Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.6246176471 3.6 stars from 5 (100)
  • 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 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

81 out of 100 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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"Poorweather"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the layout of the course unfortunately the weather was a little rainy and the course as muddy and soft but a very enjoyable day good company would definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u259873784's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Still A Challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course for a number of years. There is always availability. The fairways are a little rough but the greens are in great shape. #14, par 5, 500 yards needs help around the green. Definitely muddy is some places. I'll be back in a couple of months when it is dry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sloppy but fast pace"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was sloppy but understandable since I played after three consecutive days of rain. First nine holes was played in less than 1 hour 20 minutes, which was awesome. Last nine holes was the normal 2 hours and change. Overall, the pace of play was fantastic for a Sunday, but again, the rain may have deterred a lot of people. The greens are very difficult to score on if you're above the holes. Don't think about walking since some of the holes are super far apart. No driving range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course layout and comparable to most muni courses"


conrad408's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather is cool and hardly any wind, played a tuesday after lunch, finished my round in 4hrs.

The fairways are not that bad, sand trap and putting green are decent . The course is undulating with hilly terrrain and there are some water to be aware off.

It look deceivingly easy course but missed hit left to right will end up losing your ball. The fairways are fairly narrow. so placement and accuracy of the tee is the way to play this course.

overall nce course to play .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



subtley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall not good"


u00005326291's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens need work especially the ridiculous Par 5 11th or 12th hole that is the worst green I have ever seen in all my years of playing this game. They should tear it up and make a new green. That was a darn nightmare.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Pace of play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My god explain to golfers before the round about staying up with group in front of them. Get a marshal that can actually marshal. Could be a great course if they would work with the golfers on how speed up play. Course can be tough enough without buys playing from the blues that can’t hit it 150 yards


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Winter golf in the burbs"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course offers plenty of challenges to the beginner golfer. There are plenty of hills, water and traps to demand attention. Trees line most holes so keep your drive straight. Some distances are not accurate because of the elevated greens. Back nine was nicer. Traps need repairs better to stay away. Nice brewery at the 19th hole with outside sitting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"You'd Better Be Sharp"


u4358910's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course definitely values accuracy over distance. I feel like the course rating should be higher because it's so narrow in some spots. Trees are everywhere and you're bound to be hitting a shot underneath or through one. Greens are slick, yet bumpy, so I'm not a fan of them. It's just not very rewarding to your handicap if you play well here. I love the layout at least, but I wish it was in a bit better shape. I once had a 14 on #14 so try topping that


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"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



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