Course at Wente Vineyards, The

4.4477000000 4.4 stars from 5 (203)
  • 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

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

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 203 Reviews
5 stars:
128
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

190 out of 200 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 thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Beautiful course. Challenging but forgiving"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Wente in early December which turned out to be a great gamble as it was sunny and surrounded by vines turning orange.

Course layout was great with good challenges. Very hilly and well maintained all around. Tended to be fairly wide in most areas which was helpful as we weren't swinging the clubs particularly straight...

Greens were pretty fast and tended to have lot of movement. We all struggles with the putting but just because we are used to the muni courses.

Highly recommend going! One of the best courses I've played.


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


"Fabulous course"


u9893203's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This has spectacular views and challenging holes. Loved it.

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Miniature Golf Writ Large"


mrmike101's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like Poppy Ridge, beautiful vistas. Wente is like miniature golf writ large, and includes a cell tower

disguised as a water tower using a big Oak like Wine Barrel - but no windmill holes. The greens are deceptively fast but true. The Lombard trail is an e-ticket ride. All in all, a worthwhile test and venue.

P.S. The snakes are hibernating so I picked up a few near new golf balls found in the brush. This new treasure more than paid for the entry fee. LOL.

"I will be BACK" in my deepest Schwarzenegger voice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Playing Wente in the wind!!!"


lnonnenberg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, great layout. Greens were in great condition and putting very true. Fairways were a bit wet, but overall the course was in great shape. The only problem was the wind. We got a windy day----really windy. Played the Gold tees. #18 into the wind was driver, 3 hybrid and knock-down wedge. #14, par three, 185 yards to the pin was a knock-down driver. #12 not reachable in 3. Crazy windy!! On a normal day this is a great course to play. It's a bit challenging when the wind is howling.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wente Delivers as usual!"


paulycama's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pick anytime of the year and Wente delivers! Best course to play in the area, even better on a "Hot Deal"!

Keep this course on the rotation..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the TriValley Area"


dscho's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful. Challenging, but fair. Greens were FAST. Only complaint is a few areas the fairway was soggy. Otherwise, my favorite course in the East bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Location - Great Course"


53Jagman's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played many courses throughout the Bay area..I consider this as one of the best!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and FUN!"


RennaissanceWoman's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Can't wait to play again! Try to stay out of the bunkers and off the hills and vineyards,

and you will be fine, something I had trouble with as usual. ha, ha


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unique setting w/ good golf"


Olsongolfers's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good condition. Only area that needs some tending would be the approach to various tee boxes. Some weeds and abit unkept. The fairways and greens, though were very nicely maintained and in good condition.

Scenery is great to be able to enjoy golf without houses around and just the pristine vineyards with the grapes on the vines.

Would definitely recommend playing here for a unique experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


cweb24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Always in great shape. Fast greens normally. Was told upon check in that the greens were recently top dressed

But they still rolled smooth. Because of the top dressing I was given 4 tickets for a $75.00 each future green fee for all of us. Good until March 2018. I thought that was awesome of Wente to even offer that

I will be back for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superior in every way"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We scored a "hot deal" for this course and were astounded at our good fortune. What a spectacular course - beautiful, challenging, friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Doesn't get any better then this...."


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were perfect and greens fast(pretty flat with hardly any elevation changes) and thank god they have sand in the sandtraps.This truly is an amzing place to golf with wonderful views,great clubhouse for food and drinks and super experience,but understand it still carries a Monterey pricetag.They have marshalls monitoring the progress so pace of play stays on time and a cart girl that does her best to make her way around this spread out course..

If price is not an issue this course is a must play though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Marshall on Course"


Ollie69's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played there in a Tournament and the Course was in great shape. Greens rolled at 10. The Clubhouse and Restaurant were great. The only thing is the Marshall on was into himself. we finished playing in 4:30 minutes and still got hassled from a elderly Marshall who should be in a rest home. All we heard from him is that he 83 and we should play every hole in 15 minutes. These type of Marshall's need to go to school and learn Customer Service especially when the Course charges a arm and leg to play. We were coming down 17 hole and one of my players were getting ready to hit and this Marshall comes from behind the green and makes a bee line down the fairway towards one of my golfers and we all thought "what the Heck" We had to wait for him. Didn't say a Darn word and kept going. . It was 101 degrees and we certainly didn't need a Fit-bit Marshall to harass us. Shame on you Wente for hiring this guy. We won't return to play anytime soon and neither will any of my 26 golfers in our Club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent condition"


rafaeltorres's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditioneven though he got a little windy at the end


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic conditions"


cbronis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had been about a year since we last played the course and we were very impressed at how lush the fairways were. The tees were in great shape and the greens didn't disappoint as they were rolling fast and true. the staff was great and I highly recommend playing here if you haven't yet. You will not be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u645528645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



WalrusTusk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Wente Vineyard's Golf"


straube35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Always in very good shape. Staff is helpful and courteous. Our foursome was a little bummed that there was a half hour wait to sit on the patio to get drinks after the round (on a Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 PM.).


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


"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



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