Brentwood Golf Club - Hillside/Diablo Course

3.5943588235 3.6 stars from 5 (335)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6479 yards
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood, California 94513, Contra Costa County
  • (925) 516-3400
  • (925) 516-3405
  • www.thegolfclubatbrentwood.com

Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr. (1994)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6479 yards 71.9 0
Blue 72 6264 yards 70.9 0
White 72 5871 yards 69.4 0
Red (W) 72 5239 yards 71.2 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 335 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
159
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

275 out of 334 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors 9-hole rounds   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"My Assessment"


kamleon's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played many times and enjoyed the golf course and its many amenities. It's a fun golf course comprised of 3 -9 hole courses. Certain holes are very challenging, but the course overall is fair. You hit a good shot and you will be rewarded. They could attract a lot more senior customers like me if their discounted week day rounds were better advertised. I have a regular weekly foursome of "fixed income" and we play all over the E, Bay wherever senior discounts are offered--from Monarch Bay and Skywest to Deer Ridge and Delta View. We have to search vigorously to stumble over discounted rounds for seniors at Brentwood. Too bad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/20/2017:

Hello kamleon, thank you for the four-star review. We appreciate your feedback about discounts for seniors but we are glad you enjoyed our course and amenities. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"No Mas"


u000003754194's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I continue to see the course go from a good golf course to a poor one. The course is in horrible condition. I travel 39 miles to play here but no more.

I'll go elsewhere to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/20/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions, we will escalate your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.


bridgestone12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Brentwood is at a point of no return. Each time we play this course, it's condition gets worse. Suggest that they close for two months, hire a greens keeper and landscape professional and bring this course back where it should be.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/18/2017:

Hello bridgestone12, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions, we will escalate it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/18/2017:

Hello johnzz, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry you had a subpar experience at our course and we appreciate your ratings and feedback. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.

"Disappointed"


gelmaniti's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve always liked this little course as it is a good course to have a practice round. This time, though, there was too much browning and the greens are not acceptable. They’ve tried maintaining this course in the past but obviously not lately.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/17/2017:

Hello gelmaniti, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback about our course conditions. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.


Dan7709608's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have an annual pass. I have purchased 4 annual passes. I am buying my next pass. I enjoy the game for its challenges and exercises. I would recommend the course to anyone. Kathy is very personable, very professional and friendly. Discipline on the course is a priority. Meaning golfers leave divots, cigarette butts, cigars. They urinate at will.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 10/20/2017:

Hello Dan7709608, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We appreciate your feedback about our course and we are glad you would recommend our course and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"Horrible conditions"


gib09's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairways are dirt bunkers not raked and filled with dirt greens were a month into aerating, but if they were not punched they still would have been TERRIBLE. There isn't any grass on half of the greens. If this was the first golf course ever made, which in the 1800's was a sheep pasture that would have been acceptable. It will be a long time before I waste my hard earned money on this poorly maintained course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


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

Hello gib09, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions, we escalated your feedback to the appropriate department. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.

"Seven I will bounce in the water"


Donny3490003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes good it's all right seven of them I went in the water I can't believe it that's the first time I think I do you will again But it's hard because I can't talk I read they get a stroke what anyways I think I do better than that at least 20 strokes off so like 115 but it's all good at least I tried I would be back definitely have a great day


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/27/2017:

Hello Donny3490003, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are glad you had a good day golfing at Brentwood Golf Club. We also appreciate your feedback and ratings. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to be one of my favorite golf courses. The course conditions are getting worse. Brown patches everywhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/26/2017:

Hello Angster, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We appreciate your feedback about the course conditions, we will pass your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and greens were in average

condition, some bare spots, but overall

very playable.

We went out at 12:00 noon and finished in

about 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/26/2017:

Hello JEverett6860, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and we appreciate your feedback about our course conditions. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Much TLC needed, but like the layout."


u000003835256's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We like the layout. It's truly interesting, especially the green surrounds/complexes. But the course--every part--was in dire need of major rehab. Good news is they had fertilized and seeded and were watering the course heavily in front and behind us as we played. They will also be punching the greens next week. I really hope they can get the conditions up to what this course deserves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/26/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and we appreciate your feedback about our course conditons. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"everything needs help"


michaelwayne's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions need help. Fairways are sparse at best. Sand traps vary from no sand to some sand. Greens look like a battle field. This isn't entirely the fault of the owners. There are a lot of lazy golfers that don't repair their divots. And a few that don't control their attitude and take it out on the greens. I would still play here but would try to find another course with better conditions first.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Hello michaelwayne, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and pace of play. We also appreciate your feedback about our course conditions, we will escalate your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"9-16"


pthomas53's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in hideous shape, worst in 3 years. Bunkers are clay traps not sand traps.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Brentwood Golf Club, in the San Francisco area. We are sorry to hear that our course was in poor condition. However, we are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you on our course in the future.

"Course is in terrible shape"


u000007117539's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played 9/16/17 and the course is in terrible shape. Awful fairways! There was more dirt in the fairways then grass. The Bunkers were not maintained and the sand was more like mud. The Greens were the worst part.... Completely chewed up almost like the grounds crew haven't maintained them in months. Even though the course was priced at $39 per golfer they still need to keep it in better shape. Maybe Brentwood golf club will be the next golf course to close in the Brentwood area. I would not be surprised and will not be back to play unless there are changes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Brentwood Golf Club, in the San Francisco area. We are sorry to hear that our course was in poor condition when you last played. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.


u000005083781's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is poorly maintained. There were bare spots in the fairways. The rough was uncut. Lost balls resulted from the long grass. Play was extremely slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Brentwood Golf Club, in the San Francisco area. We are sorry to hear that our course was in poor condition when you played and that the pace of play was extremely slow. But, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our course layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again in the future.

"Sand on Greens"


leespalace's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in fair condition. I expected the fairways to be green taken that the drought is over. Also, there was no mention that some greens had sand on them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/20/2017:

Hello leespalace, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and course layout. We also appreciate your feedback about not being told that the greens were recently sanded, we will escalate your feedback to the appropriate department. Thank you for playing Brentwood Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"Here's hoping the greens recover soon."


Dfitzmahan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you read my review of 02/13/2017, you will see that I usually rate this course highly, especially the greens. According to the pro shop staff and the bartenders (both players) the recent extreme heat basically fried the greens and they are just now coming back. Three greens had been plugged and sanded (no notice given on GolfNow or at the pro shop), 7 were badly damaged with an abundance of brown or bare spots and the rest were lumpy (apparently due to the heavy watering to help them recover). Let me extend my appreciation for all the work it takes to keep a course in good shape, and my strong hope that they can sort of this problem as soon as possible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Brentwood Golf Club, in the San Francisco area. We are sorry to hear that our course was not in the best condition when you last played. But, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed the course layout. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Brentwood Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for giving our course, Brentwood Golf Club, in the San Francisco area a three-star review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the course layout and that you had a smooth pace of play. We appreciate your feedback on the course conditions. Thank you for playing with us, and we'll see you again soon.


tony7589448's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Family Time"


u000001347353's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was peaceful and the pace of the game was perfect for my family threesome, My sons and I had a great time and had our share of challenges on the course. We will be back with my cousin in September.


Pace of Play: Good

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



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