Dryden Park Set to Re-Open

MODESTO, Calif., March 29, 2017 – Dryden Park announced today that the municipally-owned golf course will open for public play on Monday, April 10, being closed since Feb. 16, due to significant rains and floods that devastated most of Northern California over the past month.

While no permanent damage was caused, Dryden Park took on a significant amount of water alongside the high-running Tuolumne River that borders the golf course to the east. Upon re-opening, Dryden Park will also boast a full fleet of 40 golf carts, with NEW batteries. 

“We are extremely proud of superintendent, Scott Dickson and his team from BrightView Golf Maintenance for their diligence to re-open the golf course after facing such dire conditions,” said general manager Kelly Smith. “This was a true team effort and we are looking forward to not only welcoming back our loyal golfers, but new golfers from in and around our area that have yet to experience the “Best in Class” service, and great value Dryden Park has to offer.” 

Dryden Park golf course was built in 1959 by William F. Bell – who also designed both the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines for the city of La Jolla, Calif. The course includes mature trees, wide fairways and strategic bunkering. The Learning Center at Dryden Park offers a driving range and two putting greens – making Dryden Park an ideal location for youth or beginner golfers.

Widely considered one of the best value courses in Central California, Dryden Park is an 18-hole golf course that winds along the Tuolumne River, Dryden Park encompasses mature pines and oaks, and wide, emerald fairways, both beginners and expert golfers who prefer a more traditional round of golf will appreciate Dryden Park’s medium-sized greens guarded by small bunkers.

For more information on Dryden Park or to book your tee time, visit www.drydenparkgolfcourse.com or call us at (209) 577-5359.


About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com.

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Welcome to Dryden Park Golf Course

Dryden Park Golf Course is located in Modesto, California and is one of Northern California's Best Golf Values. Winding along the Tuolumne River, Dryden Park encompasses mature pines and oaks, and wide, emerald fairways, both beginners and expert golfers who prefer a more traditional round of golf will appreciate Dryden Park's medium-sized greens guarded by small bunkers. Dryden Park Golf Course's practice facility has two practice putting greens and a driving range perfect for both learning or tuning up your golf game.

Owned by the City of Modesto and newly managed by KemperSports, Dryden Park Golf Course amenities include a full-service golf shop and restaurant.  The experienced staff specializes in hosting tournament events of any size.  From travel clubs, family reunions, to large corporate events, Dryden Park has you covered. 


Book your tee time today online or call the golf shop at (209) 577-5359. 
You may also enjoy playing Creekside Golf Course.

       Dryden Park Golf Course Modesto


Creekside and Dryden Park Celebrates Fourth Annual Player Development Month

KemperSports, Creekside and Dryden Park launch #PDMonth – will offer complimentary golf lessons and other activities to beginners or people re-entering the game at all KemperSports properties

[Modesto, California] June 1, 2017 – Creekside, Dryden Park and KemperSports announced today that they will host their fourth annual Player Development Month during the month of June. The month-long celebration of golf is built to introduce and re-introduce golfers as we share our passion for the sport. To commemorate the month-long celebration, Creekside and Dryden Park golf courses will offer free 15-minute lessons from staff instructors to all new golfers. In addition to the free lessons, they will offer:

  • Free Clinics with Larry Alvarado, PGA Class A Head Golf Professional &                                                      Chris Mendes, PGA Class A Head Professional
  • Thursday June 22: Short Game   12:30-1:30 PM            Creekside Golf Course
  • Thursday June 29: Full Swing      12:30-1:30 PM            Creekside Golf Course
  • Free 15 minute lessons for New Golfers
  • Call for Dates and Times (Contact information below)

The inaugural celebration, which started in 2014, saw more than 3,500 interactions with new golfers at more than 125 KemperSports courses across the country. That number nearly doubled through 2016 by interacting with 8,000 new golfers and more than 20,000 touches on social media. Given the expansion of the program, KemperSports is hoping to grow that number and share our passion for golf with as many as possible.

KemperSports’ Player Development Month is a proprietary initiative built to provide tools and best practices to a portfolio of more than 125 public, private and resort golf courses around the country. The program is geared to deliver innovative ways to reach an entire demographic of non-golfers.

“As avid golfers ourselves, we are passionate about the game of golf,” said general manager Kelly Smith. “#PDMonth gives us the opportunity to share of love of the game and hopefully introduce the game to a generation of non-golfers.”

With the belief that golf is not only our job, but our passion, Creekside and Dryden Park takes personal pride in its mission to help grow the game and share our love of the sports with new and former golfers. Guests at the courses are encouraged to use the hashtag #PDMonth to show their support of the program and their love of the game of golf.

For more information on #PDMonth, visit www.modestogolfcourses.com

Course Contacts:

Creekside Golf Course:             (209) 571-5123
Dryden Park Golf Course:          (209) 577-5359