Chardonnay Golf Club

4.1094117647 4.1 stars from 5 (265)
  • 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 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 265 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

236 out of 262 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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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

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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
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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
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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


"Beautiful"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens in perfect condition, course layout makes you want to play as many rounds as possible during your vacation up here.

Look forward to more !

Aloha


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000006503013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are well kept! Some challenging holes but really fun!


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


"Worth a trip"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than a few water collection spots on an occasional fairway, the course is in terrific shape tee to green as you play your way through the vineyards. Wind required some thought in playing, but it wasn't as strong to be frustrating. Forgiving fairways throughout, but be prepared for all shape and sizes of greens.

Staff is friendly and works to get you out as quickly as possible.

Last but not least - enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Napa Valley!


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


"Good course for the money"


julio7278662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Green are slow but excellent pace of play and easy to book


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


pjuberg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played it off and on since it opened and it remains one of my favorites. Great layout and greens, very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome conditions"


Michael6739538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic course with a very friendly staff. The fairways and greens were in fantastic shape even though it had just rained the day before. I didn't get a chance to try the food at the turn but the twosome I was joined with couldn't stop raving about the excellent menu and flavorful food.

All in all, this is a must course if you have the time while visiting Napa.


Pace of Play: Good

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



Marison8328729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Plenty of Challenges on this Course"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are plenty of challenges on this course. There is water to cross and the greens are fast and convoluted. But we had a great time. The views from various points on the course are great – grape vines and hills.

Some of the shots to the green are nearly blind because of the growth of trees. These probably should be pruned back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Chardonnay is in Fantastic Shape!"


ParShooter64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Chardonnay yesterday...course was in great shape...greens rolling true, fairways clearly defined and tight, rough fairly uniform. If a superintendent can't grow grass after all the rain we've had, he should quit the biz. That is clearly NOT the case on this track. Greens were rolling around 10, very fair for the windy conditions, and good pin placements clearly defined on the green chart. Pace of play was awesome...no one in front of us or behind us. Only 2 negatives - the bunkers are a real hazard as there is little sand in them and very inconsistent - typical of many courses in the area after the drought; The snack shop was closed at the turn - probably due to lack of people out on the course. Overall, it was a great day on a beautiful, fun and challenging course in 15+ mph wind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely marker anniversary outing. Lovely course. Highly advise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Many Great Holes"


Peter6540839's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played an early morning round as a single and got around in less than three hours, thanks also to a couple of foursomes that had me play through. I was happily surprised with the overall course design. I didn't feel there were any gimmicky holes, and the five sets of tees should suit anyone. The course conditions were very good; the greens all rolled about the same and were quite smooth. There was quite a bit of elevation change. There is a lot of space between some of the holes, which coupled with the elevation change and the heat of the day would make it a difficult course to walk - I'm not sure if walking is supported there. The only bad condition I observed related to the bunkers, which previous golfers had not raked out, nor had they been groomed by the staff. It's unfortunate enough to find yourself in a bunker, let alone in a deep heel depression that makes the next shot very difficult to play well, right?

I also appreciated that there were quite a few water coolers in place with icy-cold, fresh, water. So many courses have funky-tasting water that make you wonder if the coolers have ever been cleaned.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and the facilities were spotless, On the whole, a great golf experience; I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular setting"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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It doesn't get more scenic than this course. The facilities are dated and it's definitely a low key public course but playing on a course surrounded by vineyards is a memorable experience. Truly spectacular.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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