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 25

Ladies Only Weekly Workshops


Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10


OCTOBER: Secrets of the Short Game

Location: Diamond Oaks Golf Course, Roseville, CA

Monday, October 27, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Greenside Bunkers

  • Learn simple techniques to get out of the bunker every time

NOVEMBER: “Full Swing Series”

Location: Range at Woodcreek Golf Course, Roseville, CA

Monday, November 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Takeaway

  • Are you starting the club back correctly?

Monday, November 10, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Top of the swing and transition down

  • The key positions

Monday, November 17, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Impact

  • The moment of truth: are you in the right position?

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.

Sep 07

Junior Golf – 2014 Clinics

First Tee Instructional® Fall Program Flight 2 began September 13.

The classes will be held every other week over a twelve week period. This means your junior golfer will be taking instruction every other Saturday, allowing them to come out and practice what they have learned on the off Saturdays.

Flight 1 began Saturday, September 6:
Flight 1a: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Flight 1b: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15

Flight 2 began Saturday, September 13:
Flight 1a: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Flight 1b: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22

The cost is $149 unless your junior golfer has been in a prior class in calendar year 2014. In that case the cost is $124.

I encourage you to sign up early to ensure your junior has a spot in the Fall classes.
Please contact me if you have questions about the program.

Junior Competitive Golf / High School Golf
Player Development Academy

Our newly created junior program, The Diamond Oaks Junior Golf Academy, has started off with a bang. We’ve got a great group of kids that are eager to learn and practice and take their games to more competitive levels. Whether it’s playing on their high school teams, playing in individual tournaments, or striving towards a college scholarship, the Junior Golf Academy is the perfect avenue to reach those individual goals.

The Junior Golf Academy at Diamond Oaks is designed to help all levels of junior golfers – beginners to the most advanced players and will encompass 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 cost is $150 per month.

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.
  • Sundays 4:00-5:30 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.

Beginning in November our schedule will change.
Starting in November we will meet:

  • Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 at Woodcreek GC (lighted driving range)
  • Sundays 3:00-4:30 at Diamond Oaks GC

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 »

Sep 07

Adult Golf Clinics


“Getting Started” – Wednesday, October 8, 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. For October the 4-week class began on Wednesday, October 6. This will be the last Adult Clinic for 2014.

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

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.