The Metropolitan Golf Links

3.9027941176 3.9 stars from 5 (231)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6959 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6959 yards 73.8 131
Blue 72 6529 yards 71.8 128
White 72 6069 yards 69.8 121
White (W) 72 6069 yards 73.8 124
Red 72 5565 yards 67.5 116
Red (W) 72 5565 yards 71.0 118
Gold (W) 72 5099 yards 68.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 231 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
136
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

200 out of 224 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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Reviews


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Bobvf2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course on a holiday (MLK Jr Day) and it was fairly crowded but the foursome in front of us was a hole behind all day until the marshall talked to them on hole #15. The course was wet and the greens were fast. We paid a holiday green fee ($52) and this course is not worth that price but I do like the layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very slow play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over 5 hours to play 18 holes. Greens in good shape but fairways had bare spots or dead grass.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Robert7358862's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are usually very good but they were a little choppy than usual. The fairways need a little TLC but the course is in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course in Oakland"


edubsus's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Metro is a solid links-style layout with great greens and excellent drainage. Winter golf is great unless the rain is torrential.

The clubhouse staff is top drawer; always friendly and helpful in getting you out on the course.

Strategy wise, Metro is all about the wind. The design of the course gives you wind help where you need it and makes holes into the wind a challenge. Greens are always in good shape and provide interesting challenges with lots of undulation.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always in shape"


Rey9470910's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best winter course on this side. Hold up well....

Almost always in great shape. Watch out for the wind though....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


MH1073's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really liked the idea of on and off course incentives for our pace of play. I would encourage all golf courses to do the same. Great idea!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002457256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Metropolitan, a long and open course"


foodbeerbbq's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I teed off at 12:30 on Sunday and finished at right about 5:00pm. Pace was slower than I'd like due to the 3 groups ahead. Metropolitan is mostly flat. If you hit on a mound, you're looking at just a slight slant. This course is also one of the most boring I've played on. All you see is open grass and golfers. Hardly any nature bits at all to appreciate.

In addition, the golf cart paths are designed in such an interesting maze. Here's the funny part. You're following your ball and driving on the fairway until you realize that you're on a different hole and have to find your way to the proper path. Occasionally, I unconsciously realized that I was on another person's fairway...that's dangerous! This course needs proper dividers that intuitively guide golfers to the next hole as well as keep them on the hole they're playing on.

Lastly, this is such a long course. If you're out of shape or don't have the endurance to make it though all 18 holes, this course isn't for you. I drove a cart and was so winded after the 9th...

...golf is hard :(


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Metro"


19Andrewrubini48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was just ok to play

Need a Marshall(on duty) to make sure all golfers keep the pace going.

I'll play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Always a pretty good experience"


vlafroscia's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in pretty decent shape, a couple of tee boxes need work/leveling, greens very good as always. The thing that kills this place is pace of play issues, primarily caused by people playing tee boxes they have no business playing. The black tee markers should be removed altogether, at least on weekends. Five hours plus is the norm for this place and when you start before 9a, that's unacceptable, I can't imagine what it would be like to play here starting later in the day, you may not finish your round the same day you started.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003845815's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE IS GOOD CONDITION. pace of play is slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Put maps on the hole"


tomatocbk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were no maps or signs on the 10th hole (par 5 I remember). I lost the course after I made a driver shot. On my second shot, I was confused and I hit toward the 11th hole. I hope you can fix this.

Everything except that was perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Michael6599349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took us 3 1/2 hours to play 10 holes. We walked off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Too slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace is too slow, took over 5 hours on a Wednesday afternoon. Course marshal should have done a better job, moving the pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003504116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"a great track and challenge"


tigerj18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always a fun place to play, yes you will have wind to deal with, but it's a good test of your game and the course condition always seems to be good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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