Chardonnay Golf Club

4.1749705882 4.2 stars from 5 (278)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6939 yards
  • Layout

  • 2555 Jameson Canyon Road, American Canyon, CA 94503
  • (707) 257-8950, (800) 788-0136
  • (707) 257-0613
  • www.chardonnaygolfclub.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Algie Pulley (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Blue grass
Fairways: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Unacceptable Attire: Sports gear: Sweat pants, track/jogging suits, bathing suits. Slacks/Pants: Denim pants, pants that have holes in them or are torn. Shorts: Cut-offs, “short shorts or skirts”. Shirts/Tops: Tank tops, muscle shirts, cut-off shirts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Sovereign 72 6939 yards 0.0 0
Imperial 72 6570 yards 0.0 0
Double Magnum 72 6185 yards 0.0 0
Magnum 72 5890 yards 0.0 0
Bottle (W) 72 5229 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 278 Reviews
5 stars:
94
4 stars:
137
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

248 out of 275 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Only two on the course!!"


gpoulios's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course - was supposed to rain like crazy that day so we were prepared with rain gear and warm clothes.

Rain didn't happen so we had the entire course to ourselves. We were the only 2 playing!

Epic course and great greens and nice fairways too! Challenging but really nice course.

I would certainly play there again - though I doubt I will ever experience a totally empty course like we did that day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007193959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience liked it a lot, funky and quirky course.

Go and check it out yourself


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


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 11/13/2017:

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5-stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off.


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rolling hillside surrounded by vineyards, with

views of surrounding hills, great setting.

We played at 12:00 as a twosome and the

pace was about 4 hours. Greens and fairways

in good condition, few bare spots.

Overall, a great outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 11/13/2017:

Hello, Mr.Everett. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team, so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Keeping Chardonnay"


bolt65's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here many times before and its been a few years. Course is exactly as I remembered, well conditioned tee boxes and greens, fairways good, sand good...views of vineyard endless. Love the Greens size and undulations on all par five and four, Par three, six of them, all unique; all fabulous. Love #3, the Valley of Zin. Love how hard #12, the Shoot, can be. Can really spoil a good score into that one. From back tees #12 is a monster.

Overall, one of the best pure golf rounds one can ever have with these conditions. Not overly difficult unless windy. You will use every club in your bag out here. Love that fact about this course. Lots of ways to approach greens, from the air or using slopes. I used to think they gave up the best of the course when they re- did it. Now, after coming back after many years, I can see the course for what it is and I appreciate it. I do miss many of the old Vineyards and Chardonnay holes that were replaced by vineyards, and not necessarily the ones over on the "other course," which one can play and see them for what they were. The other ones that are gone were unique and fun, and the layouts were awesome. Oh well. Still a worthy track and a cant miss good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 11/02/2017:

Thank you so much for the kind words! It is our goal that every time a golf comes and plays our course they have the best experience possible. It brings a smile to our face that through the years you still enjoy playing Chardonnay Golf Club. For that, we thank you.

"Beautiful and peaceful place to play"


nwp1922's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here a couple times on the weekends, and it can be a pretty slow pace of play. However, during the week is a different story. Still a good amount of traffic, yet nothing to make you lose your mind over. Course was in excellent condition. It is a tough course with greens that have some crazy slope. Lower your expectations of play, enjoy the surrounding beauty, and just have fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 11/02/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! Please come back and visit us soon!

"Great Layout"


mkruegerlaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is the classic 3/3/3 on the front and back (3 par 3/3 par 4/3 par 5), my favorite. The layout was beautifully done by the architect where the view from every tee shot is just the hole in front of you, the vineyards and the natural layout of your surroundings. Course conditions were a little beat up, but we played on a Monday in late October only a few days after the fires were contained. No smoke from the fires, but you could see where the fire had burned the hills north of the course. We played the Imperial Tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 11/02/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We hope to see you on the course again soon! Thank you!

"Worth it"


u000005215945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I teed off as a single at 8am. I hit extra shot on/around every green, and I still finished at 11:45.

Course is in all around excellent shape. No wind on front 9 this day, but it started to pick up at the turn and I was undone at 16 and 17, which are difficult in best of circumstances, but dead into a 15-20 gust was daunting.

Don't let possible breezy conditions scare you though. The course is challenging but fair, and a great layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 10/31/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! Please come back and visit us soon!

"Great Day"


u470753435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful day on a well cared for course. Fairways were well maintained and the greens nicely manicured. i will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 10/23/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review, please come back and visit us soon!

"Great course"


Armsr62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one the best courses in the bay area, from tee to green ,very nice layout and beautiful vistas. Of the Naps valley. I will definitely. Recommend this. Course I will play it again...


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


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 10/23/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review. Please come back and visit us soon!

"Fairways and vineyards"


u000003396732's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Chardonnay golf course is beautiful it is very well maintained. My friend Douggiefresh and I played there on Monday and we had a blast. The pace of play was perfect we joined up with another twosome and had a great day. Greens are in perfect shape. Driving through each hole Surrounded by the vineyards what is not to like.


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


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 10/06/2017:

Hi! Thank you for for the kind words! Glad that you enjoyed your round with us please come back and visit us soon!

"Unbelievable! A vineyard !!!"


spenc083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting from the east coast, this is by far the most beautiful course I've ever played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 09/29/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! Glad you enjoyed your round and the sights! Please come back and visit us soon.

"Overbooked, slow, rude pro shop staff."


EricTHEmidget's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Young gentleman with the half sleeve tattoo in his right arm in the pro shop was super rude, completely swamped course with 3-4 groups on every hole after teeing off at 3pm. Play came to a complete standstill at hole 12. Ended up spending the rest of the afternoon fishing golf balls out of the vineyards. Pro shop closes at 5pm so forget about getting your money back. Eaglevines consistently does a better job of managing pace of play. Course conditions Are good but it's hard to enjoy them with 10 minute waits for every shot on every hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


Cody8480914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the greens were rolling extremely true. The only issue with the round was that it took over 5 hours to play. I loved the layout and the scenery, but it is tough to be mentally prepared for a 5 hour round on a Tuesday at 1pm.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 09/29/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review Cody, please come back and visit us soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 09/22/2017:

Thank you for the kind 4-star review. We hope to see you back on the course sometime soon Mike.

"good links style course"


impart's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in excellent condition, most especially the greens. Always a challenge when the winds pickup.

The only criticism I have, for the first three holes the entire greens keeping staff was working on the course and the pins were out on holes 1 and 2.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Some ups and some downs"


u000007188504's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course itself was in good condition and you can't beat the scenery surrounded by vineyards and meandering through the countryside. Easy to book, friendly people, tons of wind (but that's obviously not the course's issue).

There really were 2 challenges.

First, the course itself has a challenging layout in terms of getting from one hole to another and some of the holes are captive to the terrain, which takes it beyond challenging to just frustrating. Of course, it always depends on how well you're playing - if you're having a good, accurate day, the ravines and inclines won't matter to you...

Second, teeing off later in the afternoon, we were supposed to be able to cruise through. However, there apparently are members who show up and expect to be able to do whatever they want. On the first tee, a member jumped in front of us without saying a word. That then happened at least 2 more times and, for the latter 2, we had to wait, which included a member who was taking 2-3 shots from each ball. Add to that the fact that clearly some people play with range balls and then leave them on the course, as we found range balls on almost every hole, that can be very frustrating.

It's worth another shot, but we ended up not being able to finish 18 since the gate closes at 8pm and the members jumping in front of us slowed us down too much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000001359967's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time..Staff is awesome in particular Zach and Paula


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First timer"


Cody8480914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great experience. Loved the layout with the extra par 5's and par 3's. Fairways were beautiful and tight and the greens rolled true and held their line. Would love to play here more often if I only lived closer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Frustrating afternoon, no supervision."


EricTHEmidget's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Now I played all through high school on the team so I'm sympathetic to sharing the course with them now that I'm older. I think 3-4 hours for a 9 hole women's match is Ridiculous. Our coach would have never allowed that. No starter on the tee, golfers jumping ahead of the match and other players unsupervised, huge mess on the course and no marshall anywhere. Several golfers heading out on the back nine ahead of other golfers without any consideration from the club house about those making the turn. If you're going to let high school players on the course for free, please remember your PAYING customers and supervise the event. Never finished the round. Ended up skipping all over the course avoiding the match and the jammed up golfers. Disaster.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Windy"


EricTHEmidget's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a very windy day. Not my first time on the course. The bunkers are a little shabby with lots of wet packed clay like sand. Greens rolling nicely, Tee boxes in good shape with a few bumpy spots. Nice fairways with the occasional crab grass patch. Nice driving range with actual grass to hit off of. Challenging course from the back tees, especially in the wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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