Adobe Creek Golf Course

4.2376647059 4.2 stars from 5 (148)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6840 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 1901 Frates Rd, Petaluma, California 94954, Sonoma County
  • (707) 765-3000
  • (707) 765-3004
  • www.adobecreek.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1990), Kyle Phillips (1990)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6840 yards 73.1 129
Blue 72 6244 yards 70.0 121
White (W) 72 5697 yards 72.1 122
White 72 5697 yards 67.7 116
Red (W) 72 5039 yards 68.2 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 148 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

113 out of 144 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards thick rough  

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"I will miss this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
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Reviewed on

I have played this course many times. It's not perfect but it's a good solid golf course


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Too Bad AC is closing!"


leylandry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in fabulous shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout,"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice challenging course, greens were in great condition, course overall condition excellent. Have a great time


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


"Beautiful course to play"


u000007895582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
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Reviewed on

Was a good time slow as packed the course but in their defense all other courses had tournaments so I appreciated that they didn't. Great corse freindly peeps and grass was green


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Adobe outing - 8/23/2016"


DelCarlo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
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Reviewed on

Very enjoyable, sub-four hour round. Great value for a course fairly well maintained. Need to update the food and beverage offering.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"NBothing special"


troycollier's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played here on 8/22/16. Called in advance to inquire about the condition of trhe course. I was told that the course was "in great condition, and the greens are excellent"!

Well..... the course was spotty at best. Fairways ranged from very wet in some spots (with standing water in places) to bone dry and bare dirt in others. And as far as the greens go, they were very "furry" and slow, not anywhere close to "excellent"!!! The only thing that kept this rating from being even lower is that we found a deal on Golfnow.com for only $24 including cart. And even at that, considering the shape of the course, it wasn't that great of a deal. The best thing was that it wasn't busy at all, so we played in right about 4 hours! It will be a while before we go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Adobe"


u000002712744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fair course. Pretty good shape. A bit soggy in spots. A few tough holes, but overall easy,wide open. Greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"ugh"


ydnumj's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lousy time course in bad condition


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Week Day Play"


els011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Adobe Creek was a great choice to take my friend on his first golf outing since retiring last Wednesday. We began at and ended around noon.

Course is in very good shape. Being a week day, it was not crowded. We are both a bit older and suffer from minor disabilities, and allowed other groups to play through so we did not delay anyone. However, as it turned out, we were not holding anyone up. Really good bounce and roll on the fairways. Greens were not too fast or too slow. Bunkers not compacted. I live close by and have played here often. The more difficult holes are still as difficult as always. Bring extra balls as it is important, and a course rule, not to go into the creek to retrieve an errant shot. This time of year there are many ticks in there anyways, so use one of you special older "water" balls you might not mind losing. They have posted "carts on path only" signs on a couple of holes (#7).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brother in Law outing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a bogey golfer and my BIL hadn't played in a year. I chose this based on the slope from the whites (116) and proximity to downtown Sonoma (as well as previous reviews here). We started early on the range (nice to hit from grass) and were invited to start a few minutes early by the pro shop, allowing us to play by ourselves. I've forgotten his name, but in several ways, he made us feel very welcome. Course was in good shape, with fair lies and manageable rough. course contours made the game fun and interesting. We had to think on each shot which made it fun, but missed locations weren't terribly punitive. we played in 4:15, even though we waited a tiny bit on several holes for the foursome ahead of us. The pro shop building is so small, I thought I was at a driving range rather than a full golf course.. but, they stuff a ton of resources into that small space so we wanted for nothing. at the turn, could use more restroom options (or, perhaps, better signage?) You know if I'm reaching for restroom suggestions there was little to complain about!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Stay in the fairway. Greens are great."


Falcon86's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
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Reviewed on

It's in great condition. Bunkers are very playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Adobe Wonder"


stevestas1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We haven't played Adobe Creek in about a year. At that time the course was in terrible condition. What a transformation. The fairways and greens were the best I've seen ever. Even the traps (a former eyesore) were fair and playable. It could use better off course amenities, but they're trying. We'll be back there soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


u000004621190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
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Reviewed on

I believe this course was recently upgraded. A bit easier but it was pristine conditions. Excellent greens fairways and fair roughs. A pleasure to play there The course is tough but very fair Again the greens and fairways just excellent. Great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Good Conditions"


IPollack's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has come back very nicely after all of the rain. Fairways were firm, the grass was good, and the greens were pretty smooth even with sand still on them from a recent top dressing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Adobe Creek"


bodaction70's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
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Reviewed on

This course has a great layout but the course condition is very mediocre. The course amenities are poor because there is no restaurant or bar attached available at the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Adobe Creek Review"


jroszkowiak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was overall is good condition. The greens and fairway's were excellent. The only issue was that when they cut the rough earlier in the week they left the grass clipping. The clipping were brown and covered the rough and made it difficult to find a ball. The course should in the future remove the clippings


I recommend this course


"Adobe comeback"


u000001277805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's nice to see this course on the way back. I played last fall and it has come long way since then. Greens were punched 12 days ago yet had healed like after 3 weeks. The rough is tough and the fairways are getting full. Was stuck behind a very slow group and pro shop said they couldn't do much, but would try. Nobody was sent so the pace was a negative to an otherwise good outing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Too much grass"


dhminner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finding your ball has always been a challenge at Adobe Creek due to the numerous mounds lining the fairways. When the grass clippings predominate as they did on Thursday (mar 24th) it becomes very frustrating. Way too much time spent wandering through the mounds, covered in grass clippings, to find balls. Course very soft due to recent rains, greens and fairways in good shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course is making a comback"


tkiernan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was in good shape. the rough was rather thick and the greens were a little slow but i think the recent warm weather after rains led to some fast growing grass. The mowers were out in force during our round. I hope the course stays the course and maintains the course throughout the summer and returns it to being a good dependable golf track as it once was years ago.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Course is in Great Shape!"


Mick9719289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We started early so pace of play was not an issue. But it was COLD to start out. Also they are leaving the fairways longer than normal so there was not as much run after the ball hit the ground. Greens were somewhat fast. But the roughs are being left TOO long. Hit it int he fairway or prepare to drop on a lost ball!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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