Course at Wente Vineyards, The

4.4865000000 4.5 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7181 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, California 94550, Alameda County
  • (925) 456-2475
  • (925) 456-2490
  • www.wentevineyards.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Greg Norman (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts with slacks or walking shorts are required; no denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7181 yards 75.3 142
Gold 72 6840 yards 73.9 139
Blue/Blue White 72 6266 yards 71.2 128
Blue/Blue White (W) 72 6266 yards 69.8 127
White 72 5637 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 5637 yards 73.5 129
Red (W) 72 4866 yards 69.4 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
115
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

173 out of 182 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"What drink cart / Marshal?"


u139534384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never saw the drink cart?

Only saw the Marshals on hole #1. 2 of them? Does it really take 2 to start people off?

No Tees and limited balls on the Range? Charging up to $100+ a round and no Tees with your name on them? The mini gold bags should be filled with back-up range balls so you can help yourself.

Drove cart onto one of the fairways not knowing we couldn't and the cart died. Dead in the water??? Call the clubhouse and no-one answered? Tried reverse...didn't work? Then after 10 minutes another golfer said to try reverse. So we did that again and we were able to get the cart back to the path. Why do this to people...ruined our experience trying to push the cart up hill???


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004415834's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic experience"


dstrenge's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Drive out to Livermore to play 12 years ago and it was just as good yesterday. Fantastic staff, great facilities, craft beer on tap and a short walk to the tasting room! The golf course is a fun track with some very difficult shots but always scenic sand greens rolled true. Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


u157152332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is target course at its finest. Rich for my blood but definitely an awesome course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Looking forward to next visit!"


Hagearty's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out as a single and quickly got paired up with a member. The tee boxes, fairways and sand traps were in excellent conditions. The greens had just been irrated and it showed. The clubhouse told me as much and gave me 2 coupons for a future visit. My member partner had to leave after 6 holes and I was able to jump ahead of a few groups and finished in just over 3 hours. I played from the white tees and most likely will play from the blues on my next visit. I shot an 86, but could have easlly shot an 83 if the greens were in true form. I saw the Marshall a few times and he was a true gentleman. Course had some beautiful views and was a treat to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Handled the weather"


donndobkin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding course conditions given how much rain we have had. Excellent staff, attractive course with lots of variety and challenges. Will return when it's warmer out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"maintained beautifully"


DLGEE's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The Course is close to my home, but I've never taken advantage of it.

Easily one of the best maintained greens I've ever played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



vikram111's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2016
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views"


Johnse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stunning views from this course especially on the 10th tee box. Fairways and greens where in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent course!"


u000006818784's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly course, good pace, challenging, and great service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"WOW"


u000004620727's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have a group that travels regularly to golf. None of us had played the course before but had heard good things about it. We could not have been more rewarded for the drive than the course at wente vineyards. From the immaculate practice area, to the professional staff the first impression was excellent. The course was pristine, the tee boxes were well manicured, the fairways were tightly mowed and green. The greens were firm but receptive, fast and true. The course has everything you could want in a round of golf. Elevation changes,risk reward and some of the best views around.

If you haven't played it I recommend you book your time now and go enjoy some of the best value golf around. We are already planning a return trip


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, great staff, but overpriced for the quality."


jvjones's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Staff, carts are like driving your couch around, and a fun layout. I enjoyed this track but I feel like it's way overpriced for the quality/value. You can pay less than $100 on a weekend at 10 other courses in the area that are all just as nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible Conditions"


robbiez88's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I played this golf course a couple of days ago and they never bothered to mention that they dumped a ton of sand on the greens and that the greens were unplayable !!!! I understand what top dressing is but they dumped a ton of sand and just left it on the course, it was like rolling the ball in a sand trap. I believe that if the course is unplayable, then they should at least advise the players. I drove over 2 hours and it was too late in the day to cancel the round and drive somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Big pleasant surprise"


u00000592444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved it. Unique setting, beautiful views, fast, but true greens, tough, but fair layout. Good twilight rate and pace of play. During a week where I played Pasatiempo, Pebble Beach, and Harding Park, this place held it's own, in it's own way. Enjoyed it so much I may play it again today!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


amoon705's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, great layout, and beautifully groomed. Would definitely recommend everyone try Wente if in the Bay Area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome time"


u000003396732's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wente golf course is wonderful. The layout is great. Greens roll true. Great views. Red tail Hawks everywhere. We saw a eagle too!!! Everyone needs to play wente. First class place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding beauty and challenge!"


Enjoyorgohome's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and course conditions. Entertained a client and he was equally impressed.

Pace of play a bit slow due to challenging course and tough wind! Scenery is absolutely fantastic with the vineyards and elevation changes. Plenty of wildlife running around and flying overhead.

Put this course on your list!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play and marshall patrol not enforcing slow play"


jediplay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Generally, Wente marshall patrol is present but nowadays they are more concerned about patrolling in/out of fairway than enforcing the pace of play. Over 5 hours and 40 minutes to complete a round of golf on Saturday. That shouldn't be for the course charging over $120 for the green fee. We waited on every tee shots and approach shots except for the first hole.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great"


pslee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very great and nice golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always impressive"


Sdix14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wente always offers a challenging, scenic round that will leave you wanting to play another round. Got a great deal for the afternoon twilight rate and enjoyed a well paced 4 1/2 hour round. I always play here when I can get the good rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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