf course focus (based on course availability) with supervised practice being done on the course where we will concentrate on course management, risk versus reward decisions, and individual swing technique.

The application for this program can be obtained at the Pro Shop at Diamond Oaks. For more information please contact Kevin Estrella.

Junior Golf Academy Information at »

Little Linkers / Diamond League

Our popular Little Linker/Diamond League Sunday play began on August 24 with a mandatory parent orientation. Actual play began August 31st. Play will be for eight (8) straight Sundays. Tee times fluctuate some, but we normally start play at 2:00. This program is for junior golfers who have the ability to hit the ball into the air and move it forward – in other words have played before or have had previous instruction.

The Diamond League is for players 13 through 17. These players will be playing from the adult tees here at Diamond Oaks.

The Little Linkers is for players 7 through 12. These players will play from one of two sets of tees. 7 – 9 play from the orange tees which are placed on the course just on Sundays. 10 – 12 play from the yellow tees (Diamond Tees). Younger players who display the ability to play from these tees may do so.

The last three weeks the players play under tournament criteria, i.e. they play on their own with no help from adults or other players. We take the low two out of three scores to determine championships for each age group.

The cost of this program is $199, unless your junior golfer has been in a prior class in calendar year 2014. If that’s the case, the cost is $174.

Come into the Diamond Oaks Pro Shop to register. For more information please go to, or contact Dale Smith at .


First Tee Instructional Program Brochure (pdf) »

Diamond League /Little Linkers Program Brochure (pdf) »

Registration Form »

Nov 01

Ladies Only Weekly Workshops


Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Woodcreek GC (lighted driving range)
Cost: $10


NOVEMBER: “Full Swing Series”

Location: Range at Woodcreek Golf Course, Roseville, CA

Monday, November 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Follow through and finish

  • Learn the proper release after impact

Register for the workshops »

Questions: Contact Fran, or the Diamond Oaks Pro Shop at (916) 771-4653.

Nov 01

Adult Golf Clinics


“Getting Started” – Thursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The “Getting Started” clinic is designed for the person just starting out in golf, or for that person who would like to have supervised practice sessions. This class sets the basics for putting, chipping and the full swing. “Getting Started” is held on Wednesdays with a cost of just $99 for four weeks. Since the October class was full we are extending the class one more month. For November the 4-week class began on Thursday, November 6. (Check with Dale about week 4). This will be the last Adult Clinic for 2014.

Adult Clinic Registration Form »
Contact the Pro Shop for information,  (916) 783-4947.

Sep 26

Fall Lesson Specials

(Through November 30, 2014)

Ladies Let’s Play

I am putting together a few dates for (two hour) on-course playing lessons with me.

During the round we will work on course management, club selection, hitting from uneven lies, how to get out of trouble, how to best approach the green, short game strategies, bunker play.

This is a fun time and great learning experience.

Lesson includes: Pre warm-up time on range, swing evaluation, green fee, range balls, cart, and an after-round beverage with discussion of round and look at your video. A $95.00 Value

Cost: $55.00 per student

• Play to be determined – Diamond Oaks / Woodcreek
• Tee Times after 5 p.m.

Contact Fran if you are interested in the Ladies Let’s Play lesson format.

Private Lesson Fall Special

1-hour private lesson: $55 (Regularly $70. Save $15.00)
Five 1-hour lesson series: $245 (Regularly $315. Save $70.00)

Pair Up With a Partner

Grab your BFF, neighbor, daughter!
Take a Semi-private 1-hour lesson together.
$35 per person. 2 students maximum.

Sep 01

Girls Golf has come to Roseville

Girls Golf logo

Girls Golf provides girls ages 7 – 17 with the opportunity to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships, and experience competition in a fun, supportive, and girl-friendly atmosphere, while teaching them values that are inherent to the game.

Girls not only learn to play the game of golf, but they also discover life skills that inspire them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lifestyles through the “Five E’s of Girls Golf.”

Girls Golf is here in Roseville!

Oct 18

Nine Wine & Dine

2013 Nine Wine and Dine events flyer

The Roseville Nine, Wine and Dine events are completed for 2013.

There are no plans yet for a 2014 schedule.

May 09

Roseville 9-Hole Golfers Casual League

This league is for the beginning-to-intermediate, or returning, player. If you are still working on your swing or are unable to hit the ball up in the air over 50 yards consistently then you are not ready for this league. (Stay tuned as I am trying to work on maybe a 5-hole play day for beginners).

To join,  go to

The Meetup site is where you can RSVP if you will want to play in any event.

Most of the information is on the site, but if you have any questions, please send me an email, a text, or call me. I look forward to having you join us!

Apr 18

Hello Fellow Golfers…

woodcreek.jpgCome to beautiful Diamond Oaks and get your game on track with a lesson from Fran. We have programs for men, women, and junior golfers and offer specialized clinics to improve all aspects of your game.

Fran Carlo-Cones provides private and group golf lessons for adult and junior golfers of all skill levels at one of the Sacramento area’s most popular courses, Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville.

In addition to individualized and group instruction Diamond Oaks also offers two 4-week adult clinics each month from March through October.


Contact Fran at Diamond Oaks for an introduction to putting, chipping, and full swing, or to schedule lessons to improve your game. Fran’s goal is to help you play your best and enjoy the game of golf.