Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.7183000000 3.7 stars from 5 (71)
  • 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

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

57 out of 71 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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"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




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
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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

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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
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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


"I'm thirsty"


Willard2117634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Haven't played since 2011 when it was overpriced and under maintained. Great layout, fairways in good shape, bunkers are getting fixed up.

Just one issue.....how about some water stations please? It was about 65 dog the day we played so not too critical the time. Hopefully by May there will be water stations.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Senior value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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Reviewed on

$35 on a Friday for us over 55! The golf course has a nice layout the conditions are getting much better, difficult par fives. It's apparent that new management is investing some money on the golf course a long way to go bunkers especially bad. I would say this is the best layout of the public golf courses in San Ramon and I sure hope that management continues to invest.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



ivanmejia1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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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


"Too slow"


u1852993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice looking course and definitely fun to play.

The fairways are not well manicured and the greens are a bit hard.

The main problem was that we waited almost at every shot. At one time there were 5 groups on a par 5.

The good news is that they seem to be injecting some money into the facility and that they have added a new brewery.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf with Friends"


garciaem27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Its been wet with all the rain recently in California so the course was still drying out. The fairways produce good roll but you miss the fairway good luck getting up and down. The ground's crew have not been able to cut the rough so it can be penalizing. Good challenging course, accuracy is a premium. The greens were slow and bumpy so today we were aggressive.

Once we get the warm weather and course dries out... its a must play. I like the course layout, guess that's why I come back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too Slow - No Marshalls"


GolferGrandma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day and the landscape was beautiful to look at. But, the pace of play was TOO slow. We had to wait at each hole ... even though we skipped one hole by passing three slow players.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The course doesn't drain well."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the design & layout of the course, but even after all the warm, dry weather we've had recently, the course is still sloppy in a lot of areas. Most other courses are pretty dry & firm by now. Next time I'll wait until April or May before playing Canyon lakes. We were somewhat disappointed in the wet conditions. However, the new owners are making a concerted effort to bring the course back to it's previously lush condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ndorjath's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Had a great time !"


noelsky's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was rather wet and a bit muddy in some areas due to some rain the night before. The course was practically empty so pace was great and took my time. The wet condition made a bit more challenging ( car path only ) play but this place was just as good as the last time I played here a month ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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