Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.3417352941 3.3 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6373 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, California 94583
  • (925) 735-6511
  • (925) 735-5114
  • www.canyonlakesgolfbrew.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Public
Greens: Rye grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Levi's or blue jeans; Golf shoes required; Collared shirts must be worn
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6373 yards 71.8 133
White 71 5970 yards 69.7 131
White (W) 71 5970 yards 74.5 133
Red (W) 71 5191 yards 70.6 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

70 out of 88 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Canyon lakes is coming back!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It rained for three holes then it was pretty nice out.The course is coming back slowly,alot of bunkers are under construction and need some help,but fairways are slowly coming back .Greens are a bit bumpy and slow could use a roller on them to flatten them out and speed them up.All in all it was fun but this course has serious potential if they could drop some money in it to fix a few things then it might be competition for The Bridges next door.Problem is to much rain and you will have a hard time getting your cart back on the cart path,it doesn't drain well and the kind of dirt that turns into mud is the kind that will get carts stuck quite easily.But certainly has some great holes when they are in pristine condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just keeps getting better!"


Ron1892302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has improved 10 fold since new ownership. The new brewery on site is a added plus at the end of round. Great value all around.


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



u000003845815's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

sand traps need lots of work & also some work needed on fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad, but pricey unless you get a deal"


Amisk8er's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we got an ok rate at $30, but honestly I wouldn't pay more for this course unless it was for some occasion.

fairways were in mediocre condition, most of the bunkers were hardened, but some had good soft sand, hope that you mishit into the soft sand bunkers...

tee boxes were fine, lack of a real driving range is certainly something to consider, although for me that isn't always something I need, so it depends on the day. The course only has 2 sets of tees, so if you're a long hitter you will likely be hitting a lot of irons from the tee box.

In-house IPA was good, service excellent, sandwich was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout. About 6300 yds from the blue tees, little shorter than average."


master4mam's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We come here to play at least once a week. Price is reasonable and the pace is 4.5 hr or less. I like that!

One thing I always wish the course can be improved on is to fill bunkers with sand. There’s hardly any sand in most of bunkers :( The staffs in the pro shop including Dana is five star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"SMOKIN' !!!!!"


u000003835256's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in the heavy smoke (was only super bad the last few holes.......wore our NIOSH N95 masks the last couple holes.....funny, sorta.).

Greens in good shape, fairways just OK. We like the layout. Pace a little slow first few holes, cuz NCGA group (4 guys) out there taking course info. for the annual rating (difficulty: stroke/slope). But, after got thru them, we flew. Had one of the brewery craft beers afterwards in the new bar/restaurant. Their doing alot of work/improvements to the facility which should start to pay off soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don’t go out of your to golf here"


u000004706979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course could be amazing, but the Sandtrap’s and fairways are not in great condition. You will run across some great calls and some great layouts. If the owner puts in enough time and money this will be a great course and I would definitely go out of my way to golf there when that happens.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000007717241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs some tlc"


u454149937's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Discourse need some tender loving care. Sandtrap's are in terrible shape. Some are totally unplayable in about 30% have ground under repair markers in them. The fairways are in decent shape however overwatered in many places. Golf carts are rolling over the overwatered areas creating tracks that are unplayable. Also there are no course and Bassett or's out on the course taking care of pace of play therefore is very slow. With some management invested good place to play but I would hold off for now


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value, challenging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time on this course. The course is challenging but definitely playable for a mid-cap player. There are some easy holes that are reachable in regulation but there is a par 5 that is not reachable to me. I like the course. It' has similar characteristics as some that I like playing... elevations, good greens, etc. There are some areas that are brown but for the most part the course is good. Worth what we paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting and scenic course"


u850774480's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've been playing not quite one year so we're newbies...but we love this course. It's challenging, scenic, some daunting water hazards, fabulous wildlife, we saw hawks and quail and many birdhouses - this course loves their wildlife. Just a note if you reserve thru Golf Now, best to call clubhouse to confirm price as carts are required during certain tee times and we didn't know that so had to pay more than Golf Now price. No big deal as we enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course don't have any kind of maintenance"


u281588066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

there is no sand in most of the bunkers, fairway is in very poor condition. The putting green are in fine condition.

The course layout is good, but seems lack of any maintenance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course, nice layout"


mlindstrom's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I hadn't been here in 10-15 years. Friend booked it on Golfnow for 31$ on a Saturday at noon; can't beat that price. A few observations:

No driving range- so keep that in mind if you like hitting balls before. You can go to another local course like Bridges (which is about a mile down the road)

Small putting green/chipping green- by the first hole to have a slight warm up

Fun layout- I read a lot of reviews in regards to the layout of the course. I truly didn't remember any of it. I liked the different variety of holes; some holes are short with blind second shots to a green below/above feet; some holes are straight away and just long!

Sand is terrible, which unfortunately is about par for a lot of courses right now with all this heat. There were a few decent traps on the course, but a lot of 'Under Repair' traps, and others that are just unplayable

Staff was very friendly in the pro shop and the restaurant where we grabbed a drink and some food afterwards

Pace of play was fantastic, we had a 2-some in front of us when we tee'd off and didn't see them the rest of the round. Even though we were a 4-some, we didn't see anyone behind us either!

Definitely will be back and give this course another crack :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very tight track. Bring your accuracy."


aliikane10's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Canyon Lakes is Ted Robinson Jr design course, so the layout is pretty good old style track. However, bring your accuracy because it will be tested all day. Shorter course. I only used driver twice and still could of gotten away with not using driver all day. Canyon Lakes is a very narrow track. Can play very difficult if ball striking is in question. Greens are deceivingly fast and a lot of break. Some very unique holes.

Facilities. Clubhouse will be very nice. They are in the process of renovating it and will have a brewery there so I am sure it will be a hangout spot for locals. Not much in the way of practice facilities. No practice range but have hitting nets for warming up. Small putting/chipping green near 1st tee.

Condition. Course condition is decent. Greens are in pretty good shape. There is room for improvement and cleaning up some areas. Bunkers seem to be well maintained.

Seemed like a lot random people were walking on the course from the surrounding homes even though public access is forbidden. #18 has good views of San Ramon and one of the better holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Poor customer service"


Ben6850446's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need sime nice people if you are changing 65 a round. Maybe some sand clean up the dead wood


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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