Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.3378529412 3.3 stars from 5 (80)
  • 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 80 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

63 out of 80 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs 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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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
Top 1000 Contributor
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


"Canyon Lakes"


u309788978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

This is a fun course with a very challenging layout. Greens were in great shape. Multiple layers and ridges. Tee boxes are in great locations and you hit into narrow fairways. Some of the fairways are still showing signs from the wet winter but for the most part the course is recovering nicely. As is the case with many tight courses, accuracy is highly rewarded where miss hits will punish you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course



uooooo3564825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


09golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a 5 hour round . A tournament was in front of us .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


Mark6471965's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and very challenging. The greens were in great shape compared to some of the courses I usually play. I would say the only thing missing is direction for the player who has never played the course. It would help to have the layout printed on the scorecard. There is a lot of blind shots and if you've never played here it's a little confusing. Otherwise it was challenging and I'll definitely be going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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