Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.7302000000 3.7 stars from 5 (63)
  • 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: 3.4 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 63 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

50 out of 63 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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uooooo3564825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
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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
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

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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

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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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


"Extremely slow play and poor fairway conditions"


Narinder3016220's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not the ideal outing. Course conditions extremely poor. No drainage and fairways are nothing but grown weeds.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Muddy"


Thomas2696844's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
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Reviewed on

I have played this course in dryer weather and it is target golf with some challenging shots. However this course does not drain well. The current state of the course is so wet and muddy it's almost unplayable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Frost delay"


Mary8314012's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
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Reviewed on

I rated this course below average because of the pace of play. I understand frost delay and how it can set you back some, but this day was ridiculous. I think there should have been a starter on the first tee holding players up until the players in front of them were on the green, and then a Marshall controlling the pace of play. We waited on every single hole. No one played well, because there was no flow to the game. It was NOT a fun day at all!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course is a great one for beginners"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course will challenge the new golfer and leave him wanting for more. The hilly and narrow fairways will keep anyone interested and not bored. Beware of poison ivy so limit your time looking for balls. The green does not roll true at some of the holes but that is what you get for a cheap price. Use the shorter tees to avoid frustration. The course was designed with in several neighborhoods so stay on cart path not to get lost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"short and tricky"


15ironman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This very short course plays tricky with lots of tight doglegs and uphill shots to fairly protected greens. The greens run slow but have a great deal of brake. It is not a course to try to over power since the fairways get narrow around 240. A patient straight hitter will love it. Surrounded by quiet neighborhoods in the hills. I got a good deal on golf now.

If you want to play more challenging short course try Mare Island.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Not as sold"


jmarsh5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The views were breath taking, but that's about were it stopped. First, they sold this place on their website as a top notch, exclusive course, but it was far from that. Then there is no driving range, just a few nets you can hit into to warm up. Now on the course itself, there were a lot of dead area on every hole and I mean large areas. There were multiple types of grass growing in the fairway when there was grass. The greens were inconsistent. The mowers wouldn't stop to let you play, meaning they would continue to go up and down the middle of the fairway. I would have been mad if I played here for more than $20. I will not be going back, that's for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course Needs some work but coming along"


1212RM12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

the course still needs work but it's coming along. i will give it a few months and check back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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